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Who Will be Best in Show in Barcelona?

No, it’s not the Olympics!  But there is a contest going on in Barcelona where all things mobile are being showcased at GSMA Mobile World Congress.  We’ve  submitted Cisco WebEx Meeting Center for the iPhone in the category of “Best Mobile Enterprise Product or Service”, and it is a finalist.

Cisco WebEx Meeting Center on the iPhoneThe GSMA Global Mobile Awards will be presented within the conference for the first time in its 15-year history to allow more attendees the opportunity to cheer on their favorite nominees. This brand new event will be hosted by writer, actor and self-confessed technophile, Stephen Fry.  The awards ceremony is Tuesday, February 16, at 3:45pm local time.

I’m hoping to bring home the gold for Cisco.

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Content Security SaaS Solution for Cisco WebEx Meeting Center, Training Center and WebEx Connect

Collaboration platforms are often used to share valuable content, such as confidential presentations, recorded Web conferences and a wide range of proprietary content. Sharing is critical to effective collaboration, but many organizations are looking for a way to control access to their valuable content. Working with the Cisco WebEx Developer Community, Modevity, LLC has integrated their ARALOC™ Digital Rights Management (DRM) solution into the Cisco WebEx Meeting Center, Training Center and WebEx Connect platforms.

The ARALOC DRM integration with the Cisco WebEx platforms is an industry first.  No other collaborative platform has integrated a digital rights management solution to their collaboration offering.  In this ‘security centric’ business environment, concern over intellectual property and confidential content theft and misuse has made rights management a priority for companies in every market segment.

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Start your Innovation Engine: Cisco I-Prize Returns!

We’re thrilled to announce that Cisco is launching its second global I-Prize competition. Building on the tremendous interest we garnered the last go around, we are calling all innovators, entrepreneurs, technologists and free thinkers to help us identify the next big idea!

The new I-Prize is very similar to the first one – a global competition open to all, an opportunity to interact and collaborate with like-minded innovators around the world and a grand prize of $250,000.  Register now

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Collaboration Predictions for 2010

In “Collaboration Predictions for 2010,” Cisco’s Senior Vice President for our Voice Technology Group Barry O’Sullivan provides a view of prospects for collaboration markets in the coming year that emerged over the course of 2009. Barry’s global team is responsible for developing the company’s IP telephony systems, IP phones, customer contact solutions, and unified communications applications including presence, messaging, conferencing, business-to-business unified communications, and customer collaboration. Click here for the full xChange Magazine story or read below.

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Ho Ho Ho! Santa and Companions in Courage Visit Hospitalized Kids via Video

A few years ago, I had the privilege to participate in a wonderful program I’ll never forget.

The Cisco Santa Connection enables children who are unable to leave the hospital for the festive holiday period to share in some of the Christmas spirit. Using video collaboration technology, the children can visit with Santa and share their Christmas wishes with him. Santa comes down from the North Pole and visits the Cisco headquarters to help make this happen.


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