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Behind the Scenes with Cisco Cius: Video as Simple as a Phone Call

When Alexander Graham Bell said, “Mr. Watson — come here — I want to see you” into the first telephone, could he have imagined that the “see you” would someday be so literal?

Over the coming weeks, I’m going to share with you a series of behind the scenes videos about Cisco Cius, a first-of-its-kind mobile collaboration tablet built for business.  In this first video, Chuck Fontana, director of Product Marketing for Cisco Cius shows how making a mobile video call with Cius is as easy as making a phone call.

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WebEx Training Center Helps Advance Down Syndrome Research and Education

Stephanie Bennett is a research psychologist for Down Syndrome Education International, a UK-based charity that works to improve education for young people with Down syndrome. Stephanie does a lot of research into the development of children with Down syndrome and then shares her research with parents and professionals around the world.

Making communication simple, personal and immediate.

Before January of last year, she was relying on a website and newsletters to communicate but it presented challenges. “We wanted to find a better, more interactive way of educating those who need to know about Down syndrome in a more simple and timely matter – be it a parent or professional,” she explains. Read More »

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Meaningful Work: Free WebEx Offers Ideas, Solutions. Register Now!

If you don’t know where you’re going, you’re chances of getting there are a lot lower.

Here’s your chance to get help. On May 19, expert Jesse Lyn Stoner will explain how to create a blueprint for achieving personal success.

Register here for this free WebEx event.

Setting a clear vision for yourself is the first step. Then, once you know where you are going, you can set team and organizational goals that align everyone to maximize your effectiveness. In this WebEx, you’ll learn: Read More »

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Cisco Quad and EMC Documentum Team Up to Make Content Social

This morning Cisco and EMC are announcing that they are teaming up to offer a Social Collaboration Platform for the Enterprise.

By combining Cisco Quad, our social software platform, with EMC’s Documentum Enterprise Content Management Platform (ECM), we’re enabling new ways to connect people, communities, and information on a policy-driven architecture that ensures compliance and security across the enterprise. With this announcement, both companies will deliver more comprehensive and expansive integration capabilities into the core of their products.

Today’s news will result in an improved experience for the end user (consistent, integrated and customizable), for IT (through their ability to deliver rich, social collaboration while, at the same time, protecting their organizations from associated risk) and for the business (driving productivity, growth and innovation through faster and more effective decision-making

The first release from this partnership will be available in the third quarter of 2011, and will enable existing ECM suite customers to collaborate on their content using social collaboration capabilities in Quad.

If you are interested in learning more, please read on and also check out the following video featuring myself and Jeetu Patel, CSO and CMO with the Information Intelligence Group of EMC.

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Climber at Mt Everest Talks with WebEx from Base Camp

Photo courtesy of Brian Dickinson.

Note: the live event with Brian Dickinson was canceled due to logistical difficulties. We were able to talk to him late last week and you can hear the recording here. Below is a quick account of what happened (the links below click through to the relevant background on Brian’s blog).

Shortly after learning Brian was going to climb Mt Everest, I sat down and plowed through Jon Krakauer’s book, Into Thin Air. I had to know what Brian was up against. It scared the crap out of me. This was going to be incredibly dangerous. I gained an even deeper respect for his wife, JoAnna.

Since then, I have been slightly addicted to Brian’s progress -- the ups and downs, his scare with HACE (High Altitude Cerebral Edema) and I was anxiously waiting Read More »

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