A new study published by Cisco demonstrates the importance of the Internet to young people (college students). The  study found that the Internet is ranked as important to their lives as water, food, air, and shelter.

In addition, two-thirds of students (66 percent) and more than half of employees (58 percent) cite a mobile device (laptop, smartphone or tablet) as “the most important technology in their lives.” 

The future of video conferencing and cloud-based services!

 http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Midmarket/Internet-as-Important-as-Food-Air-Cisco-Report-364137/

 

“A big congratulations goes out to IVCi.  IVCi is consistently one of Cisco’s largest video partners in both bookings and pipeline.  IVCi was originally handpicked by Cisco channels for their audio visual expertise.  When originally onboarded, IVCi successfully completed the ATP for TelePresence Certification.  Now IVCi has taken the next step on their journey.  IVCi has become a Master Certified Video TelePresence Partner. ”

 “This achievement puts IVCi onto a very short list of partners who have achieved this certification.”

 - Cisco Partner Account Manager

 

IVCi has just announced that we have earned the TelePresence Video Master Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) partner status from Cisco! This is a huge achievement for IVCi because it represents years of hard work and a significant investment in resources to gain the expertise necessary to meet Cisco’s rigorous requirements for the ATP status.

Cisco now officially recognizes IVCi as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy and support Cisco TelePresence video products and solutions at the Master level. In addition, IVCi brings to the table our unique ability to provide custom telepresence solutions to all of our customers, including GE and Duke University.

Read more here:

http://www.ivci.com/ivci-recognized-as-cisco-telepresence-video-master-authorized-technology-provider-atp-partner.html

We’re seeing many interesting applications of Cisco’s TelePresence technology.

Citizens Bank is redefining “robosigning” with a system that allows customers to apply for a loan via video conference and use an electronic pen to put ink to paper in an office hundreds of miles away.

The bank is testing Cisco Systems’ TelePresence equipment at five Bay State branches as a way to speed up transactions between customers and off-site banking specialists.

http://bostonherald.com/business/general/view.bg?articleid=1344132&position=0

Video — already the biggest component of Internet traffic — will account for more than 50% by the end of next year and reach 62% by the end of 2015, according to Cisco’s latest Visual Networking Index Forecast.

By 2015, there will be nearly 3 billion Internet users, more than 40% of the world’s projected population and there will be more than 15 billion network-connected devices by then, according to Cisco’s Visual Networking Index (VNI) Forecast for 2010-2015.

Full article:

http://www.multichannel.com/article/469029-Video_To_Comprise_Half_Of_Net_Traffic_By_End_Of_2012_Cisco.php