We’re headlong into the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, and if you’re like us, it’s been an exciting scramble getting here. This year’s games feature an unprecedented level of consumer access – not just some of the events, but all of them, live and via replay, on TVs, tablets, and other connected screens.
In London, we’re set up in our own “Cisco House,” where we are showcasing next-generation transformational technologies and solutions. In particular, visitors are getting to experience the Olympics on TVs, tablets, and smartphones through our Videoscape solution.
We are also very excited about working with NBC again for what is our third Olympics. NBC has Read More »
Tags: London 2012, london games, NBC, Olympic, Service Provider, video, videoscape
In Part 2, I explained why organizational culture and leadership are probably the most important factors contributing to gains in employee productivity and innovation. This week, I’d like to describe two additional, highly essential enablers: extended workplace visuality and pervasive collaboration.
Extended Workplace Visuality: A visual workplace is one in which information needed to collaborate, engage, and stay productive is made available at the right time and place, rather than hidden away in spreadsheets and other documents on various employees’ laptops.
Visual displays have complemented lean manufacturing practices on the plant floor for many years, significantly reducing work-in-process inventories and manufacturing lead times, while driving cost and quality improvements. Visual thinking has also been adopted in environments such as airports and hospitals to improve operations, customer service, safety, and quality. Read More »
Tags: Cisco, collaboration, IBSG, office of the future, productivity, video, visual workplace
Cisco today announced it has completed the acquisition of NDS Group Ltd., a leading provider of video software and content security solutions that enable service providers and media companies to securely deliver and monetize new video experiences. NDS, which has approximately 5,000 employees, will become part of Cisco’s Service Provider Video Technology Group (SPVTG), led by Senior Vice President and General Manager Jesper Andersen.
While much has been written about this acquisition since it was announced, there’s plenty of exciting news yet to come. Over the next several months, we will begin to discuss with the industry analyst community the full impact of what it means to put together two market leaders. By combining the strengths of both companies, we have a unique opportunity to serve stakeholder across the video entertainment industry. Stay tuned for more information.
To read the full release, click here. To read Jesper Andersen’s take on the transaction, click here.
Tags: acquisition, security, video, videoscape
I’m thrilled to announce that we have completed our acquisition of NDS. As we said when we announced our intent to acquire NDS back on March 15, the Cisco strategy has always been driven by customer need and on capturing market transitions. This acquisition is a textbook example — the addition of NDS’s leading software solutions, combined with its systems integration expertise, will accelerate the delivery of Cisco Videoscape.
NDS is a leader in video software solutions and content security for Pay TV markets with a broad portfolio of products and service integration capabilities. Cisco is a leader in networked video with its architectural approach, breadth of portfolio, network expertise, ability to scale for millions of users, and investments in innovation. Together, Cisco and NDS have Read More »
Tags: NDS, open standard, Service Provider, video, video transformation, videoscape
When John Lewis (JL), a leading U.K. retailer, faced challenges with running its new, geographically distributed at home shops, Cisco IBSG knew that the problems could be solved through the innovative use of video technology.
Working with John Lewis CIO Paul Coby, Cisco IBSG and JL picked two critical concepts to pilot for the core retail use cases:
- High-definition, real-time video conferencing based in each store for communicating among the at home shops, and between the shops and head office
- A video portal for sharing and viewing videos on demand (via each shop’s PCs)
The pilot’s results proved the value and the business case for video in shops, including estimated annual savings of 28,000 man-hours across the eight shops, and estimated annual travel savings of 20 percent to date.
Read the full article John Lewis Changes the Face of Shop Operations by Using Video
Tags: at home, Cisco, high-definition video conferencing, IBSG, innovation, John Lewis, productivity, retail, retailing, shop operations, technology, video, video portal