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Awareness of the challenges associated with the forthcoming depletion of IPv4 addresses is increasing in the general public. While we’ve been highlighting some of the challenges and solutions to the problem some time now, the issue is getting more and more attention in the mainstream press. Last month CNN.com raised the issue with “Are you Ready for the Big Internet Crunch” which mentions the current estimate of September 2011 as being the exact time when we exhaust all IPv4 addresses. What’s pretty amazing when you compare the estimates now to those of a similar article published over a decade earlier (September 1999) by CNN as well: “The Great IP Crunch of 2010.” Being off by only 10% a decade out is quite an accomplishment in the fast moving technology industry! What’s just as interesting, from my standpoint at least, is that the 1999 article mentions only one c... (more)

Five Predictions for the Future of Wi-Fi and Mobile

By Stuart Taylor - Wi-Fi has truly come of age as a viable means to connect mobile devices to the Internet. The past four blogs in this series have highlighted some of the key findings of a recent survey of U.S. mobile users by Cisco’s Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG). Our survey uncovered some startling revelations about what consumers are doing on their mobile devices, how and where they are using them, and how they are connecting them to the Internet. The majority of devices are now Wi-Fi-enabled, and the fastest-growing category is “nomadic” devices such as tablets a... (more)

Welcome to the Cisco Service Provider Mobility Community

I am delighted to announce the formation of the Cisco SP Mobility Community. This community will bring together mobility experts to collaborate and discuss technical and business challenges in the mobility space. If you are not already a member, please check it out…here are some hot topics so far: WiMAX vs. LTE: Which technology will “win” and why? Business models being redefined The new iPhone: Good or Evil? Ask John Chambers Anything (well…almost!)   ... (more)

MPLS Conference 2009

Yes indeed, we had an awesome panel that I moderated at the MPLS Conference 2009 held in Washington D.C. on October 26 2009. The panel entitled, “Emerging Technologies and Business Architectural Impact: Cloud Computing, P2P applications, Social Networking and Infrastructure Required to Scale” Vijay Gill, Google Donn Lee, Facebook Benson Schliesser, Savvis Raymond Zhang, BT Prof. Ashwin Gumaste, India Institute of Technology-Bombay-Visiting Professor at MIT Multimedia Labs Hokuto Sanematsu, KDDI-America Paul Geraci, Technology Survey Group Kireeti Kompella, Juniper Networks George... (more)

Conversations in Social Media Marketing for Service Providers

The Social Media Guide Increasingly, the topic of social media and digital marketing are surfacing in discussions with my marketing counterparts at our service provider customers around-the-world. In large part because of highly visible “virtual, viral, visual” launch effort we’ve done in the past with such products as ASR 9000 and continuing discussion efforts we have around such efforts as this SP360 blog and our mobility community, we’re being asked on our lessons learned and guidance we can give to others looking to adopt similar approaches. To be honest, while we’ve made so... (more)