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Laura Ipsen, Eco-Board Co-Chair, Talks Earth Day and Green

In this video, on a sunny California day, Laura Ipsen, Cisco’s SVP of Global Policy and Government Affairs and co-chair of our Eco-Board, talks a bit about what we’re doing for Earth Day as well as Cisco’s overall philosophy and approach to green. She answers the following questions:- What is Cisco doing for Earth Day?- What else is Cisco doing green?- How do you personally live green in your family?- What are you doing for “Bike to Work” day tomorrow?

InformationWeek Video: Alan Cohen on Unified Communications

Fritz Nelson of InformationWeek recently posted an interview with our own Alan Cohen, VP of Enterprise & Mid-Market Solutions. They chatted about WebEx, unified communications, presence and more. See the video below or Fritz’ entire post here.

How to Become a Famous Blogger

There are a lot of “how-to” books, manuals, tapes, speakers, etc. A lot of them have a lot of pages or take a while to listen to or watch. Some require you to spend a weekend listening to speakers…heck, you might even mix in a trust-fall or beat a drum or two along the way. This “how to” cartoon from “We blog cartoons“, however, is straight to the point. And, a good way to start your weekend…famous blogger.gifThis, of course, made me remember this Wall Street Journal graphic on high-ranking blogging executives from two years ago.Have a great weekend.

A Japanese Perspective on the Cisco Worldwide Partner Summit

Mandy Knotts, of Cisco PR, speaks with Hidetaka Tak Kai, President and General Manager of Datacraft Japan. Hidetaka Tak Kai talks about the unified communications opportunity in Japan and the widely talked about IT talent issue.Post by Mandy Knotts

Video’s Campus Communications Fabric: Best Supporting Actor?

“If you build a fast engine- [y]ou first of all need a script that’s written in the express lane, and if it’s not, there’s nothing you can do in the editing room to make it move faster. You need room for character, you need room for relationships, for personal conflict, you need room for comedy, but that all has to happen on a moving sidewalk.”

-Steven Spielberg on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal SkullWherever you turn in our industry these days, people are talking about the speed of business and globalization, about mash-ups and ecosystems. And whenever people talk about business communications to support this evolution, they are discussing the role and importance of video. As we showed at the VoiceCon EcoPanel with Al Gore, John Chambers and Sue Bostrom in three different cities, the compelling experience high quality video communications offers not only changes how people interact, it changes business processes themselves, allowing for integration across companies, across cultures, and across continents real time or in the moment. If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is the Net Present Value (NPV) of video? Read More »