Convergence refers to a trend where some technologies having distinct functionalities evolve to technologies that overlap, i.e. multiple products come together to form one product, with the advantages each initial component.
In our benchmark research, at least half of participants that use spreadsheets to support a business process routinely say that these tools make it difficult for them to do their job. Yet spreadsheets continue to dominate in a range of business functions and processes.
At the heart of the problem is a disconnect between what spreadsheets were originally designed to do, and how they are actually used today in corporations.
Cities around the globe are undertaking “smart” initiatives that result in better services for citizens, a more attractive city for visitors and businesses, a better place to work, and greater cost savings.
Foremost, you’ll learn the top-10 reasons why the Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®) is the most effective platform for your Windows Server 2003 migration. You’ll understand how Cisco UCS can vastly improve the performance of your Windows Server 2003 applications while simultaneously providing improved availability and reliability for your business-critical workloads.
Big data presents tremendous opportunities for every company in every industry. It’s purely a matter of finding the right use cases, the right strategies, and the right partners that can turn those opportunities into real business value.
This edition of Unleashing IT highlights the strategies, solutions, and providers that can help you unlock your competitive edge.
Solutions like Cisco's Common Platform Architecture based on UCS with Intel Xeon processors provide a predictable, flexible, and open infrastructure on which companies can build a broad portfolio of BDA solutions while minimizing capital and operating costs.
Comparisons to the invention of the printing press and Gutenberg’s Bible might be slightly exaggerated—but only slightly. The era of the Internet of Everything (IoE) is upon us and IoE will inevitably change the way companies operate. But too much of the discussion about IoE glosses over the skills and capabilities required of data engineering.
This Technology Spotlight examines key trends and discusses the role that Cisco's Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) plays in addressing these ongoing challenges for enterprise IT and network managers.
In the following pages, you’ll learn why applications are increasingly crucial to businesses (page 4). You’ll get unique perspectives from industry analysts and software automation visionaries (pages 10 and 15). and you’ll hear from companies that are already taking advantage of aCI, like acxiom (page 8), Netapp (page 12), and Symantec (page 14).
This paper examines how the increasingly ubiquitous connectedness of our IoE world can help provide public safety and justice agencies with new opportunities to meet and overcome the challenges they face. It specifically examines this topic through applications in law enforcement, emergency response, corrections, courts, and national security, and shows how IoE can help transform agencies to better protect citizens and make communities safer. Finally, this paper will provide recommendations on strategy implementation to enable agencies to take the next steps.
To effectively respond to these challenges, public safety agencies must be able to rely on secure networks with integrated voice, video, and data capabilities. With these networks and their associated assets, agencies can obtain more timely and accurate information, enhancing situational awareness and improving response times. Cisco and our partners can help agencies obtain secure networks.
Offices aren’t productivity factories anymore—they’re
collaboration centers where individuals and groups
can develop their best ideas. That means building out
an office takes a whole new approach, and it isn’t just
about using aesthetics and shiny toys to attract top
talent (although that is part of it). Successful offices
are functional tools that bring technology and people
together so they can do their best work. Cisco®
Collaboration tools bring people together to speed the
decision-making process and help you execute on
your most innovative ideas while cutting operational
waste. Bring Cisco Collaboration to your workplace
and create a workplace that works.
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 five workplace trends are:
• Flexibility and coworking
• Space customization
• Employee wellness
• Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs
The EMC VNX series is designed for flash using MCx multicore software optmized to deliver unprecedented transactional performance and capacity efficiency with no trade-offs. VNX can flexibly deploy flash that optimizes capacity, performance, or both to meet your application workload requirements (dedicated or mixed) - affordably.