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Putting Your Tablet to Work with AT&T and the Cisco Cius

May 11, 2011 - 3 Comments

Cisco Cius2011 is shaping up to be the year of the tablet. As seen by overwhelming consumer demand, the trend that started in 2010 continues to rapidly gain momentum.  More and more people see value in the advanced video and collaboration capabilities combined with the mobility that tablets offer.

Within the enterprise, mobile tablets are positioned to be a critical part of a company’s suite of collaboration and communications tools.  Organizations can leverage the unified communications and collaboration capabilities of the tablet to enhance productivity for an increasingly mobile workforce.  Cisco saw the power of this tool and responded with the release of the first mobile tablet made specifically for businesses, the Cisco Cius™.

Today, May 11, AT&T announced plans to offer the Cisco Cius to its business customers, and Cisco expects the Cius to be available for AT&T’s HSPA+ network in the fall of 2011. The purpose-built Cius delivers virtual desktop integration with anywhere, anytime access to the full range of Cisco collaboration and communication applications, including full interoperability with Cisco TelePresence®. The Cius will move easily between wired connectivity to Wi-Fi and mobile broadband networks, including AT&T’s HSPA+ network.

The combination of Cisco’s unified collaboration tools and AT&T’s advanced network will enhance and even transform the mobile work experience.  The Cius is a workplace tool that could soon be as indispensible as the coffee maker.

For more information about the Cisco Cius, please visit here.

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  1. And yet another update….. today Cisco introduced AppHQ™. AppHQ™ is an application ecosystem built specifically for Cisco Cius™ to create, manage and rapidly deploy tablet applications in the enterprise. You can read about it here:

  2. Randy – the Cius is set to ship in July, so you shouldn’t have to wait long. Here is a good article on the Cius and its availability.

  3. I would like to know when I can get a Cius, I have ordered one but my Cisco Rep. says it could be a while. If it is being shown on NCIS then why can’t I get one?