When companies fail, conventional wisdom often blames outside factors. The economy, regulatory actions, and geopolitical challenges are but three prime culprits beyond the control of decision makers.
In reality, however, it is bad decisions—factors within the control of companies themselves—that overwhelmingly cause firms to lose their leading positions. Over the past 10 years, 159 of the 500 largest companies globally by revenue have been displaced. And in many of those cases, company executives may not have realized the impact of their own decisions—or been well informed when they made them.
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Tags: Cisco, collaboration, decision making, decision-driven collaboration, decisions, IBSG, survey
Video everywhere is the way of the future, but end-users also want a great video experience. That combination requires very efficient use of bandwidth to be practical. My colleague, Jacob Nordan, explained in a recent post how that can happen if you choose the right technology partner. H.265, a new codec standard, also plays a key role.
Next year, H.265, will be ratified by ITU-T. As a firm believer in standards-based video, Cisco is investing in H.265 development across our portfolio. We see H.265 as the primary enabler for deploying high-quality video ubiquitously by reducing bandwidth consumption up to 50% compared to existing technologies. As we look out over the next few years, video communications with great experience will become a requirement, not a nice-to-have, for all users. H.265 along with an intelligent network will be the key to making it happen.
To see how we are enabling a high-quality experience at half the network cost, check out my H.265 demo from the Cisco Collaboration Summit.
Tags: Cisco, collaboration, h.265, Industry Standards, interoperability, reduce bandwidth, TelePresence, video
With Cisco’s focus on bringing the power of video to organizations of all sizes when, where and how they want it, we are dedicated to expanding our virtualized collaboration offerings.
One of the ways we are demonstrating our strong commitment to seamless conferencing is by ensuring uncompromised quality and experience in any environment – whether delivered as hosted, on-premise or hybrid, and with virtualized or dedicated platforms. Our comprehensive approach to video collaboration is part of a broader architecture that enables a consistent user experience across any device and flexibility in delivery options.
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Tags: Cisco, collaboration, collaboration summit, TelePresence, vcs, video, virtualized
During the past days at the Cisco Collaboration Summit, I have been with customers, partners, analysts and consultants discussing the future of collaboration and how if we empower and engage employees, we can foster innovation. It is always energizing to hear customers’ business transformation and aspiration stories, share partner opportunities and success stories, and to engage in deep discussions with analysts and consultants regarding our perspectives on the future of collaboration.
My colleague, Marthin De Beer, shared some marketing trends and directions during the opening keynote. His opening with Curiosity’s (Mars Rover) twitter activity is clearly Read More »
Tags: collaboration, Mars Rover, social media, workspace of the future
Today at the Cisco Collaboration Summit 2012 in Los Angeles, Cisco unveiled a number of new collaboration solutions, including some very exciting updates to our Cisco TelePresence portfolio expanding opportunities for organizations to create an immersive, in-person experience.
In this global economy, organizations are more dispersed than ever. Yet at the same time business executives consider in-person collaboration an imperative. I’ve talked about how telepresence and video have moved far beyond a boardroom phenomenon as organizations are realizing that the use of rich video communication has the power to transform the way we collaborate.
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Tags: byod, Cisco, cloud, collaboration, collaboration summit, in-person, multiparty bridge, TelePresence