LTE on the RIse-How To Know the Players In the Game
The Gourmet Food Truck Movement

Cisco CIUS Getting Closer to Reality

Cisco is following its pattern of working with major carriers when it comes to bringing something new to life. Just as the worked with AT&T and other Tier 1 providers around the globe to generate deployments of their Telepresence video communications suite, they will be doing the same thing with their enterprise tablet, CIUS, which features video and is aimed at the corporate enterprise market.

The developer bootcamp is a way for Cisco to get their new device into the hands of two people. Those who can write apps for it, and those who may want to do business deals with them. The target will likely be those who use either Cisco's Telepresence suite or their Tandberg line of video conferencing products.

To me, the real winner will be Apple, GTALK and Skype, because all Cisco is really doing is building interest in the category. The CIUS will not be a mass market device, nor will it see mass adoption. For video, it's more important to have internetwork services, like offered by Glowpoint or Vidtel. Those two make it possible to have one company's network talk to another's network regardless of platform. Cisco needs to be fueling the growth of those companies, not simply saying "oh, use AT&T" and us, as in the end, the help push more data, which is really all Cisco really cares about.

 

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)