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In the Know at Interop 2008

Jayshree Ullal shares key customer insights from Interop 2008.Post by Tugba Goksel

Catch the Buzz of Interop ’08

Interop Las Vegas 2008 kicks off this week. We wanted to know what is top of mind for leading analysts. Marie Hattar, marketing VP at Cisco, talks with Johna Till Johnson, senior founding partner of Nemertes Research, about the latest trends and innovations that will be unveiled this week. Watch the video!Post by Christine Pratt

Interop 2008: The Essence of Collaborative Technologies

At Interop 2008, Johna Till Johnson, senior founding partner of Nemertes Research talks about top challenges that enterprises face in deploying collaborative technologies and provides solutions and best practices. Learn the benefits that collaborative technologies bring.Post by Tugba Goksel “View from the Top” with John Chambers

Earlier this week, on our San Jose campus, we had the pleasure of hosting Chrystia Freeland, US Managing Editor of the Financial Times as well as technology reporter Kevin Allison. Chrystia participated in a TelePresence session and then sat down with our CEO, John Chambers, as a part of her video interview series, “View from the Top.” If you haven’t seen these interviews before, I encourage you to RSS them and make them a regular part of your weekly news. Past interviewees include John Thain of Merrill Lynch, George Soros, and Bob Greifeld of NASDAQ.FT.comAn edited transcript of the interview with John Chambers is in the print edition of the FT today here, or you can view (most of) the entire conversation on One talking about the global economy, collaboration and social networking and Facebook is here. Part Two talking about Cisco CEO succession plans, US competitiveness and Senator John McCain is here.

Drew Clark and

I just got off the phone with Drew Clark, Executive Director of . His group has the very interesting goal of helping consumers learn more about broadband service and speeds offered in their geographic area. Drew is a long-time technology policy reporter in DC who is also currently pursuing his law degree because he has always been interested in law and “it will help me do my job better.” Yep, he’s one of those overachievers. is asking for people to go to their site and enter their broadband information for their respective area to get a better national footprint of broadband offererings. The site states:

“America has a need for better information about broadband. The country needs to know where high-speed Internet service is available and where it isn’t. And that is just the first step. Next, consumers need to know the extent of broadband competition in their local area. They need to know the names of the carriers that offer broadband, the speeds they offer, and the prices they charge. intends to fill this gap. We invite you to help us by taking the Broadband Census.”

I just entered my information and invite you to do the same.