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Collaborating in Mexico

…e event, here are examples of how Cisco is helping users to collaborate quickly, safely and effectively: Cisco TelePresence — TELMEX announced regional plans to market and deliver Cisco TelePresence in Latin America.  TelePresence is a cost-effective way to connect in virtual “in person” meetings—enabling personal interactions, a reduction in travel time and expenses, increased productivity, and reduced environmenta…

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Expanding Your Field Of Vision

…e to mind when thinking about how Cisco can leverage this new technology, but in this post I will focus on two. Telepresence Augmentations Telepresence seems like a natural adaptation for augmented reality technology. Imagine being in a Telepresence meeting discussing the technical layout of a multipoint VPN. An engineer places a marker on the table, and instantly they are watching a three-dimension Visio drawing of the network architecture come…

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Collaboration: The Productivity Wave

…ely. At Cisco, in less than 3 years we have recognized 107 million dollars of productivity gains with the use of TelePresence alone. In fact, since October 2006, employees have logged 486,353 TelePresence hours, collectively avoided 71,630 trips, and in turn saved 154,721 metric tons of carbon emissions. 31,012 customer meetings were conducted via TelePresence. Based on the sample analysis, TelePresence reduced the time to close a sale by almost…

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Maximizing the Value of Video Conferencing and Telepresence Through Interoperability

…quipment. In fact, industry analysts at Frost & Sullivan recently released a report, Maximizing the Value of Telepresence: Interoperability is Key to Success, in which they recommend, “As companies evaluate and deploy a telepresence solution, they should pay particular attention to interoperability. For maximum value, the telepresence technology must integrate with other video conferencing systems, inside and outside their own organization, a…

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The Intangibles of Telepresence

I usually emit a little chuckle when I see any of the 100′s of articles written about “HD Video Conferencing”…a category that Telepresence will often get mistakenly mislabeled into. I sold traditional video conferencing into large accounts for MCI for many years and one large customer in Cincinnati highlighted for me what was so often the problem. Primarily, it was just not easy enough. Any time the technology has the…

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