Meraki Makes the Grade for Tri-Creek

For the Tri-Creek School Corporation, getting mobile devices into the hands of students and preparing the school for an upcoming 1:1 environment was paramount. The challenge was finding a better wireless solution than their legacy 802.11b/g network—one that had coverage and reliability to support an evolving learning environment dependent on wireless devices. After rigorous testing against other cloud-based networking providers, Meraki easily came out on top—beating out competitors in connection strength, reliability and network speed. Find out more about why information technology directors chose Meraki to provide a flexible, easy, and powerful wireless solution for Tri-Creek.

Mobility Makes a Difference

Katy Independent School District was determined to put digital resources in its students’ hands, working to provide them with leading-edge education through bring-your-own-device programs. No one said it would be easy. And while connecting 76,000 users across 60 locations in one school district was difficult, the challenges were nothing a Cisco wireless mobility solution could not overcome. Find out how Cisco transformed the Wi-Fi experience for students by deploying a network that supports more than 40,000 concurrent Wi-Fi users, integrates mobile devices into learning experiences, and empowers faculty and staff through access to online and mobile tools.

Preparing Students for the Future Through Innovation Today

A legacy Wi-Fi network and 450 new Chromebooks did not play well together at Morris Elementary School. When they rolled out their one-on-one program, where every student in grades three through five received a Chromebook, it was just too much for their system. That is when the school enlisted a Cisco partner to design and deploy a new solution able to handle the traffic. Now, students are using their Chromebooks to engage with new teacher-approved e-books, interactive typing tutors, online resources, and more. Find out how Cisco helped improve the Wi-Fi experience and enabled a successful one-to-one program.

No Learning Curve with Cisco Mobility Express Solution

Students have been using technology to help them learn for years. But only recently have they been able to use digital textbooks or work on tablets or laptops wirelessly. Faculty and administrative personnel also rely on wireless networking for internal communications. Unfortunately, innovation comes with associated costs some schools simply aren’t able to afford. Cisco Mobility Express Solution for grades K-12 allows schools to deploy a wireless LAN in minutes, even with a tiny or nonexistent IT staff and budget. Find out how Cisco helps even the smallest schools deliver the most robust performance possible from day one.

Are You Using Mobility to Stay Competitive?

Mobility is a game changer. It has the potential to change the way employees work, the way businesses engage with customers, and the direction your business grows. From mobilizing employees to boost their performance to engaging with customers in their own environments, mobility continues to evolve at a rapid pace. Cisco Mobility Express Solution helps you stay one step ahead with wireless networking you can deploy in minutes. Cisco’s best-in-class Wi-Fi technology supports next-generation mobile apps and allows you to scale quickly and easily without replacing access points. It is the performance you need at the price you want. You game?

The Easiest Way to Make Your Wireless Network Work for Your Organization

In today’s connected environment, it is hard to imagine a world without the convenience of readily accessible wireless networks. Cisco Mobility Express Solution offers the ideal option for businesses and organizations eager to provide the performance and services mobile users require without the large budget needed for deployment and personnel. Your wireless LAN is a valuable strategic asset, likely forming the core network infrastructure for your organization. Thanks to Cisco Mobility Express Solution, you can deploy yours in less than 10 minutes. Get the most cost-effective wireless LAN solution on the market today, backed by Cisco’s enterprise-grade reliability and support.

What Do Mid-Market and Enterprise Companies Really Think About Mobility?

Most companies agree that mobility will have a profound effect on their businesses over the next 10 years. Insights into how mobility initiatives affect current strategy and future plans, and how IT and business leaders view, prioritize, and implement these initiatives, are revealed in the Cisco Enterprise Mobility Landscape Survey. Find out how these IT and line of business decision makers approach mobility and discover their unique perspectives on the future of mobile business models. Global and local views from more than 1400 respondents across 14 countries provide fascinating data on one of the most intriguing topics in IT today.

Embracing Mobility: You Do Not Have to Be Big to Think Big

EmbracingMobility200x300With public and private cloud, small to midsize businesses (SMBs) are able to realize the potential value in mobile applications, along with bring your own device (BYOD). But overcoming the challenges of security, policy, and bandwidth can be difficult for smaller companies with fewer resources. SMBs do not have to miss out on the transformative effects of mobile advancements just because they lack huge budgets and a fully staffed IT department. In fact, Cisco offers a variety of wireless solutions to address the needs of these businesses. Learn how the rewards of going digital outweigh the limitations with Cisco wireless solutions.

How to Deploy Cisco Mobility Express Solution

deploy200x300Cisco Mobility Express Solution is a software-based controller function integrated on Cisco 1830 and 1850 series Wave 2 access points. Offering a simplified, low cost, and comprehensive Wi-Fi architecture, Cisco Mobility Express provides enterprise-level WLAN capability—streamlined for small and medium-sized deployments. Learn how to implement the solution in our Mobility Express Deployment Guide.

New developments enhance school video use

School video use has come a long way from the days when expensive video conferencing systems were required to connect students and experts in different locations.

Thanks to new advancements in video technology, students and teachers can hold live, face-to-face conversations with scientists in remote areas of the globe from whatever device they might own. Teachers can choose from a variety of free or low-cost tools to prepare video-based lessons that let them “flip” their classroom. And schools can use any number of products that make video editing and production more accessible for students.

School video use has come a long way from the days when expensive (and clunky) video conferencing systems were required to connect students and subject-matter experts in different locations.

Today, for instance, nearly 37,000 teachers from around the world are using Skype in the Classroom to link up with other classrooms through Skype, the free, Microsoft-owned service for making voice or video calls over the internet.…Read More

Ruckus attacks enterprise Wi-Fi with pricing

Ruckus Wireless aims to lower the cost of entry to enterprise IEEE 802.11n Wi-Fi gear with a stepped-down line of access points it is introducing on Monday, according to PCWorld. The ZoneFlex 7300 series has a smaller antenna array than the 7962, which Ruckus introduced last year, but is designed to compete on price against rival products from Cisco Systems and Aruba Networks. The single-band ZoneFlex 7343 starts at US$499, and the dual-band 7363 at $599. Ruckus claims the 7343 is the first enterprise-class 802.11n access point priced under $500. Wi-Fi equipment using the 802.11n standard, which was formally ratified only last year, still makes up a relatively small portion of sales, according to research company Dell’Oro Group. In the fourth quarter, 802.11n products represented $146 million of the approximately $450 million in revenue for enterprise WLAN (wireless LAN) gear, according to Dell’Oro analyst Loren Shalinsky. That was despite the fact that 802.11n products generally cost more than ones that use the earlier 802.11a/b/g technology…

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