The Enterprise-class Cisco Cius
Cisco has marked its biggest differentiator this time by addressing enterprises only through its Cisco Cius tablet. Cisco Systems has been the leading developer of infrastructure equipment which helps businesses stay connected to the Internet. The device is designed to serve extensive workplace needs, allowing much more than movie watching and email services.
Cisco’s Cius offers enterprise-class security, as the device is encrypted and on getting lost or stolen the data remains entirely safe. It enables the most advanced feature, where the Cius tablet owner can remotely remove the data. Cius does not lack in any function, as Cisco has integrated its existing products and collaboration tools in one tablet, thus making it a multipurpose business tool.
Cius uses the Android Software by Google and therefore can download all of the Android based applications on the system. The Application Store to be utilized by the Cius is AppHQ, also giving companies the power to create their own application stores to be used by their employees working on the device. Even though it runs on the Android Operating System, Cisco has made its own personalised user interface which allows easier communication with the corporate contacts like employers, clients, customers, co-workers etc. The contacts can be reached through voice calling, video calling, instant messaging, video conferences and online meetings.
The software is loaded with email, messaging, web browsing and is capable of developing, editing and sharing content saved internally or externally in the cloud. The tablet acts as a virtual desktop and video conferencing tool and has been designed to fit neatly into its docking station which allows it to make easier video calls integrated with a telephone handset and speakerphone.
The 720p High Definition front facing and the 5 mega pixel rear cameras improve the quality of video calls and are also preferred for still images. The seven inches touch screen device has an 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi connection as well as Bluetooth and Micro USB ports.
Cius allows users to always remain connected with a 3 Gigabytes mobile data service and Cisco’s built-in Virtual Private Network (VPN) software. Weighing only around 1.15 pounds the device appears to be a very portable tool for conducting business from any place in the world.
Cisco’s Cius will likely appeal to industries and companies that require more security and more remote management of devices. Industries such as health care or financial services are the high interest areas for Cius