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Trust, Reliability, and the Downside of the Fast-Twitch Twittoblogosphere

It is clear that we are in a transition with regards to the way information is published and consumed. Old school media such as newspapers and network news are in decline or are, like the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, looking for new ways to remain relevant.

The rise of social media as a source of news has both positive and negative aspects. On the positive side the speed of social media has proven hard to match. For example, on November 23, 2010, North Korea shelled Yeongyeong Island in South Korea. My first notification about that event was via Twitter and it was only later that I was able to get confirmation via CNN. Similarly on March 11, 2011, when the earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit Japan with tragic consequences, my first notification was again via Twitter. Clearly first-mover advantage goes to social media, largely due to the lack of overhead and the few barriers to and low cost of publishing.

Recently we saw one of the weaknesses to the often knee-jerk, fast-twitch responses that social media can create with the unfortunate accusations that were falsely leveled at Samsung; statements accusing the Korean manufacturer of putting keylogging software on its laptops. Read More »

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News@Cisco Week in Review and Look Ahead: March 28-April 1

It was a busy week here at Cisco! Check out what you might have missed and what’s happening next week.

1.) Cisco Pioneers Innovations in Data Center Convergence

On Wednesday, Cisco announced technology innovations across its entire Data Center Business Advantage portfolio. With these innovations, Cisco continues to tightly integrate its Unified Fabric, Unified Computing, and Unified Network Services into a holistic data center fabric designed to be simple, scalable and highly secure, delivering any application across any location, within the data center, across data centers, or to the cloud.

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WebEx on LinkedIn: We Need Your Feedback!

Are you a LinkedIn member? If so, we’d love your help.

LinkedIn recently enhanced their company pages to let businesses feature more on their profile. It’s a nice enhancement and the way they did it is consistent with the “reference-based” nature of their site! When we post something, the site elicits recommendations from its members -- you -- to talk about your experience with us.

Visit our LinkedIn site, add a recommendation.

Our request is simple. Read More »

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WebEx Tip: Use Polling to Make Your Meeting “Social”

With social media capturing the interest of marketing and sales folks everywhere, we are all looking for ways to increase engagement in the tools we already use. By using the polling feature in WebEx, you can do just that.

See how to run a poll in WebEx.

Just Search, a leading search engine marketing company in the United Kingdom, offers some ideas Read More »

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News@Cisco Week in Review and Look Ahead: March 21-25

It’s that time again for a rundown of our top news stories and what to look out for next week!

1.) Innovators: Neil Diener and Walt Shaw: Improving the Wireless World

Neil Diener and Walt Shaw, the leaders behind Cisco Clean Air technology, are pretty humble when it comes to talking about their innovative contributions at Cisco. But there is no hiding their passion for their work and the impact it has on the industry. Learn more about Diener, Shaw and Cisco Clean Air technology here!

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