A Closer Look at Cisco Live 2020 - A Powerful Virtual Experience
On June 16-17, 2020 for the first time we held the 31st annual Cisco Live as an entirely virtual event. Our focus this year was 'Possibilities', where teams collaborated and showcased the importance of the digital journey throughout the event.
Cisco Live 2020 had over 120,000 registered attendees spanning globally across our three sales and marketing regions: Asia-Pacific/Japan (APJ), Europe/Middle East/Africa/Russia (EMEAR), and Americas (AMER), exceeding our expectations and that of our partners and customers. It was an interactive experience with each presenter broadcasting from their home office, using Cisco WebEx technology. Attendees had a glimpse into each presenter's hobbies and interests in the background.
As we're about to release our tenth episode of the Security Stories podcast, I thought I'd reflect back some of the amazing stories we've heard so far
"I'll be perfectly honest: I wasn't sure how the podcast was going to turn out at the beginning. I simply went into it with a passionate belief that hearing other people's experiences is one of the best ways to learn.
Nothing could have prepared me for the depth of the stories I would be privileged to listen to, or the response we've had from people who have listened..."
Report uncovers forward-looking lessons for leaders navigating return to office strategies
"New Cisco-commissioned research issued today reveals forward-looking lessons for IT and business leaders as they navigate their return to office strategies. The findings are covered in a report, 'A New Perspective on the Modern Workplace'.
The research upon which the report is based was designed and executed by IT industry analyst firm Freeform Dynamics. Input was gathered via three separate, but linked, studies spanning the pre-pandemic to mid-pandemic period (late 2019 to May/June 2020)..."
Enterprise operators are looking for new ways to leverage Industry 4.0 - the transformation of traditional industrial and manufacturing practices using smart technology - as we move toward a world of large-scale Machine to Machine (M2M) communications and Internet of Things (IoT) deployments driven by the two dominant wireless technologies, 5G and Wi-Fi 6
"Increased automation, self-monitoring, and improved communication between devices and the network play a key role in the success of Industry 4.0, along with millions of sensors capable of analysis and diagnoses of smart machines without human intervention. Enterprise operators are looking at devices to deliver this automation and they no longer want a costly wired connection.
Wi-Fi is already widely used, but in some environments, there may be a potential risk of contention or interference, and for large coverage areas it requires many access points. On the other hand, 5G can be deployed with a clean spectrum and radio units with higher power levels, so you need fewer cell sites..."
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