Have you ever heard the phrase “the person that thinks the world revolves around them?” If that person lived in the City of the Future, that statement might not be far from the truth.
A smarter energy grid could cut energy costs in half. More personal retail experiences could use location-based technology. More efficient health care could be available.
For example, innovation will change public transportation – and the resident’s experience. Thanks to next-generation internet routing technology enabling “internet everywhere” and near field communication (NFC) technology, public transportation will become more personal. Smart devices will be able to load your personal profile onto the bus and make specifications for physical objects like seat height or populating a public screen with your personal workspace for productivity on the go. Transit systems in the City of the Future could also serve as a depot for mail delivery, food pick up or even dropping off dry-cleaning.
Improvements will be made by embedding technology into city development. “The City of the Future” will revolve around the needs of its inhabitants, effectively building a living and breathing human network.
How close are we to living in a city of the future?
In the city of Songdo, South Korea, citizens are nearer to this concept than most. See how Cisco’s Smart+Connected Communities solutions are helping make the City of the Future a reality today:
Pop quiz: How many screens does it take to watch television programming? For a growing number of people, the answer is two — a TV, plus a media tablet or mobile smartphone. That may seem counterintuitive, but for many of us (present company included) a mobile “companion” device has become an essential part of the living room TV experience.
According to a Nielsen survey of 12,000 connected device owners, 70 percent of tablet owners and 68 percent of smartphone owners use their devices while watching TV. Tablet owners in particular seem unable to put down the iPad while flipping channels, with respondents saying that nearly a third of the time they spend using their device is in front of the TV.
Over the Christmas holidays I spent 5 days in Las Vegas visiting friends and ring in the new year in the city that never sleeps. Over the years Las Vegas continues to transform itself to keep itself relevant from the original sin city and gambling capital to the modern convention/vacation destination.
I spent new year’s eve with 320,000 visitors which is an impressive number by any standards, plus I managed to do some shopping and visiting a few attractions between visiting friends.
I thought I’d share my observations on how Las Vegas continues to delight visitors in a series of blogs and what retailers can learn from it.
Today’s I’d like to focus on the use of video technology for customers in Las Vegas
One of the first impression when you walk in is that it doesn’t look like a video screen but backlit wall panels. Only when the images start moving do you realize it is a video wall. As you can see from the video Read More »
Part 1 of this blog series established that community administrators and owners need a way to assess and manage their respective community gardens and prune away communities that are no longer useful; see http://blogs.cisco.com/ciscoit/pruning-your-community-garden-an-approach-to-community-lifecycle-management-part-1/). This blog describes the primary tool that will be leveraged by community administrators and owners within Cisco’s Integrated Workforce Experience (IWE) to view and tend to their respective community gardens. The tool is called the Community Lifecycle Management Portlet (LCMP). The LCMP represents one of several components that have been developed – in a partnership between Cisco IT and the Collaboration Business Technologies organization – as an extension of Cisco’s Enterprise Collaboration Platform (Quad) to maintain the overall health of our community ecosystem. Read More »
At Cisco, we often speak at different venues about how we set up and operationalized social media. We always receive so many questions on this topic that we decided to share our process and lessons learned with the larger social community in a more organized and methodical way. We have partnered with Frost and Sullivan to create a guidebook on “Operationalizing a B-to-B Social Media Center of Excellence”. This case study talks about how
our Social Media Marketing Hub emerged
we defined the charter, roles and responsibilities of this hub and
we engage with the various parts of the organization, also known as spokes
Following the guidance of the Frost and Sullivan research team, we broke down the process of creating our social media center of excellence step by step. Check out a page from the case study here: Read More »