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Welcome to the NEW Cisco Communities

Welcome to Cisco Communities!

You may have noticed that My Cisco Community has undergone a serious face-lift. Starting April 15th we launched the new and improved program now called Cisco Communities.

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News@Cisco Week in Review and Look Ahead: April 25-28

A live webcast debate, an invitation to the royal wedding and much more! Cisco has been busy this week. Check out what you might have missed!

1.) When “Good Enough” is Not Good Enough

This week Cisco began to debunk the myth of the “good enough” network. There are some vendors that say the network still just connects things and all you need is a tactical network, capable of addressing existing business requirements and current challenges. We call this the “Good Enough Network.” Cisco wants to debunk the myth that “good” is good enough for your business.

On Wednesday, April 27, Cisco hosted a webcast with Rob Lloyd, Cisco’s EVP of Worldwide Operations, and other executives as they outlined the seven most common misperceptions about taking a tactical, multi-vendor approach to building business-critical networks. Watch a replay of the webcast and look for Cisco to continue to debunk the seven myths in the weeks to come!

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Second Social Media Summit: Learn, Mingle and Play #ragancisco

April 27, 2011 at 3:36 pm PST

I am looking forward to the second Social Media Summit, not just as a host but as a practitioner. I’m looking forward to meeting new people and connecting with old friends. I’m excited to be partnering with Ragan Communications again this year on 3 days of learning, fun and sharing.

If you’re like me and want to stay on top of social media best practices, then get your fix on May 4 -6 on how to engage employees, build strong customer relationships and create brand buzz online. You can start the conversation now by letting us know which sessions you’re looking forward to most and why. Just remember to use the #ragancisco hash tag on Twitter. Even better, show your support for our presenters by checking in to our Cisco Mobile Application for a chance to win some really cool prizes:

  • a 1-hour complementary Cisco TelePresence session between you and a friend in 2 qualifying locations,
  • 2 Cisco ūmi Home TelePresence units, one for you and one for a friend, with a 1-year service subscription each

Click here for the official Sweepstakes Terms and Conditions and to download Cisco Event Mobile App.

If you are looking for social media conversations beyond the sessions, mingle with your fellow practitioners at the Twitter lounge at the event sponsored by Definition 6 and join us on Thursday (05/05/11) evening for a networking reception.

What say you? Are we going to see you on May 4?

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Vote Early, Vote Often for Cisco and ASR 9000

B-to-B Social Media AwardsAnd the winner is…the Cisco ASR 9000 Test Drive! B-to-B Magazine awarded Cisco the “Best Use of Viral Video in a Marketing Campaign.” But wait, there’s more.  The Cisco ASR 9000 Test Drive is also one of three finalists for B-to-B Magazine’s “People’s Choice” Award.  So, please see for yourself and VOTE for Cisco (we’re second on the list and you can watch the video below).

What matters most, however, is that customers have loved this demo. You can be told that the Cisco ASR 9000 has been architected and optimized to deliver non-stop video content. But until you see the difference for yourself, you may remain a skeptic.  So, we took the saying “seeing is believing” to heart and enabled anyone to take the Cisco ASR 9000 on a test drive and see just how this aggregation router delivers video packets flawlessly.  With a push of a button, you can control a robot to remove the route switch processor card from the Cisco ASR 9000 and watch as video is delivered uninterrupted.

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Talking Social Media at Syracuse University

April 21, 2011 at 11:13 am PST

Last week, I had the pleasure of being invited back to my Alma Mater, Syracuse University, for several discussions on social media in the enterprise and my career path. While the weather wasn’t quite sunny and alive, the students’ overwhelming interest on the topic of social media surely made up for it! I was so pleased to see a room full of excited students and faculty for both of my discussions!

Thanks to everyone for the taking the time to attend and a very special thank you to Syracuse University (@SyracuseU), the iSchool (@iSchoolSU), Anthony Rotolo (@rotolo), Jeff Rubin (@jhrubin), Kelly Lux (@KellyLux) and Kim Brown (@kimincuse)! I also had the opportunity to be a guest speaker in several lectures during my visit, which included a large class of 150 students all the way down to a smaller more intimate class of about 20 students. It was so great to be back on campus and knowing that I didn’t have a paper or mid-term exam due! ;-) (Btw, did you know that they now randomly select “attendance days” and ask students to swipe their university ID cards to get attendance credit? If you snooze, you lose ;-))

My visit to my alma mater Syracuse University (April 2011)

My visit to my alma mater Syracuse University (April 2011)

My discussions at Syracuse focused around how social media has changed and will continue to change the ways in which we communicate both within the enterprise and externally with our customers. We are no longer living in a world of 1:1 communications. Read More »

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