#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’re talking about Collaboration System Release 11 with Cisco Technical Marketing Engineer Dan Keller.
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Dan Keller, Technical Marketing Engineer, Collaboration Technology Group
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Dennis Heim, @collabsensei, Emerging Technology Architect (Collaboration)
Josh Warcop, @Warcop, Senior Consultant
Bill Carter, @ccie5022, Senior Business Communications Analyst
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John Chambers has often commented publicly about how Cisco’s innovation engine is on “fire.” Within Cisco’s Collaboration and Endpoint Technology Group (CETG), we certainly feel that way.
I just got word that independent industry analyst firm Frost & Sullivan has awarded Cisco its 2015 Market Leadership Award for IP Endpoint Communications. The award encompasses our desktop IP phones and DX Series, and our Cisco Jabber soft-client offerings. Coming on the heels of Red Dot design awards we received for our room systems, it’s another validation of our progress.
Frost & Sullivan recognized us for our relentless pursuit of technology excellence, and for our ability to maintain leadership positions in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving market.
I thought it would be worthwhile to share some comments from Frost & Sullivan to add insight.
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Tags: Cisco, Cisco collaboration, Cisco DX Series, Cisco DX70, Cisco DX80, Cisco Jabber, IP Phone 7800 Series, IP Phone 8800 Series, IP Phones
Technology continues to evolve at a break-neck pace, and our definition of the workplace — and how we work with our customers, partners and stakeholders — has expanded beyond the four walls of an office building. The adoption of mobile devices and cloud-based services has created an anytime, anywhere work culture. At the same time, global competition is at its greatest level, and organizations must re-evaluate how they can remain competitive and market relevant in this rigorous environment.
The need to provide products and services faster, reduce cost of operations and automate mundane tasks in order to stay competitive continues to accelerate in today’s digital world. As such, new skill sets and continued talent development are needed that address these changes currently impacting the way we work inside and outside of an organization. This isn’t an obstacle just central to the U.S. or certain markets. This is a global challenge, and will require organizations to rethink how they evolve, retrain and reskill their workforce to best complement this new way of working.
For instance, sales and marketing departments have had to adjust to this digital transformation; nowadays the vast majority of marketing is now done online through mobile and social channels. Manufacturing skills are also changing, the way we design products are changing, and the way we collaborate is changing. Across the board, significant development of new technology skills is needed.
Approximately 90 percent of technology jobs are expected to change in this new digital economy in order to keep up with new business models and technologies, which leaves us with a massive skills transition in the workforce. At the same time, there will be an estimated shortage of between 38-40 million college-educated workers by 2020, which means organizations will be competing for a relatively small pool of talent.
To keep employees up to speed on the skills they now require mandates access to pertinent information and learning, and real-time access to experts on the job, every day.
The time has come for a next-generation workforce solution to empower customers with the digital tools and technology they need to access information, experts, learning, and knowledge in real time – anytime, anywhere. To that end, Cisco is unveiling its new cloud-based, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) knowledge platform: Cisco Collaborative Knowledge. The platform is designed to help customers reshape the way they work, learn, collaborate and innovate together, creating a smarter, more productive organization.
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Tags: Cisco collaboration, Cisco Learning Network, Collaborative Knowledge, Learning@Cisco
For many of us, the process of getting to and from work can create frustration that resonates all day long. Do the following daily obstacles sound familiar to you?
- 6:15 a.m.: Wake up, feed dog, make coffee, shower, make up, style hair, dress for the office
- 7:30 a.m.: Drive, sit in traffic, stop by Starbucks, wait in line
- 9:30 a.m.: Arrive to office late but finally at my desk, answer e-mails
- 10 a.m.: First conference call of the day via WebEx
- 1 p.m.: Lunch time! Discover someone has stolen my RedBull from community refrigerator. Must escape building after someone microwaves left-over fish dinner and the odor crawls through the entire second floor
- 2 p.m.: Back to work, can’t focus well with distracting noise of nearby printer
- 3 p.m.: Territorial cubicle neighbor creates drama about missing sticky notes
- 4 p.m.: Back pain and headache kick in, start looking at the clock and dreaming of Hawaii
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#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’ll be talking about Collaboration and Cisco Unity Connection with Cisco Technical Marketing Engineers Chris Ward and Chris Barlow.
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Chris Ward, Cisco Technical Marketing Engineer
Chris Barlow, Cisco Technical Marketing Engineer
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Michael Aossey, @aossey, Solutions Architect
Erick Berquist, @erickbe, Senior Engineer
Kim Austin (@ciscokima)
What is Cisco Unity Collaboration?
Unity Collaboration and Secure Messaging
Unity Connection and compatibility with existing solutions
Video greeting feature and media capabilities on Unity Connection
Benefits of Unity Connection over other solutions
Cisco native SRSV and Unity Connection
Cisco Unity Collaboration Overview
Data Sheets and Literature
White Paper: MWI Normilization with Centralized CUC
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