Collaboration is the combination of technology and culture to increase the effectiveness of individuals working together. Models and tools for collaboration are changing the way we work, live, play, and learn.
Virtualization of resources and services enables on-demand provisioning and geographic mobility of complete applications, networks, data centers, and systems. Prominent features of virtualization include fault tolerance, scalability, and reduced cost of acquisition and ownership.
Mobile computing is assuming new dimensions with applications that incorporate multimedia, collaboration, sharing, gaming, mCommerce, location, and social networking.
The world is shifting towards sustainability and energy efficiency. With the rise of green initiatives and carbon emission credits – markets and regulations are the drivers for a massive shift in the world economy. In recognition of these drivers - research is essential to enhance the efficiency of hardware components, device-level integration, systems power management, and future paradigms for power.
Video services already in the public realm using IP infrastructures include video streaming and video-on-demand. Additional video applications include two way live video such as Cisco Telepresence. Video services reach consumers both through service providers and enterprise solutions.