Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) Announced new innovations that make it easier for organizations to support hybrid work models with people working from home, in the office, or anywhere.
Businesses of all sizes are adjusting to the major digital transitions that have reshaped IT plans and operations over the past two years, spanning hybrid cloud to connect private and public clouds, AI (Artificial Intelligence) and ML (Machine Learning) for the adoption of IoT, and hybrid work to connect everyone and everything securely. Hybrid work success is not simply the ability to support a remote workforce. It is the ability to adapt to change as it happens, and that starts with the network.
The Network. Powering Hybrid Work.
The network is the essential driver of productivity in a hybrid world, helping businesses, schools, and governments work better. As more people require the flexibility to work on their terms, organizations must rapidly scale their digital operations to enable the connections needed for the work-from-anywhere approach.
For hybrid work to work, a fundamental change is required in how organizations use and rely on technology. Connecting more people and more devices across more places requires ubiquitous wireless connections, increased network strength and resiliency, and reliable zero trust security to deliver the best experience every time, with no interruptions.
“Hybrid work doesn’t work without the network,” said Todd Nightingale, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Networking and Cloud, Cisco. “The capabilities of the network empower the capabilities of the workforce. The more performance, agility, and flexibility built into networks, the stronger the workforce. Our new wireless networking solutions together with the new Catalyst switches powered by Silicon One enable hybrid work productivity and agility by connecting everyone and everything from everywhere.”
New wireless networking and access innovations announced today include:
Mohammed Alabdulqader, General Manager, Radio Spectrum Monitoring, Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC), said: “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the first and only country in Europe and the MENA region that allows the use of the 1200MHz band in waves of frequencies of 6GHz for license-free use. The Communications and Information Technology Commission has adopted a technology-neutral approach that aims to enable all wireless technologies, including Wi-Fi 6E. We have worked tirelessly with our global partners, including Cisco, to enhance the uses of the new generation of wireless networks (Wi-Fi 6E), leading to the launch of Cisco Catalyst 9136 access points with the aim of realizing the maximum technical potential of the technology in terms of innovative applications and diversified use, including the Internet of Things.”