The Cloudera Sessions Roadshow helps companies to navigate the Big Data journey. As Hadoop takes the data management market by storm, organizations are evolving the role it plays in the modern data center. This disruptive technology is quickly transforming an industry, the value it adds to the modern data center, and how you can leverage it today. When combined with Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®), the joint solution helps you exploit the valuable insights contained in your data to drive meaningful change in your business.
The Cloudera Sessions roadshow is designed to help organizations to identify where they are on their Big Data journey and to navigate how to stay the course in a low-risk, productive way. The Cloudera Sessions’ attendees will benefit from hearing about Cloudera and its partners’ experiences with real-world deployments, as well as those of Hadoop users who plan and manage them.
Cisco is partnering with Cloudera to offer a comprehensive infrastructure and management solution, based on the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS), to support our customers big data initiatives. As a proud sponsor for this event, I would encourage you to join us at one of the following scheduled stops to learn more about our joint solutions for big data:
For those of you who follow the Cisco Data Center blog in general and my blogs in particular, you’re probably thinking it is time I updated you on this topic. You’re right! But it is almost time for Cisco Live and I will be presenting it there. Read More »
In the past, they were called ‘Patients’, today their mindset and their behavior patterns have changed; they are called ‘Consumers’ of healthcare. They just don’t look at healthcare to consume the services when they are sick, but see it as a means to help them maintain their wellness and remain healthy. They want to be in the driver’s seat, and they want to be empowered and be part of the care decisions.
The Health Care Reforms and Health Care Internet of Everything(IoE) have accelerated the adoption of ‘consumer like’ behavior. From its focus on increased access to care and information, prevention and wellness, the meaningful use criteria calls for specific metrics such as the need for at least 5% of patients to send secure messages to providers. These have accelerated the use of patient portals and mobile apps and wellness devices. According to a report by Research and Markets, the mobile health market is expected to reach $26 billion in revenue by 2017.
Earlier this week, I was presenting at a security conference, the SecConX conference 2014 on the subject ‘At the Security Crossroads of Health Care Reforms and IoE enabled e-health’. I started off the presentation with a slide with three questions to gauge the audience’s adoption of consumer grade fitness devices, patient portal and mobile apps.
Gauging Consumer Adoption of Fitness devices, Patient portals and Mobile Apps
Even though I grew up surrounded by engineers and technology in Silicon Valley, I didn’t decide to seriously study science until my freshman year in college, when I switched my major from economics to theoretical mathematics at the suggestion of my calculus professor. That was the first time a teacher told me I had a strong aptitude for math and encouraged me to expand my idea of what kinds of studies and careers to pursue. Mentors are widely recognized as being a key factor in helping girls decide to study science and technology. This is especially true in developing counties where there are traditionally fewer professional female role models. Cisco is a champion for educating girls and women in technology and understands the importance of mentors early in a girl’s academic career. This is why 70 Cisco offices in 52 countries are putting on events for International Girls in ICT Day, introducing students to successful professionals and encouraging them to study science and technology.
How many apps do you have on your mobile phone or tablet? Too many? Do you use all of them? If you do, you’re in the minority. 22% of people use an app only once after they have downloaded it, according to a study by Localytics.
My own iPhone is full of apps, some of which I rarely use — but also some tremendously valuable apps that I use multiple times daily.
When apps first came out, we all rushed to download as many as we could, to see what they did. Alas, many of them were ‘duds’ from the start, or lost value over time, so we abandoned them rather quickly.
Companies did the same. They (we) built plenty of apps, perhaps to experiment or capture a new capability, or to address a new audience or market segment. Cisco built more than 120 customer-facing apps and more that 50 apps for employee self-service. [That's too many!] Some of those apps were light on features, some were initially great but were later superseded by better apps, and some stand out for the recurring value they create.
Nevertheless, everyone is fighting for space on your device with the latest app and features.
I try to update my apps on a regular basis and remove any that I haven’t used in a while just to eliminate the noise and clutter on my device so I’m not scrolling through unused apps.
Cisco has quite a few great apps – below are 10 cool apps that I think you should consider downloading:
Cisco WebEx Meetings is an online meeting app; you can join Cisco WebEx online meetings right from your mobile screen and stay connected to important meetings, wherever you are.
iOS | Android | Amazon
#1 Most Popular Cisco App
Cisco 3D Interactive Catalog allows you to interact with Cisco products in 3D -- rotate them around, explore features and learn about the key technologies that deliver Cisco’s competitive advantage.
#10 Most Popular Cisco App
Cisco Prime allows you to monitor and troubleshoot network issues anywhere, anytime. It helps organizations simplify network management, deliver predictable services and lower the total cost of ownership.
Cisco Proximity allows automatic pairing of a mobile device (smartphone or tablet) with Cisco room-based video collaboration endpoints when they come within proximity. Content shared on video endpoints can be viewed on your mobile device.
#3 Most Popular Cisco App
Cisco Jabber is a collaboration application that provides presence, instant messaging (IM), voice, voice messaging, video, voice messaging, desktop sharing and conferencing.
iOS | Android
#2 Most Popular Cisco App
Cisco Binary Game app is a fun way to learn the binary number system. It has been played more than a million times all over the world.
“Great tool… This is a great and fun tool for developing proficiency in binary calculations.”
Cisco (Marketing) App allows you to connect and collaborate with Cisco to get the latest news and promotional offers, find events and Cisco partners in your area, search for content, play our latest videos or podcasts, receive current security alerts, advisories and responses or find support.
iOS | Android
#6 Most Popular Cisco App
Cisco Well Magazine is an interactive magazine that offers in-depth information highlighting technology advances in healthcare through reports, relevant case studies, video and more.
Cisco VNI provides global, regional, and select country-level forecast projections and data based on Cisco’s Visual Networking Index (VNI) Forecasts. Cisco VNI Forecast data is updated annually and covers a five-year forecast period (currently 2012 –2017) focused on mobile and fixed IP network traffic growth, trends, and service adoption.
Technical Support app provides access to comprehensive Cisco technical support content, including support contract management information, leverage the communities for collaboration and share documents about configuring and troubleshooting Cisco products and solutions.
2012 Web Marketing Association Best Advocacy Mobile App award winner
2012 Forrester Groundswell B2B Mobile App award winner
iOS | Android
I think: you can’t go wrong with these 10. Try one or try them all. Or, you can check out all of the Cisco apps available.
Let me know which apps you like from the Cisco catalog.
Also feel free to shine a spotlight on little-known business, tech, news, and productivity apps you find especially helpful, interesting, or just plain cool (bonus points if they’re not well-known!).