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Too Little Too Late: Airline Chases after TelePresence

…n the same time zone with the person across the table? What if that technology can save you oodles of money and let your employees enjoy real work-life balance? The Economist points out these neglected questions: little wonder the report failed to mention TelePresence.So, I agree with the report: face-to-face meetings are pivotal to successful business relationships. But wake up, British Airways: face-to-face without flying is already here….


Orange You Glad You Have Cisco TelePresence?

I had to share this amusing photo from a Cisco TelePresence meeting we had with one of our design agencies on Friday…Janet, from our design team, was in California. Dan, with the agency, was in Virginia 2,400 miles away.Meetings are typically back to back, so Janet and I were gobbling down a quick lunch as we started the meeting at noon from our California TelePresence room.The agency team in Virgina couldn’t stop commenti…


Dissolving Distance; or, How to Go on an Energy Diet”

…nstead of another light fixture in a dark hall. Maybe ride the bus instead of driving a second car. Maybe use TelePresence instead of taking a 2000 kilometer flight. Cisco TelePresence gets considerable ink in Chapter 13: Dissolving Distance. Tertzakian describes the experience in glowing terms, noting “There was simply no comparison to that primitive ancestor, the videoconference.” Blush. But numbers are generally even more com…


The March to a Truly Global Inter-carrier Intercompany TelePresence

…her…) Like many, though, my travel is far less now as I’m basking in the newfound benefits of Cisco TelePresence™ and other collaborative tools that make meetings near life-like, efficient, and permit more time with my family.How many of you remember when airline frequent flyer programs expanded and began to work with one another – accepting each others miles and allowing us more freedom to choose? Now such alliances, whet…


Telepresence Helps Widen the Hiring Net

TANDBERG Telepresence T1 One Communications uses telepresence to improve their hiring process. With two headquarters — one in Waltham, Mass., and one in Rochester, N.Y. — as well as executives split up among several locations throughout the country, the company found it could use telepresence to make hiring new employees more efficient and less costly. According to InfoWorld, executives prefer to conduct interviews on the large HD p…