In the first part of this blog we discussed how Flow Metadata addresses encrypted/obfuscated traffic, multi-stream interactions, ensures end-to-end consistent policies and enables fine-grained policies. In this part of the blog, we discuss additional deployment scenarios making network classification a real challenge and how metadata addresses them.
With advanced collaboration technologies like video conferencing and enterprise social software, companies are rethinking the way they traditionally have done business. Social collaboration adds a new layer to the communication experience, allowing companies to innovate, grow, expand into new markets and increase productivity. It can provide unmatched benefits to an organization including:
- Easier access to resources and expertise
- Contextual, real-time communications through integration with voice, IM, conferencing and video.
- Time and resource savings that drive better utilization of existing systems
- Social networking with less risk though rules-based policy management
- Simplified content management
- More effective information discovery
This week at Enterprise 2.0 in Boston, Cisco makes some announcements around our social collaboration strategy and the extension of our market leading Cisco WebEx cloud, which I describe in detail in this video blog. Read More »
It has been an incredible week at the IACA 2012 conference this week.
So many great conversations with leaders from around the world.
My appreciation to Jeffrey, Markus, Alice, Richard and everyone from IACA who organized and planned this impressive conference. I would also like to extend my gratitude to Eline, Paul, and Maarten from 3rd Millennium Productions and Camp Creative for producing these videos.
Jeffrey Apperson, President IACA was a great host and leader with the team of volunteers that planned and organized this conference with great success.
This week Richard Foster, President Elect IACA was sworn in as the new IACA President and shares his thoughts for the future.
I’m looking forward to seeing the IACA community in October 2014 in Syndey, Australia.
Mr. Norman Meyer, Clerk, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New
Mexico moderated a workshop panel focused on innovative uses in court systems of social media with
- Honorable Rune Lium, Judge, Sør-Trøndelag District Court, Norway
- Honorable Ian L. Gray, Chief Magistrate, State of Victoria, Australia
- Dr. Pamela Schulz, Lecturer, Graduate Communications Programs, University of South Australia, and Chair, Defence Reserves Support Council, South Australia
The Honorable Dory Reiling, Judge, First Instance Court, Amsterdam, The Netherlands shared her thoughts from the workshop deploying innovating automation and communications technologies to address court administration and management.
- Moderator: Mr. Tony Lansdell, Court Technology Specialist, Melbourne, Australia
- Honorable Dory Reiling, Judge, First Instance Court, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Honorable Muhammet Polat, Judge, Ministry of Justice Department of İnformation Technologies, Ankara, Turkey
- Mr. Abdulrahim Ahmad Almudhareb, Director of IT Department, Dubai Courts, Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Mr. Mark Beer, IACA Regional Vice-President, Middle East, Dubai, UAE
Gerhard Fischer, Cisco Connected Justice (EMEAR) shared his thoughts about the conference and the IACA community.
Rely on the trusty Internet Business Services Group within the Cisco to come up with insightful research nuggets on how we all really work. Their latest IBSG Horizons Study, “The Everywhere Employee“, gives some fascinating detail on the dollars and sense underlying the idea of working “your way”.
Most interesting to me, of course, is the part about telecommuting. Did you know that 44% of knowledge workers telecommute at least one day a week? And that this one day a week alone saves companies $2,400 a year per employee?
So let’s do the math (my favorite part). In a 10,000 person company, 4,400 employees work one day a week from somewhere else, which translates to a whopping $11 million a year. Enough to pay for some nice executive bonuses!
This pairs nicely with the findings of a study Stanford University professors published in November 2011, “Does Working from Home Work?”. They gave an emphatic “yes” and also ran the numbers specific to their use case (which examined full-time telecommuters), located in Appendix A4.
So how does this relate to video? In every way possible. Not only can you use a nice, sleek EX90 TelePresence unit on your home office desk, you can use Jabber video on your tablet. Or take your laptop into the neighborhood coffeeshop and join the video-based Webex meeting (just please remember to mute: coffee grinders are loud).
See you on video!