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Virtual Banks – Are they the new “local” bank?

In last week’s blog, Bank Branches – “News of my death has been greatly exaggerated”, I argued that bank branches are not only thriving, but are the foundation customer interaction channel for most retail banks and that video will be the enabling technology to reinvigorate and reenergize the branch. Read More »

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Cisco Partner Tata Communications Takes TelePresence to the Cloud

March 23, 2011 at 10:33 am PST

Telepresence and videoconferencing services (both hosted and managed) will reach a whopping $1.2 billion(US) worldwide by 2016, according to ABI Research.

Cisco partner Tata Communications is riding that wave and shares insights in a recent FastChat video with MSPmentor Editorial Director Joe Panettieri.

In the video below, Joe interviews Greg Brophy, Director of Product Management at Tata. Greg shares ways that the company is using the cloud to help its customers connect globally using Cisco's TelePresence technology. He also shares a recent customer win and what he sees are key trends among his customer base.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erszpHxrf8U&

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Meet Colin – the new face of Generation C

“Colin is a 20-year-old computer science student living in London with two other students in the year 2020. He enjoys backpacking, sports, music, and gaming. He has a primary digital device (PDD) that keeps him connected 24 hours a day — at home, in transit, at school. He uses it to download and record music, video, and other content, and to keep in touch with his family, friends, and an ever-widening circle of acquaintances. His apartment is equipped with the latest wireless home technology, giving him superfast download speeds of up to 100 Mbps.” Read More »

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Cisco ūmi: Creating a New Video Market

Cisco spoke with a number of thought leaders who are working hard to bring people together (learn more at http://together.cisco.com )

In the following video clip, Ken Wirt, Vice President of Consumer Marketing at Cisco, describes Cisco ūmi as a new category in the consumer space and how Cisco ūmi changes the way we communicate with each other.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYaHqg4sooI

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Marketing Minute: Leveraging the Power of Video

Video truly is the killer app. Now, I know you’ve been hearing this from me and other Cisco leaders for many years now, but the stats don’t lie.

In fact, did you know people are watching 2 billion videos a day, and uploading 24 hours of new video every minute to YouTube? And that’s just YouTube, which according to comScore accounts for only 26% of the world’s online video viewing. Talk about a true killer app!

For those of us in the marketing world, video is one of the best platforms for communicating with your audience, and that’s what I talk about in Part One of my three-part Marketing Minute series on how to use video.

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