For me, Halloween, October 31st, marks the start of the joyful holiday season. Continuing onto Thanksgiving and Christmas, this time of year is full of family, friends and relaxation.
For retailers on the other hand, today (technically tomorrow) is the start of a very busy season. According to NRF (National Retail Federation), it is when retailers get as much as 20-40%* of their sales of the year. Retailers are measured by multiple factors including sales per square feet. That means, real estate in a store is very valuable. Every foot, no, inch counts.
This is where Hugo comes in to discuss this very topic with John Flood, another UCS E-Series expert. How does UCS E-Series help save space and money for retailers? Help save time for banks?
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Tags: Cisco, insidebranch, UCS-E Series
Last week at the sixth annual Cisco Collaboration Summit, partners from Asia-Pacific, Japan and Greater China (APJC) had the opportunity to network with Cisco executives, other collaboration partners, consultants, and analysts and explore how trends such as mobility and cloud are changing the collaboration landscape.
As Cisco APJC is a partner-led organization, building and enabling our collaboration partners is business critical. Last week, we were privileged to recognize the exemplary collaboration partners who demonstrated best-in-class business practices and serve as a model to the industry. Congratulations to the following APJC partners:
- Dimension Data APAC (Asia Pacific) was recognized in the Customer Lifecycle Leader award category for its business excellence in sales methodologies across the customer life-cycle.
- Gen-i (New Zealand) was recognized in the Cloud Trailblazer award category for its business excellence in cloud business models.
- Mitsubishi Electric System and Service (Japan) was recognized in the Video Visionary award category for its business excellence across the spectrum of pervasive video.
- Servion Global Solutions Limited (India) was recognized in the Customer Collaboration Leader award category for its business excellence across contact center, remote expert, and other customer collaboration technologies.
- Telstra (Australia) was recognized in the Mid-Market Mover award category for its business excellence in software applications and SaaS.
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This week I’m at the inaugural Internet of Things World Forum, hosted by Cisco. To give you a sense of what was discussed in just one day, I thought I’d capture some of the more interesting tweets and stats. Below the tweets is a fun short video where I interviewed SAP’s Benjamin Wesson and with Cisco’s Monique Morrow!
One - New IoT Division at Cisco!
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Tags: Cisco, fun, Insights, internet of things, IoT, IoTWF, IoW, tweets, video, vlog
Today’s events at the IoT World Forum included a very interesting keynote address by Cisco’s CEO John Chambers, as well as some exciting breakout sessions. Leading business executives shared their ideas and visions, which in turn are shaping IoT across their industries.
It’s been a special treat to show off the power of the Cisco Connected Mobile Experiences (CMX) solution to attendees at the event. We deployed CMX in the beautiful event venue, during John Chambers’ keynote, and during break out sessions. Let’s take a closer look at how attendees have been seeing CMX in action:
IoT Venue: Hotel Arts
IoT World Forum is taking place at the Hotel Arts on the seafront in Barcelona. The lower ground floor houses the Keynote room, the conference rooms, registration, demo showcase and partner rooms.
The latest version of CMX, V7.6, in a pre-release form has been running at the Hotel Arts IoT venue all week. CMX allows organizations to gather and analyze aggregate location data on devices from their Cisco Wi-Fi network. For example, we can see device count and dwell time in total and by location. The new CMX analytics dashboard (available with CMX 7.6, to be released later this year), looks like this:
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Tags: barcelona, cmx, desigual, internet of things, IoT, iot world forum, IoTWF, location analytics, location based services, location data, location services, mobility, network, smart+connected city, technology, wi-fi, wifi, wifi-based, wireless
The Cisco IT Elastic Infrastructure Services program, or CITEIS, is our internal implementation of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) resources in a private cloud. CITEIS is designed to provide a consumer-type IT experience to our developers while Cisco IT maintains governance and control over the infrastructure. Read More »
Tags: Cisco IT, CITEIS, cloud, coc-data-center, data center, ITaaS, paas