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The World in 2025: 8 Predictions for the Next 10 Years

In 2025, in accordance with Moore's Law, we'll see an acceleration in the rate of change as we move closer to a world of...

The Internet of Everything Is a Simply Massive Opportunity: $19 Trillion in the Next...

This week I interviewed Padma Warrior, CTO and Chief Strategist of Cisco, to discuss the Internet of Everything (IoE). Padma is a brilliant and visionary...

The Future of Crime: Our Digital Lives Are Hackable, But There’s Hope—If We Act...

Last week, we posted the first half of an interview with Marc Goodman, author of the upcoming book Future Crimes. In that first installment,...

There Are 7 Billion Mobile Devices On Earth, Almost One For Each Person

The adoption of new technologies is accelerating, and nowhere is the trend more obvious than in mobile computing. It took telephones some 45 years to enter mainstream use in the US. Mobile phones took seven years. Smartphones just four. Today, according to Cisco’s 2013 global mobile data forecast, there are almost as many mobile devices (7 billion) as there are humans on the planet, and online traffic from these devices in 2013 was 18 times greater than the entire Internet in 2000.

General Electric Expands Internet of Things to More Industrial Equipment

General Electric recently took a big step toward realizing the long overdue promise of the Internet of Things, when it more than doubled the industrial analytical software systems it offers to connect machines and handle their data. The company hopes to make its mark by significantly reducing the amount of “unplanned downtime” that industrial equipment undergoes, thereby bringing about economic benefits.

Is Cisco’s Forecast of 50 Billion Internet-Connected Things by 2020 Too Conservative?

As a tech memes go, the Internet of Things is getting a bit long in tooth. The idea of internet-connected smart stuff has been heralded for years now. But where exactly are we in the quest to connect all things? Networking titan Cisco decided to put a number on it.

Will iRobot and Cisco’s New Robot Take a Bite Out of Business Travel?

If Cisco and iRobot have their way, robot CEOs may invade boardrooms from Tokyo to New York to London in 2014. iRobot and Cisco recently announced collaboration on the autonomous Ava 500 telepresence robot for business. The firms hope the Ava 500 will allow business people to attend daily meetings in person, across the planet—without ever changing a plane or time zone.

Vu Tries to Undercut Cisco with Cheaper Telepresence

A couple of months ago we discussed the decline of business travel and the rise of high quality video conferencing from companies like Cisco,...

Cisco Telepresence Coming To Your Home Despite Alternatives

I couldn't be home for Christmas this year, so I video chatted with my family instead. The picture quality was a little spotty with...

Old Trick Enhances Modern 3D Video Teleconferencing

Modern teleconferencing is taking its cues from beyond the grave! Pepper's Ghost is an old stage illusion that was originally developed in the Victorian...

Business Travel Declines With Telepresence Conference Calls

Business executives with an upcoming meeting have two choices: they can pack their things, travel to the airport, catch a flight, unpack in a...

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