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Mapping Collaboration Tools and Objectives

In my previous blog entry, I laid out the proposition that Collaboration would transform how we do business and create tremendous amounts of real business value, as long as it was done properly. Organization need to approach the topic of Collaboration in a deliberate, strategic, fashion. This includes deploying the right Collaboration tools, in the right environment for the right tasks, taking into account the organizations core cultural attributes. That leaves us with the following question: what is the best collaboration tool for my project?Posted by Isabelle Guis, Senior Manager, Mobility Solutions

How Collaboration Will Transform Your Business

Recently, Alan Cohen called collaboration ‘the second wave of the Internet.” In this video, I investigate how much business value collaboration should be expected to create. Learning from historical patterns of productivity trends in countries and corporations following the introduction of IT, I expect collaboration to have a significant impact on businesses at a pace much faster than was observed for the Internet itself.Please take a look and let me know what you think of my research. Post by Isabelle Guis, Senior Manager, Mobility Solutions

Selling to Business Decision Makers vs. Selling to IT

In this clip, Rick McConnell, Vice President of Market Development in Cisco’s Voice Technology Group, reviews the transition from selling to IT to business decision makers; in relation to changes in customer needs and expectations. Cisco’s recent collaboration portfolio announcement outlines UC, video and WebEx Connect capabilities that enable businesses to adapt to the changing market landscape.

Cisco Collaboration Portfolio Enables Integrated Service Model Solutions

In this clip, Rick McConnell, Vice President of Market Development in Cisco’s Voice Technology Group, discusses the integrated service model, comprised of premise and service-based capabilities, that the Cisco collaboration portfolio provides for customers.

Cisco UC 7.0 Investment Priorities

Rick McConnell, Vice President of Market Development in Cisco’s Voice Technology Group, discusses investment priorities surrounding the Cisco Unified Communications Release 7.0.