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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. 

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Cisco WebEx Connect Questions

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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. What is Cisco's position on OpenAjax Alliance? Where will Cisco go concerning OpenAjax Metadata specification? Where will Cisco go concerning OpenAjax Hub (secure mashup runtime)? Will Cisco deploy any Dojo widgets on top of Adobe AIR?

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Understanding Cisco's Collaboration Strategy (Part1)

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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 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 4)

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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.,

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.

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.

Notes From Cisco WebEx Connect Session

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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).

Cisco Collaboration Summit: The Right Foundation For Collaboration

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That's a question Cisco wants to answer - point tools are not enough. Pulse Connect: Open Social Web Services API (profile data, presence server, policy engine). Intercompany Cisco TelePresence. SOAP, REST, JCR, CMIS, open social, CMIS, RDF/SPARQL, portlet standards, Missing on slide: ATOM, RSS but believe it's in there - wonder about Open Search, FOAF and XFN. Joe Burton, CTO, Session Notes: Why is an architectural approach towards collaboration important?

Ant’s Eye View Opens Silicon Valley Office

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With that in mind, it is with great pleasure that I announce something amazing: We are opening our third office. We’ve been proud to count Cisco, Yahoo!, Of course, to open a successful office an innovative culture like the Valley, we needed a heavy hitter. 2009 was an amazing year for Ant’s Eye View. It’s hard to imagine that only 1 year ago, Dustin was starting as employee #1 and we only had 1 office.

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 Announces I-Prize Winner and Results of Their Global Collaboration

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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 I-Prize Announces its Winner and a Successful Global Collaboration

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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

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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.

Australian Open Innovation Competition at [link]

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In association with the Australian Innovation festival, which officially begun this week, we have organised an open innovation on-line competition using the Enterprise 2.0 and is very realistic, fun and dangerously engaging (I've been participating in the Cisco I-Prize competition that this one is based on). ideas management platform Spigit ( This is no ordinary suggestion box scheme. it simulates an idea market place with investors, promoters, inventors etc.

Adding Social Context To Enterprise Architecture

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Increased mobility, generational shifts, new tools, and the changing digital lifestyle of workers bring an opportunity to embrace borderless relationships and foster collaboration in an open environment. Get ideas about where to start and how Cisco began to develop an integrated workforce experience. Social networking is redefining the workforce and creating a new frontier for enterprise architects.

GE Crowdsources Green Ideas Through its Open Innovation Challenge

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The  Open Innovation Challenge. The Open Innovation Challenge uses the Brightidea Platform. The challenge started on July 13, 2010, the site will remain open for submissions and voting until September 30, 2010. I have written about Cisco’s i-prize on several occasions (see Cisco Launches Second I-Prize Competition ). is designed to mine ideas that can help solve some of our environmental challenges.

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

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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.

Agile Marketing Pioneers

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Joining me onstage were Jonathon Colman (REI), Greg Meyer (Salesforce) and Kevin Scott (Cisco). I loved Greg’s opening volley for his team’s agile rationale: “to build an uncertain product, for an uncertain customer, in an uncertain market.”

“Command and control is dead”: the shape of next gen organisations is social networks | Open (minds, finds, conversations).

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He was interviewing John Chambers, the CEO of Cisco , about how the company was developing to keep up witht he pace of the web revolution. The answer was that over the past two years Mr Chambers has been tearing down command and control as a way of doing things at Cisco.

The Next Step in Open Innovation from McKinsey

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I recently wrote about Cisco's I-Prize on this blog (see Mining the Web and the World for Innovation ) that is a great example of co-creation that allows the web world to participate. McKinsey recently released a study on the topic, The Next Step in Open Innovation. I think the Cisco I-Prize effort scores high on each of these issues. Co-creation has been a while as a concept but the web is allowing it to go to new lengths.

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

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“ 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. Box announced a new strategic customer : GE.

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Change Management for Digital Transformation – my Keynote at the Digital Workplace Conference 2016

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Last week I presented the opening keynote at the Digital Workplace Conference 2016 in Auckland, here in New Zealand. slides 44-50) examples of how changed practices and processes start to impact organisational structure, with examples from Westpac New Zealand and Cisco. It was a great privilege to be able to speak at the conference, especially on the topic of change management for digital transformation, an area I have focused on for most of the past decade. My slides are above.

2016 27 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. The ability to open documents as well as view detailed user profiles from the activity stream, allowing users to perform these tasks without leaving the email interface.

Slideshare Launches Zipcast - Online Meetings for Everyone

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Open your browser and with one click you’re in a Zipcast meeting! This is going to hurt Cisco WebEx and Citrix GoToMeeting. Slideshare changed the dynamics of giving presentations - conference speakers could now leverage their conference work to reach a broader audience beyond their assigned meeting slot, and people who didn't get an invitation to talk at the conference could put their thoughts up alongside those who did.

Boston E20 Notes: Building a Unified Communications and Collaboration Roadmap

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 Big vendors are Cisco, Microsoft, Google, and IBM.  There is a lot of competition between Cisco and Microsoft.   The Cisco Quad (now WebEx Social) strategy with integration their communication tools makes this easier. 

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

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In E20 companies began adopting "social tools" such as blogs, wikis and activity streams to enable employees to communicate and collaborate more openly than they were doing via email. In The Next Version. Alan Lepofskys blog about technology, travel and the occasional golf post. About.

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Open Parenthesis » Liveblogging Enterprise 2.0 - Jeffrey Stamps and Jessica Lipnack - Decide to Network

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Open Parenthesis » Liveblogging Enterprise 2.0 - Jeffrey Stamps and Jessica Lipnack - Decide to Network Adam Kovitz Says: June 19th, 2007 at 12:17 pm Despite the uphill battle of progress, we are seeing overwhelming evidence that there is a movement, albeit, a scattered one. Director at Optaros , a professional services firm offering strategy, design, development, and consulting services to enterprises interested in leveraging free and open source software.

Literature Review: Improving Work Practices in Times of Change

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The open nature of Twitter, where messages can be edited over and over again, inadequately preserve authorship, attribution, and the communication fidelity of the post’s original meaning as text is manipulated to fit into Twitter’s constraint of 140 characters.

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Collaboration on Mobile Devices - Only for Viewing Documents?

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so in theory, a user could open a Word document on their BlackBerry, start editing it, and then decide they need to use the PlayBook due to the larger screen, and transfer the document across. Cisco WebEx, a conferencing service, there's an App for that.

My App Gap Posts for March 2012

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Cisco Extends Its Cloud Collaboration Strategy. Gorilla Logic Enhances Its Open Source Mobile App Testing Tools. 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. IBM Connections Conversations – 3: Analytics + Social. Novell GroupWise 2012 Expands its Collaboration Capabilities.

My App Gap Posts for February 2010

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Cisco Launches Its Second I-Prize Competition. Webtrends Promotes Openness in its Product and Company Strategy. Examples of Webtrends Move to Increased Openness. Here are my AppGap posts for February. I am also writing in another Corante blog, FastForward (see right side bar for links), 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 February.

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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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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Looking Back - Moving Forward

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On Monday, August 8th, I start with Cisco as a senior technical solution marketing manager for social software. An architecture based on modularity, loose-coupling, pace layering, open source (when appropriate), and standards is incredibly valuable in my opinion. Cisco Eos ).

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. They also found ways to get non-sales people involved in sales as experts by making to process more open. I am pleased to be back for my sixth Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston.

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

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and social software) - in no particular order : Cisco Stumbles Early But Regains Composure & Sets The Stage . Back in July, I published a post Cisco: Great Expectations But "Where's The (Collaboration) Beef"? that took Cisco to task regarding how strongly it was "talking about" collaboration but was not really "doing" much about collaboration. Understanding Cisco's Collaboration Strategy (Part1). Understanding Cisco's Collaboration Strategy (Part 2).

Enterprise Email Wars Heat Up in the Cloud

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by Ted Schadler, that has a cost breakdown of cloud-based email services from the four leading vendors- Google, Microsoft, IBM and Cisco - and indicates that Google and Microsoft are in the lead for customers. Microsoft quickly re-evaluated and repriced its Exchange Online offering to $5 per user per month; IBM launched LotusLive Notes and iNotes for $5 and $3, respectively; and Cisco purchased PostPath and opened its WebEx Mail offering with a 5 GB mailbox for $5 per user per month.

Another trip to the future via Telepresence

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I'm about to shill for Cisco Telepresence --and I know, it's expensive, a bandwidth hog, and blabbedy-blah--but, as per before, you've got to experience it.

Rebooting the iMac. Some Items to Share

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My computer has 105 open tabs in Safari, and I need to restart it (which hasn't happened for. Sheila from Cisco talks about the Cisco approach to collaboration , as expressed in Cisco Quad. Cisco released WebEx Meet , a free online meetings service for small businesses. at least two weeks). here's some of those: Thinking about Collaboration Inside. Fredric writes about the emergence of the social intranet , and some of the challenges inside organizations.