Did you know that the Guns N’ Roses anthem Sweet Child O’ Mine was originally written as a practice guitar riff?
A friend told me this as I recently struggled to play it, making sounds closer to ‘chopsticks’ than to one of the most famous guitar tracks ever created.
The fact that I was playing a borrowed guitar may have made it more difficult, though. Playing a familiar instrument is so much easier, if only because you know its foibles! Read More »
Tags: Cisco, cmr, collaboration, jabber, meetings, mobility, Smartphones, TelePresence, video, WebEX
As technology becomes smarter and capable of more connections and interactions, we will begin to see certain trends arise in the mobility industry. Trends such as, low-cost mobile devices will positively impact developing regions around the world, Internet of Things (IoT) partnerships will drive transformation of mobile networks and the proliferation of wearables will further increase the number of connected devices.
These trends and more are shaping the future of mobility, and what they mean for executives in today’s business landscape. In addition, the convergence of mobile, cloud and infrastructure is demanding that executives prepare for what will certainly be an evolutionary time in our history.
So looking ahead over the next twelve months, what mobility trends have immediate business implications for organizations and service providers?
Listen to the Future of Mobility Podcast on iTunes
What do CXOs need to watch for?
Read More »
Tags: Analysys Mason, Chris Nicoll, Cisco, Cisco VNI, convergence, Doug Webster, future of mobility, Future of Mobility Podcast, Internet of Everything, internet of things, InternetofEverything, IoE, IoT, IoTChallenge, mobility, podcast, Podcasts, Service Provider
This two-part blog series discusses the future of wearables and mobility in an #InternetOfEverything world.
Check out the first post of this series that discusses why contact, connections and context will drive the next generation of wearables.
When 24-year-old Jason Barnes lost part of his arm in an electrical accident, he also lost the ability to drum. Thanks to engineers at Georgia Tech, he now has range with his artificial hand that is impossible with a normal human hand. Arguably, now he has new capabilities that other musicians don’t have – all because of an incredibly advanced replacement part.
If you consider how wearables may evolve, we may see a time where people take a perfectly good limb, eye or ear and replace it with something synthetic because it gives them a skill that they haven’t had before. Perhaps it gives a solider infrared vision at night or a baseball pitcher a robotic arm that throws a perfect game.
These new capabilities will propel us into a new phase of human history – this period of self-designed evolution. As the power of Internet of Everything (IoE) technology merges with biology, we can create a self-evolving population. Let’s take a step back and look how this has developed over time.
How it Began
If you look back throughout human history, we’ve always adorned ourselves with some kind of capability. Usually it’s because we want to differentiate ourselves or show status or an association with a tribe or group. This has traditionally been accomplished through wearing jewelry, getting tattoos or piercings and so on. Today, we’re beginning the wearable phase and it’s about smart watches, glasses and jewelry, but tomorrow will bring the era of embeddable technology.
Read More »
Tags: Ben Waldron, Brain machine interfaces, Cisco, Cochlear implants, Dave Evans, future of mobility, Future of Mobility Podcast, Futurist.com, Glen Hiemstra, Internet of Everything, internet of things, IoE, IoT, Jason Barnes, mobility, PillCam, wearable, Wearables, wired, WIRED Innovation Insights
Did you catch the news from Cisco and Citrix yesterday? Here at Citrix Synergy, we announced the new Cisco Mobile Workspace Solution with Citrix. This new jointly integrated solution brings together best of breed technologies from both companies to deliver a pervasively accessible end user workspace – One that can be delivered on any device, anywhere, seamlessly and securely integrated with the applications and productivity suite necessary for workers to be productive.
Central to this solution are the following tenets of the new mobile workspace:
- Supporting any device, any OS
- Maintaining secure access to the corporate network
- Facilitating rapid expansion and control of mobile applications
- Protecting data and preventing data loss
Foundational to the New Mobile Workspace is a best-in-class workspace virtualization platform built on Cisco Unified Computing System and Citrix XenDesktop.
Check out this infographic which Cisco and Citrix have compiled highlighting some nice proof points of business impact enabled by Cisco Desktop Virtualization Solutions with Citrix XenDesktop – then, ask yourself – “Can Your Server Deliver Results Like These?”
While here at Synergy, I’ve had numerous conversations with VDI implementers who’ve resonated with the unique benefits and performance advantage associated with deploying hosted VDI as well as hosted shared desktops on UCS. Surprised in fact, at the number of attendees I run into who are already well familiarized with:
- The performance advantage VMFEX brings to XenApp environments
- The simplified manageability of UCS Service Profile Templates, enabling rapid turn-up of XenDesktop environments starting from bare metal servers
- The linearly consistent performance with scale, proven through Cisco Validated Designs for Citrix XenDesktop
The roster of clientele that have tapped the benefits of XenDesktop deployed on UCS continues to grow, providing these organizations an accelerated path to delivering an enterprise-wide mobility strategy, built on this differentiated virtual workspace infrastructure.
Tags: Cisco, citrix, desktop virtualization, mobile workspace, mobility, vdi
If someone asked you how to build a new IT organization from the ground up, what would you advise? A Cisco Sales employee asked me that very question last week. Her global customer had recently spun off a new regional group which was planning to do just that –build a completely new IT enterprise organization, with new IT infrastructure, new IT architecture, and new IT processes. She asked me if there were any Cisco IT best practices I could recommend to their newly-named CIO.
Read More »
Tags: cloud, coc-business-of-it, collaboration, Fleet Management, IaaS, infrastructure upgrade, it best practices, it process, itaaso, itom, mobility, vendor management, vsem