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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Best Practices for Monitoring Cisco Unity Devices With Cisco Unified Operations Manager

    Cisco Unified Operations Manager (OM) also provides diagnostic capabilities for faster trouble isolation and resolution. It monitors and evaluates the current status of both the IP communications infrastructure and the underlying transport infrastructure in the network. It uses open interfaces such as Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), Hypertext Transfer Protocol...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    QLogic Adapters and Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches: Fibre Channel Over Ethernet Design Guide

    This paper provides design guidelines for implementing a unified data center fabric using Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches and QLogic second-generation Converged Network Adapters (CNAs). Unified fabric implies that multiple types of network traffic can be present on the same physical link: for example, the fabric may transport both LAN...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    The Impact of Collaborative, Scaffolded Learning in K-12 Schools: A Meta-Analysis

    Although Americans view themselves as a nation of self sufficient individuals, in reality much of the work they do is accomplished in collaboration with others. With the advent of technology and Web 2.0 tools, such collaboration has dramatically increased and is accomplished online. Outside of school, learning new tasks often...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Building a Next-Generation Mobile Operator Business on an IP Foundation

    Mobile operators are facing an unprecedented period of transition as they consider how to transform their second-generation (2G) or 3G networks to an all-IP infrastructure to support Evolved High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA+), Long Term Evolution (LTE), and the evolution to 4G. The changes are not just at the physical level;...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    On the Fair Coexistence of Loss and Delay-Based TCP

    Delay-based TCP variants continue to attract a large amount of attention in the networking community. Potentially, they offer the possibility to efficiently use network resources while at the same time achieving low queueing delay and virtually zero packet loss. One major impediment to the deployment of delay-based TCP variants is...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Virtual Networking Features of the VMware vNetwork Distributed Switch and Cisco Nexus 1000V Switches

    With the introduction of VMware ESX, many virtualization administrators are managing virtual switches inside the hypervisor. This paper will help virtualization and network administrators understand the available virtual networking features. This paper includes improvements resulting from updates VMware vSphere 4 Update 1 (including VMware ESX 4.0u1) and Cisco Nexus 1000V...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    A Platform Built for Server Virtualization: Cisco Unified Computing System

    This paper discusses how the core features of the Cisco Unified Computing System contribute to the ease of deployment, management, performance, and security of virtualized environments. It describes the system's unified fabric, unified and embedded management, service profiles, and virtualization density and the way in which Cisco VN-Link technology automates...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Transforming China's Electronics Industry: A Roadmap for Increasing Business Value Through Collaboration and ICT Integration

    Since the subprime mortgage crisis erupted in late 2007 in the United States, the global market for electronics products made in China has decreased significantly. The crisis also triggered massive factory shutdowns and increased unemployment in many coastal Chinese cities. The Pearl River Delta, a major manufacturing center in the...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Realizing the Benefits Of Virtualization

    Virtualization has improved business agility. "The Cisco Nexus solution means that we can respond much faster to the needs of our customers," says Vassalli. As a result, the customer can now be confident of meeting new security compliance requirements, which means there is less risk to us in terms of...

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  • Case Studies // Nov 2009

    Online Meetings Enable Sales Team to Increase Leads Tenfold

    HLP Information management GmbH is a provider of software and IT solutions that specializes in helping global clients. Their challenge is to highlight sophisticated features of advanced IT systems, deliver more sales presentations and product demonstrations to global customers and improve meeting accessibility while reducing costs for customers and staff....

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  • Case Studies // Nov 2009

    Real-Time Web Meetings Increase Impact of Software Demos

    Snow Software provides specialized products and training that help companies manage software and hardware assets. Their challenge is to demonstrate complex asset management software products to worldwide prospects, including overall ease of use and enable collaboration between international partners and staff located across Europe. They chose Cisco to overcome these...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    The Fixed/Mobile Broadband Battle: Is It Time for "Smart Broadband"?

    Mobile broadband has emerged as a new phenomenon that is poised to take significant market share from fixed broadband. The key question all broadband operators (fixed, mobile, and integrated) are asking is: How does a person deal with this new development? Offering a compelling broadband customer experience helps retain/maximize Average...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Cloud Computing in the Public Sector: Public Manager's Guide to Evaluating and Adopting Cloud Computing

    Cloud computing - delivering infrastructure, services, and software on demand via the network - offers attractive advantages to the public sector. For example, it has the potential to reduce information and communications technology (ICT) costs by virtualizing capital assets like disk storage and processing cycles into a readily available, affordable...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Security Considerations for SaaS Email: Overview of Cisco WebEx Mail Multi-Layer Security Model

    As enterprises increasingly turn to application outsourcing for the inherent cost and resource efficiencies, IT remains responsible for delivering the required uninterrupted capabilities to the business. When it comes to email, a foundational service for today's enterprises, an outsourced solution initially raises concerns about the loss of control over the...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    Securing Architectures and Applications for Network Convergence

    Manufacturers today can make smart decision at the same time make better business because the manufacturers are able to access to manufacturing data through the advanced convergence of both manufacturing, and enterprise networks which has offered them. This has provided the manufacturers, the competitive edge than the rest. What ever...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Why WebEx? Discover the Beneits of Real-Time Web Collaboration in Your Organization

    The global economy requires new ways of doing business. It simply is not feasible to travel to all locations to meet prospects, customers, and colleagues. It's inefficient, too expensive, and hampers productivity. Today's companies are global operations, with distributed workforces, worldwide clients, and round-the-clock customer support. When the workday ends...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Securing the Smart Grid

    The smart grid promises a more efficient way of supplying and consuming energy. In essence, the smart grid is a data communications network integrated with the power grid and collects and analyzes data about power transmission, distribution, and consumption all in near-real time. Based on this data, smart grid technology...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Cisco Unified Computing System Integration With Oracle e-Business Suite R12

    Oracle E-Business Suite running on the Cisco Unified Computing System will unite computing, network, storage access, and virtualization resources into a cohesive system. The Cisco Unified Computing System, based on industry standards, is designed to streamline data center resources, scale service delivery and radically reduce the number of devices requiring...

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  • Resource Center // Oct 2009

    Cash In Your PBX -- Upgrade with Cisco. Gain significant new savings now

    PBX systems and old telephony applications were just not built for today's business needs. They don't scale easily, struggle to support mobility, and are increasingly expensive to maintain. Hang up on your PBX and get significant trade in credits, 0 percent financing, plus all the benefits of IP from...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Data Center Design - IP Network Infrastructure

    The Cisco Data Center 3.0 architecture is built on the concept of investment protection, allowing incremental integration of new technologies and platforms into the existing infrastructure to meet changing business needs. Specific business requirements in the enterprise data center can dictate highly customized topologies, but often many of the same...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    Lighting Design Firm Supports Collaboration, Responsiveness

    Illumination Arts is an award-winning designer of innovative lighting solutions for all types of corporate, government, and institutional projects. Their challenges are to improve phone messaging and conferencing capabilities and incorporate scalability to support growing business. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. Smart Business Communications System to bring together...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Ethernet Wide Area Networking, Routers or Switches and Making the Right Choice

    Various industry sources show trends in globalization and distribution, of employees moving towards the branch. Branch office users comprise 30 to 90 percent of enterprise employees globally, with remote locations and users consuming 70 to 90 percent of business resources. To be successful, these employees require access to the same...

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2009

    Fundamentals of Secure Remote Access for Plant Floor Applications and Data

    This webcast offers the viewers the information regarding Fundamentals of Secure Remote Access for Plant Floor Applications. Industry adoption of Ethernet/IP for control and information has driven the wide deployment of standard Ethernet for manufacturing networks. Among the key benefits of this deployment is the ability to remotely access manufacturing...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Cisco Open Platform for Safety and Security: Meeting the Urban Security Challenges

    The Cisco Open Platform for Safety and Security is an architecture framework for building solutions to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from incidents. The framework consists of six architecture building blocks and defines architectures applicable to a variety of safety and security market domains. These include Crisis Management,...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Cisco Open Platform for Safety and Security: Understand the Citizen-Authority Interaction Architecture Building Block

    The Cisco Open Platform for Safety and Security is an architecture framework for building solutions to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from incidents. The framework comprises six building blocks: Command and Control, Mission-Critical Network, Incident Collaboration, Sensing and Actuation, Mobile Force, and Citizen-Authority Interaction. This white paper, intended...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2009

    Government Agency Expands Training With Online Classes

    The European Patent Office (EPO) is responsible for providing a uniform patent application process for individuals and companies, their challenge is to enable online training sessions for patent developers, demonstrate capabilities of large, complex patent database and support easy access for multinational users. The EPO chose Cisco to overcome these...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Managing EnergyWise Using CiscoWorks LAN Management Solution

    Cisco EnergyWise is a new energy management architecture that will allow IT operations and facilities to measure and fine-tune power usage to realize significant cost savings. Cisco EnergyWise focuses on reducing power utilization on all devices connected to a Cisco network ranging from Power over Ethernet (PoE) devices such as...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Best Practices in Deploying Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switches on Cisco UCS Systems

    This paper provides design guidance and best practices in deploying the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switches - software switches embedded within the VMware vSphere hypervisor - on top of the Cisco Unified Computing System with respect to deployment options using the various adapter types that the Cisco Unified Computing System...

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  • Case Studies // Aug 2009

    Investment Firm Increases Sales Capacity With Web Meetings

    Standard Life is a major asset management group headquartered in Edinburgh and operating across the globe. Their challenge is phone calls being used as primary method of outreach to intermediaries and effective, engaging sales tool needed to demonstrate new set of online services. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges....

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  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Secure Cloud Architecture

    As the IT landscape rapidly changes, cost reduction pressures, focus on time to market, and employee empowerment are compelling enterprises and IT service providers to develop innovative strategies to address these challenges. The cloud computing approach to IT service delivery has become a key area requiring attention. The abstraction of...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Virtual Machine Mobility With Vmware VMotion and Cisco Data Center Interconnect Technologies

    VMware has been the industry leader in virtualization technologies for the past decade and has brought to the data center several new features that enable faster and better provisioning of business-critical applications. One of the features is the VMware VMotion' technology that allows virtual machine mobility between two VMware vSphere...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Using Cisco NAM Reporting With Cisco WAAS

    This paper describe the NAM 4.0 reports that can be leveraged for WAAS deployments. This whitepaper is intended for the use of Cisco NAM and Cisco WAAS field. Readers are assumed to be generally familiar with NAM and WAAS functionality. The following section in this paper will serve as introduction...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Cisco Cloud Computing - Data Center Strategy, Architecture, and Solutions

    Public sector and federal government agencies are looking for better vehicles to tame IT budgets, and at the same time provide agile IT services to organizations, citizens and constituents. The paradigm of cloud computing, which has been recently introduced and developed, offers means for public managers and government executives to...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Cisco Unified Wireless Network Solution Positioning for the New PCI DSS Wireless Guideline

    This paper directly addresses the recommendations listed in the "Information Supplement: PCI DSS Wireless Guideline." This paper addresses these guidelines in relation to the Cisco Unified Wireless Network, including CAPWAP devices, the Cisco Unified Wireless LAN Controller, Mobility Services Engine (MSE), Cisco Adaptive wireless IPS (wIPS) service, and Cisco Wireless...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Cisco Prisma D-PON: Your DOCSIS-Based Fiber-to-the Home Solution

    Today consumers live in a brave new world of media technology. They channel surf program guides, not channels; they pause, rewind, and fast forward live television; they digitally record their favorite shows to view at their leisure. Today consumers not only download their favorite songs, they download on-demand programming and...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Disaster Recovery Solution Using Virtualization Technology: The Disaster Recovery Project Ii at Sap Co-Innovation Lab Tokyo

    Today, IT systems play a critical role in almost all companies. System malfunctions caused by natural disasters such as earthquakes and typhoons, or human-caused disasters such as terrorism and hacking, may lead to immeasurable damage to business operations. Japan is an earthquake-prone country, so maintaining the integrity of IT systems...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    The Agile Business Architecture Creating Service Provider Value Through Smart Sourcing

    The service provider industry has experienced rapid and significant transformation over the past five years as broadband has proliferated, networks have enabled ubiquitous mobility, and IP has become the de facto technology standard. Over-The-Top (OTT) providers such as Google, Apple, and Amazon, the rising stars of this transformation, are now...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Data Center Interconnect: Layer 2 Extension Between Remote Data Centers

    Cisco recommends retaining Layer 2 domains within each data center. However to meet new application framework requirements or for migration purposes, an enterprise may have to extend Layer 2 beyond the data center. If there is no Layer 3 alternative, Cisco recommends the three approaches listed here. These approaches allow...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    The Agile Business Architecture: Creating Service Provider Value Through Smart Sourcing

    The service provider industry has experienced rapid and significant transformation over the past five years as broadband has proliferated, networks have enabled ubiquitous mobility, and IP has become the de facto technology standard. Over-The-Top (OTT) providers such as Google, Apple, and Amazon, the rising stars of this transformation, are now...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Best Practices for Monitoring Cisco Unified Contact Center Enterprise With Cisco Unified Operations Manager

    This paper highlights suggested best practices for field personnel and customers. It will help enables one to effectively use Cisco Unified Operations Manager to monitor Cisco Unified Contact Center Enterprise. Cisco Unified Operations Manager (referred to as Operations Manager from this point forward) provides a unified view of the entire...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Cisco Continuous Data Protection for Files - Back Up Your Most Valuable Data: Current Work Files

    Cisco Continuous Data Protection for Files is like an insurance policy, protecting against data loss and providing a much higher degree of protection than daily backup systems and user-managed manual backup processes can offer. Employees no longer have to risk losing a day's worth of work, because files are backed...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Virtual Switching System (VSS) 144

    The Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Virtual Switching System (VSS) 1440 is a new and exciting innovation on the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series switches that effectively allows the clustering of two or more physical chassis together into a single, logical entity. This technology allows for new enhancements in all areas of...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    MeetingPlace 7.0: Audio/Video Interoperability White Paper

    Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 7.0 is a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) - based architecture that provides voice, video, and web conferencing solution to large enterprises. Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 7.0 supports two deployments for combined video and audio support. The deployment use depends on endpoints. All Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 7.0 installations...

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    Competitive SAN Local Switching Solution: Limiting Scalability, Not Improving It

    Local switching is switching in which traffic does not traverse the backplane of a switch but rather stays on a line card. This concept is positioned as a method for increasing the available bandwidth of a line card or reducing traffic on the backplane of a device. While the concept...

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    Cisco Delivers Enterprise-Class Fibre Channel Blade Switch Solution

    The blade server market is the fastest growing segment of the server market, with a year-to-year growth rate of 30 percent according to IDC. Server consolidation and virtualization are primary causes of the growth in blade server and blade switch deployments. In addition, the SAN attach rate for blade servers...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Why Use Cisco Network Storage Systems for Your Business

    This white paper highlights two new additions to the Cisco Small Business Network Storage System (NSS) line of products. The Cisco NSS2000 Series is a 2-bay network attached storage (NAS) system, and the Cisco NSS3000 Series is a 4-bay system. These desktop devices connect to the network through a switch...

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    Cisco MDS 9000 Family Advantages in VMware Environment

    Virtualization brings numerous advantages to the data center, i.e. more efficient resource utilization, decreased level of management complexity, lower power and cooling demands, etc. However, it also introduced new challenges, especially when it comes to SAN deployments in virtualized environments, such as specific performance requirements, application isolation, security aspects, granularity...

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    Collaboration: Know Your Enthusiasts and Laggards

    Collaboration is a process that brings people and information together to accomplish a common goal. What's new today is that in a connected world, people no longer have to be in the same location, time zone, or culture to collaborate. Tools such as videoconferencing and web sharing enable collaboration across...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Executive Summary: Improve Service and Reduce Costs With a Citizen and Business Interaction Network

    Government provides better service when constituents can obtain all non-emergency information services by dialing a single number or visiting a single website. More convenient interaction channels not only improve citizen satisfaction, they also free up employees' time so that they can focus on non-routine inquiries. The four cornerstones of the...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Cisco Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update

    The Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update is part of the comprehensive Cisco VNI Forecast, an ongoing initiative to track and forecast the impact of visual networking applications. This paper presents some of Cisco's key global mobile traffic projections and growth trends. Mobile voice service...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Cisco SAN Fabric Switches Deliver Compelling Value for Small and Medium-Sized Business SAN Solutions

    For any business to be competitive in the current economic climate, its IT department must adapt to conserve Capital Expenditures (CapEx), while optimizing Operating Expenses (OpEx). As small organizations strive to meet strategic business and application needs, they are often challenged by economic realities to find an innovative solution that...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Network Considerations for a Network Which Does Not Support 4-Octet AS

    This paper will assume that an 'OLD' BGP speaker is supporting only a 2-octet AS number, and that that a BGP speaker that supports the new 4-octet AS number is a 'NEW' BGP speaker. RFC4893 (BGP Support for Four-octet AS Number Space) describes the compatibility between OLD and NEW BGP...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Architecture: The Building Blocks of the Unified Fabric

    Cisco has designed the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches to be the best solution for high bandwidth, low-latency, and access-layer switches for rack deployments. In the context of I/O consolidation, the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches is also the basis for a unified network fabric that can help simplify data...

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  • Webcasts // Jun 2009

    802.11n for K-12: Empower Learning and Collaboration With High-Speed Wireless

    The attendee of this webcast will discover how to empower greater learning and collaboration for the school and school district with 802.11n wireless. The presenters of this webcast discuss how the Cisco Unified Wireless Network is providing reliable wireless services to their teachers, students, guests, and administrators. The attendee will...

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  • Webcasts // Jun 2009

    802.11n for Higher Education: Exceed Your Mobility and Wireless Expectations

    The attendee of this webcast will learn how to exceed the mobility expectations of the students, faculty, staff, and administrators with 802.11n wireless. The presenters will discuss the benefits of their pervasive Cisco Unified Wireless Network. The attendee will gain insight into the value of high-performance wireless for the delivery...

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  • Webcasts // Jun 2009

    Beyond Casual Mobility: Building Wireless LANs That Scale

    The attendee of this webcast will learn strategies for deploying high scale, wireless LANs. Discover tips for architecting wireless LANs that integrate with the wired LAN and scale to meet a variety of application needs across an array of topologies. The attendee will find out how to validate the performance...

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  • Webcasts // May 2009

    Cisco Data Center Interconnect (DCI) Solutions

    The presenter of this webcast will provide the latest information on Cisco Data Center Interconnect (DCI) Solutions, a key element of Cisco Data Center 3.0 vision and strategy, providing a range of capabilities designed to meet LAN extension business requirements. The attendee of this webcast will learn about Cisco DCI...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Advances in Physical Safety and Security in Government: Protect People, Assets, and Information

    The new building blocks of physical safety and security in government are IP video surveillance systems, building access controls, unified communications, and network access controls. All connect to the government's existing IP network, eliminating the costs of separate networks. IP video surveillance cameras can pay for themselves quickly: Wireless cameras...

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    Standards-Based Radio Networks: Improve Tactical Integration

    New software-defined radios allow a single radio to operate with multiple waveforms to provide a wide range of capabilities depending on frequency, waveform characteristics, and bandwidth. However, that variability also makes it difficult to establish and maintain IP connectivity. Moreover, radio-based communications can be unreliable, and if routers are unaware...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager 7.1(2) TCP and UDP Port Usage

    This paper provides a list of the TCP and UDP ports that Cisco Unified Communications Manager 7.1(2) uses for intracluster connections and for communications with external applications or devices. It provides important information for the configuration of firewalls, Access Control Lists (ACLs), and Quality of Service (QoS) on a network...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    10 Steps to Deploying a High-Performance Fault-Tolerant SAN Using Dell EqualLogic PS Series Storage and Cisco Catalyst Network Infrastructure

    The Dell EqualLogic family of iSCSI SANs is fundamentally changing the way enterprises think about purchasing and managing storage. Built on a virtualized peer storage architecture, the Dell EqualLogic PS Series simplifies the deployment and administration of consolidated storage environments. Its all-inclusive, intelligent feature set streamlines purchasing and delivers rapid...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Virtualization Beyond the Data Center: Increase Network Infrastructure Utilization and Efficiency to Reduce Operational Costs

    The concept of virtualization has gotten renewed attention with the advent of server virtualization in the data center, enabling organizations to simplify management and optimize performance of vast computing and networking infrastructures. Server virtualization, part of the Cisco Unified Computing System, leads to significant cost savings, helping organizations address space,...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Cisco 2691 Modular Access Router FIPS 140-2 Non-Proprietary Security Policy

    This is the non-proprietary Cryptographic Module Security Policy for the Cisco 2691 router. This security policy describes how the Cisco 2691 router meets the security requirements of FIPS 140-2, and how to operate the Cisco 2691 router in a secure FIPS 140-2 mode. This policy was prepared as part of...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    The Risk Management Framework: Building a Secure and Regulatory Compliant Trading Architecture

    Enterprise architectures in financial institutions are traditionally built around functional and operational requirements. Security and regulatory compliance needs are typically addressed by individual business and technology groups, which often results in overlapping solutions, functional gaps, or both. As security and regulatory compliance activities have evolved into vital business elements with...

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    Unified Communications: Network Fabric, Connecting People Any Time, Any Where

    Business communications in today's work culture are having a significant effect on how companies and people operate. People want information right now, want to share complex applications to brainstorm ideas and make decisions quickly. This is driven by a global workforce, rapid travel, and faster business cycles. Applications such as...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Using Technology to Accelerate G20 Plans for Strengthening Global Financial Supervision

    This paper addresses that issue and explores how collaborative and other technologies can be a critical enabler of many of the reforms being planned. Major changes will need to be implemented in regulation, structure, and processes - and, more important, also in the culture of those leading both large financial...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Cisco and IBM: Enhancing the Way People Work Through Unified Communications

    IBM and Cisco are driving innovation in collaboration and communications by responding to customer demand for tighter integration between IBM and Cisco offerings. As unified communications applications become increasingly prevalent in the workplace, organizations are realizing business value through better communications and collaboration capabilities. They are discovering how they can...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Hyperconnectivity and the Approaching Zettabyte Era

    This white paper is part of the Cisco Visual Networking Index, an ongoing initiative to track and forecast the impact of visual networking applications. This paper presents some of the key findings of Cisco's global IP traffic forecast and explores the implications of IP traffic growth for the service providers.

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Management Center for Cisco Security Agents High Availability White Paper

    This whitepaper discusses the Management Center for Cisco Security Agents (CSA MC) High Availability (HA) solution. The CSA MC high availability solution uses a primary and secondary CSA MC to provide agents with maximum access to a Management Center. Generally, Cisco Security Agents (agents) communicate with CSA MC when it...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Cisco's Vision on Convergence in Connected Real Estate

    Different vendors will move toward convergence at different speeds; native IP starts being seen on sensors, actuators, and controllers, but Web Service interfaces, with their undeniable complexity, are still isolated instances of convergence for many players. The Cisco CRE Network is becoming the single platform that addresses a big part...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Video Applications for Public Safety: Improve Effectiveness and Reduce Costs

    Video provides important benefits for public safety, including increasing citizen safety, enhancing quality of life in the community, and serving as a force multiplier. Video has also become a powerful tool to increase the speed and precision of decision making because of advances in the cameras themselves, video analytics, and...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Cisco Unified Computing System Extended Memory Technology Overview

    The processor, memory, and I/O are three of the most important subsystems in a server. All are critical to a server's workload performance and reliability. At any given point, one of these subsystems tends to become a performance bottleneck. When an application is described as CPU, memory, or I/O bound,...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Cisco UCS Manager Architecture

    The Cisco UCS Manager model-driven framework separates the Cisco UCS Manager logic from platform implementation, making the software cleaner and easier to maintain. The Cisco UCS Manager's information model is hierarchical, which makes manipulating the management information tree more intuitive for XML API users. Managed objects can be modified either...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    The Gateway to the Connected Life: DOCSIS 3.0

    DOCSIS 3.0 helps operators address the current network speed limitations by enabling them to increase upstream and downstream speeds to 120 Mbps and 160 Mbps, respectively. To achieve these ultra-high speeds and help cable operators deliver more content over their existing networks, DOCSIS 3.0-compliant channel-bonding technology from Cisco uses multiple...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Smart Grid: Leveraging Intelligent Communications to Transform the Power Infrastructure

    Smart grid is the term generally used to describe the integration of the elements connected to the electrical grid with an information infrastructure to offer numerous benefits for both the providers and consumers of electricity. It is an intelligent future electricity system that connects all supply, grid, and demand elements...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Cisco Medianet Readiness Assessment (MRA) Service

    In order to realize the business benefits of media-rich applications, enterprises must prepare and plan with an MRA service on their network. This assessment allows enterprises to understand what gaps they need to bridge in order to have the best user experience not only with their new media-rich applications but...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Best Practices in Using Reputation-Based Anti-Spam Services for Email Security

    One of the most efficient, least costly and, remarkably, most effective anti-spam techniques is IP reputation filtering. An incredibly inexpensive technique for the anti-spam gateway, IP reputation filtering can be used to identify 80 percent (or more) of spam without even looking at message content. IP reputation services have become...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Comparing Industry Leading Anti-Spam Services

    The following analysis summarizes the spam catch and false positive rates of the leading anti-spam vendors. Compiled by Opus One, an independent research firm, this report provides data to objectively compare the market's most popular anti-spam solutions. All of the anti-spam solutions tested are in Gartner's 2008 "Leaders" or "Challengers"...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Cisco Cloud Computing - Data Center Strategy, Architecture, and Solutions

    Public sector and federal government agencies are looking for better vehicles to tame IT budgets, and at the same time provide agile IT services to organizations, citizens and constituents. The paradigm of cloud computing, which has been recently introduced and developed, offers means for public managers and government executives to...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Cisco Unified Wireless Network Solution Positioning for the New PCI DSS Wireless Guideline

    This paper directly addresses the recommendations listed in the "Information Supplement: PCI DSS Wireless Guideline." This paper addresses these guidelines in relation to the Cisco Unified Wireless Network, including CAPWAP devices, the Cisco Unified Wireless LAN Controller, Mobility Services Engine (MSE), Cisco Adaptive wireless IPS (wIPS) service, and Cisco Wireless...

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