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Collaboration: Empower, Engage, Innovate

October 9, 2012 - 2 Comments

For organizations, the importance of tapping more deeply into their human capital – unlocking the potential each person brings to the table — has never been greater.  In my previous blog post, I touched on how Cisco believes people working together can achieve extraordinary things.  The challenge is how to best bring them together as participants in a global economy, who may not physically be in the same place at the same time.  This requires organizations to:

  • Empower their people to work their way — where, when and how they want — without limits.
  • Engage their people by providing the right collaboration tools so they can stay more connected with their peers and other organizations, which in turn allows them to …
  • Innovate as they foster better relationships and become more creative in developing new products, solutions and process that help their organizations

As the range of available collaboration technologies has continued to broaden, the focus for IT has begun to swing from delivering individual best-in-class applications to an interest in an integrated collaboration experience that delivers consistent functionality across multiple devices. Their challenge is to cost-effectively enable this while providing a combination of scale, security, and accessibility through a variety of devices and operating systems.

Cisco provides an integrated collaboration portfolio that address organizations’ greatest challenge — how to innovate and stay relevant. We believe people working together can achieve extraordinary things, and we recognize the personal nature of an individual’s workspace and choice of application, device and deployment model. We have a proven track record of delivering open and interoperable solutions on an intelligent network, and a superior collaboration experience that puts the extraordinary within reach.

Please join me on Oct 16,2012 at 8:30 a.m. Pacific Time, as I expand upon this topic, and share Cisco’s Collaboration vision and strategy during my keynote at the Cisco Collaboration Summit.


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  1. I appreciate the efforts of Cisco in helping out enterprises with leveraging the power of collaboration. A combination of minds can achieve something that individual mind can not thats why crowdsourcing is so popular and helpful. I wish I could attend Cisco Collaboration Summit but its not possible but I would love hearing keynotes through recorded videos to learn new developments in the world of IT.

    • You can sign up for the live virtual event. My Keynote is being broadcasted live, and the recording will be available after if you are not able to join at the time of the keynote.