Vendors are increasingly offering enterprises unified Wi-Fi and Ethernet equipment to ease deployment and management of their networks, according to research firm Dell'Oro.
In Cisco's crystal ball, Internet traffic will triple during the coming five years, and the company is preparing for the mad rush with new core routing technology called CRS-X, reports David Goldman at CNN Money.
Cisco posted a strong growth of 23.4 percent year-over-year for its enterprise Wi-Fi revenue in the first quarter of 2013, pushing its market share up to 52.9 percent, its highest share since the fourth quarter of 2010
Enterprise mobility is driving demand for Wi-Fi equipment, spurring an 18 percent year-over-year revenue increase in the first quarter to $1 billion, according to the latest report from Infonetics Research.
BYOD employees are gaining an average of 37 minutes of productive time per week, and BYOD implementation generates $350 of value each year per mobile employee, according to a recent report by Cisco.
Usually, techno wars have only two camps, usually comprised of major vendors and their flagship customers pushing for one standard or another like TDMA vs. CDMA or ATM vs. IP. But it is different this time.
Aruba Networks unveiled on Tuesday its next-generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi product that includes Aruba 220 series Wi-Fi access points and its ClientMatch technology to lessen "sticky" clients that do not automatically stay connected to the best access point.
The New York Times today profiled Cisco CEO John Chambers' new strategy for big data and in the process, put a fine point on the most important question for the big data market, one being answered with four different approaches by some of the biggest names in networking and computing: "The question could ultimately be whether the center of the system is in the data, as EMC thinks, or in H.P.'s servers, IBM's software, or Cisco's network."
MGM Resorts, which runs nearly half of the major hotels on the Las Vegas strip, is working with Cisco to leverage Wi-Fi and location-based apps to more effectively target sales.
During his Interop keynote address on Wednesday, Rob Soderbery, Cisco's senior vice president and general manager for the Enterprise Networking Group, unveiled the results a survey of 1,300 IT professionals. It found that 41 percent of respondents said their networks were not ready to support BYOD, despite deploying more applications than a year ago.