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  • White Papers // Jul 2015

    Intelligent Networking: Deliver an Optimal Experience at Lower Costs

    With the increased demand upon networks to support multiple services and technologies such as big data, cloud computing, mobility, virtualization, and social networking, traditional network designs have not been able to keep pace with the performance, security, and scalability required to deliver a superior end-user experience. The Cisco Intelligent...

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • White Papers // Jul 2015

    Cisco ISR 4451-X Converged Branch Infrastructure: Do More with Less

    In recent years, innovation in networking, virtualization, compute, and storage technologies has allowed IT organizations to streamline and scale in the global marketplace by centralizing resources in the data center and cloud. However, the benefits of centralization have resulted in greater complexity in the branch office, where IT has had...

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Cisco Connected Mobile Experience

    When customers are on your premises, you have an important opportunity to engage their attention and give them better service though your Wi-Fi network. You can track their locations within your venue, observe their behaviour, and deliver special offers or promotions to them-while they’re right there.Cisco® Connected Mobile Experiences (CMX),...

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Cisco Design Guide at a Glance: Campus Wireless LAN Technology

    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,...

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • White Papers // May 2015

    5 Ways Cisco is Transforming Video

    Video conferencing is becoming the tool for collaboration. It’s being adopted quickly, and the demand for affordable, easy-to-use video endpoints is ramping up for every desk, every team room, and every home office. Download this white paper to learn how Cisco is trasforming the way organizations collaborate.

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • White Papers // May 2015

    How-To Guide: Creating Exceptionally Collaborative Workplaces

    In collaborative spaces, people naturally share ideas, which leads to innovation and growth. But how do you design a workplace that provides a highly collaborative atmosphere and that incorporates what people want? According to the Cisco® 2014 Connected World Technology Report, the top 5 workplace trends are: Flexibility and...

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Top 5 Trends That are Transforming Customer Service

    These days, customer service is far more than a simple phone call. Today’s customers want to be taken care of at any time, in any location, on any device. Yesterday’s solutions aren’t enough. Here are five important trends to keep up with in customer service.

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • White Papers // May 2015

    5 Steps to Aligning IT to the Needs of Your Organization

    In the past, attempts to integrate data center infrastructure and applications have been manual, time-consuming, and expensive efforts. Fortunately, with the advent of cloud computing and hybrid IT, that situation is changing. IT can now be a catalyst for transformation: the enabler of innovation, new business models, and new revenue...

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • Case Studies // Jul 2015

    Education on Leading Networks

    Reykjavik University (RU) is Iceland's largest private university, located in Reykjavik. Their challenges are to upgrade wireless network to meet demands for advanced wireless access, support high-network capacity for collaborative research and education and manage network with limited staff. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. They have established foundation...

    Provided By Cisco

  • Case Studies // Jul 2015

    Software Developer Lowers Phone Costs, Improves Customer Care

    Quintiq is an industry leader in planning and optimizing the world's supply chains. Their challenges are to implement scalable, reliable communications platform to support company growth, simplify collaboration within global workforce and provide follow-the-sun customer support. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. They have consolidated to two Cisco unified...

    Provided By Cisco

  • Case Studies // Jul 2015

    Community College Enhances Learning with Collaborative Technologies

    MiraCosta College is located in North San Diego County, California, just 35 miles north of San Diego and 90 miles south of Los Angeles. Their challenges are to increase students' mobile access to classroom resources and manage overwhelming student traffic to MiraCosta College's computer labs. They chose Cisco to overcome...

    Provided By Cisco

  • Case Studies // Jun 2015

    A Campus on the Move

    Brunel University London is on the outskirts of London with an emphasis on engineering, science and technology. Their challenges are to provide a consistent Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) experience, enforce security policies across groups and gain visibility into Wi-Fi demand and movement patterns. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. They have...

    Provided By Cisco

  • Case Studies // Jun 2015

    Supplying New Reasons To Shop

    Auchan S.p.A. is a successful retail chain founded in France during the early 1960s. Their challenges are to optimize supply chain efficiency, sales opportunities and shopping experience. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. They have implemented Cisco wireless solution for automated inventory management and self-service check-out and Cisco TelePresence...

    Provided By Cisco

  • Case Studies // Jun 2015

    Managing Different Devices and Network Access Policy Safely

    Kela is the national social security provider for Finland. Their challenges are to introduce BYOD (Bring-Your-Own-Device) enabled flexible working while maintaining data security and reduce consequent workload on IT team. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. They have implemented Cisco smart security solution, providing policy-based access control, identity-aware networking...

    Provided By Cisco

  • Case Studies // May 2015

    Creating The Digital Hotel of the Future

    Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, located at a hub of innovation, caters to sophisticated and technology-savvy guests. Their challenges are to offer reliable, high-speed Wi-Fi with continuous roaming service, measure guest preferences and behavior and create digital hotel model to replicate globally. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. They have...

    Provided By Cisco

  • Case Studies // Apr 2015

    Washington Schools Implement Desktop Virtualization Solution

    The Richland School District serves the cities of Richland and West Richland, in the southeast region of the state of Washington. Their challenges are to reduce downtime associated with maintenance, repairs, and upgrades, cost-effectively upgrade and update 4500 computers across 15 schools and implement flexible solution that can scale to...

    Provided By Cisco

  • Case Studies // Apr 2015

    College Lowers Desktop Costs in Computer Labs by 30 Percent with Virtual Desktops

    Volunteer State Community College is a publicly supported two-year community college located in Gallatin, Tennessee. Their challenges are to support growing student population while reducing operational costs, cost-effectively refresh computer labs to comply with state mandate for computer-based instruction and free up time for IT team to focus on online...

    Provided By Cisco

  • Case Studies // Apr 2015

    Contact Center Provider Grows Revenue with Collaboration

    Afni is a contact center company that helps global telecommunications, cable, insurance and healthcare service companies. Their challenges are to refresh legacy communications infrastructure to take advantage of global growth opportunities, improve quality and efficiency of customer interactions and scale cost effectively and enable new business opportunities. They chose Cisco...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2015

    Irish Bank Gains Flexibility with New Call Center Solution

    Allied Irish Bank is a full-service bank based in Dublin, Ireland, that offers a range of business and personal banking services. Their challenges are to eliminate isolated systems that increased contact center costs and reduced effectiveness, gain more flexibility deploying contact center agents to satellite offices and ease reporting on...

    Provided By Cisco

  • Case Studies // Apr 2015

    Prioritizing Big Data Agility and Scalability

    With a global monthly reach consisting of more than 500 million mobile users and billions of requests, Tapjoy historically relied heavily on their IT footprint. Tapjoy engineers opted for a cloud-based model to run their big data platform instead of bare metal, prioritizing agility and the ability to scale over...

    Provided By Cisco

  • Case Studies // Apr 2015

    How Cisco IT Deployed Cisco WebEx Cloud Connected Audio

    Cisco employees have increasingly used online web conferences in place of in-person meetings and audio-only conference calls. Their challenges are to support employees' rapidly growing use of audio and web conferences by transitioning to Cisco WebEx services and create network design to support shift from inbound to outbound calls for...

    Provided By Cisco

  • Case Studies // Mar 2015

    One Secure Wireless Network for All Global Delivery Centers

    Mindtree is a global information technology consulting firm specializing in corporate IT services and solutions. Their challenges are to connect more employees and devices, comply with stringent security requirements and manage network access from a single and simple interface. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. They have implemented centralized...

    Provided By Cisco

  • Case Studies // Mar 2015

    Data Virtualization Streamlines Project Management

    Qualcomm Incorporated is a world leader in 3G and next-generation mobile technologies. Their challenges are to obtain a comprehensive view of the background, current status and availability of all human assets, to gain visibility into personnel and project information and to create a uniform standard for running and managing ongoing...

    Provided By Cisco

  • Case Studies // Mar 2015

    Saving Critical Workloads

    In fifteen years, Peak 10 has grown into a major provider of cloud, managed, data center and network services. The company collaborates with customers across a wide range of industries to find the solutions that work best for them. Their challenges are to deliver reliable, managed disaster recovery as a...

    Provided By Cisco

  • Case Studies // Feb 2015

    University Lowers Barriers, Fortifies Security with Virtualization

    University of British Columbia founders established B.C.'s first university to help transform a frontier province into a prosperous contributor to the nation. Their challenges are lack of campus network capacity constrained flexible use of resources and proliferating department-level firewalls slowed performance and hampered troubleshooting. They chose Cisco to overcome these...

    Provided By Cisco

  • Case Studies // Feb 2015

    Network Virtualization Transforms Busy Airport

    Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), the airport oversight and operations department for the city of Los Angeles, owns and operates three airports. Their challenges are to improve network services for LAWA employees and airport tenants, improve airport security through expanded video surveillance and improve network security for different user groups....

    Provided By Cisco

  • Case Studies // Feb 2015

    Manufacturer Unifies Workforce and Enhances Customer Interactions

    Pella Corporation offers a broad range of quality residential and commercial windows and doors for new construction and remodeling projects. Their challenges are to increase customer satisfaction with contact center experience, maintain people-centric culture as enterprise grows and simplify IT. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. They have implemented...

    Provided By Cisco

  • Case Studies // Feb 2015

    Spanish University Supports New Services with Network Upgrade

    The University of Granada (UGR) is a public university located in the city of Granada (Spain). Their challenges are to support collaboration between researchers, teachers and students worldwide, support e-learning and access to online resources, including HD video resources and help ensure network security and stability. They chose Cisco to...

    Provided By Cisco

  • Case Studies // Feb 2015

    Cruise Line Simplifies Collaboration, Improves Guest Experience

    Carnival Cruise Lines is the largest cruise line in the world based on passengers carried (3.8 million in 2009). Their challenges are to differentiate guest experience, increase operational efficiency of highly mobile employees and minimize equipment space and power requirements. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. They have implemented...

    Provided By Cisco

  • Case Studies // Feb 2015

    Transforming to an Engaged and Connected City

    Economic opportunity and a reputation as "Canada's safest city" have boosted the City of Mississauga's population to nearly 800,000 residents, and its growing fast. Their challenges are to provide open and accessible government, enable decisions through research and analytics, create a connected and engaged workforce and improve services through innovation....

    Provided By Cisco

  • Case Studies // Feb 2015

    A New Framework for Transforming IT

    As the global economy recovers, financial institutions are seeing new growth and fiercer competition. That's certainly true for Skipton Building Society, the UKs fourth-largest building society. In 2013, the organization made strong advances in customer count, savings balances and pretax profits. Their challenges are complex IT processes slowed responsiveness to...

    Provided By Cisco

  • Case Studies // Feb 2015

    Mobile World Congress Organizers Provide Reliable Wi-Fi For 72,000 Attendees

    The GSM Association (GSMA, or Groupe Speciale Mobile Association), formed in 1995, is an association of mobile operators. Their challenges are to provide high-quality Wi-Fi experience in challenging environment, work around interference from thousands of access points owned by exhibitors and attendees and simplify setup and troubleshooting during four-day event....

    Provided By Cisco

  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    An IT Transformation for Power Outage Management

    Long Island Power Authority, a non-profit municipal electric provider, owns the retail electric transmission. Their challenges are to enable faster, more accurate data access to support a new storm process and power outage management system to help enhance employee efficiency. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. They have implemented...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    Bright House Networks Lights Up Forum with World-Class Wifi Enabled By Cisco

    The Tampa Bay Times Forum (TBTF) boasted a new $1 million Wi-Fi network that now ranks among the world's finest in sports and entertainment facilities. Their challenges are outdated network, unique venue, building was a "Dead zone" and unhappy fans. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. They have implemented...

    Provided By Cisco

  • White Papers // Jan 2015

    Best Practices for Building a Mobility Strategy

    The era of mobility is here. Line-of-business managers and IT leaders must consider how to evolve the business to maximize the new opportunities created by mobility. Mobile computing represents the most significant shift in IT since the birth of computing. Organizations that embrace this shift can gain a significant advantage...

    Provided By Cisco

  • White Papers // Jan 2015

    5 Tips for Wireless and BYOD

    BYOD and mobility continues to be one of the most influential trends reshaping the landscape of the mobile enterprise and the evolution of IT organizations. If your company needs to deploy mobile devices, read on!

    Provided By Cisco

  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    Multinational Conglomerate Deploys Secure WiFi

    The ESSAR Group is a multinational conglomerate and a leading player in the sectors of steel, oil & gas, power, communications, shipping ports & logistics, construction and minerals. Their challenges are to provide secure Wi-Fi access to visitors and guests and to provide seamless wireless connectivity to employees on travel....

    Provided By Cisco

  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    IT Services Provider Benefits From High Quality Video Collaboration

    iGATE provides full-spectrum consulting, technology, business process and product engineering outsourcing services. Their challenges are to improve the quality of communication and collaboration among employees, aid internal teams in quick decision making and improve workflow efficiencies. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. They have implemented state-of-the-art video conferencing solution,...

    Provided By Cisco

  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    IT Company Improves Business Agility with Desktop Virtualization

    KPIT Cummins is an end-to-end product design, engineering and IT services company. Their challenges are to manage exponential business growth and dynamically scale IT Infrastructure, enable employees to easily access corporate data from anywhere and over a broad range of end-user devices without compromising security and improve operational efficiency and...

    Provided By Cisco

  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    Industry Conglomerate Deploys Dynamic Server Platform

    The ESSAR Group is a multinational conglomerate and a leading player in the sectors of steel, oil & gas, power, communications, construction and minerals. Their challenges are quicker access to real-time operational information, ability to crunch data and uncover trends/patterns that help improve planning and forecasting. They chose Cisco to...

    Provided By Cisco

  • White Papers // May 2015

    5 Steps to Aligning IT to the Needs of Your Organization

    In the past, attempts to integrate data center infrastructure and applications have been manual, time-consuming, and expensive efforts. Fortunately, with the advent of cloud computing and hybrid IT, that situation is changing. IT can now be a catalyst for transformation: the enabler of innovation, new business models, and new revenue...

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Cisco Connected Mobile Experience

    When customers are on your premises, you have an important opportunity to engage their attention and give them better service though your Wi-Fi network. You can track their locations within your venue, observe their behaviour, and deliver special offers or promotions to them-while they’re right there.Cisco® Connected Mobile Experiences (CMX),...

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Cisco Design Guide at a Glance: Campus Wireless LAN Technology

    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,...

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • White Papers // May 2015

    5 Ways Cisco is Transforming Video

    Video conferencing is becoming the tool for collaboration. It’s being adopted quickly, and the demand for affordable, easy-to-use video endpoints is ramping up for every desk, every team room, and every home office. Download this white paper to learn how Cisco is trasforming the way organizations collaborate.

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • White Papers // May 2015

    How-To Guide: Creating Exceptionally Collaborative Workplaces

    In collaborative spaces, people naturally share ideas, which leads to innovation and growth. But how do you design a workplace that provides a highly collaborative atmosphere and that incorporates what people want? According to the Cisco® 2014 Connected World Technology Report, the top 5 workplace trends are: Flexibility and...

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • White Papers // Jul 2015

    Intelligent Networking: Deliver an Optimal Experience at Lower Costs

    With the increased demand upon networks to support multiple services and technologies such as big data, cloud computing, mobility, virtualization, and social networking, traditional network designs have not been able to keep pace with the performance, security, and scalability required to deliver a superior end-user experience. The Cisco Intelligent...

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • White Papers // Jul 2015

    Cisco ISR 4451-X Converged Branch Infrastructure: Do More with Less

    In recent years, innovation in networking, virtualization, compute, and storage technologies has allowed IT organizations to streamline and scale in the global marketplace by centralizing resources in the data center and cloud. However, the benefits of centralization have resulted in greater complexity in the branch office, where IT has had...

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Top 5 Trends That are Transforming Customer Service

    These days, customer service is far more than a simple phone call. Today’s customers want to be taken care of at any time, in any location, on any device. Yesterday’s solutions aren’t enough. Here are five important trends to keep up with in customer service.

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Network Service Providers as Cloud Providers Survey Shows Cloud Is a Bright Option

    Cloud computing is poised to be a $43 billion market. This alone should prompt NSPs to consider how best to begin transitioning to cloud providers, especially in today's climate of diminishing margins on traditional services. Customers are making decisions about cloud migration on an application basis. This means that NSPs...

    Provided By Cisco

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Wireless RF Interference Customer Survey Results

    Over 600 Cisco customers participated in an online survey about wireless RF interference and wireless network usage. The survey results confirmed that RF interference is affecting wireless network performance for a majority of companies. It also confirmed that the majority of companies now consider all or part of their wireless...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Cisco Connected Life User Experience Index: Global Penetration of Advanced Services

    The Cisco CLUE Index provides a quick snapshot of how regions rank relative to each other in their adoption of these advanced services within each category. The index also provides a quick snapshot of ranking of various services within each category relative to the portfolio of the other select advanced...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Enterprise Wireless Competitive Performance Test Results

    Today's enterprises face a choice when selecting a vendor of wireless LAN infrastructure for their organization. While there are many vendors to choose from, not all possess the expertise in both radio frequency (RF) design and computer networking to build true, enterprise-class infrastructure. This disparity in competency manifests itself in...

    Provided By Cisco

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Flexible Customer Premises Equipment Enables Managed Services Providers to Reach Small Businesses

    Demand for managed services is expected to grow dramatically over the next few years, with small businesses - those with fewer than 100 employees - expected to make up more than half of the market opportunity. Small businesses typically do not have the finances, technical staff, or expertise needed to...

    Provided By Cisco

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Service Control EasyApp - Measuring IPhone Usage

    One of the most important evolutions of the Internet in recent years is the proliferation of end devices used by consumers to access the Internet. Several years ago a full Internet experience was available almost exclusively through personal computers, but today that is no longer the case. A wide range...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Service Control EasyApp - Internet Video on My Network

    Internet video (often called "over-the-top" video) is a strong driving force of Internet growth. Recent studies predict that 80 percent of all Internet traffic will be video traffic by 2011. The explosive growth of Internet-based video services such as YouTube, Hulu, or Netflix requires network providers to make sure that...

    Provided By Cisco

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Autoprovisioning Data Center Top-of-Rack Switches

    With the vast increase in available information, movement to virtualization, and growing demand for cloud computing, data centers are expanding at a rapid pace. To save costs, increase availability, and address environmental factors, companies are expanding their data centers into different geographical areas, while their network operations groups are mainly...

    Provided By Cisco

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Cisco's Experience With Next-Generation Events Enhancing Meetings and Events With Collaboration Capabilities to Improve Business Impact, Reduce Costs

    With the pressures of globalization, increased competition, and the continually accelerating information explosion, the need for employees, customers, and partners to come together, exchange knowledge, gain fresh perspectives, build networks, and nurture relationships has never been greater. Internal events are essential to ensuring effective communication, creating organizational alignment, and enhancing...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    New Peering Standards for Ethernet Exchanges: Simplify Interconnections and Enable New Revenues

    The growth of Carrier Ethernet services has led to the establishment of robust carrier interconnects standards by the MEF that enable many-to-many connections and a common, reliable framework for providing end-to-end CoS, OAM, and SLAs. With the ratification and adoption of the E-NNI specification in particular, interconnect providers now see...

    Provided By Cisco

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Cisco Threat Defense for Borderless Networks

    Traditional security techniques are unable to respond to threats that can arise from anywhere. To protect today's borderless networks, IT managers must adapt by implementing faster, smarter security measures that monitor the constantly changing global landscape. This white paper, written for IT managers and executives, examines the security risks and...

    Provided By Cisco

  • White Papers // May 2010

    The Role of 10 Gigabit Ethernet in Virtualized Environments

    Virtualization is rapidly becoming an essential tool for more fully harnessing and managing the power of today's data center servers. In only a few years, standard x86 server technology has increased in performance and density so that today, multisocket, quad-core systems with 32 or more gigabytes of memory are the...

    Provided By Cisco

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Credit Card Secure Architecture for Interactive Voice Response (IVR) Applications

    This whitepaper describes how to meet the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) for securing credit card information while using the Cisco Unified Customer Voice Portal (CVP). Cisco CVP is an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) product with a unique architecture that lends itself to safe, secure deployment for...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    FWSM Cluster Deployment Across Two VSS Domains

    VSS is a Cisco technology that binds together two Catalyst 6500 switches to form one virtual switch entity. Once the virtual entity is formed, only one of the two supervisors is active at a time. The other remains in standby mode. The virtual entity is perceived as one Catalyst 6500...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Installing and Maintaining a Cisco Unity Connection 7.x Warm-Standby Server

    To use a warm-standby server as the disaster recovery model, one should: Install a spare Cisco Unity Connection server at a remote or disaster recovery location without populating the database on the server. Use the Disaster Recovery System to back up Connection data on the currently active server, and store...

    Provided By Cisco

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Business Continuity With the Cisco Unified Computing System and EMC Symmetrix VMAX

    EMC and Cisco recently completed a joint project to demonstrate the High Availability (HA), scaling and Disaster Recovery (DR) capabilities of a combined compute and storage architecture. The initial objective was to validate current established solutions for local HA and DR with the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) and its...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Cisco Wide Area Application Services Web Cache Communication Protocol Redirection: Cisco Router Platform Support

    Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) relies on network interception to receive packets from flows that should be optimized. Web Cache Communication Protocol Version 2 (WCCPv2) gives IT organizations a mechanism to transparently intercept and redirect this network traffic to a nearby Cisco WAAS device for application acceleration and WAN...

    Provided By Cisco

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Social Media: Cultivate Collaboration And Innovation

    Global research findings reveal that businesses are in varying, though relatively nascent stages of adopting social networking and collaboration technologies. Representing a wide cross section of sizes, industries, and missions, the organizations interviewed share common drivers. While marketing, PR, and sales are further along in their use of social media,...

    Provided By Cisco

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Global Study: The Benefits and Barriers to Video Collaboration Adoption

    Video collaboration technologies are reinventing the workplace by allowing people to meet virtually, efficiently, and reliably from nearly any point on the globe. And although it has become widely accepted that video collaboration helps businesses significantly through reduced travel, benefits such as building trust, improving group collaboration, and increasing competitive...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Managing the Real Cost of On-Demand Enterprise Cloud Services With Chargeback Models

    Enterprises today are looking to cloud computing to help them better deliver existing as well as new, innovative services on demand across network, computing, and storage resources - at reduced cost. Cloud computing - IT resources and services that are abstracted from the underlying infrastructure, pooled, and then provided on...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Delivering Network-Based Application Visibility

    In today's global, interdependent marketplace, companies increasingly are turning to networked applications to support their most critical business processes. Organizations continue migrating to more distributed workflow models that connect employees, customers, trading partners, and external vendors. These network-based models have demonstrated a tremendous potential to reduce risk, speed time to...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Planning the Migration of Enterprise Applications to the Cloud

    Evaluating applications, designing migration plans, and migrating applications to a targeted cloud computing model or models is a demanding task. It requires detailed application migration process design experience and deep understanding of cloud computing models as well as detailed knowledge of how the applications interact with both each other, the...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Cisco Reputation Filtering: Providing New Levels of Network Security

    Today's sophisticated, blended threats can exploit three or four different communications vehicles before they launch full-scale attacks on unprepared enterprise networks. This paper, written for IT managers and executives, examines the new security risks for today's borderless enterprise networks, and describes how cloud-based Cisco Security Intelligence Operations and powerful, comprehensive...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Fast Forward to Ethernet Exchange Networks

    With the rapid growth of network-intensive applications, such as video, and the expanding adoption of smartphone devices, both supported by Third-Generation (3G) and Fourth-Generation (4G) networks, carriers are tapping into the reliability and speed of Ethernet to interconnect multiple service providers beyond the boundaries of their service footprints. In this...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Mobile Access Indoor Wireless Solution and Cisco WLANs

    The purpose of the paper is to show that the Mobile Access access pod and the Cisco Aironet access point can share the same Cisco WLAN infrastructure including the CAT-5e/6 cable run while each solution maintains complete functional performance. Mobile Access is a Cisco Developer Networks partner with Cisco Systems...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    CFM Service Diagnostics Scripts for Integrated Services Routers

    Cisco CFM Service Diagnostics offers a collection of powerful onboard diagnostic tools to identify commonly encountered network problems, provide real-time alerts, automatically collect relevant information, and conduct root cause analysis. These Connectivity Fault Management Diagnostics Scripts run over the EEM (Embedded Event Manager) Infrastructure. EEM brings the management capability inside...

    Provided By Cisco

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Virtualized SAP Solution Using Cisco Unified Computing System and EMC CLARiiON Storage

    SAP provides a comprehensive range of enterprise software applications and business solutions to empower every aspect of commerce and increase operational efficiency. Customers use SAP services either through an IT-deployed model or through a hosted model, with the former being the more common platform. Traditional deployments have SAP installed on...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    University of Arizona Increases Flexibility While Reducing Total Cost of Ownership With Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches

    IT departments are moving away from expensive monolithic network and server infrastructures to flexible, dynamic architectures to reduce complexity and cost. This transition includes moving from multiple, parallel networks to one standards-based low-latency, high-bandwidth network. In mid 2009, the University of Arizona transitioned to a unified fabric supporting both data...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Using VMware VMmark Benchmark Results to Compare the Virtualization Performance of Servers

    The VMware VMmark benchmark is a benchmark designed by VMware to model a server consolidation scenario. The original benchmark specification and test harness for VMmark 1.0 was published in 2007 and modeled the standard workloads found in the data center at the time: a database server, a file server, a...

    Provided By Cisco

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Integrated DPI and Cisco In-Line Services: Optimize the Flow of Traffic and Monetize Your Network

    Mobile operators, from cell phone companies to ISPs, are faced with two challenges: how to optimize and monetize their networks. With mobile broadband traffic projected to increase up to 35 times its current volume by 2015, the response to these two issues could mean the difference between significantly growing the...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Managing Device Configuration and Software Images - The Foundation of Management of Network Services and Evolution

    Robust configuration and software image management is fundamental to effective management of today's network services. It is the key to timely network problem remediation, augmenting the powerful troubleshooting tools offered in Cisco Active Network Abstraction (ANA). It also renders timely technology and new service rollouts, crucial in today's rapidly evolving...

    Provided By Cisco

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Midmarket Data Center Architecture: Ethernet

    The Cisco mid market architecture is designed to meet the needs of businesses with 100 to 200 servers per data center. The Ethernet portion of the architecture is designed for both scalability and simplicity; it can scale up to 576 servers, and multiple network layers can be collapsed into a...

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