Cisco Video Surveillance in Hospitals: Ten Ways to Save Money and Improve the Patient Experience

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January 7th, 2013

By Cisco Systems

Video surveillance in hospital settings can help provide high-quality, affordable healthcare. This white paper, intended for hospital executives, explains how hospitals can use Cisco® Video Surveillance solutions to lower costs and improve patient safety. Capturing video can mitigate expenses associated with patient sitters, drug diversion, other theft, and false accident or injury claims. Hospital personnel gain earlier awareness of incidents that can compromise patient safety by using video analytics software to send an alert based on loitering, boundary crossing, or queue length. And as part of emergency preparation, video surveillance provides situational awareness to help officials plan an effective response. In this paper are ten use cases for video surveillance in hospitals using a Cisco Video Surveillance solution and the hospital’s existing Cisco network.

Secure Network Access for Personal Mobile Devices

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December 3rd, 2012

By Cisco Systems

People around the globe are enamored with smartphones and tablet computers, and feel strongly that they should be allowed to use these devices at work. By combining an architecture-based technical implementation with carefully considered business policies, organizations can create a safe and appropriate environment that blends personal and business resources. This paper discusses:

  • The growing importance of mobile devices to an efficient, productive workspace
  • The technical and business challenges of securely integrating personal devices into the enterprise network
  • Business strategies for a “bring your own device” (BYOD) environment
  • Point versus architectural network options and related products
  • The Cisco® BYOD Smart Solution

BYOD Smart Solution

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May 14th, 2012

By Cisco Systems

Providing a work-your-way solution for diverse users with multiple devices, anytime, anywhere
Today’s CIO must deliver innovative business solutions and give employees more freedom to work the way they want – all while reducing IT complexity. Consumer devices have proven to be a cost effective and attractive way to keep employees engaged and productive, but many organizations struggle with securely introducing these devices into the network. Securing corporate data, applications, and systems is essential to any BYOD strategy, and IT organizations need to ensure a secure experience from both a device and network access perspective. As corporations develop an any-device, anywhere strategy, IT needs to know who is on the network, the location of the person, and the type and status of the device. This white paper provides a strategy for implementing BYOD securely.

Alternative Device Integration for Enhanced Security

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April 16th, 2012

By Cisco Systems

Increase security and reduce risk by using existing technology in a non-traditional fashion.

Security is all about risk mitigation. How much risk is an agency willing to accept, and how much are they willing to spend to lower that risk to an acceptable level?

There are multiple ways to lower risk, such as:

• Increasing situational awareness through continuous monitoring of network, data, hardware and personnel resources.

• Tightening security policies for employees and guests moving within buildings.

• Increasing physical security measures when entering the building.

• Isolating physical networks.

• Using stronger authentication mechanisms (multi-factor authentication).

• Implementing an identity management system.

Unfortunately, these solutions all come at a financial cost and, in some cases, can actually prevent employees from doing their job, impacting their productivity. This paper suggests that by using some non-traditional devices in a security arsenal, and by using the network as the platform, an organization can significantly increase its security posture and reduce risk without requiring significant behavioral engineering or infrastructure costs.

Cisco ClientLink: Optimized Device Performance with 802.11n

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November 30th, 2010

By Cisco Systems

Over the next few years Wi-Fi networks will transition to 802.11n technology. During this time, many networks will support a mix of 802.11a/g and 802.11n clients. Because they operate at lower data rates, the older clients can reduce the capacity of the entire network. ClientLink technology can help solve problems related to adoption of 802.11n in mixed-client networks by making sure that 802.11a/g clients operate at the best possible rates, especially when they are near cell boundaries.

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Enterprise Routing Portfolio for Borderless Networks

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November 15th, 2010

By Cisco Systems

This is a first, while this paper is not “white,” it’s a very cool one- page view of Cisco’s borderless network routers. You have to check this out:

Download Cisco’s Enterprise Routing Portfolio here