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Cisco on Enabling the New Collaborative Workspace

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Jordan , Vice President, Communication and Collaboration IT, Cisco Systems presented a Key note: Enabling The New Collaborative Workspace. Sheila Jordan has led the transformation behind Cisco’s Integrated Workforce Experience (IWE); she will share some of the best practices and lessons that she and her team have learned to help you down a successful path of your own.”. The Cisco collaboration portfolio has evolved of the past few years to accommodate this.

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

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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. Library clips :: Enterprise 2.0 : Harmonising formal processes and ad-hoc work :: May :: 2010 on Enterprise 2.0 collaboration lessonslearned cisco management2.0

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

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Circles of influence replace chains of command, as in the councils and boards at Cisco which draw from many levels to drive new strategies. Circles of influence replace chains of command, as in the councils and boards at Cisco which draw from many levels to drive new strategies.

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Cisco Announces Second I-Prize Winner

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I have been covering the Cisco I-Prize for several years and continue to be impressed with this initiative.   I spoke with Sharon Wong, the Director of Business Development for Cisco’s Emerging Technology group to discuss the conclusion of the second I-Prize.

The Two Cisco's.

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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.

A Quick Peak At Cisco Quad: Collaboration + Social + Unified Communications

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Cisco is also integrating its Show and Share video technology into Quad, so users can quickly and easily post video. Cisco talked about integrating Salesforce, or project management. All of this will extend to the iPhone and the iPad, and, naturally, Cisco's Cius when it ships (this is the Cisco tablet). Anther good overview article can be found on TMCnet blogs: " Cisco Quad Points To Communications Future ".

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.

Enterprise Collaboration Architecture from Cisco that Goes Beyond Technology

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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.”. Mark Eggleston, a member of this group I met at the Enterprise 2.0

Cisco Community Central: Enterprise Social Software : Pushing The Reset Button On How We Look At “Collaboration”

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As another example, since I’ve joined Cisco I’ve had first-hand experience of participating in meetings via Telepresence – it definitely provides a collaborative experience and yet many would exclude it from being considered a form of collaboration. 419 Views Tags: collaboration , uc , enterprise_social_software , ess Comments ( 2 ) Oct 21, 2010 7:59 AM Carl Frappaolo says: Mike: Interesting post. © 1992- 2008 Cisco Systems Inc.

Ten Collaboration Trends for 2010

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IT in Canada report on the Top Ten Collaboration Trends for 2010 as seen by Barry O'Sullivan , Senior Vice President of Cisco Voice Technology Group. To read Cisco's Top Ten Collaboration Trends for 2010.

Expertise Location: Don't Forget Process & Cultural Factors

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The post below on expertise location is an update from an earlier Collaborative Thinking post " Expertise Location: Not Just A Tooling Issue " published on January 28, 2010. Continued at Cisco Enterprise Social Software Community ). We have probably all found ourselves in a situation where we knew there was somebody in the organization that could help us with a problem but we had no idea of how to find them.

Social Media and the Enterprise: An Architectural Approach, an IASA E-Summit Sponsored by Cisco

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Social Media and the Enterprise: An Architectural Approach, an IASA E-Summit Sponsored by Cisco. October 5, 2010 | 7:00 a.m. - As a part of this e-summit series, sponsored by Cisco, you will hear from practiced experts throughout the industry about architecture collaboration topics and concepts such as: How to create a vision and comprehensive strategy for capturing business value through greater collaboration. Source: Cisco Community Central.

Cisco Community Central: Enterprise Social Software : Don't Think Profile, Think Identity

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My first blog post over on the Cisco community site for enterprise social software (registration required When organizations discuss the business value of social networking, the conversation invariably includes a discussion on employee profiles. Strategists, sponsors, champions, and management teams often (not always but frequently) make the assumption that employees will create and maintain their own profiles.

My App Gap Posts for September 2010

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MindTouch 2010 Offers an Intelligent Platform for Product and Services Documentation. Cisco Offers a Comprehensive Enterprise Collaboration Architecture Here are my AppGap posts for September. I am also writing in another Corante blog, FastForward (see right side bar for links), The AppGap posts began toward the end of January 2008.   Here, I am primarily doing product commentaries with a few other things thrown in. Below are the ones for September.

My App Gap Posts for August 2010

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Cisco Successfully Concludes Second I-Prize Competition. Here are my AppGap posts for August. I am also writing in another Corante blog, FastForward (see right side bar for links), The AppGap posts began toward the end of January 2008.   Here, I am primarily doing product commentaries with a few other things thrown in. Below are the ones for August. There will be more in September. PBworks Offers Collaborative CRM. EchoSign Brings Multi-Language Support to e-Signatures.

Collaborative Thinking: Cisco 2.0: Walking The Talk

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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.

My App Gap Posts for February 2010

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Cisco Launches Its Second I-Prize Competition. Here are my AppGap posts for February. I am also writing in another Corante blog, FastForward (see right side bar for links), The AppGap posts began toward the end of January 2008.   Here, I am primarily doing product commentaries with a few other things thrown in. Below are the ones for February. There will be more in March. Webtrends Promotes Openness in its Product and Company Strategy.

Boston E 20 Notes: Interview with Cisco’s Raj Gossain

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The new capability are part what's now called Cisco WebEx® Social (formerly known as Cisco Quad™) and build upon existing offerings that help employees share knowledge, find experts and information and form effective virtual work teams. With These sessions are compatible with a wide variety of video endpoints, including Cisco TelePresence®, IP video phones, mobile and soft clients. The tools can used on premise or hosted through partners, or the Cisco hosted cloud.

Job Description - Cisco Career Connection - Cisco Systems

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More information can be found at: [link] The ECP team is looking for a motivated, high energy, passionate Product Manager with strong product management, customer, and software experience who is ready to work in a start-up like environment to ensure Cisco’s success in this new market adjacency. Work cross-functionally with other functions of the BU and Cisco to develop product definition and drive execution.

News Updates (February 3, 2010)

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Gartner offers 5 predictions for 2010 and beyond about social software at work. #1 PepsiCo Goes Cisco TelePresence. Cisco announced that PepsiCo is installing Cisco TelePresence gear for cross-company collaboration. SharePoint 2010 SocialFest.

Cisco Eos - Social Networking

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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.

My Favorite Tweets for September 1 - 15 2010

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RT @ TheForumCorp : Interesting look at some top leadership challenges of 1st half of 2010 forum.com/blog/2010/09/1…   Sep 14th. ?via How Social Media Helped Cisco Shave $100,000+ Off a Product Launch [link] via @ SBoSM   Aug 31st. Here is another in a series of posts that provide access to my favorite tweets that contain links to useful information. 

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My Favorite Tweets for July 15 - 31 2010

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billion in 2010 | [link] | #SaaS. Cisco's Doug Webster on social media marketing [link]   Jul 15th Here is the twenty first in a series of posts that provide access to my favorite tweets that contain links to useful information.    Some of these I did to link to things I found useful and others are RTs that I want to save for the same reason.

My Favorite Tweets for September 16 - 30 2010

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How Cisco defines business-to-business social-media success [link]   Sep 16th. Here is another in a series of posts that provide access to my favorite tweets that contain links to useful information.    Some of these I did to link to things I found useful and others are RTs that I want to save for the same reason. Since Twitter archiving is an oxymoron, I am now going to post my favorite links for the month so they can be easily accessed later.

News Updates (January 27, 2010)

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Scheduled for release in mid 2010, the alliance will deliver an intelligent service provider solution that enables assured-quality managed video services over a converged network. One analyst says this could be a rival to what Cisco is doing. Cisco released an interoperability protocol for telepresence systems, and announced early adopters. Cisco has offered to license its protocol to industry participants royalty free. in 2010. Polycom and Juniper.

News Updates (February 10, 2010)

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Cisco on Tandberg. Cisco announced some of its plans for Tandberg, once the acquisition is complete. " At first glance, the moves show Cisco preserving much of Tandberg's flagship videoconferencing lines and integrating Tandberg's technology into its own video and telepresence families, with an eye toward minimal disruption of Tandberg's channel. Day CQ 5.3. Day Software released version 5.3

News Updates (February 26, 2010)

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The company is trying to dislodge legacy on-premises installations from Microsoft and IBM while fighting off SAAS (software-as-a-service) solutions from those same companies, as well as new cloud offerings from Cisco Systems and from a slew of startups such as Zoho, Mindtouch and others. SetFocus, a Microsoft business partner, is hosting seminars in March 2010 on migrating to SharePoint 2010. - If you can't wait that long, see Ann's pointers on SharePoint 2010 migration.

Collaboration Scenarios (April 6, 2010)

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Cisco also released an iPad app, called Cisco WebEx Meeting Center. Okay, so this is an idea. re-orienting what I've historically done about new products and services in line with common collaborative processes. I'm not promising to do this again, or regularly. I'm just experimenting. Comments welcome. I'll have to re-think this layout though. it's hard to scan. Managing a Project. Interesting academic article from January 2009 on collaboration in software teams.

News Updates (February 4, 2010)

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Is SharePoint 2010 for ECM? Colligo Networks is hosting a webinar called "Is SharePoint 2010 Ready for Enterprise Content Management". Join us for this timely webinar where Tricia Bush, Director of Microsoft's SharePoint Enterprise Business, will discuss SharePoint 2010 as an ECM platform. She'll show some of the new 2010 ECM features and how Microsoft has extended the platform particularly in the area of metadata management, records management, and scalability.

News Updates (January 25, 2010)

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Atlassian Summit 2010. Cisco unveiled VideoStream , which enables wireless video over WiFi networks. Gartner: New IT Jobs. Gartner outlined four new IT jobs to become fashionable: legal and IT hybrids, digital archivists, business information managers, and enterprise information architects.

33 things to know about those who make your online social spaces live | Bertrand Duperrin's Notepad

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Bertrand Duperrin's Notepad Thoughts on management, HR, social networks…and enterprise 2.0 " The most successful companies are those that think jointly technological change, work design and the changes in internal social relationships.” Antoine Riboud.

Ant’s Eye View Opens Silicon Valley Office

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We’ve been proud to count Cisco, Yahoo!, We can’t wait for you to start… April 14, 2010 can’t come soon enough! 2009 was an amazing year for Ant’s Eye View. It’s hard to imagine that only 1 year ago, Dustin was starting as employee #1 and we only had 1 office. Today, we’re at 11 employees, 2 offices, and a unholy number of frequent flier miles amongst our team.

Recap of the Enterprise 2.0 Conference for 2010

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Cisco is Muscling In. The third key vendor now is Cisco. For more on my take on Cisco in the collaboration market, see: - Cisco Quad: Peeling Back the Layers (on my blog, from earlier this week). Cisco for Collaboration: Vendor and Product Analysis (a report, from November 2009). The annual Enterprise 2.0 Conference took place in Boston last week.

October Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

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Best of Mobile Learning October 1, 2010 to October 31, 2010 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. PLENK2010 the future of education, my vision of the future - Ignatia Webs , October 15, 2010 Sad News.Drop.io

Spigit Offers Release S3 to a Maturing Market

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According to a Boston Consulting Group report on innovation from 2010, 72 percent of respondents said that their companies consider innovation a top-three priority, versus 64 percent in 2009. Paul said that Spigit had its largest growth of bookings in Q2 2010.

Looking Back - Moving Forward

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On Monday, August 8th, I start with Cisco as a senior technical solution marketing manager for social software. Cisco I believe has a compelling story and legitimate chance to re-shape the collaboration market (internally as well as externally). Cisco Eos ).

Collaborative Thinking: Meanwhile, Over At WebEx: A New Sheriff In Town

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The story below provides some insight: Making sure that Cisco’s sales teams are motivated to sell WebEx services has just become the responsibility of a new general manager at the on-demand Web meeting provider.

GE Crowdsources Green Ideas Through its Open Innovation Challenge

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The challenge started on July 13, 2010, the site will remain open for submissions and voting until September 30, 2010. Formalized agreements will be announced in November 2010 and continue into 2011. I have written about Cisco’s i-prize on several occasions (see Cisco Launches Second I-Prize Competition ). The  Open Innovation Challenge. is designed to mine ideas that can help solve some of our environmental challenges.

If I Were CEO, I’d Mandate Enterprise 2.0

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The grand-daddy example of all things collaboration has been Cisco, and in particular the transformation they’ve undertaken over many years, spearheaded by their prescient CEO, John Chambers. cisco collaboration The title doesn’t sound very 2.0-esque, now does it?

VMware-Zimbra acquisition rumor perplexes users

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Interesting rumor - but I agree with Chris Wolf and would add one possible scenario: Cisco, EMC, and VMware formed the Virtual Computing Environment (VCE) to help organizations with their private cloud implementation (per this Cisco release: Accelerate the Journey to Private Cloud Computing ). I would expect that VMware would tailor Zimbra to work with Cisco's emerging collaboration platform and efforts to leverage WebEx and SaaS-based e-mail.