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Cisco Prepares for the London 2012 Olympic Games

There’s just one year to go until the London 2012 Olympic Games.  It’s been quite a year and we have had much to celebrate – not least that, at the heart of a world-class event, there’s a world-class network infrastructure helping to make it all happen.

Games test events are underway from a technical perspective and we’re pleased with the way our network is performing.  Our marketing activities have scaled to a fully-integrated activation plan and colleagues worldwide are really engaging with our internal programme – check out

Neil Crockett judges final STEMNet challenge

one example here.  I am especially proud of our investment in creating the British Innovation Gateway, announced in January.

But a recent highlight for me has been chairing the judging panel for the Cisco STEMNet challenge. UK schools were invited to design a website for Paralympian handcyclist, Rachel Morris. Rachel kindly agreed to help judge the entries, joined by Chris Thompson of Ravensbourne College, the Digital Media Centre of Excellence in East London.  We were overwhelmed by the quality of the submissions and by the enthusiasm and engagement the students showed in wanting to support Rachel’s endeavours, which made for quite a few emotional moments among us all.

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Cyber Safety: Are Online Meetings Secure?

This week, CNN Money is running a series of articles on Cybercrime and the Cybercrime Economy. They offer a series of interesting tips and strategies to protect your business. As I was reading the articles, it reminded me that we are often asked about the safety of WebEx meetings.

WebEx meetings operate with Cisco Security.

This is a very important part of the WebEx solution. With so many “free” web conferencing solutions available today, it’s easy to fall into a commodity mentality when choosing an online solution. But the reality is, free doesn’t always mean secure.

If you are using video conferencing, chances are you are doing business and sharing information that you would not want someone else to hear (unless that was your intention). This is also true for vendors, contractors and consultants who typically have a legal obligation Read More »

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Free WebEx: Blanchard Team Offers Six Steps for Teaching Adults that Inspire and Engage

Note: If you miss the live event, you can always click the event link below and get the recording!

Leaders, like teachers, transform people’s lives. That’s because leadership and teaching both focused on bringing out the brilliance that exists within people. Now you can learn ways to teach more effectively.

Register for this free event now!

Alas, people who teach — in classrooms, meetings, workshops, or any setting where learning happens — sometimes don’t know how to bring out the best in others effectively. They tell people what to do rather than teach them how. The result: they are often disappointed in the outcome.

In this WebEx, applied learning expert Dr. Vicki Halsey will show you how Read More »

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Super Cool: See Who’s Hosting a WebEx Right Now via World Map

Ever wondered who’s on a WebEx? Here’s a look at global activity that’s refreshed every few minutes.

Click in and take a look. You will see the host’s location and how many people are participating in the meeting. Some people are even in a one-person meeting, which I imagine means they are recording content to share with others or post on their website.

WebEx Makes the World a Little Smaller

What I find amazing is how many people are video conferencing from very remote locations -- really shows the power of the Internet and how it allows for collaboration no matter where you are!

If you use WebEx, you can see the power of the WebEx network. If you are hosting a WebEx event or have a recorded WebEx posted that’s public, let us know. Send us a tweet @WebExEvents and we’ll retweet your information to our network.

If you haven’t tried WebEx yet, you can get a free trial and download WebEx mobile free (you need an account if you want to host from a mobile; attending is free).

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Free Event: Learn How to Use Video for Training – Register Now!

High-quality video is making online training even better. In our upcoming WebEx, our experts will show you how take your training to the next level.

This event is free: register here.

With high-quality video, trainers are starting to enhance the remote training experience – adding face-to-face and new visual dimensions that weren’t possible previously.

Join our experts, Richard Nantel, Co-CEO of Brandon Hall Group, and Cisco eLearning Specialist Linda Uli, as they review the results of a new market study on how organizations are using video for training.

They will discuss innovation today and how they believe video will evolve. They will walk you through best practices on effectively applying video to your virtual classrooms. Dominic Lau from the USC Distance Education Network will share lessons learned from the Viterbi School of Engineering, as they were early adopters of WebEx high quality video for their online classes.

Register today! Click here.

During this session, you will learn how other companies and universities are using video in their blended learning programs, when to use video so it will enhance, rather than detract from the learning objectives, which training scenarios benefit most from video and how to increase your value as a “video-ready” instructor.

WebEx Training Center: New and Improved!

We have retooled our product to bring high-quality video to Training Center; offering a more natural class environment with dynamic face-to-face interaction. We have also streamlined the user interface to make using Training Center even easier. Click here to see a quick tour!

Details: July 19, 2011  |  9am PT  |  12pm ET  |  Click here to register!

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