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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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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

Portals and KM

Forrester notes that in five years, almost half of US workers — about 63 million people — will work virtually. This will change everything in workplace IT support from designing workplace information strategies for collaboration, to delivering content experiences to people across channels, to engaging the next-generation workforce to serve customers better. The Cisco collaboration portfolio has evolved of the past few years to accommodate this.

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.

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. It needs explainations, people need to be reassured and to be able to imagine themselves in the future situation, to make the change theirs. collaboration lessonslearned cisco management2.0

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Introducing Cisco "Wave Connect"

Collaborative Thinking

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 could leverage its Jabber acquisition (people, technology) and come out with Wave Connect as an extension of WebEx Connect. Cisco could also offer its WebEx Connect "cloud" to third-party Wave application servers.

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.

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. 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?

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 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.,

Virgin Media Using Cisco Quad #collaboration #ciscoquad

Michael Sampson - Currents

Virgin Media in the UK is deploying a suite of tools from Cisco to support company-wide collaboration : " Virgin Media, one of the UK’s entertainment and digital communications companies has taken a step to becoming a more social business.

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: Leveraging Networks To Seed Search Graphs?

Collaborative Thinking

Reading through the patent application itself , I wonder if this also proposal has applicability to Cisco Pulse (in an expanded view of what a search engine might be), given that the language also mentions a "webgraph". Perhaps this information also might describe how Cisco could possibly examine social graph connections as people-to-people connection requests traverse a network. Worth reading the article below: Will Cisco gear become search engine toll collectors?

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. This category will require people to envision a life of seamless connectivity. 

Cisco Finds New Path Towards Collaboration

Collaborative Thinking

more than people might expect ??? 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

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

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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 With new browser-based video calling, people can seamlessly escalate to a high-definition (HD) video conferencing session, without going to a separate application. Collaboration is a non-linear, iterative, people process.

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. In this case, it helps me better assess whether Cisco exhibits the level of business acumen necessary to successfully move into market adjacencies such as collaboration and Web 2.0. . Cisco is making forays into numerous adjacent markets.

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).

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. Based in San Francisco, Versly integrates collaboration capabilities via a plug-in into Microsoft Office applications, simplifying the way people work by enabling more effective collaboration around content in documents, spreadsheets, presentations and email. Collaboration is a top priority at Cisco.

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

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Traditionally, that sender/receiver metaphor has been considered transitory; a temporary conduit between parties rather than a persistent “place&# for people to collaborate. E-mail became a new type of business document as people relied on e-mail for more than simply sending messages but to create information assets. blogs, wikis, tagging, etc) provided a new market dynamic and caused people to look at collaboration through the lens of emergence.

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. 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.

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 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.

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

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Rich employee profile data that is broadly accessible by co-workers will enable the organization to improve its ability to locate experts, discovery new sources of talent, connect people across the globe working on similar business activities, and enable better community-building. My first blog post over on the Cisco community site for enterprise social software (registration required

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. that couples people, process, and technology. We hope that the Cisco® Collaboration. At Cisco, we have identified collaboration - and social networking.

Adding Social Context To Enterprise Architecture

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Focus on People. Learn some core principles of an "architecture of participation" that represents a people-centric approach to enterprise architecture. 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.

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.

Intranets 2015 in Sydney

Michael Sampson - Currents

plus morning and afternoon breaks – and lunch – there were many opportunities for people to stand or sit to discuss what they’d heard and what they were going to do as a result. What was less good was that the technology underpinning all that work has been discontinued by the vendor (Cisco Social / Cisco Quad), with no migration path to anything else from that vendor (although the vendor has partnered with Jive).

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

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

wiki adoption strategies Wiki tools Wiki Uses Wikipatterns book Wikipatterns.com 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

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

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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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Using Technology for Teamwork and Collaboration Critical, Says John Chambers

Leading Virtually

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.

Screencast: Employee Profiles & Social Network Sites

Collaborative Thinking

The key point (in general, somewhat simplified) is that employee identity evolves across four phases: formal (ascribed to the employee by the enterprise), claimed (where the employee creates a persona), performed (people knowingly/unknowingly act out their identities) and reciprocated (people's participation and interactions establishes a reputation and community equity feedback loop to what is performed, claimed, and ascribed). .

If I Were CEO, I’d Mandate Enterprise 2.0

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

being a bridge between a lot of people is not helpful, thus having diverse friends or networked colleagues is more helpful). The number of people reachable in 3 steps is positively correlated with higher performance. cisco collaboration

Organization Next: Managing the Networked Workspace

Collaborative Thinking

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. The type of agility necessary to achieve breakthrough levels of innovation and growth will rely on people and the ability of the organization to leverage the network of relationships that inter-connect them.

Enterprise: List of 40 Social Media Staff Guidelines

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Cisco’s Internet Postings Policy [link] . Pilots who fly the senior people around, can’t trashtalk them on the pilots forum. Managing staff who participate in social networks.