TelePresence

June 10, 2013

VIDEO

Bringing Pervasive Conferencing to the Cloud with Virtual Meeting Rooms

Businesses are embracing cloud based video services to achieve higher scale and universal reach. Today’s work environment is dynamic and fast paced, with the exponential growth of video enabled mobile devices bringing even more opportunities to leverage cloud based video services. Recently, the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI), which tracks global mobile data traffic, predicted […]

June 7, 2013

VIDEO

When Is “Good Enough” Video…Well, Good Enough?

There’s no doubt that video is becoming more pervasive in business.  It’s no wonder: humans are visually oriented. We’ve been reading people’s faces since we were newborns, so it’s natural for us to use visual cues as we build stronger relationships and better organizations. As video makes deeper inroads in enterprises large and small, I […]

May 31, 2013

VIDEO

Quiet Rooms: Delivering High-Intensity Collaboration Undisturbed

Did you know that 75 percent of business leaders believe in-person collaboration is critical to business success? Designed to meet the needs of an evolving workforce, organizations are embracing more open workspaces to enable collaboration and give employees choice and flexibility of how they work. However, while an open office environment can foster collaboration, the […]

May 29, 2013

INSIDE CISCO IT

Cisco Prime Collaboration in Cisco IT Video Operation

Cisco Prime Collaboration (CPC) is based on years of partnership and collaboration between Cisco IT and the Cisco Network Management Technology Group (NMTG). Today CPC is a critical part of our internal video operations process, with useful capabilities like –       Proactive monitoring and alerts for video endpoint faults –       Real-time monitoring of live sessions and […]

May 24, 2013

VIDEO

TelePresence and WebEx Together – Giving Our Customers the Best of Both Worlds

Peanut butter and jelly. Sonny and Cher. Ying and yang. Can you think of other things that go together so well? I couldn’t until March’s Enterprise Connect when we announced that Cisco TelePresence and WebEx were uniting to deliver voice, two-way HD video and content sharing to any employee. Why is this significant? With tens of […]

May 22, 2013

VIDEO

Leading the Way in Telepresence Innovation

Over the past decade, I’ve worked on a number of different projects aimed at improving communications using video conferencing and telepresence. In that time, I’ve been fortunate to be involved with key innovations at first Tandberg then Cisco that have had great impact on video collaboration: Forging life-like experience with immersive telepresence Extending the power […]

Anytime, Anywhere Efficiency

As today’s workforce continues to become more mobile and adopt the “on-the-go” mentality both at home and at work, their needs are also evolving. Companies need to respond. Empowering employees to work anytime, anywhere will improve efficiencies and increase productivity. When the staff takes their work outside of office walls, an environment of knowledge, sharing […]

May 16, 2013

EDUCATION

The Collaboration Evolution – A Strategy for Transforming Education

For today’s digital generation, collaborative learning is no longer a novelty – it’s an expectation.  Students are consuming information in new and different formats – video, Internet, virtual classrooms.  These are all tools that are changing the face of education.  To make this transformation a reality, students, faculty and administrators need to reliably connect with […]

May 14, 2013

EDUCATION

Concert Connects Students, Celebrities on Virtual Stage

Budget cuts are costing many American students their arts education. As a wanna-be artist and overall proponent of all things creative, I have long valued the impact of arts education – especially in public schools. Unfortunately, these are the programs that are too often cut when budgets are slashed and difficult decisions must be made. […]