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1 April 2019

‘AI days’ in EMEAR: Working together to address the challenges and r …

Recently, several of Cisco’s EMEAR innovation centres – those in London, Paris and Berlin – played host to a series of ‘AI days’. These events gathered subject matter experts with leading technologists from across the world, to discuss, display and showcase the power of artificial intelligence (AI) in transforming the enterprise and revolutionising the way we do business today.

12 March 2019

Let’s celebrate 30 years of possible

On this day, 30 years ago, the World Wide Web was born. A seemingly complex invention that would go on to open the Internet up to billions of people, creating opportunity in ways we could never imagine.

1 March 2019

VNI Mobile Report: Predicting greater speeds, more users, and more device densit …

It would be hard to miss what’s been ‘front of mind’ at this year’s MWC. Adoption of 5G has dominated the news (in anticipation of its rapid rollout over the next few years). More broadly, Service Providers have continued to focus on the key question of how to accommodate increasing bandwidth requirements while rolling out mobile connectivity to an ever-growing proportion of the world’s population. Last week, Cisco published its 12th Mobile VNI Report. This annual report includes highly detailed global, regional and country-level projections concerning all forms of mobile connectivity. As last year, the report predicts universal growth in mobile connectivity, speed and bandwidth usage. Globally, mobile traffic is projected to make up nearly 20 percent of IP traffic – or 930 exabytes annually – by 2022 – nearly 113 times more than mobile traffic ten years earlier. The report also shows the extent to which 5G is predicted to ‘break out’ over the next three years. Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, and The Middle East and Africa, considered as a whole, will see 82 million 5G connections come online by 2022 (out of 422 million globally). It is expected that this expansion in 5G connectivity will be accompanied by the rapid development of a number of exciting applications, including autonomous cars, ‘The Massive IoT’, and AR/VR (all trends referenced in Cisco’s recent ‘Predictions for 2019’).

26 February 2019

Looking back at Cisco’s 2018 CSR Report – the EMEAR picture

One of the first things ‘new hires’ often notice at Cisco is how seriously we take our wider responsibilities on the world stage. In fact, it’s something we’re very proud of. As our Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Tae Yoo, pointed out in a blog in December, corporate social responsibility is deeply integrated and core to our purpose, our culture and how we invest our resources.

23 January 2019

Join Us at Cisco Live! Barcelona – Experience the Latest Digital Innovations a …

Cisco’s global innovation impact continues to build massive momentum around the world. Every day, our projects break ground at the very cutting edge of technological and business innovation, exploring new solutions in AI, 5G, machine learning, the Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain, data analytics, security and much more....

22 January 2019

Cisco Live EMEA 2019 – Barcelona gears up to host industry’s premier tech. e …

Barcelona is Europe’s greatest city to visit in the winter. It is also the time when the cultural calendar swings into action, and often hosts the best exhibitions of the year. For me, the special draw is Cisco Live Barcelona, where I get the opportunity to meet, learn and collaborate with industry experts in Data Center Analytics and Networking.

24 December 2018

Santa and His Helpers Spread Holiday Cheer to Kids in Hospital

What is an elf to do when there’s so much to organize? So many toys to get ready for Santa! Call for elf reinforcements, that’s what! And that’s exactly what we do every year for Connected Santa. Click the link to read Joanne Bugg and Sarah Winchester's account of Cisco's Connected Santa program, which uses Cisco technology to deliver festive cheer to children in hospital...

12 December 2018

Cisco: What’s coming up in 2019?

Now is a hugely exciting time to be working in the technology and communications space. As we move into 2019, it’s useful to take a view on some of the upcoming tech trends that will affect businesses.

4 December 2018

Cisco’s VNI report – near-universal strong growth in connectivity in Western …

IP traffic is set to explode over the coming years, according to Cisco’s 12th annual VNI report, with more IP traffic predicted to cross global networks during the five years 2017–2022 than in all 32 prior ‘internet years’ combined. Each year, the Cisco VNI report forecasts global IP traffic growth for fixed and mobile networks, painting a highly detailed picture of internet use both now, and in the near future. This year’s report once again paints a picture of near-universal strong uptake in connectivity. Since the VNI forecast began in 2005 traffic has increased 56-fold as more people, devices and applications have accessed IP networks. But that’s nothing compared to what’s coming, with over a billion extra people and over ten billion extra devices set to come online by 2022. In order to meet these challenges, Global service providers are focused on transforming their networks to accommodate changing traffic types, usage patterns, and data volumes.