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Michael Sampson - Currents

Banning Email at Cisco

Michael Sampson - Currents

In an attempt to encourage staff to shift to new ways of communicating, Peter Hughes at Cisco has banned his staff from using email for broadcasting messages : “ Employees’ reliance on email as the primary mode of communication is hurting business productivity, according to an executive at one of the world’s biggest technology companies, Cisco.

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Moving Beyond “Collaboration” Meaning Video and Calling: Cisco Partners with Jive

Michael Sampson - Currents

In light of what I wrote all those years ago, and being mindful of my perplexity last month, it was good to see Cisco (who has focused very heavily on video meetings, calling and presence, but struggling to get a foothold in the other Pillars) announce a partnership with Jive for integration between their respective offerings. Cisco and Jive plan to progressively link these products at a technology level so they work in a more integrated fashion.

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Re-Imagining Effective Work – at Cisco

Michael Sampson - Currents

During a call yesterday afternoon I referred to a case study I had read from Cisco about how they re-imagined the role of a sales specialist, and the various benefits they had achieved by doing so. Cisco customers can draw on Cisco’s real-world experience in this area to help support similar enterprise needs.

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Cisco Releases Cisco Jabber - A "Unified Communications" Product

Michael Sampson - Currents

Cisco released Cisco Jabber , offering a plethora of communication tools: " Cisco Jabber, a unified communications application that brings together presence, instant messaging (IM), voice and video, voice messaging, desktop sharing and conferencing into a single consistent experience across PCs, Macs, tablets and smart phones. The technology was acquired in September 2008 , when Cisco acquired Jabber, although it hasn't done much with it since then.

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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Minter Ellison - "One Firm" Strategy Powered by Cisco

Michael Sampson - Currents

Law firm Minter Ellison (with 290 partners and 1,000 legal staff in Asia Pacific and the UK) has chosen a range of Cisco collaboration gear to support its "one firm" strategy. "A With Cisco business video and data centre virtualisation technology, we're making it easier for them to connect, collaborate and share information across the whole of the firm for the benefit of our clients," said Peter Westerveld, Minter Ellison's CIO. The Cisco tools are: - TelePresence.

AlphaWest Launches an Enterprise Collaboration Practice, for Cisco Quad

Michael Sampson - Currents

AlphaWest, a subsidiary of Optus in Australia, launched a new Enterprise Collaboration Practice focus on Cisco Quad and other tools: " The practice will primarily focus on supplying new collaboration solutions, aiming to help businesses improve their communication and information sharing. At the Cisco Live event held in Melbourne, Alphawest was also one of the first local partners to show off Cisco Quad with a live demonstration.

Cisco is Being "Misleading and Incompetent" about Collaboration - Phil at Skype Journal

Michael Sampson - Currents

Phil writing for Skype Journal accuses Cisco of being misleading and incompetent when it come to collaboration : " Collaboration starts in shared intent. It makes Cisco out to be misleading and incompetent. ". In order for a meeting to happen - whether in person or via telepresence - there must be "shared intent" (Phil's phrase; I agree with the phrase, but disagree with Cisco's failing). I have a couple of items of interest on Cisco in the collaboration space.

GE Goes Box (What about Its Other Collaboration Tools?)

Michael Sampson - Currents

August 2012 – Cisco Quad. GE is using Cisco Quad / WebEx Social to power a social collaboration platform inside: “ GE recently launched Colab, its own social collaboration platform (using Cisco’s WebEx Social – formerly Quad – as the core engine) for 60,000 users to date (with a goal of reaching 100,000 users by year-end). Box announced a new strategic customer : GE.

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Leadership vs. Collaboration? - Opposing and Contradictory?

Michael Sampson - Currents

Some leaders - John Chambers at Cisco comes to mind - are trying to become more collaborative and embed collaborative ways of working within their leadership styles and organizations. Writing in 2007, Diann posits that leadership and collaboration are two opposing and contradictory concepts. Whilst leadership in a traditional sense is about a leader leading others who are the followers, collaboration is about working together and moving ahead as a team.

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The 2011 Office - It's Too Quiet, We Need to Talk More

Michael Sampson - Currents

Let's talk more - by phone, over coffee, face-to-face, via Skype video, using Cisco TelePresence, etc. Herb reflects on ten years of being a supply chain consultant , and notes a few differences: - The office is much quieter today than 10 years ago. - The phone doesn't ring anymore - email has replaced phone calls, and some people route their phone straight to voice mail. There are fewer people doing more work - so the opportunity to chat / converse is less. -

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Cisco Cius Tablet

Michael Sampson - Currents

I don't recall seeing anything about the Cisco Cius. With all the noise about tablets recently - especially why the Amazon Fire is so important. - While the above video is fun - the cut-through is lacking

It is done. The History of Doing Business with IBM Connections (2013)

Michael Sampson - Currents

The idea was to define 10-12 common collaboration scenarios, and then put a variety of products through an evaluation - Microsoft SharePoint, Lotus Connections, Cisco Quad, and others - to see where each excelled and didn''t excel when matched against the different scenarios.

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Cisco Kills Its Tablet Device

Michael Sampson - Currents

( A Cisco Cius video from a happier time ). Last week Cisco announced that it was ceasing its investment in the Cisco Cius tablet as a specific form factor, and will double down on making its collaboration software work great on many tablets and other devices.

Three Requirements for Broad Adoption of Collaboration Tools

Michael Sampson - Currents

In a blog post last July, Joe Schueller from Cisco wrote about the role of culture in Enterprise 2.0 , but more importantly about three keys to gaining broad adoption of collaboration tools in the organization: " However, to drive real value out of a collaboration platform, you need broad adoption, and frankly, leaving > 80% of the population "on the table" isn't going to cut it.

Social Networking at Work: A Business Revolution, or a Ruse? Knowledge@Wharton

Michael Sampson - Currents

Now corporations are hoping they can tap into those capabilities as a way to improve employee productivity, collaboration and communication on the job -- and a long line of software vendors, such as Cisco, SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, IBM and Salesforce.com, along with upstarts like Yammer, are hoping to position themselves as the platform to integrate social networking and business processes.

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Virgin Media Using Cisco Quad #collaboration #ciscoquad

Michael Sampson - Currents

Virgin Media in the UK is deploying a suite of tools from Cisco to support company-wide collaboration : " Virgin Media, one of the UK’s entertainment and digital communications companies has taken a step to becoming a more social business.

Cisco for Collaboration

Michael Sampson - Currents

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. In sum, these announcements hold the potential to elevate Cisco to being a major player in the enterprise collaboration technology space.

SharePoint Roadmap for Collaboration: Only 21 Copies Left

Michael Sampson - Currents

You can take the lessons and apply them to your SharePoint work, or your Connections work, or your Traction TeamPage work, or your Cisco Quad work, etc. - After 3 printings in less than 2 years, there are only 21 physical copies of SharePoint Roadmap for Collaboration: Using SharePoint to Enhance Business Collaboration (2009) left in stock. I am not doing a fourth printing. If you want a physical copy, I recommend you order one ASAP.

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Slideshare Launches Zipcast - Online Meetings for Everyone

Michael Sampson - Currents

This is going to hurt Cisco WebEx and Citrix GoToMeeting. Slideshare changed the dynamics of giving presentations - conference speakers could now leverage their conference work to reach a broader audience beyond their assigned meeting slot, and people who didn't get an invitation to talk at the conference could put their thoughts up alongside those who did. Last week, Slideshare took a big leap into online meetings , with the launch of Zipcast.

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.

Collaboration on Mobile Devices - Only for Viewing Documents?

Michael Sampson - Currents

Cisco WebEx, a conferencing service, there's an App for that. David looks at the challenges of supporting people using mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) for business collaboration: " With the explosion of newly-available mobile computing options, many companies now support their employees’ smartphones and tablet computers. With employees increasingly ‘always on,’ new opportunities abound for better and more efficient collaboration.

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. -

Cloud Service for Health Care #cisco #healthcare

Michael Sampson - Currents

Optum introduced a cloud service for health care , to increase the effectiveness of patient care: " The health care cloud environment from Optum simplifies the lives of caregivers, innovators and health IT managers – those whose work has the greatest impact on patient care and on the performance of the health system.

Cisco Acquired Versly - to Connect Collaboration Tools with Microsoft Office

Michael Sampson - Currents

Cisco announced the acquisition of Versly : " Cisco today announced that it has acquired privately-held Versly. Collaboration is a top priority at Cisco. With this acquisition we're enhancing our collaboration offerings and improving the user experience by integrating social technologies within the business applications individuals and teams use at work," said Murali Sitaram, vice president and general manager, Collaboration Software Group (CSG), Cisco.

Notes on INV103 Social Communications Strategy and the IBM Sametime Roadmap

Michael Sampson - Currents

Special call out to Arkadin (voice conferencing added to Sametime), Epilio (to integrate PGI audioconferencing with Sametime), Cisco (for telephony, done some interface simplification), and others. John Del Pizzo and Brian Ricker from the IBM Sametime team are talking about the roadmap for Sametime. Some notes: Social Communications Matures.

Can We Extend Email Rather than Replace It? Jacob Morgan Asking

Michael Sampson - Currents

This idea is one of the things I liked about the potential integration between Cisco Mail and Cisco Quad, but Cisco Mail just took a bullet to the head. Jacob Morgan asks whether email is the problem or the solution? : " What if when sending and receiving emails we had the ability to access shared document spaces, activity streams, project groups, and other data that we needed right from the email interface (such as Yahoo, Gmail, or Outlook)?

I Have a Laptop and iPad Too

Michael Sampson - Currents

I wonder if this, plus the RIM PlayBook, will be enough for Cisco to kill the Cius. Apart from the integration with Cisco TelePresence, you can already do WebEx on the iPad. The day has come, and Apple did indeed announce the second-generation of the iPad - iPad 2. The announcement was today; it will be available to buy from March 11.

Talking about Mobility - a Briefing Paper by Martin White

Michael Sampson - Currents

There are many major IT companies with significant interests in this market sector, including Apple, Cisco, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Symantec and Unisys. Martin White from Intranet Focus has just published a new briefing paper on enterprise information mobility: " Enterprise Information Mobility (EIM) is my term for providing access to enterprise information, and indeed external information resources, over mobile smartphones.

ITEX 2012 - Panel on Enterprise Collaboration (November 2012)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Dave Wilson, Regional Manager - Collaboration, Cisco. On November 8 I'll be in Auckland to moderate a panel on enterprise collaboration at ITEX 2012. Here's the key questions we'll be addressing: Panel: Enterprise collaboration – the team perspective.

Notes on CUST115 ABS on Visual Social Communications

Michael Sampson - Currents

use lots of IBM tools - Lotus Notes, Sametime (including Sametime Gateway), Connections 3, Cisco Phone System, 31 video conferencing rooms (are very hard to schedule; are constantly used). support for Cisco phones, tablets, 1 800 from a smartphone, and from video conferencing rooms. Justin Lauder (ABS) and Darren Belford (IBM) are presenting on how the Australian Bureau of Statistics are using Polycom visual conferencing equipment in their environment. Some notes: 1.

Mobile Devices for Collaboration - Recent News (Thursday, April 22)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Cisco launched a new high definition Flip camera. HP talked more about its upcoming HP Slate. - HP produced a comparison chart between the Slate and Apple iPad. - HP leads in some areas, Apple in others ( Wired has details ). Nokia released three lower-priced smartphones. -

Mobile Devices for Collaboration - Recent News (Wednesday, June 30)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Cisco announced the Cisco Cius for on-the-go video communications. Supports Cisco TelePresence equipment, as an endpoint. - " Cisco Cius offers HD video streaming and real-time video, multi-party conferencing, email, messaging, browsing, and the ability to produce, edit and share content stored locally or centrally in the cloud. ". My analysis : Cisco is positioning itself strongly to become a viable collaboration provider.

Notes on "Collaboration in a Fibre World" - Thomas Salmen (Orcon)

Michael Sampson - Currents

TelePresence from Cisco and others. Thomas Salmen from Orcon is talking about collaboration in a fibre world - here at the Working in Collaborative Environments conference in Auckland. Thomas is the CTO at Orcon, and was recently announced as the 2012 New Zealand CIO at the annual NZ CIO Summit. Key points: - Orcon has a large investment in current broadband networks in New Zealand based on copper, and is investing in next-generation networks, eg., fibre to the home.

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 (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 (February 3, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

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

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.

News Updates (December 7, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Cisco Gets TANDBERG. Cisco announced that it controls more than 90% of the shares of TANDBERG. Building Trust. Tom reports from a recent discussion about building trust with other people. Early on, I treasured the flow that one panelist, Terry Emmel, provided.

Rebooting the iMac. Some Items to Share

Michael Sampson - Currents

Sheila from Cisco talks about the Cisco approach to collaboration , as expressed in Cisco Quad. Cisco released WebEx Meet , a free online meetings service for small businesses. My computer has 105 open tabs in Safari, and I need to restart it (which hasn't happened for. at least two weeks). here's some of those: Thinking about Collaboration Inside. Fredric writes about the emergence of the social intranet , and some of the challenges inside organizations.