The constant growth of cloud, IoT, virtualization, mobility, and digital transformation has brought tectonic changes to the world of networking. Long viewed as a bastion of single-purpose, inflexible, and closed solutions, networks have started to transform in line with the demands for flexibility, scalability, ease of management, interoperability, and application support. Networking departments need to achieve all of the tasks above while keeping costs under control. Additionally, security requirements for the new network are not letting up — quite the opposite, as the virtualized network (and general IT) environment requires rethinking, virtualization, and evolution of security architectures.
Christian Kane is an Enterprise Mobility Management Research Analyst with Forrester Research, where he helps clients develop and improve their desktop and mobile strategy. His research spans mobile hardware, mobile operating systems, mobile device management solutions, and mobile applications.
Technology transitions—such as cloud, mobility, big data, and the Internet of Things—bring together people, processes, data, and things to make resources and connections more valuable to your business. They also challenge the role of IT in the enterprise. For your IT department to stay relevant to your lines of business, it must deliver value faster and invest in innovation. Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®) integrated infrastructure makes it possible to deliver Fast IT—a new IT model that transforms your data center infrastructure into an environment that is fast, agile, smart, and secure. You can break down the IT barriers that are holding your business back and create solutions that capture the value of new connections and information.
Modern organizations are expanding mobility initiatives across virtually every business function. According to Cisco’s 2015 Mobility Landscape Survey, 72 percent of business leaders believe mobility is a strategic imperative for their organization’s success. In fact, in many businesses today, line-of-business (LoB) leaders are increasingly funding and making decisions about mobile applications and solutions.
Download the Cisco Mobility Solution Overview to get information on providing highly secure mobile access anytime, anywhere, building a unified platform for mobile applications, and improving relationships with customers and employees through new mobile experiences.
The United States educational system is in the midst of transformational change due to widespread adoption of
technologies, including video, mobile devices, and cloud services. Given the enormous potential of these technologies to improve educational outcomes, increase access to information and collaboration, and reduce costs, schools and libraries across the nation want to do more, not less, with technology.
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.
As education evolves, so does the way we teach and learn. This report focuses on one of the newest trends, still in its nascent
stages—mobile learning. It describes the potential benefits of mobile learning, addresses the challenges and opportunities that
introducing mobile learning presents, and provides examples from school districts that have already implemented mobile learning programs so we can learn from their best practices. The report also suggests key points to consider as you develop your plans, align your goals, and make decisions regarding mobile learning in your schools.
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.
There are numerous ways to enable a BYOD solution based on the unique business requirements of a specific organization. While some organizations may take a more open approach and rely on basic authentication, other organizations will prefer more secure ways to identify, authenticate, and authorize devices. A robust network infrastructure with the capabilities to manage and enforce these policies is critical to a successful BYOD deployment.
The technology that powers organizations has undergone several major transitions since the birth of computing. In the 1960s, the mainframe was the dominant compute model, and it gave way to minicomputing about a decade later. In the 1990s, businesses eventually shifted to PC-based computing in the client/server era. This model was eventually supplanted by Internet computing as the dominant compute model. Today, the technology industry finds itself in the midst of the most significant transition ever: the shift to mobile computing.
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
We have now strengthened the scope of our Unified Computing System by expanding our data centre management capabilities. Download your free white paper and learn how we have become the key supplier of converged technology and services in this space.
Technology transitions—such as cloud, mobility, big data, and the Internet of Things—bring together people, processes, data, and things to make resources and connections more valuable to your business. They also challenge the role of IT in the enterprise. For your IT department to stay relevant to your lines of business, it must deliver value faster and invest in innovation. Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) integrated infrastructure makes it possible to deliver Fast IT—a new IT model that transforms your data center infrastructure into an environment that is fast, agile, smart, and secure. You can break down the IT barriers that are holding your business back and create solutions that capture the value of new connections and information.
The pace of business is faster than ever before. Due to the rapid adoption of cloud and mobile computing, driven by consumerization, operational needs, and security requirements, ESG believes that Identity and Access Management (IAM) is undergoing a profound transition.
Download this ESG whitepaper to learn why organizations should combine Identity and Access Management (IAM) and Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solutions to adapt to the influx of workforce mobility without interfering with user experience or compromising security.
Published By: MobileIron
Published Date: Mar 02, 2015
The Android platform has quickly established itself as a dominant mobile OS for consumers. However, enterprise IT has been slower to adopt Android broadly due to lack of Enterprise Mobility Management capabilities in Android and fragmentation. But the recent release of Android Lollipop reduces fragmentation and when combined with MobileIron enterprise mobility management (EMM) solutions, gives IT the tools needed to easily manage and secure apps and content on all types of Android devices. This will accelerate adoption of Android devices within the enterprise.
Digital certificates have become vital to MDM/EMM, WiFi and VPN access for mobile-device-to-enterprise authentication. But most struggle to identify who has access, audit that access, and terminate access if needed. IT teams need a central certificate security platform that delivers issuance and distribution, visibility, and policy enforcement, as well as the control needed to terminate access.
Published By: Panasonic
Published Date: Aug 04, 2016
Whether deploying, securing or managing mobility solutions in a professional environment, enterprise leaders must go to great lengths to ensure their investments are effective and easily assimilated into their existing workflows. In order to avoid encountering challenges with rugged mobile devices and other specialist mobile solutions, it is crucial for businesses with field workforces to leverage services and partners that can help them instill strategic best practices across the entire spectrum of mobilization, including security and data protection, installation and integration, training, maintenance and warranties, and proper disposal of old assets.
A surprising 80% of the 30 million1 warehouse workers worldwide, in the field of transportation and logistics, are still using pen and paper in a physically-intensive environment that increasingly demands accuracy and real time feedback. With warehouse efficiency, so closely tied to customer satisfaction in areas like ecommerce, the low penetration of digital solutions—20% as recent as 2014, is surprising. Unless an organization has a fully automated warehouse, the job is heavily labor-intensive. VDC research reveals that as long as human labor plays a dominant role in warehousing, any technology that optimizes workflows and improves accuracy will add tremendous value
Today there’s no such thing as “one size fits all” when it comes to enterprise mobile computing for field services workers. While the business benefits of automation are clear (e.g. decreased downtime, increased customer satisfaction), selecting the right mobile device mix for the job is becoming more complex. This whitepaper examines three challenges organizations face when considering a mobile device deployment for field workers:
1. Integrating new mobile devices with legacy technology
2. Adapting to multi-generational workforces
3. Choosing the right mobile device for the job.
Learn how to tackle these challenges and make technology decisions that improve worker productivity and help manage costs.
As the food industry races to comply with the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), manufacturers are working to adopt more robust track and trace processes. A critical component to achieving compliance is the integration of automated data capture solutions throughout all stages of food production—from farm to table. This whitepaper examines technology considerations food manufacturers should weigh when implementing these systems, along with how to tackle the subsequent challenges that are sure to arise. Once the U.S. food industry understands how mobile solutions can enable track & traceability, manufacturers will be equipped with an efficient solution that not only helps to achieve regulatory compliance, but also improves overall business efficiencies.