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Live from Mt Everest Base Camp: The High Altitude Has Consequences

Brian's home away from home: Base Camp.

On May 4, we are planning to talk with Brian Dickinson, our friend and Cisco engineer, from Mt Everest’s Base Camp at 17,500’. Click here to register now for that free WebEx event. In the meantime, we are following his journey there and back. He’s recovered from a short health challenge and forging ahead. All photos are courtesy of Brian Dickinson.

Brian arrived at Base Camp in early April with a cold. He felt terrible. As time passed, he realized he wasn’t feeling much better. The outside temperature was eighty degrees and he sat in his tent trying to sweat out the virus. All the while, his head wouldn’t stop hurting.

“My massive headaches were almost too much to bear.”

He talked with his wife, JoAnna and she mentioned his forehead looked swollen in some recent pictures he had posted on Facebook. He’s conclusion: this could be serious, the headaches could indicated HACE (High Altitude Cerebral Edema) which means fluid in the brain is increasing and can cause coma and death. Taking no chances, Read More »

Join the Discussion: The future of video

Yesterday on Talk2Cisco, Guido Jouret, Cisco’s VP/GM of the Enterprise Video Group and CTO of the Emerging Technologies Group, joined the Cisco community to describe what the big buzz around video in the enterprise is all about.

During the half-hour session, Guido took several questions from the audience around specific applications for video in the enterprise, including common use cases such as for advertising and safety and security operations.

You can watch a replay of yesterday’s interactive event here.

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How to Share a Video via WebEx

We get many requests for help when sharing a video via WebEx during a meeting. We have made some improvements that make sharing quite easy. To help you do it, we’ve recorded a quick WebEx with the how-to!

Watch the recording now.

You don’t need anything special to watch the recording. Just Read More »

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Co-Hosting a WebEx Meeting from Different Locations: Tips for Success

You and your partner are planning a big WebEx presentation and you plan to co-host -- but you are in different locations. No problem, that’s easy to do. There are a few tips you’ll want to use to make sure co-hosting goes off without a hitch.

1. Make sure you include your partner as an alternate host for the meeting.
When you schedule the event, you can add your partner’s name and email (details here). This allows your partner to start and continue the meeting if you, the primary host, are late or if you accidentally disconnect from the meeting.

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How are Cisco and Verizon Working Together to Enable Collaboration in the Cloud?

Earlier this week, Eric Schoch, Senior Director for Cisco’s Hosted Collaboration Solution business and Roberta Mackintosh, Verizon’s Director of Unified Communications and Collaboration hosted a ‘Collaboration to the Cloud’ discussion over TelePresence and WebEx with journalists and analysts in Boston, Florida, New York, Washington and Toronto.

Eric and Roberta expanded on each company’s vision for collaboration in the cloud and gave details on their partnership to offer Unified Communications and Collaboration services. Verizon has integrated Cisco’s Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS) and now offers an enterprise unified communications and collaboration platform which can be tailored and customized for its customers. The platform can be deployed as cloud-based only or as a hybrid of a cloud service and on-premise offering. In phase one of the deployment, some of the applications included are voice, video, instant messaging, and presence based such as Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Cisco Unified Mobility, Cisco Unified Presence, Cisco Unity Connection, and Cisco WebEx Meeting Center (hosted by Cisco).

View the video to hear more about:

o   Why I should care about cloud collaboration as a service provider?

o   Why are service providers essential for collaboration in the cloud?

o   How is Verizon currently deploying collaboration solutions via the cloud?

o   What are the collaboration deployment issues that are facing enterprises?

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