The phenomenon of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) has definitely become a top of mind issue for CIOs and end-users alike. No discussion in IT circles is complete these days without this topic coming up. IDG says that as many as three quarters of the workforce in Asia already engage in some form of BYOD with 66% of Asians owning at least one smart tablet device. Clearly, this is changing the way we work, live, play and learn. The big questions for the community are:
- Is BYOD here to stay?
- How do we maximize this trend
- What are the things to look out for?
According to the latest Cisco Connected World Technology Report, between
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Tags: Asia, Bring your Own Device (BYOD), Cisco Jabber, collaboration, TelePresence, WebEX
In my last post I talked about how telepresence is moving beyond the boardroom and being used in unique ways to add value, impact business process, and extend well beyond the basic function of travel cost savings to deliver better and more innovative results. Cisco TelePresence is giving customers of all sizes and across all industries a competitive edge by improving the quality of products, speeding up review cycles and accelerating time-to-market.
A great example of this in the mid-market is Coraid, a storage technology provider based in Redwood City, California. Coraid is using multiple Cisco collaboration solutions, including the Cisco TelePresence EX Series and Quick Set C20 endpoints, Cisco Jabber along with Cisco WebEx Telepresence to foster communications between its headquarters in Silicon Valley and product development office in Georgia. In a field where moving quickly to stay ahead of the competition is crucial, telepresence enables Coraid to go-to-market faster with new offerings and to continue to pave the way as innovators. This has given them the ability to also move up-market and engage with larger, Fortune 500 companies to grow their business. See the impact Cisco has had in their organization in this recent video.
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Tags: C20 QuickSet, Cisco, collaboration, Coraid, EX Series, jabber, TelePresence, WebEX
One of the famous axioms in business is, “It’s better to work smarter than harder.” I’ll add one for government employees, “You’d be wise to spend taxpayer money smartly.” The City of Longwood, a suburb of Orlando, Florida, which is known for its historic heritage and small-town charm is doing just that.
The challenge facing the City was its 150 employees were dispersed between ten buildings across town including City Hall, Police Department, Fire Department and Water Utilities. So, when a desktop service request came into the IT department, the IT Manager, Craig Dunn, needed to travel across town to resolve the issue.
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Tags: Cisco Virtualization Experience Client, Cisco Virtualization Experience Infrastructure, Cisco VXI, collaboration, customer case study
One of the best aspects of my job is the opportunity to meet with customers, partners, and analysts–not just to talk about our industry-leading products, but even more importantly, to listen. One of the consistent messages I’ve received in recent years is the need for all contact center vendors to streamline and simplify their products, which is why I’m so excited about our recent 9.0 release of Customer Collaboration. The 9.0 release introduces exciting new features and functionality with an overarching theme – keep it simple. Read More »
Tags: Cisco Customer Collaboration, collaboration, contact center, Packaged CCE
Collaborative communication is a challenge we all face, especially when we need to communicate globally. Many of us know all about the difficulties of working across borders and time zones: with the best will in the world, it can sometimes be a recipe for confusion, exclusion and missed opportunities.
With this in mind, I decided to ask one of Cisco’s virtual collaboration veterans for his take on how to work as a global team, and get it right.
Arnaud Boue is a Cisco Finance Business Manager. In 2010 he was invited to work on the design of a WW team looking at how to deliver world-class Business Intelligence Services.
His initial approach was, as he puts it, “fairly standard”. He’s the first to admit that things started going awry straight away: “It’s all too common to fall into the trap of miscommunicating common goals, especially when you are working with a multi-national team. If you don’t ensure that everyone is properly briefed, people usually start to work regionally, not globally.”
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Tags: collaboration, diversity, inclusion, openminds