Today, Citrix announces XenDesktop 5.5 with the addition of “Personal vDisk” from their recent acquisition of RingCube. To give credit, this story on RingCube broke earlier from folks like:
Having been a former member of the executive team at RingCube prior to re-joining Cisco’s desktop virtualization group, I’m pleased to see Citrix get aggressive about tackling this problem. And the overarching problem has been that corporate PCs have evolved to become more cumbersome, less productive and less “personal” to work on in recent years.
Now you might ask – is it really important that “Personal Computers (PCs)” remain “Personal”? Well, actually it turns out even in a corporate setting, it makes a huge difference. IT departments can dictate to some degree what employees can and can not use for business but each day we see an explosion of more usage on more personalized devices. As knowledge professionals, these devices often operate as an extension of who we are, what we say, and what we do.
How did we get here?
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Tags: Cisco, citrix, collaboration, desktop virtualization, user experience, vxi
Source: Social Giving Infographic
Frank Barry at NETWITSTHINKTANK has published a compelling infographic that visually describes the power of social media to enhance charitable giving.
He describes this as the power of “friends asking friends.” A call out in the graphic notes, “Participants who use online fundraising tools raise six times more money than those who don’t.”
See the social giving infographic.
I know this has worked with me – I feel good when I click on a friend’s Facebook post about a walk they are doing or a cause they support. For just $5 or $10, I can support them and their cause and it’s a win-win-win.
According to the article,
Overall, those who use social media tools at all increased their fundraising by 40% compared to peers. However, fewer than half of fundraisers tap into their social networks or use social media tools when fundraising.
Those are persuasive numbers. The infographic shows a host of tools folks are using to raise money and it includes hosting events and other online tools. That’s where WebEx can help. It is just another tool to add to your arsenal for social fundraising. Read More »
Tags: donation, event, fundraising, giving, Recording, social media, WebEX, WebEx 8
If you aren’t using online meetings, you are working too hard.
Taking it online gives you the freedom to do more, work effectively and maybe even get a bit of your life back. With the added convenience of mobile access, recording and Outlook scheduling, using WebEx to host your meetings online is smart.
Unlimited WebEx meetings with up to 8 people just $19/month. Learn more.
While executives are clear they need a powerful communication’s arsenal (see report here) smaller businesses and individuals aren’tyet reaping the rewards. WebEx wants to make video conferencing accessible to everyone in any sized company – from the 90% of employees who work offsite cited in the report, to freelancers, home businesses, start-ups and more. Read More »
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Research shows that when managers get involved the process of bringing a new employee up-to-speed, the new hire learns what they need to know much faster. That means you get a team member who can deliver results that much sooner.
But how is it done? Find out in this terrific webinar from the Ken Blanchard team.
In many organizations, on-boarding is little more than making sure new people feel comfortable in the department. That only gets you so far. Master Certified Coach Madeleine Homan-Blanchard will share three strategies managers Read More »
Tags: Cisco, leadership, Results, training, WebEX
Earlier this year, Cisco was named the market leader in digital signage by Frost and Sullivan. With our broad customer base and large IT & AV partner ecosystem, this places Cisco in a unique position to have insight into emerging digital signage trends and customer needs. Digital signage is more than just a targeted advertising device; it becoming one of many video applications considered in enterprise video strategies and it’s an interactive communications tool to speed information across a large campus and increase collaboration within an organization.
For example, Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) deployed Cisco Digital Signs as part of an emergency preparedness initiative. With over 100 Cisco Digital Signs across multiple campuses and sites, NOVA was able to respond quickly during a campus shooting: they used a customized front-end web interface, accessible from campus safety officials’ mobile devices, to display emergency content to all the screens. In just a few clicks, all screens instantly switched to the emergency messaging.
In the video below, I highlight some of the established signage trends that we are seeing across multiple industries, as well as new use cases for digital signage that continue to add value to customer deployments.
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Tags: customer, digital signage, DMS, video