Imagine that you’re standing out in the middle of a desert. All you and your work team can see is endless sand. You know where you are only from the GPS coordinates – there are no roads, no cell towers, no infrastructure. Can you expect to be able to utilize radios, smart phones, tablets, and teleconferencing systems just as though you were back in your home office?Yes, you can! Today even the most remote teams can rely on real-time collaboration capabilities you need to get the job done. See how BP Iraq is utilizing Cisco networking in this Executive ViewPoints interview with CIO Semeen Akhter.
Today’s companies, government personnel, world health organizations, scientists, and others are increasingly penetrating into areas that traditionally have little to no network infrastructure. In third-world countries especially, these remote project teams still need to be able to collaborate in real time.
Just think of the possibilities….
- Rapidly resolving operations problems in a production facility
- Analyzing new findings on local conditions right from the field
- Accessing fellow experts in real time to consult on health problems in a distant village
- Collaborating with other teams, in other provinces, to coordinate new policies
The list goes on.
Collaboration anywhere, everywhere, on any device. It’s the future of networking.