All I can say is WOW! What a way to welcome the Public Sector customers to Cisco LIVE. Dave West hosted a Public Sector Open Session for those customers attending Cisco LIVE. Of over 1000 registered PS customers, we had almost 200 of them show up to hear Dave’s welcome and information from some of Dave’s senior Directors.
According to a recent article in ARN, economic resurgence following the recent global financial crisis has opened wide the Australian telepresence market. Already a telepresence pioneer in terms of education, the Australian telepresence market is now also taking off in government, banking and financial services, utilities and mining, health care, and professional services, the article said.
The story focused on a study by Frost & Sullivan analysts who looked at trends in the videoconferencing market, which includes telepresence. They found revenues increased by 33 percent in 2010 and predicted the Aussie videoconferencing market would more than triple by 2017.
While we are excited about the increasing economic confidence and concurrent eagerness to adopt telepresence, it’s worth noting that telepresence technology can also act as an austerity measure. Take the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), which recently began installing telepresence in 15 sites around the country. GSA wants to increase telepresence use as a cost-cutting measure, in response to budget cuts, according to Fierce Government IT. The telepresence centers will enable more teleworking and lessen the need for expensive business travel.
The fact that governments, businesses, manufacturers, schools, and health care networks all seek to adopt telepresence technology—some as an upgrade, others as a money-saver—demonstrates the versatility of the technology. Telepresence crosses economic lines, meets multiple needs, and makes communication more efficient and convenient. It’s exciting to be part of the revolution! Do you agree?
Hello all. I’m here at Cisco LIVE preparing for the Public Sector Open Session. At the PS Open Session, you will hear about Cisco’s offerings around Cloud, Cybersecurity and Collaboration. I also hear that they have a special treat for those attending. Someone said something about the Alaska Wildlife Preserve. We had our rehearsal session this morning, so I got a bit of a sneak peak, but you’ll just have to join us Sunday afternoon to see more.
I will be providing updates on a daily basis, including some videos, of the happenings going on here. Please check back to see what’s happening, some of the highlights, and what Cisco is doing for Public Sector customers.
I would also like to mention that we have some new ways to communicate with us. We have a brand new Twitter account where you can follow what’s happening at @CiscoGovt. And, we’ve recently brought up our Public Sector Community, a place where you can talk with your peers at the Public Sector Customer Connection. This is a place for you to discuss your concerns, issues and wins with other Cisco customers without having Cisco people interfere. Rest assured, we will be listening, and we will make sure you know who is listening, so that you can be sure your conversations are being heard by the right people. But this is intended to be a place where you can talk openly about whatever is on your mind. I look forward to seeing your conversations.
That’s if for now. Watch for further updates, videos and happenings from Cisco LIVE 2011.
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