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

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To collaborate, the “right tools&# have been workspaces, discussion forums, shared document libraries, wikis, and even web conferencing. A sense of place of important because it creaed a shared commons, a central place for everyone to interact around and a single place to go for information. The influx of new vendors and new “enterprise social software&# (ESS) tools (e.g., Social tools (Enterprise 2.0) © 1992- 2008 Cisco Systems Inc.

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Some collaboration lessons by John Chambers (Cisco) | Bertrand Duperrin's Notepad

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Bertrand Duperrin's Notepad Thoughts on management, HR, social networks…and enterprise 2.0 " The most successful companies are those that think jointly technological change, work design and the changes in internal social relationships.” I’m taking advantage of a recent article to share a few things about the “Chambers method&# for collaboration. Use social media. value chain social computing management balanced scorecard intranet-2.0

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Year-End Thoughts On Enterprise 2.0 Social Software

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is more about how social software is used by people vs. what the social tool actually is. does not address all patterns of communication, information sharing, cooperation, collaboration, community-building, and social networking. It is not new - although there are new possibilities of integrating social tools into business applications - still, the definition and intent has been around for some time. what about video solutions like Cisco's Show-And-Share?

Impact of Social Software Within the Enterprise by Jon Iwata


And to come back in full force, I thought I would share with you an interesting video interview that I am sure is going to make you think about several things twice. Many folks have been questioning the relevance and importance of social computing within the enterprise.

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? Social Networking & Collaboration

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 Social Networking & Collaboration

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.

Job Description - Cisco Career Connection - Cisco Systems

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Quad, as in a campus quad or quadrangle, is a place for people to come together, meet, share ideas, and collaborate. capabilities like blogs, wikis, and RSS feeds, with teamspace capabilities like file sharing and task lists, with social software capabilities like profiles, walls, and friends. Work cross-functionally with other functions of the BU and Cisco to develop product definition and drive execution.

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

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Enterprise Wiki General governance government information management innovation intranet KM Knowledge Management Links managing wiki growth patterns podcast Presentation sharing sharing knowledge Social Media Social Software students Teaching technology trends user generated content video Web2.0 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 Conference: Session Proposals

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Cisco's Collaboration Strategy: Contender Or Pretender? Cisco has jumped full-force into the collaboration market, believing that it is delivering a next-generation platform with strategic E2.0 This panel session will engage Cisco in a frank and open discussion on the merits of its collaboration strategy, implications to the Enterprise 2.0 I wanted to duplicate that opportunity for people to hear directly from Cisco management and have the opportunity for an open dialog. Expands Its Social Email Offering to Include Lotus Notes

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Provides Social Email to Help Drive Enterprise Collaboration Adoption ). has also integrated several instant messaging tools including: Lotus Sametime, Microsoft Link or OCS, and Cisco UC.

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

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This private version of the popular social network is designed to provide employees a place to collaborate securely with their colleagues. a great deal of credit goes to Facebook, for popularising the modern era of social networking. Social Task Management. File Sharing Vendors.

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Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary


And what a better way of finishing that year end report than sharing with you all the last week, i.e. week #52, along with the overall yearly report itself. I know, a long time ago, but still worth while sharing across before we catch up with 2011′s, don’t you think?

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

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Bertrand Duperrin's Notepad Thoughts on management, HR, social networks…and enterprise 2.0 If we rely on the most basic and shared definition of a community, it’s a group of people willing to share and discuss a topic outside of any hierarchical or structured process.

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Avoid Profile Potpourri

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While initially identified as a social bookmark system for the enterprise (an "internal delicious"), the company has done a credible job of expanding the conversation beyond a tooling discussion. The Connectbeam Social Computing Blog: Putting the Social into Microsoft Outlook.

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. Getting Started with Enterprise Social Networking - and found it very worthwhile. In this Organization Next environment, we are also operating in a economic period where the “social contract” between employer and “employee” is being transformed.

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Are We In A "Post E2.0 Era"? (Collaborative Thinking)

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Perceptions on collaboration and social networking by Mike Gotta. The opinions expressed in this blog are my own views and not those of Cisco. Era: Social in the Context of My Work "). is the use of emergent social software platforms within companies, or between companies and their partners or customers. Social software enables people to rendezvous, connect or collaborate through computer-mediated communication and to form online communities.

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Collaborative Thinking: WebEx Connect: Tough Decisions Ahead For Large Enterprises

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Despite the drop in share price, this is a very prudent move by the company. As web conferencing becomes more of a function rather than a distinct product, on-premise solutions from Microsoft and IBM that integrate Avaya, Cisco, Nortel and others are likely to marginalize WebEx over time.

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. Social software. Social media. Social networking. social media). Cisco Eos ). social responsibility ).

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

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Enterprise software Linux Microsoft Office Open source Software as a Service Virtualization Web browsers Microsoft Windows 7 4G iPhone Android Nokia BlackBerry Smart phones Windows Phone 7 Malware Patches Vulnerabilities McAfee Symantec Zero Day Blog SmartPlanet Forrester Galleries IT Failures TechRepublic Pro Reviews White Papers Videos Podcasts Special Reports ZDNet 20th Anniversary Special Happy birthday, ZDNet! Prior experience with social media is also a must.

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The Power of Collaborative Innovation by John Chambers


That’s the case of this recent video interview where John Chambers , CEO of Cisco Systems , spends a little bit under five minutes sharing some great insights around the topic of Enterprise 2.0

From Command and Control to Collaboration and Teamwork - Preparing Business Leaders for the Knowledge Economy


Remember the blog post I put together a few days back highlighting a superb video interview with John Chambers , CEO of Cisco Systems , talking about The Power of Collaborating Innovation ?

33 things to know about those who make your online social spaces live | Bertrand Duperrin's Notepad

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Bertrand Duperrin's Notepad Thoughts on management, HR, social networks…and enterprise 2.0 " The most successful companies are those that think jointly technological change, work design and the changes in internal social relationships.”

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

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« Post RSA Conference Wrapup | Main | Great Social Networking Posts » The Dunbar Number as a Limit to Group Sizes Lately Ive been noticing the spread of a meme regarding "Dunbars Number" of 150 that I believe is misunderstanding of his ideas. Social Network?????????????

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The Future of Enterprise Computing and Collaboration by Alan Cohen


or Social Computing within the corporate world and beyond. So I thought I would go ahead and share with you folks another interesting video interview I bumped into from another executive at Cisco Systems. Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Social Computing

List of "White Label" or "Private Label" (Applications you can Rebrand) Social Networking Platforms

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Below you’ll find a list of over 100 vendors (and more in the comments) of vendors that offer commodity community software. It’s somewhat relevant as Om Malik has now asked a rhetorical question if Social Network tools are just a feature of website. We share the same pains.

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Teams, Communities, And Social Networks

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Perhaps one of the most well-intentioned yet misunderstood categorizations I’ve seen made by a variety of sources has been a segmentation model which draws sharp distinctions between “teams”, “communities”, and “social networks” – essentially treating them as separate entities. At first glance, the concept makes sense – depicting a simple escalation from team to community to social networking shows a natural transition in the way people within an enterprise are organized and interact.

Are CIOs Ready to Bite? - Enterprise 2.0 Conference Notes

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Panelists include: JP Rangaswami , CIO and Chief Scientist, BT Design and Murali Sitaram , VP/GM Enterprise Collaboration Platform, Cisco. He said when they implemented Twitter for social software it increased customer satisfaction and number of cases an agent can handle. Now people have no choice but to share to remain competitive. Murali said in Cisco the community managers are from the business units.

News Updates (April 24, 2009)

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GroupSwim is hosting a Webinar on May 5 about using social software to solve business problems. Social software is an affordable way to improve your company's ability to address the challenging economic environment - traditional means of collaborating and communicating, internally or externally, aren't cutting it. Padmasree from Cisco argues that collaboration can drive both innovation and operational excellence. GroupSwim Webinar.

Collaborative Thinking: Legal Profession Explores The Value of Social Network Sites

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Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « Ciscos Networking Vision Going "Social" | Main | Analytics: Key To Understanding Social Media » February 19, 2008 Legal Profession Explores The Value of Social Network Sites Compelling example of applying social networks: Legal OnRamp Legal OnRamp provides content, connectivity and execution services to help legal professionals deliver higher quality work in less time and lower cost.

News Updates (June 24, 2009)

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Cisco on Collaboration. Cisco has released a report about the benefits it achieved through the use of collaboration and social networking technologies. Cisco are releasing a 58 page report which details their 900 percent return on investment in collaboration and social networking and which details how they have successfully increased productivity, innovation and growth. Few organizations have made a organization-wide decision on social networking.

Oracle's View On Enterprise 2.0

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IBM, Microsoft) and some potential new entrants (perhaps Cisco or Google). is the use of emergent social software platforms within companies, or between companies and their partners or customers.”. Emergent means that the software is freeform, and that it contains mechanisms to let the patterns and structure inherent in people's interactions become visible over time.". It's About Sharing, Not Technology. instant messages), social content creation (e.g.,

News Updates (May 21, 2009)

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This is why he sees Microsoft's Exchange and SharePoint software as the obvious first choices for cloud deployment. The application is designed to add secure, synchronised file sharing and version management, simultaneous, multi-author document creation and editing, and communication and co-ordination tools. The software will also store a local copy of the document on the computer of all those involved, allowing them to access and modify the latest version of the file while offline.

Collaborative Thinking: Getting Started With Web Conferencing

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Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « Economic Concerns Will Renew Interest In Web Conferencing | Main | Another Example Of Video In The Classroom » February 28, 2008 Getting Started With Web Conferencing For those that might be new to web conferencing, there are few key items to consider before leaping to specific vendor solutions or before you go too far down the road of requirements gathering.

News Updates (November 20, 2009)

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The biggest stumbling block is getting your team comfortable with the new software or service and truly understanding the benefits it provides. Indeed, with Gartner predicting that 80% of social software platforms will include enterprise microblogging as a standard feature by 2011, there should be little doubt about the future durability of this important enterprise tool. MindTouch released a hosted edition of its collaboration software. Play to Learn.

Collaborative Thinking: Lotusphere 2008: What Ill Be Looking For

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Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « Will It Take A Youthquake To Re-Tool The Enterprise? Main | Modern managers are all the same - Telegraph » January 17, 2008 Lotusphere 2008: What Ill Be Looking For My focus next week at IBMs Lotusphere event will concentrate on two areas: social computing and unified communications. Hopefully, IBM will present its vision on how these social computing gaps will be filled.

Jumping Into Tibbr Social Collaboration With Both Feet - The BrainYard - InformationWeek

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Carr is Editor of The BrainYard, the community for social business on, covering social media and the. Read Full Bio >> See More From This Columnist >> SHARE. Jumping Into Tibbr Social Collaboration With Both Feet. share. Jumping Into Tibbr Social Collaboration With Both Feet. Game On For Gamification Of Business (click image for larger view and for slideshow) [ Does your social software get the job done?

More Thoughts On Social Presence

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There were two notable comments to my earlier post (and cross-post ) on the concept of social presence and the role (or non-role) of UC vendors. Any social presence platform would clearly need to include a policy management component that would integrate with security and identity management systems within an enterprise to support authentication, authorization and related demands (e.g. not just those related to UC but also those related to social software in general (e.g.,