Ever had a customer who hesitates to buy a dress because she worries she’ll never find the right accessories to tie the look together? Or because she’s just not sure it’ll pass the boyfriend test? Too often such customers leave empty-handed, promising to come back with the man and/or potential shoes and jewelry in tow so she can decide.
Sometimes she comes back. Usually she doesn’t.
That doesn’t have to happen anymore, and retailers have technology to thank for it.
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Tags: Cisco Cius, Cius, collaboration, retail, shopping experience, technology in stores
Once upon a time in the days of Opie and Andy, doctors made house calls. I’ve seen it on TV, so it must be true. Now, a doctor visit usually requires that you do the visiting to a clinic, office, or hospital. An initial appointment may result in referrals for tests or to specialists – more visits, parking lots, waiting rooms. Sometimes your information gets transferred along, sometimes it doesn’t.
Mobile devices are showing up everywhere, healthcare included. There’s even a new word: mHealth. (We had e-everything in the early 2000s, then came along iSomething, so let’s now move further into the alphabet with mWords.) Read More »
Tags: collaboration, emergency response, healthcare, medical, mHealth, mobile devices, mobile emergency response, mobile healthcare, mobility, NERV, tablet, video
Answers To Your Frequently Asked Questions
With over 100,000 followers to our Corporate Twitter Page, @CiscoSystems, we receive a decent amount of questions from the community. To help get your questions answered, we’ve outlined some frequently asked questions here for you. If you do not find the answer you’re looking for, please send a tweet to @CiscoSystems and we will do our best to get your question answered in a timely manner. Thanks for engaging with us and happy tweeting!
Q: What is Cisco’s data center strategy?
A: Cisco is helping customers to unify their data centers with integrated compute, network, storage access, virtualization and management. Our end goal is to help organizations simplify operations, reduce costs, and improve business agility so they can better accomplish their business goals. With a Cisco Unified Data Center, customers report dramatic operational and cost improvements up to: 30 percent lower infrastructure costs, 90 percent reduction in deployment times, 40 percent improvements in application performance, and 60 percent reductions in power/cooling costs.
Q: What is Cisco’s collaboration philosophy?
A: From IP communications to mobility, customer care, Web conferencing, messaging, enterprise social software, and interoperable telepresence experiences, Cisco brings together network-based, integrated collaboration solutions based on open standards. These solutions offered across on-premise, cloud-based or virtualized platforms, as well as services from Cisco and our partners, are designed to help promote business growth, innovation and productivity through anytime, anywhere, any device communication. They are also designed to help accelerate team performance, protect investments, and simplify the process of finding the right people and information. For more information, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10680/index.html
Q: What is Cisco’s service provider video strategy?
A: Cisco’s service provider video strategy is to enable a new generation of TV experiences via Cisco Videoscape, a comprehensive TV platform for service providers that brings together digital TV and online content with social media and communications applications to create a truly immersive home and mobile video entertainment experience. Videoscape is unique in that it utilizes the cloud, the network, and client devices to deliver new multi-screen video experiences over the Internet.
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Tags: collaboration, corporate newsroom, data center, FAQ, twitter, video
If you caught Secretary Arne Duncan on the Jon Stewart show back on February 16th, the Secretary reiterated an education theme that has been common over the years for the Obama administration. When pressed by Stewart on how the U.S. Department of Education can help drive innovation in our schools, Duncan answered, the real creative breakthroughs “…need to spring from the local district, superintendents & principals themselves … and not the Washington bureaucracy.”
Enter Itasca Schools — in the very rural outstretches of northeast Minnesota. It’s another example, along with Mooresville Schools in North Carolina, of how local schools and school districts are doing exactly that.
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Tags: collaboration, edtech, education, TelePresence, video conferencing
We are excited to showcase our latest retail video case study with Sport Chalet, a chain of 54 stores in four western states. California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, plus an online store, www.sportchalet.com.
In this video Craig Levra, Chairman and CEO and Ted Jackson, Vice President of information technology and CIO of Sport Chalet discusses the importance of customer experience to Sport Chalet. The video overviews how technology is an enabler to help their current and future business needs.
With their partnership with Cisco, Sport Chalet leverages technologies such as the network, data center and collaboration at headquarters and the stores to help run their business faster, enable their employees to put customers first and drive growth for the business.
For more information on how Cisco helps address retailers IT and business needs, please visit http://www.cisco.com/go/retail
Tags: Borderless Networks, Cisco, Cius, collaboration, retail, Sport Chalet, sporting goods