Collaboration in the era of the Internet of Everything (IoE) is not just about people connecting with people. Yet when you ask most people how they picture “collaboration,” they probably think of person-to-person collaboration first: perhaps a web-based conference call where people are sharing content such as a Word document or a PowerPoint presentation. Or they might envision an immersive teleconference experience with people from different continents, across multiple time zones. Or they might think of a more traditional approach—a group of people having a lively discussion around a conference table, with someone taking notes on a whiteboard.
With the announcements on NX-OS APIs, Application Centric infrastructure APIs, python scripting support, SDN, open source projects OpenStack, OpenDaylight, and Puppet, I have opened an account at codecademy.com and will start with Python and Java. I see many late nights in my future. This stubborn old networker is finally onboard.
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Three lessons from the next frontier of managing
Thomas Winter works from a village of 3,000 people outside Zurich, Switzerland. Not a single member of his 100-person team works in the country. He conducts weekly meetings and delivers performance reviews virtually using video conferencing. He’s accountable to business leaders in Cisco’s San Jose, Calif., headquarters and others in cities across the globe. Oh, did I mention his team is responsible for driving adoption of a new commerce platform for $40 billion in Cisco product revenue through 1,000 partner organizations and 20,000 Cisco sellers?
What’s interesting talking to him is how normal all this seems to him. Jack Welch recently said, “The Jack Welch of the future cannot be like me.” Talking to Thomas, I’m pretty sure I’m getting a glimpse of one of those “jobs of the future.” A new frontier of managing from anywhere using virtual technologies is emerging. So what does it take? If new opportunities present themselves but require – or allow – us to lead virtually, how ready are you?
Here are three take-aways from my conversation with the person I’m dubbing, the “world’s most virtual manager”: Read More »
We are just under a week away from Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) and our teams are geared up and ready to go! If you are planning to be in Amsterdam for this event, stop by and visit us in Stand 12-B74.
Our presence at this year’s event is even bigger than last year. We will be showcasing some of our latest advances in video collaboration – products and features that provide a more intelligent approach for users and IT. We will demonstrate how to enhance productivity, offer flexible working environments, and engage with your customers in new and innovative ways. You will also be able to experience “day in the life” scenarios of a business executive, information worker, deskless worker and mobile worker. And partners Cyviz and iRobot will also be joining us.
Watch the brief overview video below to learn more and visit our event website for a detailed listing of solution demonstrations and the theater presentation schedule.
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For the benefits of collaboration to be better realized, IT leaders must take a balanced and strategic approach to mobile security that focuses more on protecting the network and proprietary data and less on implementing overly broad restrictions.
- Twenty percent of BYOD projects will fail by 2016 due to IT’s “heavy hand.”
- Strict mobility policies will drive employees to want to isolate personal data from business data.
- Mobile browsers will gain market share for app delivery for multiple platforms, and the role of HTML5 in solving issues that arise with the multiple platform problem.
Instead, IT leaders should encourage employees to use secure solutions on devices connected to the network. Managing belief and behaviors of users and deploying a flexible infrastructure that can support an open BYOD policy and mitigate advanced security threats, can have tremendous impact on creating an immersive collaborative environment.
Learn more about how Gartner’s mobility and security predictions can affect the future of collaboration by reading the full blog: A Balanced Approach to Mobile Security.