Nearly, twenty thousand fans in seats, all connected, all sharing the same exciting sports experience. Taking and posting pictures to Facebook throughout the game, using Smartphones to stay in touch with friends and tweeting exciting game moments. They use free mobile apps to play team trivia games and earn points at the concession stands. They look up sports stats, check traffic, and buy tickets for the next game. Never a dull moment.
Located in Kansas City and opened in 2011, LIVESTRONG Sporting Park is an innovator in every sense of the word. It is home to a sport that is a relative latecomer in the U.S. – soccer – and it features the world’s most advanced technology – to enable the fans who refuse to be simply spectators. Read More »
Tags: Carrie Krinock, CEO, CIO, Cisco Connected Stadium Wi-Fi, Cisco stadiumvision, Executive ViewPoints, Kansas City, LIVESTRONG Sporting Park, MLS, Pasha, Robb Heinemann, Sporting KC, stadium
We’ve all heard some pretty outrageous myths and urban legends. You know, your mom probably warned you that if you swallow chewing gum, it will remain undigested in your gut for seven years.
Or did you hear that penguins will fall on their backs trying to see airplanes flying overhead?
And, finally, you may have heard that a “good enough” network will work just fine for video, voice, and mission-critical applications.
The truth is, none of these myths is true.
And there was some major mythbusting going on yesterday during the “Debunking the Myth of the Good Enough Network” webcast.
Bob Cagnazzi, CEO of BlueWater Communications Group (Cisco Master Partner); Rob Lloyd, Cisco’s EVP of Worldwide Operations; and Mike Rau, Cisco’s VP and CTO of Borderless Networks helped to debunk the seven most misleading myths of the “good enough” network. They talked about the dreaded Single Purpose Myth, the horrific Security as a Bolt On Myth, and the scary Application and Endpoint Ignorant Myth, just to name a few.
After he debunked those myths, Mike then provided key questions for our partners to ask their customers to find out if their network is ready.
Ready for what? Read More »
Tags: bluewater, cagnazzi, CEO, customer, debunk, mike rau, myths, network, partner, rob lloyd, video, virtualization
It’s Friday now (in much of the world) and while we may not have a catchy tune to go with this blog post, we do have a catchy video for you to watch before you head off to enjoy the weekend. So pull up a chair and watch the latest from the TalkinCloud site.
The video captures Cisco CEO John Chambers and Cisco Executive VP Rob Lloyd talking frankly about Cisco’s cloud computing strategy and Cloud Partner Program.
Though the Channels blog captured quite a few video moments at Partner Summit, this press conference escaped our cameras so we’re happy to see this video emerge.
What did John and Rob cover in the video?
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Tags: builder, CEO, Cisco, ciscops11, cloud, evp, friday, john chambers, partner summit, rob lloyd, services
“Cloud is going to be the dominant technology going forward,” as Michael Capellas told us at Partner Summit 2011.
And, he knows a thing or two about cloud—after all he’s the CEO of the Virtual Computing Enviroment (VCE), the joint venture between Cisco, VMware, and EMC.
When VCE was formed, the goal was to accelerate the transition to fully virtualized environments and private clouds. And with the Vblock, VCE delivers the industry’s first completely integrated IT offering that combines best-in-class virtualization, networking, computing, storage, security, and management technologies with end-to-end vendor accountability.
While I was on site at Partner Summit, I got the chance to chat with Michael Capellas and he discussed the value that VCE brings to our partners.
How does that impact you and your business? Read More »
Tags: CEO, Cisco, ciscops11, EMC, michael capellas, partner, partner summit, partners, VCE, virtual computing environment, VMware
Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers and I ran into the Deutsche Telekom CEO Rene Obermann today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Rene professed his love of his Flip camera for video blogging as soon as he saw John, so I grabbed my own Flip and asked him to speak into the camera….
Tags: CEO, Davos, Deutsche Telecom, Flip, WEF