Brian Dickinson is an engineer at Cisco.
For many of us, we consider him a friend. When he decided he was going to climb Mt Everest as part of his personal mission to climb the Seven Summits, we collectively gasped. The danger involved was daunting and while we knew he was a tough ex-Navy guy, he’s also a husband and father and good friend!
Brian wanted to document his progress and allowed us to talk with him over a series of three WebEx events. When things started, we all had no idea the challenges he would face during his actual climb. We started out talking to him at sea-level from his home in Snoqualmie, WA. He shared his motivation, hopes and dreams about the climb.
Being a “Cisco guy” he also had a tech strategy for his trip. Read More »
Tags: Brian Dickinson, Extreme, leadership, Mt Everest, Recording, sports, WebEX
Using Facebook and LinkedIn at work may be taboo, but more and more organizations are encouraging their workers to chat, post and comment via enterprise social software, or ESS. Last year at Enterprise 2.0 in Boston, we made a big splash by introducing our Cisco Quad social collaboration platform.
This morning, the big news at the show was that together with our partners, Cisco extended Quad’s reach with a new hosted deployment model. This new offering will be delivered initially in the United States and Canada through ACS (a Xerox company), in Europe through Logicalis UK, and in Australia through Alphawest (a wholly owned subsidiary of Optus). Join me below for a short video that walks you through some of our news.
We also announced … Read More »
Tags: Cisco, Enterprise 2.0, enterprise social software, quad
Guest post by Didier Moretti, VP/GM of Cisco’s Media Experience and Analytics Business.
We are approaching a new frontier for video. Video communications technologies like Cisco TelePresence eliminate distance, making it easier for individual and teams to meet and collaborate regardless of physical location.
But how do we extend our reach, to hundreds or even thousands of people, across many different time zones and countries, in offices or on the go and on a variety of mobile devices?
My team within Cisco has been working on addressing these needs and developing a complete solution to capture, transform, and share video content, whether live or on demand. This week at InfoComm in Orlando, Florida, Cisco announced the newest release of the Media Experience Engine (MXE) 5600, fulfilling the next part of our capture-transform-share vision. The MXE 5600 delivers a breadth of services aimed at addressing specific customer needs, by bringing together telepresence, video conferencing, and unified communications endpoints into WebEx, and by enabling recording and sharing of live and studio mode meetings when combined with the Cisco TelePresence Content Server.
Our solution transforms any TelePresence or video conferencing endpoint into a content creation device – and enables users to time shift and engage when they are ready, from any device, anywhere. This combination enables people to engage and leverage talent at scale, and work together in new ways that were difficult to imagine before.
Here’s how it works:
This is just the tip of the iceberg:
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Tags: infocomm, media transformation, mxe 5600, TelePresence, video
In early 2009, Michelle Obama started working to get us re-focused on healthy eating. She brought back the White House garden with the goal of bringing homegrown food into the White House. This kind of garden was a dream of California chef Alice Waters.
Alice a leader in the movement to use locally grown organic foods.
She had discussed her idea for a White House garden with Mrs.Obama and she organized a Washington dinner before President Barack Obama’s inauguration that served foods bought from local producers at an area farmer’s market. Mrs. Obama and Ms. Waters made the headlines again yesterday.
We had a chance to meet with Alice Waters in her kitchen where we held a live WebEx with her in Berkeley! It was a terrific discussion and she even shared a quick recipe with us.
Click here to watch the WebEx.
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Tags: Alice Waters, event, food, Green, Michelle Obama, Recordings, WebEX
Today at InfoComm 2011, Cisco announced several new advancements that make video easier to use and facilitate the adoption and deployment of telepresence across an enterprise. With these announcements, Cisco continues to deliver on our commitment to provide a market-leading high-quality telepresence experience for collaboration. TelePresence is no longer limited to the boardroom, and these new user-friendly features and capabilities make it easier for customers to easily connect and collaborate with others from any location.
Cisco’s Director of Marketing for Cisco TelePresence, Mike Kisch, describes these announcements and the key themes of InfoComm in the video below:
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Tags: Cisco, infocomm, interoperability, TelePresence, video