Mobile devices have brought advancements to virtually all aspects of modern life and have had transformative effects on businesses spanning all industries. However, the positive business effects that can be brought about by mobility and "going digital" are not enjoyed as frequently within small and midsize businesses (SMBs) as they are within larger organizations. While potential benefits are there, small and midmarket organizations may have fewer resources available and can find difficulty in realizing the full value of the enterprise mobility infrastructure. Often, organizations find themselves having to make trade-offs between richness of functionality and available resources.
Wi-Fi is about to get a reboot. New 802.11ac Wave 2 products will make it possible to deliver LAN-like multigigabit speeds over the wireless network for the first time, enabling previously unimagined scale and flexibility in the enterprise workspace.
The Internet of Things may be a hot topic in the industry but it’s not a new concept. In the early 2000’s, Kevin Ashton was laying the groundwork for what would become the Internet of Things (IoT) at MIT’s AutoID lab. Ashton was one of the pioneers who conceived this notion as he searched for ways that Proctor & Gamble could improve its business by linking RFID information to the Internet. The concept was simple but powerful. If all objects in daily life were equipped with identifiers and wireless connectivity, these objects could be communicate with each other and be managed by computers.
Many manufacturers are pursuing the immense business benefits available from digitizing and connecting their factories. Major gains in overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), reduced downtime, and manufacturing flexibility can be achieved with a factory that is digitized and connected. By providing visibility to machines and processes, manufacturers can anticipate issues that create unplanned downtime. By putting in place a secure, converged and wireless-ready network, manufacturers can have a platform that enables the agility to quickly start up new machines, cells, and lines, and rapidly deliver new products.
Wi-Fi is about to get a reboot. New 802.11ac Wave 2 products will make it possible to deliver LAN-like multigigabit speeds over the wireless network for the first time, enabling previously unimagined scale and flexibility in the enterprise workspace. But how will businesses capitalize on this new capacity when most current Ethernet access cabling maxes out at 1 Gigabit per second (Gbps)? This white paper: ? Introduces the new generation of Cisco® Catalyst® switches with Multigigabit Ethernet technology, the first platforms to combine support for multigigabit wireless speeds with full power over Ethernet (PoE) in an easy-to-deploy solution ? Shows how Cisco Catalyst Multigigabit Ethernet switches use NBASE-T technology to empower you to deliver 5-Gbps speeds over your existing access cabling ? Details how Cisco Catalyst Multigigabit Ethernet switches gives you the scale and capacity you need today, while protecting your network investments for the future
IT has gone through a significant evolution over the past decade. Virtualization has changed the entire face of the data center, the network edge has become predominantly wireless and consumer devices reign supreme. However, one of the few areas of IT that has yet to evolve is the corporate wide area network (WAN). Managing the WAN is something network managers have always struggled with because WAN speeds are typically an order of magnitude, or more, slower than local area networks (LANs).
Historically, the speed of a wired connection at the access edge has always been faster than that of a wireless connection. This means workers had to choose between the performance of wired connectivity and the convenience of a wireless connection. Consequently, workers often had to modify the way they worked— first, finding a wired port to use for high-bandwidth applications, such as video or streaming media, and then shifting to wireless connections when the need to be mobile was more important than having the performance of wired.
Cisco Mobility Express is a software-based controller function integrated on Cisco 1800 series Wave 2
AccessPoints. It is a simplified, low cost, feature rich WiFi architecture with enterprise level WLAN capability
streamlined for small and mid-sized deployments.
In a Cisco Mobility Express network, AccessPoint (AP) running the wireless controller function is designated
as the Master AP. The other AccessPoints which are managed by this Master APare referred asSubordinate
This IDC study represents the vendor assessment model called the IDC MarketScape. This research is a quantitative and qualitative assessment of the characteristics that explain a vendor's success in the marketplace and help anticipate the vendor's ascendancy. The study assesses the capability and business strategy of 12 of the top enterprise wireless LAN (WLAN) vendors. This evaluation is based on a comprehensive framework and a set of parameters expected to be most conducive to success in providing enterprise WLAN solutions, during both the short term and the long term. As the enterprise WLAN market is highly competitive and relatively mature, all vendors performed relatively well in the study.
Employees who can work securely anywhere help Cisco gain revenues, improve productivity, and deliver better customer service.
Employees are mobile because we support everyone with technology and policies that allow them to work flexibly in terms of time, place, and device. We deliver this capability through Cisco products for secure wireless LAN (WLAN) and home and remote access (Cisco Virtual Office and VPN), as well as softphones, Cisco® WebEx®, Cisco Spark™, and extension mobility features. Our bring your own device (BYOD) policies and program allow employees to use their personal mobile devices to access the Cisco network, after the device is registered and confirmed as compliant with our security requirements for making it a secure or trusted device.
The need for high-throughput wireless access was especially acute at Ligonier Valley High School, where
hundreds of students, especially those in math and science classrooms located in one wing of the building, vied for
simultaneous wireless connectivity to applications such as Larson Math and Science and the ALEKS one-on-one
instructional system. Whether in the math and science wing or other areas of the school, bandwidth-intensive
streaming video, multicast within classrooms, is common.
Cisco Validated Designs (CVDs) provide the foundation for systems design based on common use cases or current engineering system priorities. They incorporate a broad set of technologies, features, and applications to address customer needs. Cisco engineers have comprehensively tested and documented each CVD in order to
ensure faster, more reliable, and fully predictable deployment.
With the right approach, you can combine the mobility of wireless with the performance of wired networks. To get up to speed on 802.11ac, we're providing an 802.11ac migration cheat sheet and webinar on-demand.
Be inspired by these mobility success stories by downloading these case studies:
• Pinellas County Integrates Wired and Wireless Networks
• Cisco Meraki Architecture Construction - C&S Companies
• Hospital Pioneers Wi-Fi Patient Apps with Cisco BYOD Solution
• Cisco CMX Connects Evergreen Brickworks Video
Your users are ready for multigigabit wireless. The real question is, is your network? Don't miss this opportunity to get a first-hand look at the solutions you'll need to achieve data rates that make it easier for your people to share, stay informed, and make smart decisions.
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has made equipment more efficient while improving customer experiences. For the first time, it enables manufacturers to gather and analyze sensor-based data to enhance operations.
Every year, Sierra Wireless finds more applications for this exciting new technology. Now, we are applying the benefits of the IIoT to commercial and industrial washing machines.
To find out more download this whitepaper today!
The industrial Internet of Things (IoT) has made equipment more efficient while improving customer experiences. For the first time, it enables manufacturers to gather and analyze sensor-based data to enhance operations. One industry that is experiencing the benefits of IoT is commercial and industrial washing machine manufacturers.
OctaveTM, Sierra Wireless' new device-to-cloud solution, lets you securely extract, orchestrate, and act on data from your washing equipment at the edge, to the cloud.
Wireless bar code and radio frequency identification (RFID) label printing is widely recognized by major retailers globally as an essential technology for enhancing store operations. The pages that follow detail the far-ranging benefits of wireless bar code and RFID printing, and present innovative wireless printing solutions from Zebra.
Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud (SMAC), have broad potential to provide huge business value, while simultaneously presenting potentially overwhelming challenges. The rapid technology changes supporting SMAC and the overall complexity involved demand a systematic approach to building out your SMAC capability.
This Porter Consulting report analyzes enterprise campus networking solutions from Aruba Networks, Cisco, HP and Ruckus Wireless. The paper examines key business and technology trends affecting enterprises with 500-5000 employees. We identify fundamental requirements IT decision makers should consider when evaluating campus networking solutions including:
• Ensuring simple, secure and cost-effective user access
• Supplying adequate bandwidth and quality of service
• Streamlining deployment and operations
• Supporting emerging standards and technology requirements
Our goal is to provide business and technical decision makers with a guide to the key players and their strengths.
Learn how to achieve an app centric approach to enterprise mobility and see how this will enable workers to stay connected to corporate systems through a vast array of device types and wireless connectivity options while simultaneously increasing productivity and becoming more customer-centric.
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Published Date: Feb 26, 2016
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