Cisco unveiled this Tuesday new enterprise Wi-Fi products based on the next-generation 802.11ac standard that offers data speeds up to 1.3 Gbps for Wave 1, with an upgrade to 6 Gbps when Wave 2 becomes available within 12 to 18 months.
A full 90 of workers in the United States use their personal smartphones at work, according to a survey conducted by Cisco's partner firms.
BYOD is spurring a resurgence in the network access control market.
Within three years, three-quarters of companies in the United Kingdom and Ireland think operations in their organization will be structured on the basis of the most efficient use of skills and resources, regardless of location, according to Cisco's TechWatch 2013 report.
Cisco controls more than half of the worldwide enterprise wireless local area network market, with Aruba Networks coming in a distant second at slightly more than 10 percent market share, according to the latest stats from research firm IDC.
Macs remain more expensive than PCs to this day, but more companies are discovering offsets--including improved productivity, lower support costs and better security--that justify the price difference.
As anxious business leaders begin to question the return on investment for big data, another startup launched with the intent to quell their fears. Think Big Analytics this week got $3 million in seed funding from former Cisco executive Daniel Scheinman, with participation from WI Harper Group.
Cisco Systems has agreed to buy Intucell, an Israeli-based supplier of wireless network technology, for $475 million. Intucell provides wireless network optimization software that enables mobile carriers to plan, configure, manage, optimize and heal cellular networks.
Cisco's acquisition of BroadHop should help the IT giant offer products to mobile carriers that will enable them to better manage and monetize mobile broadband.
Cisco continued to lead the wireless local area network--or WLAN--gear market, which topped $1 billion in the third quarter, according to the latest stats from Infonetics Research.