Nothing irritates me more than technology that goes unused. Shiny things, cool bells and whistles, and technology features don’t excite me unless I see people using the technology to transform their business and gaining true return on their investment.
I often ask customers, “What is more important to you, get the cheapest deal or realizing the benefits the technology can offer?” Do you choose something because it is free or something that delivers a solution to your needs? Often I’ve seen people choose cost over benefit, to deeply regret it later; spending valuable time not realizing the productivity benefits.
Cisco Live London runs January 30-February 3 at the ICC London ExCel.
Be sure to stop by the World of Solutions Expo to see our demos showcased in the Collaboration, Bring Your Own Device and Physical Security areas.
The Collaboration area will feature a demo that shows the latest in integration across our video content solution with new ways to capture, transform and share video. Next, come see the Physical Security team at booth C7/C8 to see the newest Cisco and partner innovations in video surveillance and analytics. Cisco Physical Security will also have a booth in the Cisco Live Virtual environment. Finally, learn about the architecture that supports it all at the Medianet demo in the Bring Your Own Device area.
If you’re tired from walking the show floor, take a break and check out Cisco Enterprise Video customer Guldborgsund municipality of Denmark talk about how they use video for efficient and personalized citizen services at 2:15 pm on January 31st.
The accolades keep rolling in for West Texas A&M University, which was recently named in the U.S. News and World Report Top 20 for both Technology and Student Services.
Led by CIO James Webb, WTAMU has set the standard for distance learning by using a combination of Cisco Enterprise Video technologies to help students and faculty capture, transform and share video across the campus and beyond.
Webb has himself also garnered recent honors, and was named to ComputerWorld’s 2012 Premier 100 IT Leaders list. The program will honor the top 100 IT and business leaders that have shown exceptional leadership and innovation in IT strategy and planning at a conference to be held in Phoenix, AZ in March 2012.
Four students came to present: Hillary Anderson, Tamara Gardner, Sandra Kaminski and My Phung.
We asked them to think about how organizations can use video internally and externally. Their conclusions were profound and represent a unique perspective from a group that has grown up with digital video and mobile technologies.
All four recognized the newness of enterprise video for communications, collaboration and content. They astutely observed that while the benefits of video content at work—for organizational communications, meetings, training, safety, or events—is well understood, the main obstacle is changing behavior.
Video is taking center stage this week at Cisco’s Collaboration Summit in Barcelona, Spain.
Analysts, Consultants and Cisco’s partner community are learning about how Enterprise Video is gaining a broader footprint, expanding from Video Communications, to also Video Content, and the ability to capture, transform and share video to anyone, anywhere.
Attendees can see Enterprise Video in-person on the show floor through a variety of demos that showcase any-to-any video and how it is truly changing the Enterprise landscape as we know it today.