Learn how SaaS productivity tools like HOSTED email, instant messaging and web conferencing are coming together for the desktop. How are they radically reducing costs for enterprises? What really unifies these applications and how well do they integrate with your existing UC infrastructure? Join our Collaboration Software Group experts as they reveal what’s new with these technologies and the secrets to successful deployments.
Welcome to the shownotes for our 65th Episode where we dig into all the incredible things we can now do..in the clouds! If you have not seen the show, please check it out as soon as you can…the following notes assume you have watched it and may be looking for a bit more detail or some of the links. You can watch a quick preview teaser on our YouTube page if you like…check out the detail below and let me know what you think!
Segment 1: What is collaboration in the cloud?
Segment 2: Why the Cloud?
Segment 3: Moving Mail to the Cloud
Segment 4: Instant Messaging All Grown Up
Segment 5: Web Conferencing meets Business Video
Segment 6: Meetings on your Smart Phone
Segment 7: Clearing the Clouds – Architecture and Trust
This was a really fun show to do for a number of reasons, but mainly the old and new friends we pulled this off with. First, Ramesh Bijor and his team started hauling in ‘stuff’ for their demo a few days before taping…I was not entirely sure what all he was setting up but I was blown away when he fired it up. We had to get creative with him since there were really three demonstrations he wanted to cram into one segment…we liked all of them, but we had to make a few changes.
When I heard the word “Zone” my mind drafted to the very first form of VLANs I set up long ago; AppleTalk Zones. AT Zones were a great idea ahead of their time and certainly set up the world to understand that digital partitioning based upon a logical grouping is a very good thing. As I stepped out of the Way-Back Machine, I thought of a more common use for zones in networking today; Zone Based Firewall Policies on the ASA.
Wow -- Cisco was in the house for Voicecon this year! For a company that was not taken seriously as a voice vendor a few years ago, this year we were rocking this conference. Walking around in my Cisco t-shirt, I was stopped several times by folks who complimented the shirts (simple black t-shirt with Cisco in white on the front) and one guy admitted to me he was sick of the “awful colors” on t-shirts. Then I overheard a passing comment about how “Cisco people are EVERYWHERE”.
So besides Cisco being highly visible, what other impressions am I taking away from Voicecon this year?
We have a great show coming up on April 15 where we dive in ‘TechWiseTV Style’ to some of the most interesting details and demonstrations that have come out of Cisco’s recent Borderless Networks Launch. (Good round up of what was announced). One of the key messages throughout our whole April ‘Power’ show is the use of Energy. Fundamental to much of what we cover is a great segment with our old EnergyWise friend John Parello. John helped us clean up the script a bit here in our very first animation project -- simple…but a big deal to us! Would love to get your feedback on this style of story-telling. Let us know what you think in the notes below.