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TelePresence in the Cloud

With five years of Cisco TelePresence successfully under foot, I’m eagerly looking to the future of the technology. And where does this future lie? Well, I’m not a fortune-teller, but I’ll make a prophecy:  The future of telepresence is, in part, in the cloud. To date, telepresence has made its name largely as an enterprise technology. Its traditional infrastructure requires IT know-how and onsite maintenance capabilities. On the contrary,…

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Maximizing Telepresence’s Value for Federal Agencies

…lepresence need not suffer this technological befuddlement. Nor would they want to miss out on the technology’s benefits, especially after making such a large investment. Yet, as Cisco’s Tim Markey pointed out at our Federal TelePresence Users Forum, several telepresence customers have struggled to maximize the potential of their systems. They had trouble transforming their workplace cultures to communities that embrace video as the paramount…

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Celebrating Five Years of TelePresence

…n will expect to see their parents live when they call them on video, just as my daughter already does. This is not such an unlikely scenario, considering the profound changes to the workplace and personal communication that telepresence has brought us in five short years. Since its inception, telepresence has enabled more than 100 million virtual in-person meetings. It has saved some customers up to two months in time otherwise lost to travel,…

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Generation Telepresence: Putting Video in the Palms of Students’ Hands

…ecedented access to global resources. Today’s grade school students are the first generation to grow up in a predominately digital society. Augmenting their digital experience and education with communication technology like telepresence ensures they will not only access the people they need to achieve their learning goals, but they will also be able to share knowledge with their peers. Access to telepresence builds a foundation in interpersonal…

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Australian Federal Government Leads By Example with National TelePresence System

…e just how much they have saved in terms of travel related costs and carbon emissions. Announced in February 2009 as a joint initiative with Cisco and the leading Australian service provider Telstra,  the deployment of Cisco TelePresence® units operating over the Telstra Next IP® network has been operating for 18 months. The service incorporates 36 Cisco TelePresence sites connecting all seven Commonwealth Government offices, Prime Ministerial…

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