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Cisco ECDS: Making it Easy to Deploy and Manage Enterprise Video

Guest post by Janice Le Litvinoff, General Manager of Cisco’s Digital Media Systems business unit.

IT leaders today are facing a big challenge. How can they best manage the tremendous amounts of video in the enterprise, both employee-generated video content being shared and downloaded among the workforce and live streamed video traveling across their network?

The answer is Cisco’s new family of video delivery products, announced today, called Cisco’s Enterprise Content Delivery System. Cisco’s ECDS optimizes video delivery across an enterprise’s network, enabling companies to deliver the highest-quality live streamed and on-demand video content to their end users anywhere, on any device.

Imagine being able to significantly minimize the impact video has on the network. In the video below, I introduce ECDS and describe how it makes video easier to manage and deliver; removing the headache of deploying video while preserving the high quality video experience for each end user.


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Breaking: Compelling Interview with Cisco WebEx VP Bower, PC Mag and VentureBeat Reviews

With the introduction of WebEx Mobile and our new high-quality video, we’ve received some great reviews.

Our VP, June Bower, did a terrific audio interview with Boot Camp which has generated a bit of buzz on Twitter as folks learn more about what WebEx can do. Take a listen and see what you think. Listen here>>

From PC Magazine:

With millions of users and 15 years of experience, WebEx is the oldest, best-known popular web-conferencing solution on the market.

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It’s Social Media Day: Learn How to use SM to Increase Your Sales!

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn – all social media tools that have created a cultural shift in how we communicate. So much so that Mashable has declared today, June 30th, Social Media Day!

We agree social media is powerful and with that in mind, we offer you this terrific WebEx featuring a panel of experts who share tips on how to use SM to help you sell more.

Watch the WebEx now.

Our panel of experts will help you make sense of social media and how it can have a positive impact on almost every aspect of sales. Social media is influencing buying behavior and can help you move customers through the buying cycle faster.

Brian Fetherstonhaugh, Chairman and CEO of OgilvyOne hosts:

Sam Decker
Sam’s marketing, sales and product experience spans 18 years in B2C & B2B, for startups and Fortune 50 companies.

Brian Carroll
CEO of InTouch and author of Lead Generation for the Complex Sale (McGraw-Hill) and the B2B Lead Generation Blog has experience with B2B marketing, lead generation and complex sales.

Barbara Weaver Smith
Founder and president of The Whale Hunters®, Barbara has an exceptional leadership background that began in higher education and successfully transitioned to entrepreneurship. With partner Larry Smith, she built the consulting firm Smith Weaver Smith, Inc., now celebrating 15 years of significant achievement in the education and economic sectors.

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Cisco Cius: Customers Share their Perspective on Why They Need an Enterprise Tablet

From security features to the new AppHQ, I could talk for hours about why the Cisco Cius is the only tablet in the market truly built for businesses (in fact, I did this morning). Earlier this year, we heard from Nottingham University Hospitals about how the Cisco Cius and Nervecentre Software helped them cut costs and improve patient safety.

Today, I’d like to showcase some additional Cisco Cius customers, sharing how they use the Cius in day-to-day business practices to streamline customer interactions, accelerate sales and enhance collaboration.

Palomar Pomerado Health

Healthcare leaders are always looking for ways to improve patient care and speed time to treatment. When a physician receives a call about a patient, their first step is to review the patient’s medical record. Palomar Pomerado Health built the MIAA (Medical Information, Anytime, Anywhere) app on the Cisco Cius so its physicians can easily look up medical records and access the patient care team directly from the tablet wherever they are (be it at home, at the hospital or on-the-go).

Physicians can also click-to-video with a nurse, other doctors or even the patient streamlining the need for everyone to be in the same location. In an industry like healthcare, security is an absolute must. With the Cius, Palomar Pomerado Health is able to cut through the complexities of accessing patient data stored in multiple locations and provide secure and quick access to other healthcare specialists. The business-class security embedded in the Cius ensures confidence that patient data is safe and sound – and allows Palomar to leave all worries at the door.

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Flexible Work Schedules Require a “Flexible” Office

Today’s “office” is vastly different from what it was even 10 years ago.

Workers are no longer bound by their stationary desktops and LAN lines, but “offices” are literally set up anywhere with laptops, “smart” devices (tablets and smart phones) and Internet connections. Just as offices are easily set up anywhere, at any time, so should business collaboration solutions be as easily accessible.

Today, Orange Business Services launched their new Unified Communications “as a service” (UCaaS) model, or “Business Together as a Service.” This new portfolio of tools, which is based on Cisco Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS), includes telephony, unified messaging, IM with presence and conferencing. One of the key benefits of this new cloud-based model is that it gives employees access to UC applications on the fly whether they’re looking to do a brainstorm from a coffeehouse or a last minute conference call while waiting for their flight.

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