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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Wi-Fi Travels in Canada

In December 2015, I was travelling to Canada and along the way took note of the Wi-Fi installations. I know it's a bit geeky.. when you work in Wi-Fi a while you kind of naturally end of looking at the ceiling in a lot of buildings.. and assessing how well Wi-Fi is installed when you travel overseas.
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Meraki Managed Service

Meraki is a great fit for Managed Services providers. We have a common dashboard of the environment and the ability to manage all our customers networks from one pane of glass, while keeping these securely separated. The ability to manage an array of networks from one simple dashboard means one thing - efficiency in management, which in turn reduces[…]
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Top Challenges for University CIOs

There is no doubt that for the average CIO of a University that there are some major challenges to take a look at. Concentrating your time and effort to where its most needed is of course sensible and brings the most reward.  The question is – what are those challenges? 
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Meraki Cloud Wi-Fi

Cisco Meraki is a Cloud based networking technology. Wi-Fi is one aspect in the product set, but it also includes cameras, switching and security appliances. In this blog, we'll take a look at some of the advantages offered by the Meraki platform.
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Cheapest vs Best Value Wi-Fi Design

In the wireless industry, price is a large factor of the vendor you choose. Rightly so, of course - if you are spending on a product, you want the best value! However, a Wi-Fi design, survey and heatmaps are not an off the shelf product. 
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MazeMap - The Future of Hospital Wayfinding

Finding your way around a hospital can be challenging for patients, hospital visitors and employees. While there is always directional signage, it is a static resource. MazeMap provides a solution to this challenge with their easy-to-use indoor maps, allowing visitors to  receive graphical turn-by-turn directions on any mobile device.
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