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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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Cisco Expands Its Cloud Collaboration Strategy

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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. 

Screencast: Employee Profiles & Social Network Sites

Collaborative Thinking

I recorded a short (11 minute) screencast this morning to help a customer better understand the role of employee profiles within social network sites. Screencast: Employee Profiles & Social Network Sites. When organizations discuss the business value of social networking, online communities, or expertise location, the conversation invariably includes a discussion on the role of employee profiles. Posted to Cisco Enterprise Social Software Community.

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. ratings for employees : it’s not that simple (0) Transforming usages in enterprise 2.0 (0) If I were an IT guy I would wonder why… What do employees need to turn 2.0 ?

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.

Cisco Broadens Foray Into Collaboration Market

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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 2)

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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.

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: Teamwork is catching on as well among sales and other employees.

Cisco Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Jabber

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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.

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

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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. In essence, the employer ascribes the identity of an employee to them.

Job Description - Cisco Career Connection - Cisco Systems

John Tropea - Delicious Community

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.

Mock Thesis Proposal: Personal Support Networks During Periods Of Employee Transition, Part 2

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Social Network Sites (SNS) create multiple affordances employees leverage during their employment lifecycle. In this Masters Thesis, I examine how a SNS helps employees during transitional periods such as: joining the company, moving into a new position, and navigating through organizational disruption. Individual and small groups of employees will be allowed to “tell their stories” within a defined topic area. IBM and Cisco) and consultancies (e.g.,


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. every employee across the globe. We hope that the Cisco® Collaboration. At Cisco, we have identified collaboration - and social networking. Cisco.

Ant’s Eye View and Badgeville Partner to Bring Gamification to the Fortune 500

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At Ant’s Eye View, we know first hand just how valuable such advocate and influencer programs can be, from our history with the Microsoft MVP Program , to our current efforts helping companies like Dell, T-Mobile, Cisco and Salesforce tap into that expertise and enthusiasm.

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

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initiatives began a long journey to improve the way employees build communities and collaborate on business activities. To read the full post, click here (to the Cisco Collaboration blog). . In 2006, Andrew McAfee’s article on Enterprise 2.0, along with subsequent works, helped organizations think about how people use social software to more effectively share information and connect with one another. With an initial focus on tools (e.g.,

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

“ GE’s IT organization, tasked with bringing innovative, cutting-edge technology to roughly 300,000 employees located in more than 170 countries, selected Box to: - Make it easy for employees to collaborate across business units and with external parties; - Unify business information across applications, thanks to Box’s open platform and integration with other cloud and on-premise solutions; and. August 2012 – Cisco Quad.

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Organization Next: Managing the Networked Workspace

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The Human Capital Institute is offering a webinar sponsored by Cisco that will air on April 26, 2011; details below: Organization Next: Managing The Networked Workspace. Social, economic, environmental, and technological forces continuously transform the relationship between organizations and employees. This new workspace is also more transitory, as employees skeptical of lifetime employment find themselves increasingly joined by contingent staff and outsourcing partners.

Cisco on Collaboration: Know Your Enthusiasts & Laggards | Future Changes

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

wiki adoption strategies Wiki tools Wiki Uses Wikipatterns book Wikipedia Sep 29, 2009 Cisco on Collaboration: Know Your Enthusiasts & Laggards Cisco surveyed 800 people and the results were published in June in Collaboration: Know Your Enthusiasts and Laggards. MB) Video – Cisco VP Alan Cohen discusses the study Share | Related Articles Built Around the Visual: Wikis, Webex, & Councils at Cisco A Report from Gov 2.0

Boston E20 Notes: Design Considerations For Enterprise Social Networks: Identity, Graphs, Streams & Social Objects

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I attended session - Design Considerations For Enterprise Social Networks: Identity, Graphs, Streams & Social Objects led by Mike Gotta , Senior Technical Solution Marketing Manager for Social Software, Cisco. Here is the session description: “Organizations can improve how employees connect to co-workers by understanding the influence design has on participation within social platforms. How to integrate social into the work life of the employee?

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In The Next Version - It’s Like Facebook For Work. Wait It Is Facebook For Work

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

This private version of the popular social network is designed to provide employees a place to collaborate securely with their colleagues. Organizations realised that employees need social to be part of the way people work, not a separate destination to go to. In The Next Version.

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Enterprise: List of 40 Social Media Staff Guidelines

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

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’s Internet Postings Policy [link] . Managing staff who participate in social networks.

The new employee connection: Social networking behind the firewall - Computerworld

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Computerworld Daily News (First Look and Wrap-Up) Computerworld Blogs Newsletter The Weekly Top 10 More E-Mail Newsletters The new employee connection: Social networking behind the firewall Corporate social networking is more than an electronic water cooler. Companies may start with the idea of helping employees get to know one another better, but with easier and faster connections among people, cross-division collaboration suddenly happens more naturally, leading to greater innovation. ‹

Using Technology for Teamwork and Collaboration Critical, Says John Chambers

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I have long admired John Chambers, the CEO of Cisco. In my various readings of Cisco, I have observed how Mr. Chambers has been able to produce a strong culture of customer satisfaction at Cisco. In my personal interactions with those working at Cisco, I have found Cisco’s employees (including executives) to be extremely helpful and willing to spare their time to hear you out and share their knowledge.

Towards A More Participatory Culture: Enterprise Q&A

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Cisco Quad already does this via its Watch List capability. If their contributions are valued, that reinforcement can help employees gain a sense of “belonging” which in turn can influence how workers identify with the organization, its goals, and its values. There’s no assurance that employees will share what they know, or that answers will always be perfect. It does not guarantee spillover affects that lead to better levels of employee engagement elsewhere.

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Literature Review: Improving Work Practices in Times of Change

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The Literature Review presents a synthesis of selected academic and non-academic works that provides a rational for subsequent research that will examine how organizations can leverage media and communication practices in ways that help employees adapt work practices in times of change (e.g.,

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If I Were CEO, I’d Mandate Enterprise 2.0

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

According to a Melcrum global study with over 2,000 participants gauging use and benefit of such tools as wikis, blogs, micro-blogging and collaboration in general, users responded as follows: improved levels of employee engagement (21%). improving employee feedback (20%).

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. Here is the session description for this year’s workshop: “Companies are becoming more reliant on their employee’s ability to thrive in a complex work environment where relationships, projects, processes, and business priorities are in a constant state of flux.

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Expertise Location: Don't Forget Process & Cultural Factors

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capture, discovery, brokering, connection, privacy) can be compelling when it comes to improving process performance as well as employee productivity. Continued at Cisco Enterprise Social Software Community ). 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.

Enterprise 2.0 Conference: Call For Papers Community, Voting Process

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Cisco coordinates submissions so you may find these under the name of “ SGumpert ” rather than my name. There are interesting areas of how the combination of participation and tools enable employees to establish an identity different than the one assigned to them by the enterprise, and take on social roles (wiki gardener, idea person, answer person, expert) that augment formal structures used to identify talent. Employees can also leverage the participatory culture of E2.0 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.   Prior to this, their employees had to log into 6 to 9 separate communication and social apps on their desktop.

Boston E20 Notes: Building a Unified Communications and Collaboration Roadmap

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They looked at 16 verticals and the participating companies ranged from fewer than 250 employees (13%), 250 – 2500 employees (29%, and over 2500 employees (58%).  Big vendors are Cisco, Microsoft, Google, and IBM. I am pleased to be back for my sixth Enterprise 2.0

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

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Whether it lead to turn work groups into communities or give communities so much structure that they lose their agility and become a burden for the organization, many tactics reached their limits as it happened recently at CISCO that dismantled a system that what considered exemplary until then.

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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.

Avoid Profile Potpourri

Collaborative Thinking

It's understandable - people want to have a richer understanding of their fellow employees and vendors want to differentiate their products from competitors - profiles help meet those needs. Expertise - as created and managed by each employee.

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, along with upstarts like Yammer, are hoping to position themselves as the platform to integrate social networking and business processes.

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Collaborative Thinking: Blogging Without Permission

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Main | Cisco 2.0: Walking The Talk » February 19, 2008 Blogging Without Permission This story is a reminder that in many states, employers are free to terminate an employee (even one that is highly valued) on many different grounds - grounds which might come across as reasonable to some and absurd to others. Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « Social Networking: For Better Or Worse?

Collaboration on Mobile Devices - Only for Viewing Documents?

Michael Sampson - Currents

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. Cisco WebEx, a conferencing service, there's an App for that.

Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary


We have also seen how some large cloud email providers like Cisco are moving away from providing that online service any longer and I would venture to state that we all probably know why that is happening … Then we have got my good friend Prof.

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