We all know how close we are to our mobile devices and digital technology, and how much we rely on these new tools – 87% of us use our mobile device while on the go and 81% of users read email on their mobile – and all of us use some combination of the web, mobile, video, social media, computing power, collaboration tools, and digital networks in our daily business lives.
We take advantage of advanced digital technologies for efficiency, effectiveness, and loftier performance in business, so why wouldn’t an athlete use these technologies to their advantage while in training or on the field of athletic competition?
- NFL quarterbacks have in-helmet speakers and microphones to get plays called-in from the coaches on the sidelines (as noted by the green sticker on the back of the helmet).
- The America’s Cup racing teams go to elaborate measures and spend incredible sums of money to hone their boat hull technologies for competitive advantage.
- Better strength-training machines (and outlawed performance-enhancing drug cocktails) optimize the human body for maximum performance.
- Special fabric technologies reduce wind- and water-drag for a few hundredths-of-a-second advantage in skiing and swimming competitions.
The examples are all around us, in virtually every sport or game, including the university-level, professional, and the Olympics. Read More »
Tags: digital, Mark Yolton, olympics, technology
The Cisco Sports & Entertainment Solutions Group is the worldwide leader in “Connecting the Unconnected” fans around the world. It’s not just something we say, it’s something we do day in, day out with our customers and partners in more than 200 stadiums across the world and also during Global Mega Events worldwide. Cisco is known for pushing the envelope and changing the way we work, live, PLAY and learn. We continue to bring the most innovative solutions to the industry, and since 2005 our goal to connect millions of fans with the action has come true across more than 30 countries, with teams, venues and leagues who are successfully using our Portfolio of Technology Solutions.
To name a few examples of world-class venues -- the amazing MetLife Stadium (New York), the Mercedes-Benz Superdome (New Orleans), Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis), AT&T Stadium (Dallas), and Sun Life Stadium (Miami). The demand for a proven technology solution is growing leaps and bounds.
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Tags: AT&T Stadium, Cisco Sports & Entertainment; MetLife Stadium, connecting the unconnected, Lucas Oil Stadium, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Sun Life Stadium
I was recently on a panel entitled “It’s 12 o’clock. Do you know where your buyers are?”at the In2 Summit and the question of the panel immediately struck me as already answered long ago. The topic: does content marketing work and can you reach the right people? One of my fellow panelists, Mark Stouse, VP of global communications and customer connect at BMC Software said something that really hit home. According to him one of our biggest issues as communicators right now is trust. At first I didn’t understand what he meant but then realized he is absolutely right. With social media there is a lot of noise, so our goal is to stand out and gain our audience trust. We can do this with the content we create and by engaging with them on the social channels they are on. Read More »
Tags: content marketing, social, social media
The second in a series on Cisco’s mobile strategy.
Apps, apps and more apps, is your company experiencing a proliferation of apps? Cisco certainly is. We are moving out of the experimental stage of app development and shifting toward measuring ‘repetitive usage’ as one of the main gauges for on-going support and improvements.
Tags: cisco any connect, cisco apps, cisco mobile apps, jabber, mobile, Mobile Apps, proliferation of apps, responsive, Technical Support, top cisco apps, WebEX
Approximately 45% of us make New Year’s Resolutions according to research by the University of Scranton. Among the top ten resolutions for 2014 are:
- stay fit and healthy,
- spend less and save more,
- learn something exciting, and
- spend more time with family.
Good luck with that…
We all start with good intentions in January, but often lose momentum by the end of the month with only 8% of us achieving our resolution during the year. I admit to invariably occupying the category of the underperforming 92%.
Add ‘Digital’ to Your 2014 Resolutions Read More »
Tags: 2014 resolutions, digital, Mark Yolton