Cisco Expands Its Cloud Collaboration Strategy

Portals and KM

It includes leading enterprise cloud applications for web conferencing (WebEx) , instant messaging (Jabber) and enterprise social software (Quad) but goes much beyond that. Here Cisco is taking an integration and partnership strategy. There is also integrated calendaring and scheduling.

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Notes From Cisco WebEx Connect Session

Collaborative Thinking

Need a new architecture and approach. Jabber provides presence and real-time messaging. See Jabber beyond IM - but messaging platform - not just people-to-people but for application systems as well (alerting/notifications). Microsoft integration: with Outlook/Exchange (e.g., Also integrated with on-premise communications such as Call Manager (leverage CUCM architecture, dial plan, VoIP and toll bypass).

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Collaborative Thinking: Peter Saint-Andre on Presence

Collaborative Thinking

I have no qualm with SIP at all but remain convinced that SIMPLE is fundamentally flawed, is being used by vendor to advance their own agendas, and should not the one-basket-for-all-eggs direction pursued by the industry when it comes to approaching "presence" in a broader sense.

More Thoughts On Social Presence

Collaborative Thinking

Any social presence platform would clearly need to include a policy management component that would integrate with security and identity management systems within an enterprise to support authentication, authorization and related demands (e.g. any social presence platform will need to be secure, integrate with existing infrastructure, and support some type of federation model for interoperability with the external world. Disclosure: I'm employed by Jabber, Inc.,

Cisco WebEx Connect Questions

Collaborative Thinking

Synergies between XMPP/Jabber and Atom/AtomPub for applications and syndication of operational data form back-end systems? Integration. Will SharePoint integration include Web Parts (similar to what Awareness has done with its SaaS solution)? What about portlets for integrating WebEx Connect with other portal platforms? What about integration with Lotus Connections, Lotus Notes/Domino, Lotus Quickr?

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FOAF Musings

Collaborative Thinking

Major enterprise vendors tend to dismiss it, ignore it or switch the conversation to their own approach - but it's still worth knowing about if you want to maintain a level of industry awareness and remain open to different viewpoints that may end up augmenting whatever approach you decide to adopt (related to a vendor's product).

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Presence Is Too Important To Leave To UC Vendors

Collaborative Thinking

The intersection between social networks and unified communications will form the basis for a hybrid approach perhaps best described as ???social Jabber and Jive could play in this area as well given their XMPP centricity. The title of this post might seem to be self-contradictory.