The Internet of Everything…A Small World After All?
It’s summertime. For most people, the warmer temps and holiday weekends are the perfect excuse for a vacation. But have you ever traveled to an amusement park or exotic destination only to wait in line for hours for the hottest ride or trendiest restaurant? Or perhaps your coolness factor would skyrocket if you didn’t have […]
Collaboration is Hot … A Report from Toronto, Canada
I just concluded three days of customer meetings and participation at Cisco Connect Toronto – a fabulous one-day conference hosted by our Canadian team which enjoyed a sell-out crowd of 1800 customers.
Connecting parents and children with the Internet of Everything
Overnight trips when both of my kids were younger were hard. Wishing them goodnight over the phone. Sending postcards. But I always wished there was a way to stay connected with them while I was away. I read an interesting article on GigaOM by Stacey Higginbotham entitled, Hey parents! The internet of things might just […]
Anytime, Anywhere Efficiency
As today’s workforce continues to become more mobile and adopt the “on-the-go” mentality both at home and at work, their needs are also evolving. Companies need to respond. Empowering employees to work anytime, anywhere will improve efficiencies and increase productivity. When the staff takes their work outside of office walls, an environment of knowledge, sharing […]
Top 10 Tips for Executive Social Media
Navigating social media can be an intimidating challenge for many people, but particularly for company executives who may not be naturally inclined to communicate using social channels or have the time to learn how to use them. My own experience with social media has evolved – initially by watching my teenage children use it to communicate, […]
Collaboration is Hot … How Collaboration Technologies Can Enable Corporate Healthcare
I’ve talked a lot about how collaboration technology helps companies better communicate and connect with internal and external teams – both locally and globally – and all of the business benefits that come along with that. What I haven’t addressed up until today is how collaboration technology can also be used to provide healthcare benefits […]
New EasyApps Resonate Well with Employees, Improve Productivity, Simplify Business Processes
Our business applications, which we call EasyApps @Work, have really caught on at Cisco. We track growth in usage by comparing legacy systems vs. the new applications and the results are compelling – Cisco employees far prefer the ease of use the new apps offer. Today, the two most popular apps are My Approvals and […]
How Not Where Is What Matters Most in a Collaborative Work Environment
There’s been a lot of buzz in the news and social media this week about working in the office vs. working remotely. While each company has to make decisions that are most appropriate for their own organization, Cisco has a very clear point of view on how and where employees can work – we support […]