Collision 2019 CMOs marketing

Collision 2019 lets CMOs from Cisco, GE and other firms demonstrate startup-style agility in marketing

Karen Walker might have momentarily wished she’d joined one of the hundreds of startups exhibiting at and attending Collision 2019 this week when she first joined Cisco as its marketing leader. In a keynote speech to other marketers, entrepreneurs and technology professionals at the opening day of Collision on Tuesday, the networking giant’s CMO described the […]

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Cisco repurposes a key element in its logo to tell stories about technology and people

It’s only represented by a series of nine vertical lines, but the Cisco logo element that invokes the Golden Gate Bridge has become the primary motif in its latest TV ad. “The Power of Purpose” injects the signature bridge — which has evolved considerably from the more literal version of the logo when Cisco was […]

Apple iPad Pro MacBook Air 2018

A quick guide to Apple’s latest iPad Pro and MacBook Air for enterprise customers

Tim Cook may prefer the term “professional users” to “corporate” or even “business” customers, but there was little doubt Apple’s launch of a new iPad Pro and MacBook Air on Tuesday was aimed squarely at the enterprise. Apple launched the updated MacBook Air, iPad Pro as well as a new Mini from a theater in […]

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Why Apple is making a bigger effort to meet enterprise IT expectations

It probably won’t be among the themes of its annual developers’ conference or mentioned at the next iPhone launch, but 2018 could be the year Apple technologies become an even larger presence in enterprise environments. Last Fall, Apple quietly began forming close relationships with IT services firms and resellers who could bring not only its […]

virtual assistants

Cisco offers survey data to prove virtual assistants can handle enterprise admin chores

Cisco is using market research from a survey of knowledge workers across 10 countries to demonstrate potential interest in having virtual assistants take over some of the most mundane administrative tasks in the enterprise: running meetings and conference calls. The networking giant this week released the data as a followup to the launch of Cisco […]

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Merger & Acquisition Digest

A roundup of this week’s mergers and acquisitions in B2B… *** IBM Security announced plans to acquire Agile 3 Solutions, a developer of software used by the C-Suite and senior executives to better visualize, understand and manage risks associated with the protection of sensitive data. The addition of Agile 3 Solutions’ capabilities to IBM Security’s portfolio […]

Open concept vs. cubicles – What’s right for your office?

In Generation X, Douglas Coupland’s character called them “veal fattening pens”. Dilbert gave us the term “Cube farm”. The poor cubicle has been given rough treatment in popular culture while the exposed brick and open-concept office style television series situate in re-purposed factory lofts has fed into the hipster mystique of boutique advertising and “almost” […]