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Enterprise: List of 40 Social Media Staff Guidelines

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Cisco’s Internet Postings Policy [link] . Managing staff who participate in social networks. This list also includes policies called; Staff blogging policies, enterprise social network guidelines, Employee Blogging Policies, Staff engagement in online communities, and so on.

Cisco Kills Cisco Mail - Will Focus on Quad and Video Instead

Michael Sampson - Currents

Cisco held a big Collaboration event in November 2009 and announced a slew of collaboration products. One of those was a hosted email service, but barely 15 months later, the product has taken a bullet to the head: " Cisco Systems is dropping its hosted e-mail product. Apparently, Cisco Mail no longer fits into the company's win column as it makes strategic decisions about its future. Those two drivers are what led Cisco to develop Cisco Mail in the first place. "In

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Some collaboration lessons by John Chambers (Cisco) | Bertrand Duperrin's Notepad

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Links for this week (weekly) → Some collaboration lessons by John Chambers (Cisco) April 29th, 2010 · View Comments · Collaborative practices , Organization & Management , social computing I already mentioned CISCO’s collaborative experience a long time ago. collaboration lessonslearned cisco management2.0

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John Chambers on Cisco: We Will Make Changes

Michael Sampson - Currents

John Chambers, CEO of Cisco Systems, announced a range of changes to fix the ailing company : " Cisco Systems Inc. You will see Cisco make a number of targeted moves in the coming weeks,” Chambers said yesterday in a memo to employees at the San Jose, California-based company. Cisco has seen profitability erode and is struggling to meet sales growth goals while pushing into 30 new businesses. Cisco's collaboration business remains core to its go-forward strategy.

Introducing Cisco "Wave Connect"

Collaborative Thinking

When Cisco analyzed the Google Wave announcement, and all the surrounding media buzz, it could have quickly stated that it planned to extend its WebEx Connect platform to support Wave once it proved viable in the market. Cisco could leverage its Jabber acquisition (people, technology) and come out with Wave Connect as an extension of WebEx Connect. Cisco could also offer its WebEx Connect "cloud" to third-party Wave application servers.

Understanding Cisco's Collaboration Strategy (Part 4)

Collaborative Thinking

The following is Part 4 of a series on today's announcement by Cisco. Is Cisco’s Vision Holistic Enough? While Cisco does a very good job of navigating market transitions and managing its efforts to move into market adjacencies, that does not mean that it has “perfect knowledge”. Cisco may think it knows the borders of a market in which the borders are in reality, porous and ill defined. As Cisco moves more broadly into social computing (e.g.,

Cisco for Collaboration

Michael Sampson - Currents

Published: November 2009. Cisco hosted a major strategy conference in California during the second week of November 2009. At its “Collaboration Summit”, Cisco unveiled an enhanced scope of product and service capabilities in the collaboration arena, encompassing a variety of product enhancements along with new product announcements. The impact of Cisco’s announcements on its standing in the collaboration market. -

Understanding Cisco's Collaboration Strategy (Part 2)

Collaborative Thinking

The following is Part 2 of a series on today's announcement by Cisco. What is Cisco announcing? To understand and decipher what Cisco is announcing, it is important to break the information down into four distinct areas: Strategic Pillars, Reference Architecture, “Extend Current”, and “Enter New”. Cisco believes that communication-centric and people-centric interaction models are the basis for next generation collaboration platforms and solutions.

Understanding Cisco's Collaboration Strategy (Part 3)

Collaborative Thinking

The following is Part 3 of a series on today's announcement by Cisco. Cisco needs to compare/contrast its approach with Microsoft’s BPOS – not just e-mail but overall to equate synergies from other WebEx Collaboration Cloud services. Does Cisco believe that it is now competing in the portal market with Microsoft, IBM, Oracle? Does Cisco believe that it is now competing in the content management market with Microsoft, IBM, Oracle as well best-of-breed vendors like EMC?

BusinessWeek/Cisco webcast: Revitalizing healthcare with technology

Endless Knots

My friend John Halamka was on the second in the BusinessWeek/Cisco webcasts yesterday, "Revitalizing Healthcare with Technology," the same series that I was on with another friend, Karen Sobel Lojeski, back in Feb.

The Two Cisco's.

Collaborative Thinking

For some time I've pointed out the need for the Cisco groups responsible for enterprise collaboration (including unified communications, mobile, WebEx, etc.) Eos was not mentioned at the Cisco Collaboration Summit and suddenly it is at the center of a social media social networking storyline that has consumer and enterprise implications. Cisco Eos - Social Networking. Cisco Eos - Social Networking.

New Report: Cisco for Collaboration

Michael Sampson - Currents

I just published my review of Cisco's Collaboration Summit last week. Cisco hosted a major strategy conference in California during the second week of November 2009. At its "Collaboration Summit", Cisco unveiled an enhanced scope of product and service capabilities in the collaboration arena, encompassing a variety of product enhancements along with new product announcements. The impact of Cisco's announcements on its standing in the collaboration market. -

Cisco: Great Expectations But "Where's The (Collaboration) Beef"?

Collaborative Thinking

Over the past several weeks, two Cisco events generated a great deal of media coverage (refer to “In The News” below). For those that have not been paying close attention, for some time now Cisco has actively been playing a grand chess game. In this case, it helps me better assess whether Cisco exhibits the level of business acumen necessary to successfully move into market adjacencies such as collaboration and Web 2.0. . Cisco is making forays into numerous adjacent markets.

Life With Alacrity: The Dunbar Number as a Limit to Group Sizes

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Life With Alacrity Alacrity, noun. From the Latin alacritus meaning promptitude. Similar in meaning to its synonyms Velocity and Celerity, all three mean quickness in action or movement.

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Cisco Collaboration Summit: The Right Foundation For Collaboration

Collaborative Thinking

That's a question Cisco wants to answer - point tools are not enough. Intercompany Cisco TelePresence. Joe Burton, CTO, Session Notes: Why is an architectural approach towards collaboration important? Example1: collaboration-enabled CRM process. Note: Reminiscent of "Collaborative CRM" concept defined by Meta Group years ago which has morphed into "Social CRM".

Avoid Profile Potpourri

Collaborative Thinking

Note: I would expect Oracle and Cisco to more clearly define their respective solutions and profile direction in this area at some point.). Connectbeam is one of those first-movers in the market that often gets overlooked but they continue to do some creative things (see below).

Collaborative Thinking: Cisco 2.0: Walking The Talk

Collaborative Thinking

Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « Blogging Without Permission | Main | Ciscos Networking Vision Going "Social" » February 19, 2008 Cisco 2.0: But the rapid changes at Cisco have come with casualties.

Cisco Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Jabber

Collaborative Thinking

This is a bold move by Cisco (given it's commitment to SIP) to expand industry thinking around presence as well as expanding its thinking around real-time applications given the type of development capabilities made possible with XMPP. So suddenly, I see both Avaya and Cisco as the new thought-leaders when it comes to presence (especially in regards to " social presence "). Connect and Cisco Unified Communications. About Cisco Systems.

Cisco Quad: Peeling Back the Layers

Michael Sampson - Currents

Last year Cisco started talking about a forthcoming product for the enterprise market: Cisco "Enterprise Collaboration Platform". In the past few weeks, Cisco has peeled back some of the layers around the forthcoming platform, and has given it a real product name: Cisco Quad.

On Twitter and in the Workplace, It's Power to the Connectors - Rosabeth Moss Kanter -

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Circles of influence replace chains of command, as in the councils and boards at Cisco which draw from many levels to drive new strategies. Posted by darius November 16, 2009 7:31 PM One issue that comes up with networking is "how do you measure it?" Posted by Thor November 16, 2009 8:12 PM Thor: It is useless to sit around and try to quantify how good someones Rolodex is. Chris Jones Cary, NC - Posted by Chris Jones November 17, 2009 1:57 AM I kind of agree with the author.


Enterprise Collaboration Architecture from Cisco that Goes Beyond Technology

Portals and KM

Cisco provides a Collaboration Services Group that is not tied to Cisco products but helps clients with a vendor independent approach. The paper does not reference any Cisco products and is written to promote “an appreciation that technology is simply an enabler of collaboration, not the genesis of it.”. In the latter case by 2020 digital data will grow to 44 times larger than it was in 2009.

Implementing the Cisco Collaboration Framework

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Cisco on Cisco Implementing the. Cisco Collaboration. a Collaboration Framework Creating a Collaborative Enterprise Cisco on Cisco Implementing the. Cisco Collaboration. Creating a Collaborative Enterprise | © 2009 Cisco Systems, Inc. During the past 8 years, Cisco has been. We hope that the Cisco® Collaboration. At Cisco, we have identified collaboration - and social networking. Foreword Cisco on Cisco Implementing the.

News Updates (October 16, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Tandberg Says No to Cisco. Tandberg has rejected Cisco's $3 billion acquisition offer. They could, with some legitimacy, say that Cisco's offer could be the first of several, thinking that maybe Cisco itself will come back with more money. Cisco may increase its offer.

News Updates (December 7, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Cisco Gets TANDBERG. Cisco announced that it controls more than 90% of the shares of TANDBERG. Subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the remaining conditions to the offer as set forth in the offer document, dated October 7, 2009, Section 1.7, Building Trust.

News Updates (November 10, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Cisco on Collaboration. Cisco announced new products in the collaboration space. " Cisco-hosted directory of organizations and locations with TelePresence gear. Don is unhappy about Cisco's switch of terms from focusing on unified communications to collaboration.

News Updates (December 10, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

BT and Cisco on Hosted UC. BT and Cisco are going to build a global hosted unified communications service. The bulk of the networking gear used in the service will be from Cisco, with Cisco's UC Manager products at the core. TimeBridge and Box.

2009: Enterprise 2.0 - Innovate Through Acquisition?

Collaborative Thinking

start-ups will fail or struggle to make money in 2009. vendors" are listed alongside: Attensa (Cisco, EMC/Documentum; both vendors need a feed syndication platform direction). Jive Software (Cisco, EMC/Documentum; Oracle - hosted play helps Cisco/WebEx Connect, EMC - social platform compliments its content management infrastructure, Oracle - social network/community destination site compliments its portal-centric message and also gives Oracle a SaaS play).

My Favorite Tweets for September 2009

Portals and KM

RT @ITSinsider: Cisco making waves in #e20. Here is the second in a new series of posts. Since I use my blog, in part, as a personal knowledge management system and Twitter archiving is an oxymoron, I am now going to post my favorite links for the month. These are links that I want to archive and share. I will repeat this once a month if that timing seems to work best. I may adjust the timing. I spot tested the reduced shortened urls and they should work.

News Updates (October 5, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

5 will launch its Passport telepresence offering, which company officials say will offer full HD video capabilities in a device that is a third of the size, weight and price of comparable systems offered by Cisco and other competitors. IBM vs Google Apps.

News Updates (September 22, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Zoho released it's first new product for 2009, Zoho Discussions. TC&C has released a tool for recording Cisco telepresence meetings. " Zoho Discussions.

News Updates (June 30, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Cisco has saved $277 million via its telework program. Oliver on the Enterprise 2.0 Conference. Oliver comments on the recent Enterprise 2.0 conference. Enterprise 2.0

News Updates (September 10, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Cisco on TelePresence. Cisco announced plans to extend the reach of its telepresence offerings around the world. " In less than two years, Cisco has enabled eight of the world's top service providers spanning five continents to deliver intercompany Cisco TelePresence services, extending availability of the technology to more than 150 countries and thousands of cities. Cisco also announced a new single-screen, single-camera telepresence product.

News Updates (October 2, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Cisco Wants TANDBERG. Cisco made a US$3 billion offer for TANDBERG, and TANDBERG's board of directors likes the sound of it. Under the terms of the agreement, Cisco will commence a cash tender offer to purchase all the outstanding shares of TANDBERG for 153.5 Commentary: - "TANDBERG fits in Cisco's mid-range", - "TANDBERG's technology complements Cisco", - ". gives Cisco more of an installed base to sell into", ZDNet.

How Procter & Gamble Got Employees to Use Social Networking at Work - - Business Technology Leadership

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

16, 2009, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM U.S./Eastern Leave a comment By Rick Swanborg August 24, 2009 — CIO — Traditional collaboration technologies like e-mail and instant messaging tend to reinforce communication between employees with strong ties—colleagues who work closely together. The ROI of Software-as-a-Service Date: Thursday, September 17, 2009 Time: 11:00 AM PST / 2:00 PM EST Many companies question the long. Think you cant afford a Cisco Switch?

News Updates (November 17, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Recent announcements by Cisco (the TANDBERG acquisition attempt) and Logitech (the LifeSize acquisition), point to the mainstreaming of video conferencing. " Cisco has helped increase visibility for videoconferencing by heavily promoting its TelePresence technology, recently in a self-mocking product placement on NBC's 30 Rock. Cisco may be planning a $5000 or less TelePresence offering for individuals; to be announced in January. View the Cisco 30 Rock video.

News Updates (December 18, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Twitter in 2009. My end of year post on Messaging News is about the most significant event in collaboration in 2009. " Desca and Cisco. Desca announced that it is now an authorized partner for Cisco TelePresence. Desca, a leading technology integration services company, today announced that it has earned the TelePresence Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) status from Cisco for the Central America North South America Caribbean (CANSAC) region.

News Updates (May 20, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft and HP Against Cisco. The partnership can be read as a high-powered endorsements of Microsoft’s communications technology as well as a stab at Cisco, which is pushing its own unified communications products. Cisco has its eye on the collaboration market, which it believes will be worth $34 billion in the coming years. And with Cisco releasing its own line of servers, HP’s decision to buddy up with Microsoft makes sense. Cisco Collaboration in Motion.

News Updates (September 2, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Cisco Collaboration Platform. Cisco is preparing a new collaboration software platform for enterprise customers. Cisco Systems is developing a collaboration software platform that will allow enterprises to combine social networking, presence, content and transactional applications in a single interface. My big question is how well Cisco will integrate its currently disparate collaboration products and services; will be interesting to see what's announced.).

Cisco Eos - Social Networking

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Social Networking Branded Online Social Entertainment Experiences Cisco Eos allows media companies to combine social audience features with their high-value, branded content to deliver a higher-value, interactive entertainment experience todays consumers expect. Terms & Conditions Privacy Statement Cookie Policy Trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc.

News Updates (September 17, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Cisco's Collaboration Strategy. A review of the philosophy underlying Cisco's internal collaboration strategy. Cisco's betting big on collaboration that draws manager input from all levels as the main driver for its strategy to grab new markets. This hints that other firms may gain by following Cisco. New executive boards make group decisions about Cisco's strategic direction. Cisco is able to make quicker, more informed decisions this way.