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Meet the Creators of Cisco’s Social Business Network: Quad

I was over in Cisco’s building 32 the other day and was about to meet with the collaboration team when I saw something that looked a lot like Facebook running on a Cius and an iPhone.  As I went over to explore, I met Raghurama Bhat and Ashish Chirputkar, the two ‘humble’ engineers who created Cisco Quad, our enterprise social collaboration platform.

I started wondering how Bhat and Chirputkar had the time to develop Quad, how internal development began, and why a Facebook,Twitter or LinkedIn for the enterprise makes sense.  So with my HD video camera already in hand, I recorded this interesting feature interview.  These two engineers and their team had a huge impact on how work is now done at Cisco where over 70,000 employees live their days in Quad to get their work done and collaborate.

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Learn the Five Attributes of Great Leaders via Together@WebEx

Together@WebEx is a terrific resource with on-demand WebEx recordings from a host of leaders and trainers focusing on a number of topics.

Today, we are focusing on leadership. The webinars below are free and accessible at any time so you can listen to them at your convenience. You do not need a WebEx account to view these recordings.

Watch How to be a Great Leader: Five Key Attributes
Most organizations have enjoyed lower turnover over the last several quarters, yet retention is still top of mind as the economic recovery continues. “Great leaders keep great people” is an easy idea to agree on, but how to identify and develop great leaders is a difficult question to answer. The discussion includes five specific attributes that differentiate great leaders from Read More »

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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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