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Collaboration is Hot … A Report from Collaboration Summit

Coming to you from downtown Los Angeles at L.A. Live, site of the 2012 Collaboration Summit.  I’m finishing up three days of leading the Summit’s Customer Forum. We kicked off Sunday, hosting over 30 customers from nearly every vertical – healthcare, financial services, consumer products, manufacturing, entertainment, aviation, oil and energy, architecture, law, government and higher education. Read More »

WebEx Social Is Here

This last weekend Cisco launched the new implementation of our enterprise collaboration platform, Cisco WebEx Social and what an exciting update it is! Read More »

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Collaboration is Hot … Cisco Upgrades to Cisco WebEx Social!

If you’ve been following my blog, you are familiar with the collaboration journey that Cisco has been taking over the past three years.  We launched our initial version of our collaboration platform, known then as the Integrated Workforce Experience powered by Cisco Quad, back in November 2010. Several releases have occurred since that time.  But, this week, we believe we have truly crossed the threshold with our upgrade to WebEx Social – with a new name, new look and new experience for all Cisco employees globally. Read More »

A Report From DEMO Fall 2012

Once again, I was delighted to be invited to serve as a Sage (judge) at the DEMO Fall 2012 Conference in Santa Clara. DEMO, as many of you may know, is a series of conferences sponsored by IDG/VentureBeat that identify tomorrow’s cutting-edge technologies. More than 80 start-up companies brought their new products and services to the DEMO stage to sell the audience of venture capitalists, IT professionals, industry analysts and news media on their ideas. Read More »

Migrating a Large Cisco UCM Cluster to Cisco UCS over the Weekend

To serve our headquarters campus in San Jose, California, Cisco IT deployed one of the world’s largest Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Cisco UCM) clusters, with 9 pairs of subscribers and a publisher supporting this one campus. Together with these main 19-servers the campus cluster also includes Unity node servers, presence servers and management servers, for a total of 48 Cisco MCS 7845s. In June 2012, we migrated these legacy servers to virtualized machines running on Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) servers over a single weekend. Read More »

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