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?
Clouds. Cloudy. Cloudless. Partially cloudy? Clear as day?
Seems I hear the word “cloud” an awful lot these days. Cisco did a funny video on “what is cloud computing” that calls out what we all know -- “cloud” is a word often used and frequently understood. When it comes to putting your collaboration tools into the cloud, it all becomes even more confusing. TechWiseTV is addressing this whole “collaboration in the cloud” notion head on! Join us for these upcoming events as we find out if the forecast is cloudy, but clear!
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.