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VIDEO: John Chambers on Collaboration, Innovation and Teamwork

October 15, 2007 - 3 Comments

Our CEO, John Chambers, wrote about collaboration for the first entry on this new blog. Cisco Vice President Alan Cohen followed up with an interesting take on Unified Communications and where Malcolm Gladwell and Woody Allen fit into the picture.Today, our CEO offers a video blog on his high-level thoughts on collaboration and why it is so important to the economy. He answers the following questions:1. Why is collaboration so important in a global economy?2. What is the most important component of a company’s collaboration strategy?3. How is collaboration changing global management? And why now?4. What is Cisco’s role in collaboration?

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  1. Cisco had meetingplace based on Java, then got meetingplace work with adobe connect as the Java frontend did not work, only problem is that the Linux based version of MeetingPlace has only 1/2 features of the Windows based version.Now we have WebEx… as customer keep getting pushed along and no clear road map.

  2. What is the breaking point? When, is it to much. Many mediums to communicate/collaborate coming our way.How do you see use of collaboration tools like this not succeeding within Cisco?

  3. The President of a major College has asked me how Cisco would advise him on how he should lead his College going forward. My response start with Web 2.0 and collaboration, especailly since his primary stakeholders are students.