It’s always nice to have your CEO stop by your event’s opening keynote. So it’s safe to say that Cisco’s Rowan Trollope had a pretty good day after CEO Chuck Robbins joined him on stage to say, “I fundamentally believe that you can’t build a digital business without collaboration.” And it’s a good way to kick things into high gear for this year’s Cisco Collaboration Summit.
And apparently the right shoes help, as Rowan pointed out: “I’m not wearing Converse, I’m wearing actual shoes — so something big must be happening today.” The something big is all about Cisco Spark.
Spark Services Announcement
The new Cisco Spark Services deliver all the capabilities of the Cisco collaboration portfolio directly from the cloud, bringing together messaging, meetings, and calling – and connecting with our phones and video conferencing systems. Read More »
Tags: APIs, Cisco Spark, collaboration, collaboration summit, developers, future of work
The workplace is forever evolving.
With the widespread use of collaboration technology and the addition of Gen Y and Gen X employees, it’s knowledge workers who are driving changes in the workplace.
The emerging mantra is: Work is something you do, it is no longer someplace you go. (And if you do go to a traditional office, culture is a determining factor keeping employees happy and engaged!)
As such the definition of a workday is more flexible than ever before and employees are seeking work/life integration instead of work/life balance.
As these dynamics shift and the proliferations of new technology becomes more pervasive, creating a successful environment for the future of work will depend on a strong relationship between IT and HR at the executive level.
This creates an opportunity for HR and IT leaders along with the CIO to evolve from technology administrators to strategic business partners.
Recently, I had the chance to participate in a new Future of IT podcast with SAP’s Brigette McInnis-Day to discuss how IT and HR leaders could work together in this Future of Work landscape.
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Tags: Cisco, collaboration, Future of IT, future of work
According to Cisco’s 2014 Connected World Technology Report, the future of work will be more flexible and collaborative than ever before. In this two-part blog series, Rowan Trollope, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cisco’s Collaboration Technology Group, explores how the IT and business landscape is changing based on this new research and how organizations can prepare. Read the first blog in the series, The Future of Work & Collaboration, here.
We are facing a generation of knowledge workers who have essentially grown-up online. Most of the future workforce will have an online presence from the day they are born – being online is as natural as breathing and its fundamental to their social and work lives. These “digital natives” also don’t see a tradeoff between security and privacy: they want the access they want when they want it.
This changing tide in the workforce means that CIOs must empower the next generation of workers with the latest applications to enable them to work how they want to personally – whether that’s on a corporate-owned device or not. Workers need access to the right collaboration tools at the right time; and if they don’t have those tools, they’ll find them on their own – outside the structure and purview of the enterprise.
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Tags: Cisco, collaboration, Future of IT, future of work, Internet of Everything, internet of things, InternetofEverything, IoE, IoT
In this guest blog, Jacob Morgan, author, speaker and futurist, shares his vision for how the Internet of Everything will shape the day-to-day lives of future knowledge workers.
As evidenced by the results of Cisco’s 2014 Connected World Technology Report, the future of work will be more collaborative than ever before. As a result, the typical day of tomorrow’s knowledge worker will be dramatically different than it is today.
Consider this early morning scenario:
6:30 a.m. – Most of us today wake up to an alarm clock. But imagine your alarm clock is connected to your coffee maker that automatically starts brewing your coffee and is is connected to your car, which tells you when you need to leave for work based on traffic patterns and weather as you pour your first cup. Read More »
Tags: Cisco, Cisco 2014 Connected World Technology Report, Future of IT, future of work, Internet of Everything, internet of things, Jacob Morgan, mobility
Cisco’s 2014 Future of Work survey results were published the other day and reveal many thought-provoking trends.
For example, did you know that the majority of today’s professionals would relinquish their television before they let you take away their smartphone? Or that given a choice between Internet access and sense of smell, an incredible 43% would hang on to the Internet. Now there’s the true meaning of a 6th sense.
These are just a couple of the provoking (and some may say disturbing) findings.
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Tags: beyond byod, byod, digital workplace, future of work, Gen-Y, mobile workspace, mobility, security