It’s springtime in London (or near enough), which must mean it’s time again for the IP&TV World Forum. Here’s a handful of reasons why you should come by and see us this week!
1. Strong coffee that is free and plentiful. Enough said.
2. To check out a (deployed) way of wiring homes that aren’t wired. Last year, AT&T launched its “Free Your TV” offering in its U.S. footprint – an instantly popular product, because it lets consumers place their HDTV screens wherever they want – regardless of whether there’s a coaxial outlet nearby. If getting to signal to usual or unusual places in your house is on your wish list, come by. We’ll fill you in on how the AT&T deployment is going (hint: really, really well). Check out the AT&T ad here:
And while you’re in the stand, do check out our Videoscape demonstrations – Lots of cool new developments to see!. And if that’s not enough, ask us about progress to date with recent Videoscape newsmakers TELUS, Rogers, and Numericable. Read More »
Many things need to be taken into consideration when choosing a collaboration endpoint technology: what’s the experience you want to create, how you plan to use it, what environment must it accommodate? The analogy I like to use is “it’s like shopping for a car.” There are many considerations to be made when buying a car: It must meet your lifestyle, your transportation needs, the number of passengers and type of cargo you intend to carry.
A single person is more likely to choose a different type of car than people with families. Active people may choose an SUV to carry all their sporting equipment, or for the adventures they take on rugged terrain. This thought process also comes into play when choosing a collaboration solution. The ultimate goal is to have the right communications tool for the right task.
Protect your small business from liability, security risk, and noncompliance by creating a few simple rules for employees and their smartphones
Take a poll of your employees. How many of them carry a smartphone in their pockets? How many are using them—or want to use them—to read and send work emails, text with colleagues, and even access cloud-based business applications? Because so many people now use these remarkable handheld computers to get so much done, small companies are being forced to figure out how they fit into their networks. And that means developing a usage policy for wireless handheld devices that your employees use for work.
The very first element your policy should cover is whether or not you allow employees to connect to your business network with their personal devices, like smartphones and tablets. If you want to let them check their work email, use your cloud-based apps, and use your other productivity tools on their devices, then you’ll need to figure out the detailed specifics of what data and applications will be allowed on those devices—and how they can be used when connected and not connected to your network.
A wireless device usage policy is similar to an acceptable use policy (AUP) for your network. This postcan help you write an AUP for your small business.
Meet Liang: Role Model for Greater China Social Ambassadors
Based in the Greater China Systems Engineering team, Liang is a social media pioneer who has naturally established himself as a leader of social media for other Greater China social ambassadors through his exemplary social activities on Sina Weibo (China’s most widely used micro-blogging site akin to a hybrid of Twitter and Facebook) and Cisco China’s Online Community.
In particular, he is revered for his constant active two-way engagements on social platforms. After becoming a member of the Cisco China Online Community, he joined 27 topic groups within the online platform. From then on, Liang has not only published work around 16 different topics, but he has also eagerly contributed to the community with rich content about the company’s cutting-edge technology.