This new deployment model will be delivered initially, with the release of Quad 2.5, in the United States and Canada through ACS (a Xerox company), in Europe through Logicalis UK, and in Australia through Alphawest (a wholly owned subsidiary of Optus). In addition, we announced a key partnership with systems integrator, Capgemini, through which customers will be able to leverage the experience and expertise needed to drive the successful deployment and adoption of social collaboration in the enterprise.
And finally, lots of updates and pre-built integrations in the upcoming release of Quad 2.5, which is targeted for availability in late August, that are designed to deliver enhanced end-user engagement and adoption of the platform. For more details on the news, tune into this video discussion with Phil Heyneker, Leon Baranovsky, and Lawrence Liu.
Cisco Live Las Vegas is again around the corner – So back to Mandalay Bay , like it or not
This year will be a very special one with a 2 years celebration of the UCS launch!
In case you missed the comments on this incredible journey, check some of our recent blogs on the subject.
At this point, I am pretty sure that you have already made your plan for this conference (Flying in or not)
Whether you’re coming or not, first thing you want to do is to follow and use our special hash tag #cldc11 in addition of the general #cl11 hash tag
So if you registered to the physical event, here a website to visit to know the data center activities
Please check to make sure that you don’t miss an opportunity to educate yourself, and to meet great people
If you are a data center blogger , please let us know using the following spreadsheet.
I will send you an invitation for a special meet up /happy hourson Monday July 11th -5:00 to 6:30 pm
It will be an additional opportunity to meet our team of bloggers , as well as other bloggers – The virtual world as certainly a lot of virtues, but sometimes it’s great to have face to face conversations .
To thank you for coming , I am organizing also a little raffle with the opportunity to win an iPad
I want also to bring your attention on the presence of numerous Data Center partners who are instrumental in creating with us very compelling solutions : Vblock, Flexpod , Desktop Virtualization, Cloud computing, UCS, Mission Critical applications.
If you are not coming to Cisco Live in Las Vegas , you still can attend some of the sessions on Cisco Live Virtual. So I invite you to register on the website, as the key notes and a significant numbers of sessions will be streamed .
Cisco’s been busy this week with news from the collaboration space and the Enterprise 2.O conference this week. It’s been about QUAD—Cisco’s enterprise collaboration platform for today’s workforce: social, mobile, visual, and virtual. It puts people first by offering an integrated and personalized experience that brings together the collaborative, business-oriented, and transactional tools and applications people use over the course of the workday. Sounds awesome doesn’t it? As long as people use it…that’s the trick to real success with any technology driving for a business outcome…utilization.
Along with the technology, Cisco also is offering some important Advanced Services for QUAD and Collaboration including new change management and adoption services — allowing customers to get the best out of their collaborative technologies, while minimizing the disruptive impact of change to employees, partners and customers. These services were designed to help with the adoption of QUAD and handle everything from assessment, planning, strategy and governance, marketing communications to training.
Change isn’t always an automatic and that’s exactly why there’s the need for Professional Services and change management to go along with the technology that really gets people to actualize the benefits of the offerings. Hans Hwang VP Advanced Services shares some further insight on this issue on his blog . And, if you want to go deeper there’s a paper and some interesting upcoming workshops you can attend on Defining a Collaboration Strategy & Architecture to Accelerate Time-to-Value or a Enable a New Collaboration Experience with Enterprise Social Software webcasts.
Here’s to success change and QUAD!
With Cisco TelePresence, the Hall of Science takes remote visitors all around its museum floor. People in places like Sacramento, California; Seattle, Washington; St. Joseph, Michigan; Ontario, Canada; and Mexico City, Mexico have gone to the Hall of Science to dissect cows’ eyes, learn about the phases of matter, and study the science of sports—and they haven’t set foot on an airplane.
We had a chance to catch up with Murali Sitaram and Jim Grubb at this year’s Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston. In this short interview, Murali and Jim share their impressions on the state of Enterprise 2.0, how it represents a unique opportunity for organizations to re-think the way they operate, and how Cisco is approaching the space with Cisco Quad.