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Tag Clouds Revisited

July 2, 2008 at 12:00 pm PST

Though the usability of tag clouds is subject to some debate, they’re certainly a captivating format for showing topics. And none more so than the Wordle site, which will take any blog, web page, or RSS feed and create a pretty graphical representation of common terms. Here are some snapshots from the Wordle map of this blog:imageimageimageEnjoy!

Cisco Live in Second Life: John Chambers QA on Collaboration

June 26, 2008 at 12:00 pm PST

John Chambers, CEO, Cisco, is always the beloved keynote speaker at Cisco Live, formally Networkers. He really packs the house as he is dynamic and visionary so folks want to hear what he has to say, in person whenever possible. Now Chambers is going to pack the virtual house in Second Life. As mentioned in earlier blog posts he will be live in Second Life for a QA on collaboration after his Cisco Live keynote. We encourage you to join us in world at the Bandwidth Stage to ask questions and take part in this exciting event. Come early as spots will fill! And some folks said virtual worlds are dead…those of us working on Cisco’s virtual effort would beg to disagree. I know I personally do.Click play below to view the archive of the event

Cisco Live TechChat: Why Unified Communications & Collaboration Are the Next Trend for the Internet

June 25, 2008 at 12:00 pm PST

Join us June 26, 2008, 10:30am SLT (10:30am PDT / 1:30pm EDT) at the Cisco Bandwidth Stage for this live event.Click play below to view the archive of the event.This TechChat features Tom Wesselman. Senior Manager in the CTO office working on our long-term strategy for unified communications and collaboration. During this TechChat Wesselman will discuss layered architectures, security, on-premises versus hosted collaboration services, and operational tools.Join this online discussion to understand:

  • Cisco’s vision for implementing next-generation collaboration
  • How to balance collaboration with security and compliance
  • How to provide flexibility and have supportable systems
  • Approximate duration: 60 minutes The events are streamed using in world audio. Please make sure you have the latest version of Quicktime and streaming audio enabled.

    Cisco Live TechChat: How to Transform the WAN Edge with Cisco ASR 1000 Series Routers

    June 25, 2008 at 12:00 pm PST

    Join us June 25, 2008, 10:30am SLT (10:30am PDT / 1:30pm EDT) at the Cisco Bandwidth Stage for this live event.Click play below to view the archive of the event.This TechChat features Michael Weir, technical marketing engineers with Cisco’s Midrange Routing Business Unit (MRBU). During this TechChat Weir will discuss the new Cisco ASR 1000 Series Routers and how they transform and extend the network edge with scalable services intelligence.Join this online discussion to hear:

  • How this new line of routers consolidates multiple functions and services into a single, compact, powerful router used by enterprises and service providers at the WAN edge
  • How for enterprises these routers enable secure, highly reliable, high-performance WAN edge solutions where information, communication, collaboration, and commerce converge
  • During this discussion you will learn about how the Cisco ASR 1000 Series Routers address concerns such as:

  • Embedded security services
  • High availability: software redundancy on nonredundant hardware
  • Resiliency: In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU) capability, even for single-route processor configurations
  • Performance: Cisco QuantumFlow Processor
  • Carbon footprint: reduced power consumption, space, and sparing requirements
  • Approximate duration: 60 minutes The events are streamed using in world audio. Please make sure you have the latest version of Quicktime and streaming audio enabled.

    Cisco Live TechChat: Workspace-Ready Networks, Optimize Your Unified Communications

    June 25, 2008 at 12:00 pm PST

    Join us June 24, 2008, 12:00pm SLT (12:00pm PDT / 3:00pm EDT) at the Cisco Bandwidth Stage for this live event.Click play below to view the archive of the event.This TechChat features Erick Pong, Solutions Manager for the Enterprise Solutions Engineering (ESE) Branch/WAN Group, and Oscar Thomas, Solutions Manager for Advanced and Emerging Technologies, both from Cisco. During this TechChat, Pong and Thomas will discuss best practices and provide technical guidance on deploying unified communications on customers’ IP networks.Join this online discussion to hear:

  • How to use your existing network architecture to deploy voice, video applications, and unified communications clients
  • Features required at the campus and branch to support unified communications
  • Pong and Thomas review deployment scenarios and recommendations, as well as a case study