With five years of Cisco TelePresence successfully under foot, I’m eagerly looking to the future of the technology. And where does this future lie? Well, I’m not a fortune-teller, but I’ll make a prophecy: The future of telepresence is, in part, in the cloud.
To date, telepresence has made its name largely as an enterprise technology. Its traditional infrastructure requires IT know-how and onsite maintenance capabilities. On the contrary, hosted telepresence requires no special technical expertise, nor does it demand a large equipment investment. Affordability, ease of deployment, and automation make a hosted telepresence service a highly feasible collaboration technology for smaller businesses.
W. Kenneth Yancey, Jr., CEO Ken Yancey is responsible for developing SCORE’s business plan and vision as well as coordinating national program efforts and all the association’s management operations. He also directs the efforts of the headquarters staff to serve and support the 370 chapters across the country. Prior to joining SCORE in 1993, Ken was Executive Director at the National Business Association. A graduate of Texas A&M University (BBA/Finance), Ken is a recipient of the USA Freedom Corp Award of Excellence, the ASAE Summit Award, and the BSA Goose Creek District Award of Merit.
These days, with technology playing a larger role in small business success, it is important for small business owners to identify cyber security issues and protect themselves from attack. And that’s exactly what SCORE can do through its free mentoring and resources from in the world of cyber security.
Marc Ayers, Senior Manager of Product Marketing, discusses how Cisco designs and builds unified communications solutions for mid-sized businesses so they provide a lower total cost of ownership and investment protection.
Leading into upcoming developments about communications for mid-size businesses, we are conducting a series of interviews with members of our product teams so get their insights into unified communications from a mid-size business and Cisco perspective.
Cisco has long been known for providing industry-leading unified communications solutions to large companies. In early 2011, Cisco right-sized that unified communications enterprise offering for small and mid-sized businesses. Watch this video interview with Mark Bissell, Director of IP Communications Product Management, to understand Cisco’s strategy and how mid-sized businesses benefit.
Visit Cisco Live Virtual on Wednesday, September 7th at 10am Pacific to view the live TechWiseTV Workshop “SAP and the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS)”. The Cisco Unified Computing System serves as an ideal server platform for SAP since it provides a unique Intel Xeon processor-based industry-standard infrastructure for enterprise-critical applications such as SAP. The Cisco UCS platform offers stateless computing capabilities with dynamic server provisioning, unified fabric, and comprehensive management across both physical and virtual environments for reduced total cost of ownership (TCO). When you combine the UCS platform with Tidal Intelligent Automation software for SAP, you now have a safe, secure, platform that is protected from within the platform itself. As a result the Cisco UCS platform is quickly becoming the server platform of choice for mission-critical solutions from SAP. Experts will be available for live Q&A.
Access is free. Attendees to Cisco Live Virtual can access over 1,600 keynotes, super sessions and technical sessions, as well as network with peers, visit our World of Solutions, and play games.
Speaker: Jimmy Ray Purser Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2011 Time: 10:00 a.m. PT / 17:00 GMT Location:www.ciscolivevirtual.com