In Stephen H. Wildstrom’s column entitled “Meet Cisco, the Consumer Company“ we red that Cisco, long a technology company is now becoming a consumer company. It is taking its shot at “convergence” which we have discussed in some classes; convergence is is where computers, entertainment, and the internet come together.
We can already see that HP, APPLE, SONY, and Microsoft are working in this (convergence) space. Is the wireless network the place to pull this all together?
CISCO is coming out with the “Conductor” a wireless home audio device. Interesting. I already have a Cisco wireless router in my home; seems a logical extension. The article points out that Cisco is already working with the cable companies, it may have some trouble keeping both their B2B customers as well as their B2C customers happy.
What do you think about Cisco’s moves? What are your thoughts on convergence?