After a long day of showing the Cisco BYOD Smart Solution and Cisco Connected Mobile Experiences solutions at the 2013 National Retail Federation (NRF) trade show, I am waiting for a colleague to meet me for a well-deserved dinner. I had many, and yes there were MANY, conversations with Retail IT professionals, and nearly every conversation I had seemed to revolve around the same two problems:
How do I allow employees and / or customers to access the network when I don’t have dedicated local IT support?
How do I give up the control and make sure my security and compliance requirements are met?
We know almost all organizations are struggling with BYOD, but it’s now clear that the lack of local IT support adds a new dimension to the problem. With the increased adoption of mobility, there’s also the added complexity of security and compliance, and with all the connected consumers walking around, it’s becoming a growing concern in the retail space. Retail organizations want to take advantage of the promise that leveraging Wi-Fi access to engage with employees and customers, but fear the management and security of such services.
Fortunately, Cisco is addressing both these issues with its mobility solutions.
Cisco is pleased to be participating in the World Congress Telehealth Executive Summit on January 28-29 in San Diego, CA. This two-day conference targeted at senior executives in payer and provider organizations will feature insightful discussions on virtual care models for specialty services, primary care, follow ups and continuous monitoring.
One of the highlight sessions will feature Dr. Joe Peterson, CEO of Specialists on Call, the nation’s premier provider of specialty physician consultations delivered via telemedicine. Dr. Peterson will discuss the success of their telemedicine program which uses Cisco infrastructure and the Cisco TelePresence VX Clinical Assistant system to provide immediate 24/7/365 access to board-certified specialists.
Dr. Peterson’s session, Creating Commercial & Clinical Synergy: A Key to Unlocking the Value of Telemedicine will take place on Monday, January 28 at 4:00 pm, just before the closing keynote address. He will discuss how to unlock the value of telemedicine through blending clinical quality with strong financial foundations, business ethics and governance. He’ll also provide insights on how to bridge the gap between “white coats” and “suits” to strengthen a telemedicine program.
Luke Leininger, Cisco Telehealth Product Manager, will introduce Dr. Peterson. “I am thrilled to have the honor of introducing Dr. Joe Peterson at this important conference,” says Leininger. “Dr. Peterson is passionate about providing excellent specialist care to patients in all locations within a guaranteed 15-minute response time.”
The Cisco TelePresence VX Clinical Assistant is an easy-to-use, high-definition video collaboration system that is designed for mobility at the point of care. It is ideal for a variety of medical uses, including remote patient consultations, virtual care, and medical education.
Today’s students are connected. This past holiday break, I was reminded just how much Gen Y (18-30 year olds) requires anytime access to the tools in their life.
I came to the realization that board games and cards may become a thing of the past. If you don’t have a smartphone and/or tablet, you’re considered old school. I do have one of the two so I’m only half old school. Smartphones and technology have come a long way. I still have a bunch of physical maps in my car from when I first moved to California. I honestly don’t remember the last time I touched that stack of maps with built in navigation and point to point map applications in my phone that’ll take me where I need to go without having to plan the physical route myself beforehand. Read More »
With a landmark year for education technology behind us, now is the time to harness the momentum and drive innovation forward in 2013. So as we slither into the year of the snake, here are four high impact trends worth watching:
Transition to hybrid learning: With online courses on the rise, educators will experiment how to best integrate them with traditional teaching methods. This year schools and universities will hone in on the most effective formats for learning in the digital age.