TelePresence on CBS Evening News
I may have mentioned our TelePresence technology from time to time. It is very cool and very easy to use. We say that 60% (or is is 80%?) of communication is non-verbal and TelePresence allows you to feel like you are in the same room talking with someone even if you are in San Jose, CA and they are in London (for instance). (Yesterday during a demonstration of the technology one of the participants said that he felt like he could reach out and touch the other participants, quickly adding, “some I would like to touch more than others.”)We think it is a cool, relevant technology that will become more and more pervasive in large businesses to cut back on travel and soon to “kiosk” type applications where you can use a TelePresence suite by the hour. It is a large part of our green effort within Cisco and we believe that it can initially cut back on 10% of our travel…which is huge in savings for our shareholders and huge in saving in carbon emissions for the environment.See CBS Evening News’ John Blackstone report on Cisco TelePresence.