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.

Collaborative Thinking: Jabber XCP Delivers Eventing via Pubsub

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The updates are sent using the XMPP Publish-Subscribe functionality used in Jabber XCP’s InfoBroker and described in XEP-0060.

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Cisco Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Jabber

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Question: What will Avaya do since they OEM'd their XMPP capability based on Jabber's platform. SAN JOSE, CA -- 09/19/08 -- Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) today announced its intent to acquire privately held Jabber, Inc., Based in Denver, Jabber will work with Cisco to enhance the existing presence and messaging functions of Cisco's Collaboration portfolio. " Jabber provides a carrier-grade, best-in-class presence and messaging platform.

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

From Cisco Retires Webex Social, Partners with Jive Instead : Cisco and Jive are marketing a bundle that includes Cisco’s WebEx Meetings and Jabber for online meetings, Web conferencing, IM and audio/video communications and Jive’s ESN software, which provides “Facebook like” capabilities for workplace collaboration, like employee profiles, activity streams, microblogging, document sharing and group workspaces.

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Digsby = IM + Email + Social Networks

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Press | Register | Account Tools Change Email Change Password Forgot Password Documentation Support Forums Suggest a Feature Report a Bug 1 / 3 2 / 3 3 / 3 1 / 3 2 / 3 3 / 3 1 / 3 2 / 3 3 / 3 Instant Messaging digsby is a multiprotocol IM client that lets you chat with all your friends on AIM, MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, Google Talk, and Jabber with one simple to manage buddy list.

Untapped Potential: Facebook & XMPP

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Happy birthday Facebook Jabber/XMPP chat vaporware. A year ago this day, Facebook announced ” Right now we’re building a Jabber/XMPP interface for Facebook Chat. In the near future, users will be able to use Jabber/XMPP-based chat applications to connect to Facebook Chat “. Happy birthday Facebook Jabber/XMPP chat vaporware. Excellent points - and disappointing that Facebook as not leveraged this opportunity more decisively. .

Facebook Developers | Integrating Facebook Chat Everywhere

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Facebook Chat now supports Jabber/XMPP , the open standard for instant messaging. Finally. certainly took a while. Interesting given discussion of Facebook offering traditional email services as well. Every day people send more than two billion chat messages to each other on Facebook. Today we're making it easier for people to extend those conversations with their Facebook friends to instant messaging clients beyond Facebook.com.

Facebook IM Integration

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Third (and last) thought: Given Cisco's acquisition of Jabber and efforts with WebEx Connect - you would imagine integration with Facebook as well. In fact, aside from our first Community IM network Flixster a month or two ago, the last networks we added were Jabber and Google Talk on September 19th, 2005. First thought: If Meebo can integrate with XMPP systems - why can't Microsoft? Note: This is not the first time I've picked on Microsoft (and others) for ignoring XMPP-based IM.

Life With Alacrity: The Dunbar Number as a Limit to Group Sizes

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Read More] Tracked on Jun 28, 2004 1:07:58 AM » Jabber linkages from Jabber Architecture Through pubsub.coms service, which uses JEP-60, I found an article containing a great idea: Ok, I’ve got 5 invites and the folks that I wanted to have them, have them.

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Introducing Cisco "Wave Connect"

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Cisco could leverage its Jabber acquisition (people, technology) and come out with Wave Connect as an extension of WebEx Connect. OK - so that product/service does not exist yet. But it could. When Cisco analyzed the Google Wave announcement, and all the surrounding media buzz, it could have quickly stated that it planned to extend its WebEx Connect platform to support Wave once it proved viable in the market.

Cisco Kills Its Tablet Device

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Over the last year, Cisco has demonstrated a commitment to delivering innovative software like Cisco Jabber and Cisco WebEx across a wide spectrum of operating systems, tablets and Smart Phones. ( A Cisco Cius video from a happier time ).

Notes From Cisco WebEx Connect Session

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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). Rough notes taken during this morning's presentation on WebEx Connect: How does IT meet the competing demands from end users where end users can obtain solutions from the consumer market with updates to tools occurring at a much faster rate than traditional enterprise IT software.

Collaborative Thinking: Peter Saint-Andre on Presence

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XMPP (formerly known as Jabber) is todays leading instant messaging protocol.

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Turning Instant Messaging and Presence Upside-Down & Inside-Out

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There is some enterprise IM that is based on XMPP (namely Jabber), but not enough to disrupt the market from its current duopoly (i.e., Yes, Cisco could do some interesting things with Jabber and its XMPP infrastructure - especially in the consumer world where XMPP is more widespread. I've posted a lot recently regarding enterprise social messaging ("Twitter for the enterprise"): Twitter in the Workplace. Social Messaging & Socialtext Signals: Before We Get Too Excited.

More Thoughts On Social Presence

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Other vendors (Cisco, Jabber) also seem entrenched in this narrow view of "presence" If a vendor wanted to disrupt the status-quo, I would imagine that delivering a social presence platform might be an interesting way to open up new dialogs with business and IT decision makers and get some media attention as well. Disclosure: I'm employed by Jabber, Inc., Dave Uhlir Jabber, Inc

UC And Web 2.0 / Enterprise 2.0

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Cisco perhaps because they need to do something to disrupt the market and their XMPP asset (Jabber) could play a strategic role in a Cisco-based social messaging tool (or they acquire someone). Over on the Enterprise 2.0 blog , Irwin Lazar discusses whether UC and Web 2.0 are "friend or foe"? Here are some of my thoughts. Deeper commentary can be found here: Turning Instant Messaging and Presence Upside-Down & Inside-Out. Unified Communications. Web 2.0 / Enterprise 2.0. Synergy.

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News Updates (February 17, 2009)

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Available immediately for " IBM Lotus Sametime Unified Communications and Collaboration; Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005; and the Cisco Jabber XCP ", with OCS 2007 support "coming". Verizon Adds IM. Verizon announced that it is integrating its Verizon Conferencing service with popular instant messaging services, so that enterprise customers can initiate a Verizon audio conference from within IM.

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News Updates (November 10, 2009)

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New enterprise IM and presence, via Jabber. Cisco on Collaboration. Cisco announced new products in the collaboration space. "

News Updates (October 2, 2009)

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First, Microsoft is releasing the Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 XMPP Gateway at no additional licensing cost; it allows basic presence sharing and instant messaging (IM) with Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol networks Cisco Jabber and Google Talk. For Office Communications Server customers, this means Cisco Jabber and Google Talk users can now be part of Office Communications Server IM contacts. Cisco Wants TANDBERG.

Cisco: Great Expectations But "Where's The (Collaboration) Beef"?

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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). There has been little progress from some of the acquisitions (WebEx, Postpath, Jabber). Over the past several weeks, two Cisco events generated a great deal of media coverage (refer to “In The News” below).

Collaborative Thinking: Thinking In Terms of "Literacy"

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Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « Jabber XCP Delivers Eventing via Pubsub | Main | Social Media Press Release - Is There Such A Thing?

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Cisco Broadens Foray Into Collaboration Market

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Using technology gained through the acquisition of Jabber , Cisco today announced it has integrated the XMPP standard to provide secure, federated presence across its collaboration portfolio , starting with Cisco WebEx Connect Instant Messaging and Cisco Unified Presence 8.0. Highlights of Cisco's press release is below (with a link to the full release). Additional blog posts will come out later today (starting around noon PT) that will include my early thoughts.

Understanding Cisco's Collaboration Strategy (Part 2)

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Cisco WebEx Connect IM: The product moves from AIM to an XMPP-based IM network based on the Jabber. 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”. Strategic Pillars.

Collaborative Thinking: Social Presence: Time To Push The Reset Button

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Jabber emerged and made XMPP popular which has its own presence capability (2000-ish). IBM and Microsoft remain the key vendors for presence overall given their market strength but Jabber remains credible. Jabber remains the champion for XMPP as the foundation for presence systems. Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « Socializing At Work - No Longer A Waste Of Time | Main | Should NewsGator Worry About Microsoft?

FOAF Musings

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Instead of using a client-to-server architecture like traditional social networks do, we use the Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol XMPP also known as the jabber instance messaging network. FOAF (Friends of a Friend) project site , Wikipedia definition pops up now and then but you have to look for it if you are in the enterprise software space.

News Updates (February 5, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

RM Interchange is the world’s first global instant messaging hub which connects users of Cisco's Jabber XCP, IBM's Same Time, Microsoft's LCS/OCS and Thomson Reuters' RM – both easily and cost effectively. RM Interchange. Thomson Reuters launched RM Interchange, a new instant messaging hub to support interoperability between vendor products. "

Cisco WebEx Connect Questions

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Synergies between XMPP/Jabber and Atom/AtomPub for applications and syndication of operational data form back-end systems? Recommendation: People should be examining Cisco's announcements this week more broadly that just a SaaS Collaboration/Web 2.0 play and/or as an update on its UC/video/telepresence efforts. The evolving puzzle pieces will lead to an maturing SaaS, PaaS (Platform as a Service), and Cloud play. Compare/contrast Cisco with those trends in the market.

Enterprise Social Messaging: Vendor Replies

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Jabber integration allows users to interact with Socialcast via IM. Yammer, despite multiple requests, did not respond to my earlier post on the need for tools in this category to support policy, integration, security and other capabilities expected by enterprise decision-makers. Someone mentioned identi.ca as another option which I had forgotten to mention (as well as Traction which did provide some information).

Presence Is Too Important To Leave To UC Vendors

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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. After all, we associate presence as a foundational capability within unified communications.

News Updates (June 15, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

It helps users to login simultaneously to Yahoo, AOL, MSN, Jabber, Google Talk and can also watch and listen to HD-quality video and audio. Social Computing Governance. NewsGator is hosting a webinar on June 30 on applying strategy and governance to social computing initiatives. Using social technologies for the sake of coolness is out – using them in support of business strategy and to drive culture change is in.

Year-End Thoughts On Enterprise 2.0 Social Software (Part 3)

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Finally - Cisco should strongly step up as a Google Wave platform - it should not let Google's XMPP efforts erode position as thought leaders when it comes to XMPP (via the Jabber deal). Previous posts: Year-End Thoughts On Enterprise 2.0 & & Social Software (Part 2). Year-End Thoughts On Enterprise 2.0 & & Social Software. There are a few vendor events that stood out in my mind for 2009 (related to Enterprise 2.0

/Message: The Architecture of Sociality: Building In Openness

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

But, the notion of distributed functionality, like that embodied in the Jabber protocol is interesting. The Jabber protocol is an open one, on the other hand, and suggests some great lessons to be learned for the social application marketplace.

Unlocking the Extended Enterprise - Part 3 of 3

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Jabber) is the future for cloud services Live event: Social Software Jeopardy New SVP of Sales, Board Member, Forrester Wave and Scoble video Announcing 2.5: Please wait. loading.