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

Michael Sampson - Currents

Interestingly, while there was a role in my framework for presence and instant messaging (Pillar 5), and real-time screen sharing for co-authoring / co-editing (Pillar 2), there was not a distinct pillar for video meetings and other types of real-time interaction. Cisco and Jive plan to progressively link these products at a technology level so they work in a more integrated fashion. For Cisco, this partnership represents a shift in strategy.

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Cisco Expands Its Cloud Collaboration Strategy

Portals and KM

I have written extensively on Cisco’s I-prize efforts (see Cisco Announces I-Prize Winner and Results of Their Global Collaboration and Cisco Announces Second I-Prize Winner ) but have not yet had a chance to look at their enterprise collaboration efforts. 

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Cisco on Enabling the New Collaborative Workspace

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It “shares the latest trends in technology adoption and how firms forge better business outcomes from a more mobile, social, and virtual workforce.” Jordan , Vice President, Communication and Collaboration IT, Cisco Systems presented a Key note: Enabling The New Collaborative Workspace. The Cisco collaboration portfolio has evolved of the past few years to accommodate this.   They created an integrated workforce experience powered by Cisco Quad.

Cisco WebEx Connect Questions

Collaborative Thinking

Recommendation: People should be examining Cisco's announcements this week more broadly that just a SaaS Collaboration/Web 2.0 Compare/contrast Cisco with those trends in the market. Predictions: WebEx Connect will need a strong IdM (Identity Management) play and will do so either through expanding what exists within PostPath or through an acquisition or a deep partnership. What is Cisco's position on OpenAjax Alliance? Does Cisco acquire its way into IdM or partner?

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.

Cisco Broadens Foray Into Collaboration Market

Collaborative Thinking

Highlights of Cisco's press release is below (with a link to the full release). Intercompany Cisco TelePresence Directory is a Cisco-hosted directory of endpoints, organizations and people with access to Cisco TelePresence endpoints. The directory features a virtual assistant to assist with scheduling meetings between the more than 1000 rooms and 75 customers on Cisco TelePresence exchanges. Cisco UC 8.0

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.,

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. WebEx Connect C6.0

Cisco Launches Second I-Prize Competition

Portals and KM

Cisco has recently announced the launch of the second I-Prize global innovation contest where entrepreneurs worldwide can collaborate and submit proposals for Cisco’s next billion-dollar business idea. I  I wrote about the first contest (see: Cisco I-Prize – Mining the Web and the World for Innovation ) and the results.   The connected life : Showcase technological advancements that will dramatically improve living conditions and culture.

Job Description - Cisco Career Connection - Cisco Systems

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Quad, as in a campus quad or quadrangle, is a place for people to come together, meet, share ideas, and collaborate. capabilities like blogs, wikis, and RSS feeds, with teamspace capabilities like file sharing and task lists, with social software capabilities like profiles, walls, and friends. Work cross-functionally with other functions of the BU and Cisco to develop product definition and drive execution.

Cisco Finds New Path Towards Collaboration

Collaborative Thinking

in the news items below, Cisco continues to transition from unified communications into a more traditional collaboration space. arena that leverages WebEx Connect as another SaaS/cloud option. Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire PostPath. The company extends Cisco???s These additions clearly augment Cisco???s s Saas based WebEx Connect Collaboration Platform which currently includes- Instant Messaging, Wikis, Web 2.0

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. I am pleased to be back for my sixth Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston.

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. The company has already made several moves in terms of acquisitions (WebEx, PostPath, Jabber) and strategy (describing a general direction regarding collaboration and SaaS/Cloud computing via WebEx Connect). Cisco In The News.

Cisco and WebEx Combine Strengths to Launch New Enterprise 2.0 Collaboration Platform

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Cisco has launched a new collaboration platform with its acquisition WebEx, Cisco WebEx Connect , a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform that integrates, presence, instant messaging, web meetings and team spaces with traditional and web 2.0 Cisco is a classic example.

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

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

To collaborate, the “right tools&# have been workspaces, discussion forums, shared document libraries, wikis, and even web conferencing. A sense of place of important because it creaed a shared commons, a central place for everyone to interact around and a single place to go for information. © 1992- 2008 Cisco Systems Inc. Terms & Conditions Privacy Statement Cookie Policy Trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc.

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.

Cisco I-Prize Announces its Winner and a Successful Global Collaboration

Green Chameleon

I wrote about the Cisco I-Prize a few months ago – see Mining the Web and the World for Innovation a while back. First, to summarize the contest, Cisco launched a contest and invited the world to give it great ideas. The winners get to join Cisco and is funded to make the idea real. More specifically, the winning team has the opportunity to join Cisco , drive the development of their business idea and are eligible to receive a $250,000 cash prize.

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.

Have Prediction Markets arrived as an Enterprise Knowledge Sharing & Innovation Platform?

21st Century Organization

The wider adoption of prediction markets by companies from Google to Best Buy, Cisco Systems, GE Healthcare, General Mills, Qualcomm and ArcelorMittal, is widely reported including in this New York Times articles.

Collaborative Thinking: WebEx Connect: Tough Decisions Ahead For Large Enterprises

Collaborative Thinking

Despite the drop in share price, this is a very prudent move by the company. WebEx Connect begins to solve that challenge.

Enterprise 2.0 Five Years Later: From Tools To Platforms To Ecosystems

Collaborative Thinking

along with subsequent works, helped organizations think about how people use social software to more effectively share information and connect with one another. To read the full post, click here (to the Cisco Collaboration blog). . In 2006, Andrew McAfee’s article on Enterprise 2.0, With an initial focus on tools (e.g., blogs, wikis), organizations undertaking “E2.0”

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My KM World Session Notes: Jeremiah Owyang on Architecting a Connected Enterprise

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I will share a few key sessions here and then a list of all of them with links. I  I attended the opening keynote, Architecting a Connected Enterprise, by Jeremiah Owyang , Industry Analyst - Altimeter Group. He provides tips for building networked enterprises that share and apply knowledge for decision-making, innovation, customer satisfaction, business success, and a stronger bottom line. The first was decentralized with no sharing.

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). Everyone has access to a shared web storage system that they use to access their files and documents from any browser anywhere on the internet.

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harmon.ie Expands Its Social Email Offering to Include Lotus Notes

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has also integrated several instant messaging tools including: Lotus Sametime, Microsoft Link or OCS, and Cisco UC. It also suggests potential new colleagues based on several factors: who you email, who you connect with through other channels, and who you share documents with.

Towards A More Participatory Culture: Enterprise Q&A

Collaborative Thinking

Connecting co-workers via Enterprise Q&A enables people to reach consensus, collaborate on a response, and co-create a workaround. Beyond “answering the question”, this type of conversation allows participants to contribute personal experiences and share work practices that are not formally documented. Cisco Quad already does this via its Watch List capability. Organizations are often interested in connecting people and groups from different parts of the enterprise.

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Literature Review: Improving Work Practices in Times of Change

Collaborative Thinking

Improving the way people can better share information, coordinate activities and collaborate during periods of change is a topic I’ve studied from a technology perspective many years. Burt notes that advantage within social networks is not a given to those who are highly connected.

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Lessons on the hard job of designing communities in the organization | Bertrand Duperrin's Notepad

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Links for this week (weekly) Links for this week (weekly) Lessons on the hard job of designing communities in the organization Jun 14 2011 Share Tweet Summary : If communities have a real value for organizations, there are still few certainties about their positioning and management.

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

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Connect with her on Facebook or at Twitter.com/RosabethKanter. Circles of influence replace chains of command, as in the councils and boards at Cisco which draw from many levels to drive new strategies. They dont need to be the formal boss if they have the connections.

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Welcome to the Stammtisch: Peer connections for practitioners are critical…

Ant's Eyeview Blog

There are lots of ways to connect and gather information: Events, conferences, surveys, personal participation in the communities, calls, monitoring tools, etc - and they all have their place. Now, as a strategist and consultant, I wanted to see if I could bring together some of the practitioners I knew - to connect them - "stammtisch style!" The evening included colleagues from Apple , Google , EBay , Yahoo , EMC , Adaptive Planning and Cisco. Share This

Welcome to the Stammtisch: Peer connections for practitioners are critical…

Ant's Eyeview Blog

There are lots of ways to connect and gather information: Events, conferences, surveys, personal participation in the communities, calls, monitoring tools, etc - and they all have their place. Now, as a strategist and consultant, I wanted to see if I could bring together some of the practitioners I knew - to connect them - "stammtisch style!" The evening included colleagues from Apple , Google , EBay , Yahoo , EMC , Adaptive Planning and Cisco.

Boston E20 Notes: Building a Unified Communications and Collaboration Roadmap

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Anyway you work with someone else: video, voice, messaging, social computing, document sharing. About 50% of firms said Sharepoint is their social platform, their document sharing system.  Big vendors are Cisco, Microsoft, Google, and IBM.

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Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary

Elsua

And what a better way of finishing that year end report than sharing with you all the last week, i.e. week #52, along with the overall yearly report itself. I know, a long time ago, but still worth while sharing across before we catch up with 2011′s, don’t you think?

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Notes on INV103 Social Communications Strategy and the IBM Sametime Roadmap

Michael Sampson - Currents

Social communications - from dial tone (calling a location), to presence (calling a known person), to relevance (calling the right person, based on Connections profiles). Know who the experts are, new communication tools, and reduction of low value requests (they are automatically available through Connections). -. by sharing a file, other people don't have to interrupt me to find it. Integrates with Connections for uploading files directly into the meeting.

Enterprise 2.0 Conference: Call For Papers Community, Voting Process

Collaborative Thinking

Cisco coordinates submissions so you may find these under the name of “ SGumpert ” rather than my name. The session will connect the process, cultural, and tooling aspects of profiles, social graphs, etc. efforts can help improve employee engagement, collaboration, and knowledge sharing. For the upcoming Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston this year, I have submitted three sessions that I hope the community finds helpful and relevant.

Could Flip Be An Ad-Hoc Business Device?

Collaborative Thinking

WebEx Connect)? Could Cisco squeeze the WebEx software and some of the IP telephony software on the Flip USB so you could participate in a conference and have a VoIP call to discuss the video? . Cisco Flips Over Pure Digital.

Wrap Up of 2nd Annual Community Manager Day: Voices Around the World #CMAD « Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing

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Cisco salutes CMs with this graphic, lasso time.

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My App Gap Posts for March 2012

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IBM Connections Conversations – 3: Analytics + Social. Cisco Extends Its Cloud Collaboration Strategy. WebDAM and Box Collaboration Streamlines Digital Asset Management and File Sharing. 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 March. There will be more in April. Novell GroupWise 2012 Expands its Collaboration Capabilities.

Avoid Profile Potpourri

Collaborative Thinking

While some activities around tags/bookmarks might be directly related to a work activity, there are community interactions made possible that enable informal information sharing, personal learning and ad-hoc group formation as people connect to one another.

Boston E20 Notes: Organization Next Workshop: Bridging the Participation Gap – Networks, Learning, and "Play"

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I attended workshop hosted by Mike Gotta - Organization Next: Bridging the Participation Gap – Networks, Learning, and "Play"   Mike is now Senior Technical Solution Manager for Enterprise Social Software, Cisco. The technology made the connections but it only worked because it enabled what people wanted to do anyway. People tweet at conferences for idea sharing. They wanted to share their experiences. I am pleased to be back for my sixth Enterprise 2.0

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Communities and Collaboration » Maximising the power of collective knowledge

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Perceptions about learning and sharing in a virtual world by Steve Dale. Shared Services. Google Friend Connect. Stephen Dale's Posterous - Passionate about the social web, collaboration, learning, sharing and trying to make sense of an increasingly complex world. This is a summary of one of the breakout session I ran at the Cisco Public Services Summit , Oslo 9-11 December 2011. Put simply, CoPs operate from a sense of shared values and objectives.

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