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Collaboration is Hot … Very Hot: What is Collaboration?

WHAT IS COLLABORATION?

Picking up on my last blog, I’d like to delve into the topic of:  “what is collaboration?”

We’ve defined enterprise collaboration as a consolidation of four key elements:

  1. Connecting the right people, resources and content at the same time
  2. Communicating more effectively and efficiently
  3. Collaborating internally and externally
  4. Learning from all

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Cisco Data Center 2011-Texas: ITaaS Clouds Over ITIL

With the rapid increase in cloud services adoption, many in the industry are asking: Is the current IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) service management framework relevant to emerging cloud and IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) providers? In Cisco IT, we think it is. When our new Texas Data Center 2 (DC2) facility is complete, Cisco IT will be delivering private cloud services to our internal customers and transforming into an ITaaS provider. To find out more about how both Texas DC2 and ITIL are integral to this transformation, read more below.

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Collaboration is Hot… Very Hot

Collaboration will transform how you work.

Hi everyone.  I’m Sheila Jordan, Cisco vice president for Communications and Collaboration IT.  Today I’m starting a series of weekly blog postings I’m calling “Collaboration is Hot …. Very Hot.”  I’d like to share with you how we at Cisco are translating and deploying collaboration across our company.

Let me start out by explaining:  “why collaboration?”

Simply stated, collaboration transforms how we work – it is a radical transformation. At Cisco, we’ve defined collaboration as where “social networking meets work” – effectively using social networking capabilities (chat, video, tagging, blogging) and incorporating them into our  transactional systems and overall workflow.

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Cisco Data Center 2011-Texas: What Is LEED?

In Cisco Data Center 2011-Texas, you hear a lot about the pursuit of Gold LEED certification for our new Texas Data Center 2 (DC2) facility. But while people who design and support buildings may be familiar with LEED, not all who design and support IT networks are.  Here’s a quick primer and some thoughts on what LEED certification means to our IT organization.

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Cisco Data Center 2011-Texas: FCoE and US $1 Million Saved Already

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Introducing a new industry standard takes time, patience, and persistence.  But adopting one can take courage.  Customers often have concerns about the deployment of pre-standard product, how complete the standard really is, the availability of solutions, the insertion into long-term roadmaps, whether the benefits outweigh the risks for early adoption, and most importantly, knowing when to invest.  When considering the implementation of a Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) solution, the Cisco IT group has decided that the investment time is now, and we’re already starting to realize the benefits this technology can bring.

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