According to Gallup, 87% of the global workforce is disengaged – that is, they are emotionally disconnected from their workplaces and less likely to be productive. Recent Gallup research has found that a single disengaged employee costs organizations nearly $3,400 for every $10,000 spent on salary. There may be many causes of employee disengagement, but one important factor is the work environment. Traditional workplaces that used to support 9-to-5 employees are ill-suited to engaging employees who increasingly expect to be able to work across a variety of geographic locations, time zones, and digital platforms. It is clear that we need to transform the way we work. But how?
Come find out at the Workforce Experience panel at Cisco Live Berlin 2016. You will hear from advanced practitioners, including Cisco customer RSHP, on how you can successfully bring together space design, technology, and processes to transform your workplace. John Brigden (SVP Offer Monetization Office, Cisco), will moderate a vibrant discussion with: Read More »
Tags: #CLEUR, Cisco, Cisco Live Berlin, digital solutions, Digital transformation, Pradeep Parmar, Workforce Experience
We are pleased to announce that the Cisco Industrial Wireless (IW) 3700 Series is the winner of the Control Engineering 2016 Engineers’ Choice Award in the Network Integration – Wireless Products category. Voting was open to over 140,000 industrial engineers responsible for automation, control, and instrumentation technologies. The final voting round for the wireless category included three other newly launched competitive products, with the IW3700 Series ultimately selected as the clear winner. Read More »
Tags: Cisco IoT System, industrial wireless, Internet of Everything, Internet of Things (IoT), IoE, IoT, IW3700, wi-fi
If you follow me on Twitter (@rowantrollope) you might have followed along this past Christmas as, home with the family, I started writing some code and building some hardware devices to connect more of the things around my house. After all, these days anything can be a smart device; from a toaster that delivers perfectly browned slices to a Christmas tree that automatically waters itself, the ideas are endless.
As a hacker at home, writing some simple code or building a connected hardware device is easy with today’s software and hardware platforms. But moving from a side project at home to building a business is quite another matter. How do you collect and analyze data from these connected devices, scale to manage more and more connected devices, and eventually find a way to monetize your connected devices? In other words, how do you turn a good idea into a great IoT business?
That’s why I’m so excited by yesterday’s news about our intent to acquire Jasper. Jasper’s approach is unique because it is so simple – they manage connectivity of IoT services for any device, from connected cars to connected printers, all through the cloud. It’s not just about connecting devices, but helping our customers to collect data, act on that data and deliver services to their end customers based on that data. Read More »
Tags: Cisco, connected devices, data management, internet of things, IoT, Rowan Trollope
Over the past decade, technology has taken monumental strides forward – and every person, every company, every corporation has felt the impact of this digital disruption. The sports and entertainment world is no exception. While some may see this as a threat, we view it as an opportunity for you to pull ahead of the pack.
At Cisco, we’ve prepared ourselves to help you address the opportunity head-on. To better understand exactly what your fans expect in terms of a digital, in-stadium experience, Cisco recently conducted an in-depth fan research study of more than 1,700 sports fans from Australia, New Zealand, the U.S. and the U.K. The study aimed to gauge the value of and fan response levels to new and emerging digital concepts in the sports arena.
The results of the study were conclusive. We can confidently say that we know what sports fans want – a more connected, convenient, and customized in-stadium experience with rich event –day content and services. In today’s world, virtually every person who steps foot in a sports venue brings a mobile device with them and expects to be able to use it to complement and enhance their experience. But reality thus far has not lived up to expectations – nearly half of all fans surveyed reported being dissatisfied their basic Wi-Fi experience.
This gap between expectation and reality provides an immense opportunity for sports venues and properties. Fans have not been shy about what they want and what they value. Reliable connectivity is no longer enough. Fans today want their smartphones to do 2-3 times more inside the stadium than they did three years ago. They demand to use their smart phones for additional services and conveniences – in parking, in concessions, in merchandise, in ticketing. And it doesn’t stop there. There is an insatiable desire for more and more relevant content, and more and more interactivity and digital engagement. The possibilities are endless…but so are the opportunities.
New digital experiences enable you and your partners to engage more meaningfully with your fans. Relevant services, branding and promotions can be segmented, targeted and personalized in ways never possible before. New insights into fan behaviors enable you to deepen your relationships and grow your business.
So the question remains – which side of the digital divide do you want to be on? Earlier this year, former Cisco CEO John Chambers famously predicted that forty percent of businesses will not exist in a meaningful way in 10 years. With more than 350 customers in over 40 different countries, Cisco’s Sports & Entertainment Solutions Group is positioned to help bring your organization through this period of disruption and to the forefront of innovation – ushering in a new age of digital sports fans.
Your fans are ready. We’re ready. Are you?
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Tags: Cisco, Cisco Sports & Entertainment, digital, digital disruption, Digital transformation, Ken Martin
Over the past six months or so, many of my blogs have dealt with the hot topic of “digital disruption” — both as a threat and an opportunity for companies, regardless of industry.
Several industries already find themselves inside this swirling “Digital Vortex,” which possesses the potential to reshape industries faster than perhaps any force in history. The power of the Digital Vortex is undeniable: it will displace nearly 4 of the top 10 incumbents by industry over the next five years, according to a 2015 study by the Global Center for Digital Business Transformation (DBT Center).
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As part of its study, the DBT Center ranked 12 industries based on their potential for digital disruption. The No. 3- and No. 4-ranked industries — retail and financial services, respectively — provide a fascinating contrast in how industries are faring as they confront the Digital Vortex. Read More »
Tags: Cisco, digital, Digital transformation, Digital Value at Stake, digital vortex, Disruption, Mike Riegel, thought leadership, value