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March 22, 2013

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A Day in the Life of a Cisco Millennial: Around the World in One Day

Wednesday 20th March 2013, 06:30. Eight months into my new graduate job and the familiar, inevitable sound of my morning alarm starts to ring. Being the middle of the week, work is in full flow and it looks like I’ve got a busy day ahead but you know what? I’ve still got time. I click […]

March 20, 2013

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Telework: A Manager’s Perspective

The benefits of teleworking—better work/life balance and more flexibility—sure sound great from an employee’s point of view. But from a manager’s perspective, is telework really successful for getting work done? Can a team really be effective if many of the members never work together in person? Yes, if you create the right policies and environment […]

March 15, 2013

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Video is Key to My Team’s Telework Success

What makes telework so successful for Cisco and its employees? For me the answer is simple and powerful: video.

March 14, 2013

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Collaboration is Hot … How Collaboration Technologies Can Enable Corporate Healthcare

I’ve talked a lot about how collaboration technology helps companies better communicate and connect with internal and external teams – both locally and globally – and all of the business benefits that come along with that.  What I haven’t addressed up until today is how collaboration technology can also be used to provide healthcare benefits […]

March 13, 2013

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Collaboration is Good Dog Food – Crowdsourcing

In my last blog I talked about the importance of building your personal brand using your WebEx Social Profile and Expertise Tags.  Today I’m going to explain how your Profile and Expertise Tags can play a greater role in crowd sourcing.

March 7, 2013

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Working from Anywhere

Three Continents in One Afternoon: Why I Work from Home There have been a lot of reactions to Yahoo’s decision to eliminate home working for its employees, and now it’s my turn to weigh in. As I see it, balance is key. I can’t imagine working from home all the time because I get far […]

March 7, 2013

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New EasyApps Resonate Well with Employees, Improve Productivity, Simplify Business Processes

Our business applications, which we call EasyApps @Work, have really caught on at Cisco. We track growth in usage by comparing legacy systems vs. the new applications and the results are compelling – Cisco employees far prefer the ease of use the new apps offer. Today, the two most popular apps are My Approvals and […]

March 6, 2013

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ACE Network: How Cisco Jabber for iPad Enables our Tech-Savvy Sales Force to Stay in Touch

As a sales team manager, I need to be available by phone or instant messaging (IM) in multiple places every day. So it’s no surprise to find me using the new Cisco Jabber for iPad client while I’m traveling because it provides the IM, voice calling, presence, messaging, and video calling capabilities that are exactly […]

February 27, 2013

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How Not Where Is What Matters Most in a Collaborative Work Environment

There’s been a lot of buzz in the news and social media this week about working in the office vs. working remotely.  While each company has to make decisions that are most appropriate for their own organization, Cisco has a very clear point of view on how and where employees can work – we support […]