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Startup America Partners with Cisco WebEx and Kicks Off at SXSW

March 9, 2012 at 8:10 am PST

Cisco WebEx has joined the Startup America partnership — an organization to help accelerate the growth of America’s young companies.

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Video Apps for Government

This week is National Telework week. I’m working from home using WebEx video to collaborate with Cisco colleagues around the world. 

My 3-day telework pledge will save me $81.90 in transporation costs and 122 pounds of pollutants for the week. If I continue the 3-day telework routine for a year, I will save $4,095 in transporation costs and 6,120 pounds of pollutants or 3.06 tons for the year.   Imagine how much we could all save if every government worker and citizen was able to use network collaboration and video to work from home. 

Also this week,  the President members of the Pacific Alliance participated in the first Virtual Presidential Summit through TelePresence without the need to travel.  During the 90-minute “Historic Presidential Summit,”  the Presidents of Colombia, Mexico, Chile, Peru, Costa Rica and Panama (by telephone) were able to specify the fundamental points for the signature of the treaty for the “Pacific Alliance.” 

There are many exciting video applications for government including:

Please let me know how you are using video apps in your government agency to cut costs and enhance services for citizens and constituents in your community.

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Here’s the Best Way to Share via WebEx [video]

March 7, 2012 at 12:05 pm PST

If you are using WebEx for your video conference, one of the things you may want to do is share information that’s on your computer.

Many people share their desktop -- which means your attendees can see everything happening on your computer. This can present problems if you don’t remember to shut down other applications while you are sharing your desktop. But there are ways to limit what is visible by sharing a document or an application.

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Get Ready For Super-Tuesday with CNN.com and Cisco WebEx

With all its surges and surprises, the battle for the 2012 GOP Presidential nomination has become one of the hottest political stories in many years. Up next: One of the biggest days of this election cycle, March 6, or “Super Tuesday,” when more than 300 delegates from 10 states will be up for grabs.

On March 6 CNN.com will be hosting the first in a series of live Election Roundtables using Cisco WebEx technology. This insider chat with Wolf Blitzer and a panel of political experts gives CNN.com users a chance to go behind the scenes and get the insider take on this year’s presidential election.



March 6 Super Tuesday Web-only panel uses WebEx to showcase top CNN political analysts in a real-time “virtual” roundtable.

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WebEx High Definition: How To Video Conference [video]

February 28, 2012 at 8:45 am PST

WebEx is a great tool for conducting a web cam video conference.

The WebEx Active Talker feature pushes the video image of the person speaking so you can actually follow the conversation via web cam. This means the person talking is the one you see featured and this works especially well in Theatre Mode [watch video]

Try WebEx now absolutely free!

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