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The Great Video Conferencing Debate: Cost Vs Quality

Section: Research
Free and low cost video conferencing services have widely been adopted by businesses, but there are limitations to the quality and reliability of these ‘consumer’ grade services. Until recently, ‘business grade’ video conferencing was widely considered cost prohibitive.   Recently with new solutions coming onto the market, it is possible for SMBs to experience a higher standard of video conferencing without the quality ...   read more

Compare Video Conferencing Vendors

Section: Research
This research will save you time as it compares nine different Video Conferencing solutions from four Video Conferencing vendors side-by-side, these include Cisco, Logitech, Polycom and Tandberg.   The following areas are covered: -  Service / product Name -  Solution Types for Target Markets -  Pricing -  Product Features -  Technical Details and Requirement ...   read more

Cisco adds more social functionality to video conferencing

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Cisco has added more social functionality to its video conferencing solutions in the hope of making collaboration a key selling point for the technology. The sharing of video content - including previous video conferencing sessions - is expected to transform online training and customer service, Cisco believes. Placeholder0The firm's Guido Jouret, chief technical officer of enterprise video, said that people want to take a step beyond meetings and use social technologies to ...   read more

Welcome to the Data Center of the Future

Section: Articles Video
A datacenter tour created by Cisco in partnership with APC, Emerson, EMC, Oracle, Panduit and VMware  read more

A Day in the Life of an Educator Using Cisco Collaboration Solutions

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This video addresses some of the pressing questions facing educators today: How can collaboration technologies help improve student performance? How might we innovate to better engage with our students? How can we improve productivity and work-life balance for our staff?  read more

Cloud firms publish PCI DSS best practice guidelines

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Members of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Virtualization Special Interest Group - which includes Cisco, VMware and Trend Micro - have published a new reference guide for businesses that wish to ensure their cloud-based architecture complies with PCI DSS 2.0.The guidance is based on new regulations that cloud computing service providers are expected to adhere to in the new year and could help formalise a global approach toward things like cloud security - a pro ...   read more

The Case for Converged Infrastructure

Section: Research
The natural evolution of virtualization and server management has led to what industry experts call converged infrastructure (CI). Forrester defines it as: "…a pooled and virtualized combination of servers, edge networking, and storage, with built-in virtualization abstractions for the physical layer of infrastructure (not to be confused with hypervisor-type virtual machines) and integrated management. CI implies the ability to pool resources, ...   read more

FlexPod: The shared infrastructure solution devised by Cisco, NetApp and VMware

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Cisco and NetApp have announced plans to accelerate the market momentum of the FlexPod converged infrastructure solution. FlexPod has now been taken up by 1,000 customers globally and the adoption rate has grown by around 400 percent in the nine months to April. In late 2010 Cisco, NetApp and VMware teamed up to create Fle ...   read more

Is Your Network Ready for Cloud Computing?

Section: Articles Video
The cloud is changing the way that organisations are doing business. Although there are lots of terms being used...SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, private cloud, hybrid cloud, VDI, etc, essentially all are heading down the same path into the cloud. By 2014, according to Cisco, 50% of all workloads will be processed in the cloud and Gartner's study suggests cloud service spending will be 5x overall IT spending by 2015.   read more

Android Responsible for Unresolved Mobile Video Issues?

Section: News
Whilst new research from Cisco indicates that video accounted for more than half of mobile traffic last year, according to a report from TechCrunch, people are still missing out on "tremendous opportunities to make money”. This is because, at the moment, "the mobile landscape is too fragmented and frustrating and this, the reports says, is mainly due to Android. However, the problem goes deeper than mobile operating systems, as many of the "power players” are refusing to work to ...   read more

BT: London 2012 Most Connected Games Ever

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As the 2012 Olympic Games swiftly approach, BT has detailed some of the challenges that they and others involved in the technology side of the Games have faced over the past four years. The communications company will be providing telephone and data connections to Olympic venues, as well as the athlete’s village and Olympic Park. BT said that London 2012 will be "the most connected games ever” and that they have done everything they can to ensure that the infrastructure is in pl ...   read more

Cisco and Citrix in desktop virtualization partnership

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IT heavyweights Cisco and Citrix have formed a new desktop virtualization alliance that is expected to improve the deployment of large IT infrastructure solutions. The firms are also hoping that the partnership will result in significant virtualization optimisation - particularly when it comes to virtual desktop deployments over wide area ...   read more

Cisco and Microsoft in virtualization partnership

Section: News
Microsoft and Cisco have joined forces to deliver a new range of virtualization solutions that the companies hope will offer improved scalability and operational control using the Windows Server Hyper-V hypervisor. The updated hypervisor will combine advanced Cisco networking features, but will not undermine existing IT management processes. Placeholder0Dynamic provision management has been incorporated into the Cisco Nexus 1000V virtual switch, which will greatly simplify mana ...   read more

Cisco predicts huge growth in cloud computing traffic

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Cisco has predicted a huge growth in cloud computing in the coming years, with traffic tripling between 2010 and 2015. According to the firm's Global Cloud Index (2010-15) report, the amount of data being shifted to and from cloud systems will rise 12-fold and the total amount transmitted during 2015 is expected to reach 1.6 trillion gigabytes.In its report the firm said that the majority of data being shifted around the cloud will be hidden from end users - during processes like   read more

Cisco see Drop in Videoconferencing Revenue

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Whilst videoconferencing is set to be the next big thing as faster connections and more collaboration takes place, market leaders Cisco, who in Q2 last year held a 49.3% market share, have reported a loss in revenue, despite increasing interest from enterprises. This is due, it has been reported, to the "uncertain global economy and ...   read more

Cisco Study finds Data Protection Biggest Cloud Worry

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Cisco have published the results of its 2012 Global Cloud Networking survey and has found data protection security is the toughest challenge IT Pros face during the cloud migration process. 72% of those asked said that data protection was their main concern, followed by reliability and availability of cloud applications (67%). The study, titled "Root Canal or Cloud Migration”, also found that more than a quarter of those asked offered the view that it would take longer to migrat ...   read more

Cisco to acquire Meraki Inc.

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Cisco yesterday announced their intention to expand existing cloud to solutions by acquiring Meraki Inc., a San Francisco-based leading cloud provider. Meraki has offices in New York, London and Mexico and "offers midmarket customers easy-to-deploy on-premise networking solutions that can be centrally managed from the cloud”. According to a Cisco statement, the acquisition "complements and expands Cisco’s strategy to offer more software-centric solutions to simplify network ma ...   read more

Cisco to launch free video conferencing solution

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Cisco is set to launch a free video conferencing solution for ad-hoc meeting participants so that companies can set up discussions with any of their clients. The move, Cisco hopes, will open up the telepresence market and ensure that even those without a read more

Cloud Services and BYOD are transforming Videoconferencing

Section: News
New technologies announced by Polycom and Cisco could push the videoconferencing market out of its current stagnation, reports suggest. The former made an announcement in October which Polycom’s CEO Andy Miller called the "most important day in Polycom history". Cisco also announced improvements to its collaboration suite ...   read more

Heartbleed Clean-up Could Take Months

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The massive task of cleaning up after the Heartbleed bug could take months, according to leading research company Secunia. In an interview with The Register , Kasper Lindgaard, Secunia head of research said that "everybody is now playing catch-up", especially as more and ...   read more

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