Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Apple and Cisco partner to optimize and integrate collaboration tools

The real reason everyone hates making phone calls today | Apple's deal with Cisco will lay out a red carpet for critical iOS apps

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Apple and Cisco partner to optimize and integrate collaboration tools
Apple and Cisco announced a partnership to create a fast lane for iOS business users by optimizing Cisco networks for iOS devices and apps, integrating iPhone with Cisco enterprise environments, and providing unique collaboration on iPhone and iPad. Read More

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2015 State of the WAN Report
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Optimizing Application Traffic on MPLS WAN Links
MPLS is a common type of service offering that removes much of the cost and complexity of more traditional point-to-point networks. The change from point-to-point to any-to-any or cloud networking presents new application delivery challenges, requiring a response from services that depend on the packet delivery infrastructure. Learn more >>

The real reason everyone hates making phone calls today
It's a truism that people—especially young people—spend a lot less time talking on the phone now than they once did. I don't have good numbers to cite, but the personal and anecdotal evidence seems pretty compelling. Where once I made and received dozens of calls a day, those have now been reduced to just a few. I roll over so many minutes on my mobile plan it feels like I could talk nonstop for the rest of the year and not run out. But I probably won't.And it's not just me. This is true with most people I know, in both my personal and professional lives. Have phone, won't talk?! But why? It seems counterintuitive that now that we all carry telephones around with us 24x7, we spend less time talking on them than when they were tethered to our homes and offices (and the occasional phone booth).To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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Apple's deal with Cisco will lay out a red carpet for critical iOS apps
Enterprises will be able to give their most important iOS apps priority and route voice calls over their own networks through the partnership that Cisco Systems and Apple announced on Monday.The deal reflects a recognition that mobile devices and apps are replacing traditional IT in many enterprises. About 30 percent of voice calls in business today are mobile, Cisco says. The companies want to combine mobile and traditional enterprise technologies to help people work better. But they're not saying when that vision's going to hit the streets.Cisco and Apple can integrate mobile devices and apps more tightly with enterprise networks because each company supplies both hardware and software, according to Rowan Trollope, senior vice president of Cisco's collaboration group. "We can move beyond what just a normal app developer could do," he said.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


The Role of Software-Defined Networks on the Enterprise
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