Weekly Tech Roundup: Cisco’s Cloud Services, CDW’s Mobile App Store, Nestlé’s Video Solution
28 Mar. 2014 Enterprise Tech News
The last couple of weeks saw the official launch of the Moto 360 smart watch powered by Android Wear which is sure to shake up the smart watch market and take the device as well as OS war to a new level. There were some other newsworthy happenings in the tech industry. Here’s a look at some of them.
Cisco Systems to invest $1B to Partner-Centric Enterprise Cloud Services
Cisco Systems has announced that it will devote on the upwards of $1 billion over the next two years to build what they say will be the “largest global intercloud”. This will be done in a partner collaboration which will potentially put it on a head on competition with Amazon. It is estimated that the major chunk of money will go in building data centers for the new Cisco Cloud Services operation.
Cisco Systems’s Partner-Centric Enterprise Cloud Services
Cisco said that the intercloud idea is basically aimed at supplying the enterprise clients with cloud services through a distributed computing “network of clouds,” which would be equipped with the requisite security architecture for handling critical application workloads and real-time analytics, while also being capable of supporting near limitless scalability.
CDW Unveils Mobile Enterprise App Store
CDW is launching a new look mobile application marketplace that promises something interesting for the enterprise. CDW says that the software available on the marketplace will include customized enterprise apps that will cater to mission-critical business processes which include human resources, sales support, retail execution, customer relationship management, manufacturing and so on. The new marketplace can be reached at http://appmarketplace.cdw.com/
The company further stated that the apps available on this new marketplace aren’t apps that individuals can really download on their own. Rather, the marketplace will be positioned so as to serve as a guide to mobile apps that can serve as extensions to existing processes.
Nestlé Deploys Enterprise Video Solution
“We at Nestlé are big believers in the power of enterprise video as a means to engage employees,” said Pete Blackshaw, global head of Digital and Social Media at Nestlé. The company is one of the customers of Kontiki, a cloud-based enterprise video solutions provider. Mr Blackshaw further stated that Kontiki’s cloud-based video solution had played an integral role in helping them achieve their goal of making video pervasive across Nestlé.
Nestlé’s Video Solution
It is estimated that the specific solution offered to Nestlé by Kontiki will be capable of enabling enterprises to be up and running in days or weeks versus what was once months or years. Another plus point is that deployment would become 75% faster compared to hybrid solutions without any related hardware or bandwidth cost.
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