March Madness & Cisco TelePresence Madness
I’m a big fan of March Madness. I love watching the b-ball games, but the part I enjoy most is the emotion and passion it brings out in people. As I’ve watched my friends favorite teams / alma maters get eliminated, I couldn’t help but laugh and wonder about their reactions and even if there were some tears shed. And this has made me think (I do this on occasion)… As immersive Telepresence/Video experiences continue to become more pervasive in our professional and personal life, it’s not far-fetched to think I may get to see some tears shed via Telepresence during future March Madness tournaments. I can’t wait!
On to business. As the title states, we’re also experiencing a sort of Cisco TelePresence Madness. The customer announcements are getting more frequent and the scope of rollouts are getting more extensive as organizations turn to the power of Cisco TelePresence to solve collaboration challenges and create new opportunities. And today, Bank of America & Cisco announced an agreement to deploy the largest network of Cisco TelePresence systems in the world. Huge win for Cisco.
Some interesting details on the Bank of America announcement:
- Bank of America is deploying the largest network of Cisco TelePresence systems with an initial 200 units being installed across the bank’s global operations by year-end.
- Cisco TelePresence will become the new standard for room-based video collaboration at Bank of America.
Press Release: http://newsroom.cisco.com/dlls/2010/prod_032910.html
Check out the short video clip of Marc Gordon, CTO, Bank of America, discussing the significance of this deployment across the bank’s footprint and excitement around the use of this technology among associates worldwide.