Cisco Meraki Switching

Cisco Meraki Switching brings the simplicity of cloud based configuration to the LAN, allowing configuration in the cloud and download to the switch when it connects - not a console cable in sight. Ease of use is at the centre of the Meraki experience and the Meraki Switching doe not disappoint.
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Cisco DNA Spaces Applications

Cisco DNA Spaces is an application to support location services. These are so much more than just a dot on a map type applications these days - full features, task oriented applications using location are now hot property - and the ROI that goes along with them proves the point.
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Wi-Fi Phone Dropouts

Today's businesses are becoming increasingly reliant on reliable voice over Wi-Fi services. Correct AP placement and RF design are of utmost importance.
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Wi-Fi Design: Increasing Access Point Density

One of the most common issues we see when fixing up poor performing Wi-Fi networks, is lack of APs. Sufficient AP density and placement are the basics of proper Wi-Fi RF Design.
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Cisco Partner Summit 2020

At IPTel, we're a Cisco Premier partner (one down from Gold). The Gold partners are the "big boys" in the market, but there's space for smaller, specialised partners - and that's where we come in. Being a partner, we get access to the Cisco Partner Summit, and in this blog, I'll lift the curtain a little on some of the themes from this year.  Enjoy!
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Cisco SD Access Deployment

At IPTel we've been working on the deployed of Cisco SD Access. This is pretty new technology for most people and so has a bit of mystery to how this is deployed. In this blog, we'll take a look at how a real world deployment of Cisco SD Access looks.
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Cisco AI Analytics in Operation

Cisco Artificial Intelligence allows for deep learning to take place on your network. What does that buy you? This means that rather than just having threshold alarms (that keep generating alarms on every issue), you can intelligently decide when to alert - based on the normal network baseline. This cuts down false alarms and let's you focus on real[…]
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Cisco Meraki Access Points

Cisco Meraki Access Points are a great tool to simplify the implementation of your network - cloud controlled, easy meshing and simple installation.  They look great - and offer high speeds. Coupled with auto code upgrades.. what's not to love?
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The Long Road to Cisco CCIE Emeritus

I took my Cisco CCIE around 16 years ago now, but like everyone who's attempted the lab, you don't forget it quickly. Passing the lab is no easy feat - there's a pre-qualification exam, followed by the lab itself. I've heard it said that 80% of people that start the CCIE journey never pass, so there's a reason it's right up there with the hardest[…]
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Cisco Machine Learning and AI

The world is talking about the benefits that Machine Learning and AI will bring to us. Often hyped up and part of a story warning us of out of control robots, the future use of these technologies in networking is rather more benign – they will help us to monitor and maintain a network. 
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