It’s that time of year again. Spring in Orlando where the industry will gather for Enterprise Connect, and the Cisco team will be there in full force.
So get ready for a whole new set of statistics demonstrating the health of our industry and the pace of change in the post-PC era. For example:
- Between 2011 and 2016, mobile data traffic is expected to increase 1800%
- Video traffic is expected to make up 70% of that mobile data in 2016 and more than 90% of network traffic
- Cloud services, which are being accelerated by the adoption of tablets and smartphones, will drive a second wave of IT consumerization. Software as a service, which is already disrupting more than 25% of the enterprise application space, will go on to change the way we collaborate globally
(Sources: Cisco Visual Networking Index Feb 2012, “Which Software Markets Will SaaS Disrupt?” Forrester Research, January 2011)
At Enterprise Connect, we at Cisco want to hear how these changes are affecting your businesses today – and how you are planning for tomorrow. Video, cloud collaboration services, mobility, and customer collaboration are some of the themes we look forward to discussing.
I hope you will make time to see my colleague, OJ Winge, deliver the Cisco keynote on March 27th at 10am Eastern time (7am Pacific). You can also watch it live on nojitter.com.
Cisco will announce some exciting news on March 27th, and you are invited to join us for a webcast at 12 noon Eastern time (9am Pacific). Learn about new Cisco Collaboration solutions that deliver people-centric collaboration on your choice of device. Register for the Cisco announcement webcast and watch it live on the Cisco Collaboration Virtual Experience.
It’s been a really exciting year in collaboration, and I look forward to the coming year. Enjoy Enterprise Connect.