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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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The Workplace of the Future is Here

Whether you work at a specialty boutique firm or a large global enterprise, video is having a profound impact on the way we do business in today’s digitally connected world.  Nowhere is this more visible than at a global architecture firm like Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF).

Headquartered in New York City with offices in six global locations, KPF exemplifies the workplace of the future—that is, one that allows virtual teams to work together anytime, anywhere. My Cisco co-worker Diane Davidson recently had the pleasure of visiting KPF’s New York office, where she was able to see their collaboration infrastructure firsthand.  Not only do they have an environment that allows project teams to work together from any location at anytime, they also have video on every end point—from desktop video phones, laptops, tablets and smart phones to room systems.  According to James Brogan, AIA Director, Firmwide Technology, that’s because face-to-face communication is absolutely critical to the firm’s success. 

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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.

You might assume that years of market dominance would have tempted Cisco to rest on its laurels, but not so. Read More>>

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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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