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We tend to think of video phones as a modern-day thing, but can you believe they were first demonstrated about 50 years ago? Sure, there were technical barriers that prevented them from being adopted; but there was another factor, too: folks would never want the level of intrusion that a video call imposes. Fast forward to 2008, and the debate is no longer about video, but on just how much of our inner thoughts and viewpoints we should be publishing for all to see. Read More »

Do You Know Where Your Data Really Is?

Today, Cisco released interesting results from a global study on data leakage that looks at the human and behavioral side of security. Our study details numerous risks and mistakes employees frequently make, but for brevity’s sake we’ve compiled a Top-10 list for this post. See if your company can check out clean on these all-too-common infractions. Read More »

Cisco Collaboration Portfolio Enables the Next Phase of the Internet

Today Cisco announced several new solutions that make up the Cisco collaboration portfolio. Unified communications, video and a new Web 2.0 applications platform are Cisco’s way of walking the talk when it comes to the next wave of the internet and collaboration. In this video, Alan Cohen, Vice President, Enterprise & Mid-Market Solutions at Cisco, elaborates on the lasting impact today’s announcements will have on the way people communicate and collaborate in the enterprise. For further discussion on the Cisco collaboration portfolio, go to The Workspace.

VIDEO: Connected Urban Development : Global Conference 2008

September 24, 2008 at 12:00 pm PST

Connected Urban Development is born from a commitment that Cisco gave to to the Clinton Global Initiative in 2006 to showcase how pervasive broadband connectivity and ICT can help decrease CO2 emissions in large metropolitan areas. The CUD is a partnership between Cisco and cities of San Francisco, Amsterdam, Seoul, Lisbon, Madrid, Birmingham (UK) and Hamburg.In this video, Jason Deign from News@Cisco interviews Nicola Villa, Global Director, Connected Urban Development, Cisco and Bas Boorsma, Head of Connected Urban Development, Cisco about the first Smart Work Center.Jason interviews Chris Dedicoat, President of Cisco Europe and Job Cohen, Mayor of Amsterdam on collaborating to address urban issues from traffic to sustainable work environments and reducing the citizen carbon footprint.Jason interviews Alan Rodger, Director, British Antarctic Survey and Bill St. Arnaud, Chief Research Officer, CANARIE, about the impact of global warming on the polar regions and climate change.

Cisco Marketing Chief Sue Bostrom on “Human Network Effect”

September 22, 2008 at 12:00 pm PST

Our EVP and Chief Marketing Officer Sue Bostrom talks about Cisco marketing, our customers and our new marketing campaign, the “Human Network Effect.” She answers the following questions:1. What is the focus of marketing at Cisco and where does it come from?2. How are market trends reflected in your marketing efforts?3. What makes Cisco’s marketing different from other companies?4. Tell us about the Human Network Effect campaign.