As organization race to digitize their businesses, building a mobile strategy is a top priority. A mobile strategy is not just about building mobile apps, then calling it a day. Let’s take a look at these unsettling stats: Organizations are spending $270K per business app on average and yet only 46% of executives indicate adoption and deployments have been effective. Clearly businesses cannot afford these types of results in today’s competitive landscape.
Organizations need to shift their focus from the Mobile App to the Mobile Experience. This means before anyone starts porting applications to mobile devices, businesses and IT must team up to assess their joint goals and list out the most common mobility use cases for their employees, customers and partners. This effort will help the organization prioritize requirements for better results in the near-term.
IT needs to assess their readiness for the full mobile journey end-to-end, and ensure every team – desktop services, application development, business analytics, security operations, network operations – can support the expected user experience and business outcomes. For example, many retailers are building mobile sales associate apps to allow salespeople to freely move around the store and show online catalogs, lookup inventory and transact point-of-sales wherever customers are located. But if the application is slow, they’ll either be abandoned by the roaming salespeople or, worse, they’ll create a painful experience for customers as they and the salesperson are forced to wait for these ‘time saving’ devices to load. Either way, the mobile investments will be a total loss.
Learn from the Experts to Accelerate Your Mobile Journey
If you are attending Cisco Live in San Diego next week, you can meet with experts sharing best practices across every stage of the mobile journey, including how to:
- Engage employees and customers with context aware data that delivers more personalized experiences
- Protect users, data, and the business through network-enabled security
- Accelerate mobile experiences with seamless onboarding and an agile network
- Discover business and IT insights through network analytics that allow you to continuously improve upon the experience
Be sure to check out these sessions to learn how Cisco solutions can help mobilize your business, including our newest 802.11ac Wave 2 innovations. Read More »
Tags: #CLUS, 802.11ac wave 2, Cisco Mobility, cmx, EMSP, Hyperlocation, wireless
Following the Hortonworks Blog, we are lucky to have James Gold from SAP as next blogger in the Why I love Big Data guest partner series. James explains how customers experience is greatly improved via predictive maintenance in a connected factory.
James Gold, Director, Global Technology Partner Marketing, SAP SE
Jim is an enterprise software veteran who’s held a number of senior marketing and business development positions at large, mid-size and startup technology companies. In his current position as Director of Global Technology Partner Marketing for SAP, he’s responsible for co-marketing, business development and co-innovation of key SAP strategic alliances, including Cisco Systems, Inc. Previously, he held product marketing positions in support of SAP HANA Cloud Platform and SAP virtualization technologies.
Prior to SAP, Jim worked in a variety of senior roles in partner and product marketing, business development and channel enablement. He began his software career at IBM, and has worked at Intuit, LivePerson and Lithium Technologies, among others.Jim graduated cum laude from the University of Vermont, and has done graduate work in business and political science.
If you’ve spent much of your career in customer facing roles as I have, you know it from experience: whatever your business, there’s simply no substitute for a true customer advocate. It’s been said more than once that “the most important person selling what you’re offering is…your customer.” And with no shortage of vehicles to share product and service experiences, we all know that your customer’s opinion — positive or negative — can impact business like never before.
So what does this have to do with Big Data, Analytics, and Internet of Everything (IoE) – along with SAP, Hortonworks and Cisco? I hope you’ll stop by World of Solutions (1733) Connected Factory at Cisco Live to find out for yourself! You’ll see a powerful example of a Predictive Maintenance application that combines real-time and historical data about asset performance and repair to proactively prevent disruptions, increase manufacturing yield, reduce costs – and ultimately improve customer service.
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Tags: #CiscoACI, #CLUS, @ciscoDC, BigData, cisco live, CiscoUCS, data center, Hortonworks, SAP, tco
Welcome to Cisco Live San Diego 2015!
We are excited to showcase our Enterprise Mobility booth, announcements and events at #CLUS. This page is a resource page to help you in planning for all of the exciting Mobility activities at Cisco Live San Diego. Feel free to bookmark this page and come back to learn about all of the latest news at the event.
Cisco Live is Cisco’s premier education and training destination for IT professionals worldwide. Mark your calendar for Cisco Live 2015, June 7 – 11 in San Diego. Visit the Enterprise Mobility booth to learn more about new products, announcements, demos, sessions and win prizes!
Venue Information: San Diego Convention Center
111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Featured Sessions (and other sessions visit here)
Monday, June 8
Innovation Talk: Future of the Network (with CMX live demo) – Rob Soderbery, 1:00-2:00pm PT
PSO Session: 3-Steps to Creating an Effective Mobility Strategy – Prashanth Shenoy, 8:30-9:30am PT
Tuesday, June 9
Booth Theatre Session: Developing an Enterprise Mobility Strategy – Raakhee Mistry, 3:15-3:30pm PT
Wednesday, June 10
Booth Theatre Session: Prepare for the Next Wave of Mobility (.11ac Wave 2 Innovations) – Bill Rubino, 11:30-11:45am PT
PSO Session: Customer Experience – The New Competitive Battleground – George Wilson, Stephen Smith 1:00–2:00 pm PT
Thursday, June 11
PSO Session: CMX: The Latest in Location Innovations and Analytics – Jagdish Girimaji, 8-9am PT
Booth Theatre Session: Engage Your Customers With Connected Mobile Experiences – Jolene Tam, 1:30-1:45pm PT
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Tags: #CLUS, 802.11ac, cisco live san diego, Cisco Mobility, Cisco Wireless, CLUS demos, CLUS sessions, CLUS15, cmx, connected mobile experiences, EN5, Hyperlocation
Guest Blog by Igor Dayen, SP Product and Solutions Marketing
We have been enabling service providers to transform the experience, transform the business and transform the architecture with cloud-based capabilities. Service providers now have more options to achieve business outcomes such as increasing revenue, decreasing operating expenses and enhancing agility when implementing Cisco strategy. Using the Cisco Open Network Strategy for service providers, you as a service provider can take full advantage of your untapped network value, improve business agility, and simplify operations.
This year at Cisco Live San Diego 2015, we have prepared a great collection of demos Read More »
Tags: #CLUS, Cisco, Cisco Open Network Strategy, epn, esp, NFV, San Diego, SDN, Service Provider, videoscape
Cisco Live is coming up next week in San Diego. I know many of you will be there to show just how the Cisco Partner Ecosystem provides the business outcomes our customers demand. I’ll be heading there on Sunday and I hope to see many of you while I’m there.
The Cisco Partner Social Media team will be on hand to help keep you focused on the happenings of interest to Cisco Partners. Be sure to let me know where my focus can help you and I will certainly do what I can to make sure you have the information you need.
Now before we get to San Diego next week, I thought I’d give you a brief look at where I’ll be focusing my efforts next week: Read More »
Tags: #CLUS, Cisco, cisco live, partner