August 3, 2016


Catching the Second Wave: What Is SoCoMo?

SoCoMo platforms provide the software to integrate current business systems with new capabilities, all via a single cloud service. Vendors who choose to not invest in SoCoMo platforms risk being marginalized. On the other hand, companies that integrate their current UC offerings and new SoCoMo platforms will generate further value.

August 2, 2016


#CiscoChampion Radio, S3|Ep. 21: Cisco Spark Service

#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’re discussing Cisco Spark Service. Get the Podcast Listen to this episode Download this episode (right-click on the episode’s download button) View this episode in iTunes Cisco Guest Louis Pratt (@orangeballdome), Technical Marketing, Cisco Spark Service Cisco Champion Hosts Ed Walsh (@veddiew), Director, Technology Vision Alex […]

March 9, 2016


Cisco Spark Made Cisco Spark Happen

Without Cisco Spark, we wouldn’t be launching the Spark service now. Of course, we’d launch it, but the key is the timing. Now. What I am talking about is Spark’s impact internally on our ability to accelerate all the launch-related activities. Don’t get me wrong. Spark didn’t magically change how we approached the launch projects. What really changed was the efficiency of communications and decision making -- what the marketing guy in me is supposed to call “agility.”

March 8, 2016


Cisco Announces Acquisition of Synata

Today, I’m excited to announce the acquisition of Synata. Synata is a privately-held company based in San Francisco that will enhance how customers can search rooms and content within Cisco Spark, our business collaboration service. Cisco Spark is built on the Cisco Collaboration cloud and enables customers to message, meet, or call anyone, anywhere, and […]

February 9, 2016


#CiscoChampion Radio, S3|Ep. 5. The Wonderful World of Spark and APIs

#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’re discussing The Wonderful World of Spark and APIs with Cisco Subject Matter Expert Jose de Castro. Jose joined Cisco as part of the Tropo acquisition where he was the CTO. Get the Podcast Listen to this episode Download this episode (right-click on the […]

October 21, 2015


Cloud Reimagined

As we gear up for our biggest collaboration event of the year, Collaboration Summit, I thought it would be a great opportunity to kick off a blog series leading up to the announcements we’ll be making there this December about the evolution of our Collaboration Cloud Platform. At last year’s summit, we announced Project Squared, […]

October 13, 2015


The Mobile Workspace For Collaboration

The first thing you may wonder is how can you have a mobile workspace. After all, the point of being mobile is that you can be anywhere and if you’re anywhere, you may not have a physical workspace. This means your accessories must also be mobile. They should fit in your pockets, or at least […]

September 23, 2015


Cisco and Platfora Delivering on the Promise of Enterprise Scale Analytics

Analytics will continue to take center stage as the volume of data generated by embedded systems increases and vast pools of structured and unstructured data within and outside the enterprise are analyzed.  — Gartner Big Data will continue to be important, but it’s critical to first understand how businesses can quickly gather relevant insights from […]

September 3, 2015


Which Collaboration Applications Are Right for Me?

As a member of the Sales Engineer Organization,  I spend lots of my time staying close to midsized customers observing how teams that do great work are leveraging applications to collaborate.   The number of choices available can make choosing the right tools an interesting journey. Is there one solution to meet all needs? Midmarket organizations […]