I can’t wait to stay at the new JW Marriott Marquis next time I visit Miami, Florida. The hotel sets a new standard for technology in the hospitality industry using multiple Cisco Collaboration Solution architectures across unified communications, video, and data center. The hotel is breaking new ground with a unique, “virtual agent” in its Cisco TelePresence-based, Virtual Concierge—the world’s first such application. Hotel guests will find other video applications throughout the facility from the moment they enter the lobby to their individual guest rooms to the basketball arena with the world’s largest all-Cisco video wall. In the video below, Howard Lock,director, Internet Business Solutions Group, discusses one way that JW Marriott Marquis is using TelePresence technology to provide the ultimate guest experience and demonstrates the new Virtual Concierge in action. Click here to learn more about pervasive video at the JW Marriott Marquis.
We have a not-so-hidden treasure at Cisco. His name is Inder Sidhu and he’s an amazing executive. He is Cisco’s Senior Vice President of Strategy and Planning for Worldwide Operations but more importantly, he’s a communicator interested in sharing the secrets he’s learned in business with us.
His work has been recognized business leaders and business school leaders who recommend Inder and his advice as essential for anyone who is looking at business in a strategic, thoughtful way. His book is called “Doing Both” because he believes you don’t have to choose a single path.
WebEx high quality video is even better! Now you can test out new hairstyles with the Easy-Style feature when you are hosting or participating in a WebEx. All you do is log into your meeting, turn on your web cam and use the Easy-Style tool to try new hairstyles while you meet!
From up-dos to sweeps, comb-overs to The Beiber, you can try them all with just a simply click and drag. Want to try a new color? That’s available too. Blonde, brunette, redhead or just a hint of wild color, you can try them out with Easy-Style.
Are you a LinkedIn member? If so, we’d love your help.
LinkedIn recently enhanced their company pages to let businesses feature more on their profile. It’s a nice enhancement and the way they did it is consistent with the “reference-based” nature of their site! When we post something, the site elicits recommendations from its members -- you -- to talk about your experience with us.
With social media capturing the interest of marketing and sales folks everywhere, we are all looking for ways to increase engagement in the tools we already use. By using the polling feature in WebEx, you can do just that.