Friday, 8 May 2015

I Promised You A Meracle

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I was chatting with a client the other day and digressed on to getting tenants on-line, how we crack that particular conundrum. One tool to help us get our customers connected is Meraki, originally a MIT start-up research project, but now a Cisco product. It was a truly organic product, providing neighbourhood access to the Internet and giving away repeaters. Cisco acquired Meraki in 2012 for an estimated $1.2 billion.

In combination with companies like Purple WiFi, Meraki can control who accesses your internet points, when and why, all remotely. Sounds like magic eh? Well it sort of is. Check it out here https://meraki.cisco.com/products/systems-manager

A cloud based dashboard guides you through controlling your networks, whatever devices are connecting. That includes IOS tablets/phones, Windows devices, Chrome, OSX or Android. it's all covered buddy. Maps easily tracks who is on and for how long. Also what apps they can access and have in their group or on their device.

The human element is taken out, all the MDM is completed remotely. Access can be easily revoked if users transgress. Your users can be restricted to specific apps that you control. Systems Manager can be downloaded for free, you might want to try it around your home. Surprise your kids by limiting their smartphone and Xbox access until after 9am, you will be surprised how much more they lie in...

Contacts and clients in the sector all tell me great things about it.

Cisco are at the forefront of providing the plumbing on the ground for our future connected societies and citizens. Access to these innovations is as natural as providing fresh water and mains electricity to homes last century. We need to get on and start building this century's infrastructure.

Related Post: Qlikview, an in-memory reports KPI dashboard worth a look...

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