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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 Kills Cisco Mail - Will Focus on Quad and Video Instead

Michael Sampson - Currents

Cisco held a big Collaboration event in November 2009 and announced a slew of collaboration products. One of those was a hosted email service, but barely 15 months later, the product has taken a bullet to the head: " Cisco Systems is dropping its hosted e-mail product. Apparently, Cisco Mail no longer fits into the company's win column as it makes strategic decisions about its future. Those two drivers are what led Cisco to develop Cisco Mail in the first place. "In

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

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

The influx of new vendors and new “enterprise social software&# (ESS) tools (e.g., Over the past few years, the emphasis on “everything social&# has made collaboration a hot topic again. Communities and social networking have been the “next right answer&# just as virtual workspaces were thought to be the next right answer over a decade ago. Social tools (Enterprise 2.0) © 1992- 2008 Cisco Systems Inc.

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

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

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.” Use social media. value chain social computing management balanced scorecard intranet-2.0 collaboration lessonslearned cisco management2.0

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

Collaborative Thinking

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

Impact of Social Software Within the Enterprise by Jon Iwata

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Many folks have been questioning the relevance and importance of social computing within the enterprise. I am one of those folks who thinks along those lines of the latter commentary, having been exposed to corporate social software tools behind the firewall as early as 2001.

Doing What You're Passionate About

Collaborative Thinking

While I’ve truly enjoyed my last two years working at Cisco, I could never quite shake the sense that my passion, as described here, was best found by being in an inter-disciplinary role that combined different types of research (related to media, technology, sociology, etc.) To that end, on November 5 th , I’m happy and excited to announce that I’ll be returning to Gartner , joining Sue Landry’s team, focusing on topics related to social software and collaboration. .

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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. The cloud-based identity service will be key to expand on social networking aspects that will emerge around WebEx Connect. More partnerships - perhaps with Jive or other white label/hosted social/community platforms vendors. What is Cisco's position on OpenAjax Alliance?

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? Social Networking & Collaboration

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 Social Networking & Collaboration

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.

Collaborative Thinking: Cisco 2.0: Walking The Talk

Collaborative Thinking

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: What were building is a giant social network."

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 "). Jive Software, Twitter). a provider of presence and messaging software.

Cisco Collaboration Summit: The Right Foundation For Collaboration

Collaborative Thinking

That's a question Cisco wants to answer - point tools are not enough. Note: Reminiscent of "Collaborative CRM" concept defined by Meta Group years ago which has morphed into "Social CRM". Collaborative Applications (conferencing, enterprise social software, customer care, messaging, telepresence. Collaboration Services (presence/location, tagging, semantic processing, real-time messaging, content services, social graph, etc). Intercompany Cisco TelePresence.

Job Description - Cisco Career Connection - Cisco Systems

John Tropea - Delicious Community

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. 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.

Social Media and the Enterprise: An Architectural Approach, an IASA E-Summit Sponsored by Cisco

Collaborative Thinking

Social Media and the Enterprise: An Architectural Approach, an IASA E-Summit Sponsored by Cisco. Pacific Time Click here to register Get your entire architecture team up to speed with the latest trends and issues around social media by attending this International Association of Software Architect (IASA) e-summit. The factors for adopting social media in the enterprise and the challenges and opportunities in getting users to use the technology.

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

Collaborative Thinking

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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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.

Screencast: Employee Profiles & Social Network Sites

Collaborative Thinking

I recorded a short (11 minute) screencast this morning to help a customer better understand the role of employee profiles within social network sites. Screencast: Employee Profiles & Social Network Sites. When organizations discuss the business value of social networking, online communities, or expertise location, the conversation invariably includes a discussion on the role of employee profiles. Posted to Cisco Enterprise Social Software Community.

In The Next Version - Enterprise Collaboration Vendors I’m Currently Tracking

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

In The Next Version. Alan Lepofskys blog about technology, travel and the occasional golf post. About. Enterprise Collaboration Vendors I’m Currently Tracking. January 7 2012 01:30:27 PM. Add/Read Comments [5]. The following lists are sorted alphabetically, not by my ranking. Several could be placed in more than one column. Not all are publically available yet.

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

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

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

Collaborative Thinking

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.

Enterprise Twitter: Not Dismissive, Just Realistic

Collaborative Thinking

I do expect that vendors putting together unified communications and collaboration platforms will be forced to address the type of social messaging represented by tools such as ESME. I would point you to some thoughts I posted earlier regarding social presence as well. Instant Messaging Social Software Dennis raised a credible perspective in a comment to my entry on " Enterprise Twitter ".

Expertise Location: Don't Forget Process & Cultural Factors

Collaborative Thinking

Over the past few years, as organizations deploy social tools, expertise location has become one of the more common solutions associated with "Enterprise 2.0". . Continued at Cisco Enterprise Social Software Community ). Social Networking & Collaboration The post below on expertise location is an update from an earlier Collaborative Thinking post " Expertise Location: Not Just A Tooling Issue " published on January 28, 2010.

Boston E20 Notes: Design Considerations For Enterprise Social Networks: Identity, Graphs, Streams & Social Objects

Portals and KM

I attended session - Design Considerations For Enterprise Social Networks: Identity, Graphs, Streams & Social Objects led by Mike Gotta , Senior Technical Solution Marketing Manager for Social Software, Cisco. Here is the session description: “Organizations can improve how employees connect to co-workers by understanding the influence design has on participation within social platforms. All work interactions should occur in a social network context.

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2009: Planning Considerations For Enterprise 2.0

Collaborative Thinking

Microsoft Office SharePoint 2007 (MOSS) is a disappointing platform for social computing in my opinion. My position for some time has been that the next release will be a tipping point for Microsoft's social computing efforts. Organizations will leverage SharePoint for traditional productivity and content management needs but will look for an alternative social platform to sit alongside SharePoint while a minority of shops that have not over-committed to SharePoint (e.g.,

harmon.ie 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. harmon.ie

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

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

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. In The Next Version.

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

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Bertrand Duperrin's Notepad Thoughts on management, HR, social networks…and enterprise 2.0 Why not, since it helped to justify the social network investment and because, in the future, projet management will have some community management components.

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Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary

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into an incredibly powerful social messaging and notification system of content that’s stored elsewhere, i.e. social networking, collaborative and knowledge sharing tools eventually. Regardless of the huge, and rather disruptive, impact from corporate social networking.

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My Favorite Tweets for November 16 - 30 2011

Portals and KM

RT @Reichental : Another attempt to unify your social stream: [link] (Thx @sabrinacaluori ). via @SameerPatel : Top 10 Social Web Products of 2011 [link] @RWW. > Cisco: Collaboration Is 'The Partner Investment Opportunity of the Decade [link]. RT @GeorgeDearing : good insight - "Social Proof Is The New Marketing" [link] +1. RT @kaykas : The Peculiar Marketing Trends Among Social Software Industry [link].

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Avoid Profile Potpourri

Collaborative Thinking

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"

Portals and KM

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)

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

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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Looking Back - Moving Forward

Collaborative Thinking

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 ).

The Power of Collaborative Innovation by John Chambers

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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

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

John Tropea - Delicious Community

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

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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 ?

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

John Tropea - Delicious Community

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

John Tropea - Delicious Community

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.”