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Too Many Remotes, Not Enough Time!

September 24, 2012 - 1 Comment

Does this picture remind you of your networks?

A friend of mine put this photo on Facebook one night with the quote, “..and I can’t find the remote I need to turn down the freakin’ sound bar!!!”

Even though we are techies, haven’t you had similar moments and frustrations? I have yet to find a great, intuitive, easy-to-use solution to solve the problem of multiple remotes.

Is managing your wireless and wired networks something like using multiple remotes? Do you have one management solution for the wired network, one for the wireless network; one policy and security application for BYOD, one for wired devices, and the list goes on.

Take this quiz to see if you’ve got too many remotes:

  1. Are users experiencing inconsistent services and experiences in different locations, across different networks, because of disparate underlying technologies and the rise of high-bandwidth, non-critical mobile apps?
  2. Do you have multiple and disparate management platforms (wired, wireless, VPN, guest access) making problems hard to find and resolve, and maintenance a resource drain?
  3. Are you maintaining multiple access control lists for remote access, guest access, wireless access, campus buildings or floors, or branch locations?

If you have answered “yes” to one or more of these questions, then you should come to Interop New York, October 1-5 and join us at Booth 221 to learn about Cisco Unified Access.  Next week, you’ll hear and see a lot about what Cisco is doing to bring you closer to unifying your networks.

Here’s a short rundown of what you can expect:

  • Monday and Tuesday feature a mobility workshop delves into security and device management.
  • Wednesday’s keynote features Doug Merritt, Senior VP of Products & Solutions, who will provide insight into how Cisco’s vision of “one policy, one management, one network” empowers IT to both accelerate innovation and ensure operational efficiency.
  • Thursday, Cisco will be hosting a luncheon from 12:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. where industry analyst Zeus Kerravala will moderate this exciting panel of Cisco executives and a Unified Access customer who will discuss challenges and opportunities for the next phase of unifying your networks. You won’t want to miss this exciting and lively discussion. You can Register to attend , and I encourage you to do so as space is limited.

Don’t forget the Expo!

On Wednesday and Thursday the expo will showcase our vision through product demonstrations and presentations at Cisco’s booth (Booth 221), and there are panel sessions with Cisco customers and executives discussing how to create an excellent user experience without compromising network control.

Friday sessions discuss topics such as IPv6 implementation and other emerging technologies in mobility.


Join Cisco at Interop New York at Booth 221 to discover how we’re providing solutions for your top concerns: migrating to the cloud, managing and controlling consumer devices on your networks & increasing productivity and reducing TCO .

You’ll have plenty of opportunity to learn how you can get your network closer to “one remote.”  See you in New York!

If you’re not able to attend, you follow us on Twitter (@Cisco_Mobility) or Facebook for updates throughout the week.


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  1. A picture is worth a thousand words. This is exactly my situation. Will try to make it to the expo in NYC.