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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. But much more importantly is the need to find non-technology companies where managers take this approach.

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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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The Cisco Social Media Listening Journey

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“ Social Media is not just a fun trend, it’s something that can really help drive business value. &# – Jeanette Gibson , Director of Social Media Marketing, Cisco. Cisco has been using online social media listening as a way to inform business decisions for some time.

The Cisco Digital Journey

Ant's Eyeview Blog

Today, we’re thrilled to share this video , posted by Cisco, in which Jeanette Gibson , Sr. Cisco has consistently used the Social Engagement Journey as a diagnostic tool for their social business progress. In fact, some of that work has even been featured in this blog: The Cisco Social Media Listening Journey. One of my favorite aspects of the video is how Jeanette and Cisco have changed the aperture of the Social Engagement Journey to the “Digital Journey.”

Cisco on Enabling the New Collaborative Workspace

Portals and KM

Jordan , Vice President, Communication and Collaboration IT, Cisco Systems presented a Key note: Enabling The New Collaborative Workspace. Enabling this new collaborative workspace, however, comes with significant challenges — and business leaders are turning to IT, HR, and corporate communications departments to manage these. How do they drive adoption, change management, and effective governance throughout the experience? They started by integrated all the Cisco tools.

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.

The Two Cisco's.

Collaborative Thinking

For some time I've pointed out the need for the Cisco groups responsible for enterprise collaboration (including unified communications, mobile, WebEx, etc.) Eos was not mentioned at the Cisco Collaboration Summit and suddenly it is at the center of a social media social networking storyline that has consumer and enterprise implications. Cisco Eos - Social Networking. Cisco Eos - Social Networking. Social Media’s Cautionary Tale: A Management Overview.

Community management: The 'essential' capability of successful Enterprise 2.0 efforts | ZDNet

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Community management: The essential capability of successful Enterprise 2.0 efforts By Dion Hinchcliffe | September 28, 2009, 2:21pm PDT Summary It’s not a skill that’s been widely understood until quite recently, however community management has begun to move to the forefront of discussions about enterprise social computing as the use of social tools begins to climb the maturity curve. Community management itself can be sensitive subject in the social media arena.

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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? Content Management.

Cisco Announces Second I-Prize Winner

Portals and KM

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.

Understanding Cisco's Collaboration Strategy (Part1)

Collaborative Thinking

The following is Part 1 of a series on today's announcement by Cisco. What is driving Cisco into the collaboration market? There are many reasons driving Cisco in this direction (revenue opportunities, growth needs, and customer demand). Iterates and executes on those strategies in a manner that times Cisco’s entry and growth into those market adjacencies. What major changes in the collaboration market is Cisco exploiting?

Cisco, The Social Experience Company?

Collaborative Thinking

marketing, relationship/community management, app dev, and internal activities that include content, collaboration, communication, process, and analytics) will take time and Cisco will need to demonstrate the necessary non-technology competencies soon. Then there is the question of how this relates to other Cisco SaaS/Cloud initiatives (e.g., And after that - there's the question of - why Cisco? Cisco Media & Solutions Group.

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”. Some strategists include content management, search, portal, and Enterprise 2.0 As Cisco moves more broadly into social computing (e.g., Cisco Collaboration: Bottom Line.

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.

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. Cisco WebEx ™ , an online meeting platform for audio and Web conferencing that enables users to share documents and desktops in real time.

Understanding Cisco's Collaboration Strategy (Part 3)

Collaborative Thinking

The following is Part 3 of a series on today's announcement by Cisco. Cisco needs to compare/contrast its approach with Microsoft’s BPOS – not just e-mail but overall to equate synergies from other WebEx Collaboration Cloud services. How are storage and records management requirements satisfied? Are there any network management concerns? Does Cisco believe that it is now competing in the portal market with Microsoft, IBM, Oracle?

A Quick Peak At Cisco Quad: Collaboration + Social + Unified Communications

Collaborative Thinking

Cisco is also integrating its Show and Share video technology into Quad, so users can quickly and easily post video. Cisco talked about integrating Salesforce, or project management. All of this will extend to the iPhone and the iPad, and, naturally, Cisco's Cius when it ships (this is the Cisco tablet). Anther good overview article can be found on TMCnet blogs: " Cisco Quad Points To Communications Future ".

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. Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire PostPath. The company extends Cisco???s These additions clearly augment Cisco???s Upon the closing of the acquisition, PostPath is expected to become part of Cisco???s s Collaboration Software Group and integrated with WebEx Connect and Cisco???s Moving into adjacent markets takes time ???

Cisco Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Jabber

Collaborative Thinking

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.

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: But the rapid changes at Cisco have come with casualties.

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.

Boston E 20 Notes: Interview with Cisco’s Raj Gossain

Portals and KM

During the event I interviewed Raj Gossain, VP Product Management on their go-to-market strategy.  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 Many firms are still managing the organization in very hierarchical, siloed information and interaction flow.

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. It has also been busy integrating WebEx with its other assets (Unified Communications Manager, Telepresence, Unified MeetingPlace) – yes, the integration has not always been terribly deep but the work is ongoing and will continue to improve.

Notes From Cisco WebEx Connect Session

Collaborative Thinking

Cisco Collaboration Architecture: higher level of services (presence, messaging), designed for other people to extend (mashups), designed for enterprise environment (policy management). Unified Communications + Web 2.0 + SaaS supported by a network services layer linked to API strategy (based on web services) and Cisco developer services program, etc. Leverage Cisco network expertise (Cisco Intelligent Network).

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

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Blogs, Tweets, Pictures, and Videos of CMAD around the Globe: Below I’ll curate the interesting voices around the world at the 2nd annual Community Manager Appreciation Day. Community Manager Appreciation Day, 2011 View more presentations from Connie Bensen.

Cisco Collaboration Summit: The Right Foundation For Collaboration

Collaborative Thinking

That's a question Cisco wants to answer - point tools are not enough. SIP Session Management. Intercompany Cisco TelePresence. Joe Burton, CTO, Session Notes: Why is an architectural approach towards collaboration important? Example1: collaboration-enabled CRM process. Note: Reminiscent of "Collaborative CRM" concept defined by Meta Group years ago which has morphed into "Social CRM".

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.

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.

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. You will work as a Product Manager for the Enterprise Collaboration Platform (ECP) BU with a focus to create the best product definition possible.

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

Portals and KM

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

If we look at the collaboration market circa 2005 or so, the market was relatively stable – virtual workspaces that consolidated forums, document libraries, group calendars, and lightweight task management were the primary focus from an IT viewpoint. © 1992- 2008 Cisco Systems Inc. Terms & Conditions Privacy Statement Cookie Policy Trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc.

Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary

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Like I have been saying in a good number of occasions, there are a couple of incredibly good use cases for corporate email to still survive nice and dandy: 1) Managing Calendaring & Scheduling events and 2) Hosting 1:1 confidential, or rather sensitive, conversations in a private manner.

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Cisco I-Prize – Mining the Web and the World for Innovation

Green Chameleon

In my conversation with Matt Greeley, CEO at B rightidea we covered one of the impressive uses of Webstorm outside the firewall, Cisco's I-Prize. Cisco has launched a contest and invited the world to give it great ideas. The winner gets to join Cisco and is funded to make the idea real. More specifically, "the winning team may have the opportunity to be hired by Cisco to found a new business unit and share a $250,000 signing bonus.

Cisco Eos - Social Networking

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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 Announces I-Prize Winner and Results of Their Global Collaboration

Portals and KM

I wrote about the Cisco I-Prize a few months ago – see Mining the Web and the World for Innovation. Last week Cisco announced their winner and I spoke to David Hsieh, Senior Director of Marketing for Cisco’s Emerging Technology Group about the wining team and the contest in general. 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.

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

Collaborative Thinking

Strategists, sponsors, champions, and management teams often (not always but frequently) make the assumption that employees will create and maintain their own profiles. My first blog post over on the Cisco community site for enterprise social software (registration required When organizations discuss the business value of social networking, the conversation invariably includes a discussion on employee profiles.

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.

Collaborative Thinking: Meanwhile, Over At WebEx: A New Sheriff In Town

Collaborative Thinking

The story below provides some insight: Making sure that Cisco’s sales teams are motivated to sell WebEx services has just become the responsibility of a new general manager at the on-demand Web meeting provider.