Location-based services (LBS) show promise as a budding customer-centric mobility solution in some early adopting verticals such as retail, hospitality, and large public venues. Such services enable businesses to better understand their customer base through analytics as well as offer targeted, context-based communications including promotions and remote assistance. This IDC white paper explores the burgeoning LBS market, highlighting custom research conducted by IDC in March and April 2014; surveys were fielded to both IT and line-of-business (LOB) decision makers in select verticals and market segments. In this white paper, IDC analyzes the data and explores the attitudes surrounding LBS adoption in the context of broader technology trends.
This part of the CVD describes design considerations to implement a successful BYOD solution and different deployment models to address diverse business cases. Other parts of the CVD provide more details on how to implement unique use cases.
There are numerous ways to enable a BYOD solution based on the unique business requirements of a specific organization. While some organizations may take a more open approach and rely on basic authentication, other organizations will prefer more secure ways to identify, authenticate, and authorize devices. A robust network infrastructure with the capabilities to manage and enforce these policies is critical to a successful BYOD deployment.
Cisco Validated Designs (CVDs) provide the foundation for systems design based on common use cases or current engineering system priorities. They incorporate a broad set of technologies, features, and applications to address customer needs. Cisco engineers have comprehensively tested and documented each CVD in order to ensure faster, more reliable, and fully predictable deployment.
Download this white paper, and uncover the steps this HIT team took to manage their IT and telecommunications portfolio, translating to millions in savings on their operations budget! Discover the hidden costs of your organization’s technologies, and their massive impact on the annual IT and telecom budget.
This analysis is designed to provide potential customers with a comprehensive picture of the direct and indirect costs and benefits they should consider when evaluating Aerohive or any other wireless connectivity solutions.
In this paper, we explore the IT management environment. How can you integrate document solutions across
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Many IT executive view cloud computing as an attractive platform for data backup. They know cloud can help protect business-critical data and provide near-ubiquitous information access. But while having a cloud-based solution is valuable, developing one in-house is tricky. That's why many organizations want to contract with a third-party cloud provider for cloud-based data backup. Read this buyer's guide to learn how to choose a provider to suit your business needs.
"While free Wi-Fi is ubiquitous in airports, coffee shops, hotels, and other highly trafficked areas, this service is no longer unique to these locales. Guest Wi-Fi is now expected in nearly every industry – but how do you deliver Wi-Fi while enforcing acceptable use policies and meeting compliance regulations?
Dive into the requirements for Wi-Fi security by consulting this brief resource today. Inside, find five essential recommendations to help you make Wi-Fi security your business reality – read on to get started now."
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The year 2011 ended with a staggering 5.9 billion mobile phone subscriptions, especially significant considering that the total world population is around 7.011 billion. Of course, a direct comparison is not fair since many people have multiple subscriptions, but it represents a window into the pervasiveness of these devices and how they are an integral part of people’s lives today. For enterprises, this also represents the impending end to the old computing era and the emergence of the mobile worker.
Enabling mobility in the workplace is a top-of-mind goal for decision-makers within every organization. This necessity is brought about by the consumerization of IT and the requirement to develop policies to manage the “bring-your-own-device” (BYOD) trend.
Business wants more fluid access to data while IT organizations must maintain security. As the variety of access and multitude of threats to network resources and sensitive information have grown, so has the need for more flexible and automated ways to effectuate security policies, controls and enforcement. Rarely is this need more keenly felt than at the network endpoint, where people, technology, information assets and requirements for security and compliance meet most directly.
This document provides a high level overview of how to build a high performance, highly available IP SAN with deduplicated disk protection and long-term tape archive. This document will also put that solution into context with the rest of a typical IT environment.
Enterprise Strategy Group shares why client-side deduplication is the best. Dedupe 2.0 leverages intelligence and awareness at the source, backup server, and storage device. In these scenarios, the awareness of what data is already in the deduplicated storage and the discernment to send new data or not is performed within the production server instead of the backup server or deduplicated storage. Hence, network savings begin at the production server and backups are significantly faster since only changed data is transmitted from the production server to the storage solution.
Rayonier chose Riverbed Technology for a global WAN optimization solution in order to make its private cloud a reality. With Riverbed, Rayonier consolidated and virtualized eight data centers down to two, without diminishing end-user performance or adding bandwidth. Payback on the Riverbed® investment was less than a year. Download the case study to learn how your organization can similarly benefit.