UC Advanced - issue #7


Cisco Unveils Cutting-Edge Solutions to Enhance Observability Platform

Cisco has announced a range of new features and applications on the Cisco Observability Platform. The latest enhancements aim to assist customers in delivering secure and high- performing user and application experiences. With applications serving as the gateway for nearly every business operation, ensuring a seamless application experience has become a top priority for IT teams. The introduction of Digital Experience Monitoring (DEM) capabilities brings greater visibility and insight into user behaviour for both hybrid and cloud environments. This includes Real User Monitoring (RUM) and Session Replay modules, which provide deep insights into browser and mobile application performance. Furthermore, Cisco has extended observability to Kubernetes workloads, leveraging extended Berkeley Packet Filters (eBPF) technology. This allows operators granular visibility into network activity, resource utilisation, and application dependencies without the need for multiple

across Cisco AppDynamics and the Cisco Observability Platform provides operators with enhanced capabilities, including Log Analytics and Core Web Vitals, in a single account with shared context. Ronak Desai, Senior Vice President and General Manager at Cisco AppDynamics and Full-Stack Observability, expressed confidence in the latest innovations, stating, “These latest innovations further boost the core capabilities of the Cisco Observability Platform, empowering our customers with better visibility, insights, and actions across domains than ever before.” Additionally, Cisco unveils new partner modules, expanding its observability ecosystem with strategic partnerships across various categories, including AIOps, MLOps, networking, infrastructure observability, and business insights. With these advancements, Cisco reaffirms its commitment to providing customers with a unified platform for observability, supporting their digital ecosystems and driving efficiency and innovation in IT operations.

Ronak Desai

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Promethean continues reign as Top K-12 Interactive Flat Panel Display

continuous innovation and its responsiveness to the evolving needs of educators and students alike. In 2023, Promethean introduced a series of new solutions tailored specifically for the UK & Ireland market, including the award-winning ActivPanel 9 and ActivPanel LX. The ActivPanel 9, equipped with patented ActivSync technology, promises an unparalleled user experience characterised by robustness, seamlessness, and security. On the other hand, the ActivPanel LX caters to customers seeking simplicity, flexibility, and value, further expanding Promethean’s product portfolio to address diverse educational requirements. Simon Port, Head of UK & Ireland Market at Promethean, expressed his pride in the company’s achievements, stating, “Maintaining leadership in an increasingly competitive market is a testament to the long-term investment we have made, not only in our solutions but the development of a robust channel operation.”

Promethean has once again secured its dominance as the leading provider of K-12 Interactive Flat Panel Displays (IFPD) in the UK and Ireland. This feat marks the fifth consecutive year of Promethean’s reign, solidifying its position as the go-to choice for educators seeking cutting- edge classroom solutions. According to the latest report from Futuresource Consulting’s Q4 2023 analysis of the World IFPD market, Promethean’s market leadership from 2019 through 2023 is reaffirmed by sell-in volume, showcasing its unparalleled performance in meeting the demands of the educational sector. Throughout the calendar year 2023, Promethean maintained its stronghold in the UK & Ireland market, outpacing all competitors with a 22.3% volume share. This achievement underscores Promethean’s commitment to




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