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Volcano Fallout: Cisco Telepresence Helps Businesses Keep Moving

…ward when events beyond your control threaten to bring it to a sudden halt? Many relied on technologies such as telepresence, videoconferencing, and WebEx as a way to keep going.  Among those turning to Cisco TelePresence was Paul Dickinson, the CEO of the Carbon Disclosure Project, a greenhouse reporting organization. The volcano prevented Dickinson from traveling to Beijing from London to interview three job applicants, according to Fortun…


How to Choose the Right Mobile Video Conferencing Solution

…operable with any standards compliant video device.  This means users can call MCUs, appliance based endpoints, telepresence, and any other standards compliant device.  Interoperability is critical because it ensures that any deployment can grow beyond the laptop. Compatibility – It is critical that any solution supports multiple platforms like Windows 7, Mac, etc.  This means that as many users as possible can be supported. Telepresence quality…


Enabling Kenyan and US Connections Across the Human Network with TelePresence

…nteer hours or a week. In the meantime, I have been working with the Cisco Kenya team and had one of the first TelePresence meetings using our new TP in Nairobi , which was launched recently.  What ensued is what I like to call, “connecting the dots.”  I was able to connect Hital Muraj , our Cisco Networking Academy leader in East Africa, Len Mudrock and Marilyn Carter , who leads the Cisco Disability Awareness Network&r…


Telepresence Versus the Volcano in Carbon Savings

…ity is, it doesn’t take a natural disaster to reduce Carbon emissions from planes, trains or automobiles. Telepresence and video conferencing help many companies of all sizes significantly reduce their environmental impacts by eliminating the need to travel every day. These technologies provide natural communication through virtual ‘face-to-face’ interactions that are as good as being in the same room with someone who could be t…


Key Components for Maximizing Video Conferencing Investments: Processes (Part 2 of 4)

Making telepresence and video conferencing an integral part of business operations requires the alignment of 4 key areas – people, processes, technology and education.  We previously discussed how assigning people to champion the video adoption strategy can make a significant difference; now let’s take a closer look at the processes that can be implemented to measure and expand video usage.  “Process” can be broken down into two components: The…