March 28, 2014


Scandinavian Minimalism Combined With Californian Approachability Wins Red Dot Award 2014

In the world of product design, the best intertwine form and function.  Design stalwarts Apple, Sony and BMW get it right; and we’re honored to be listed alongside them as Red Dot Award winners. I’m proud to report that all the new Cisco video collaboration endpoints we unveiled during Enterprise Connect received the coveted Red […]

March 13, 2014


Surviving the Conference Call: There is a Better Way

Wall Street Journal writer Sue Shellenbarger makes some great points in her recent article “Surviving the Conference Call.” She points out many of the downsides of not collaborating in person — people multitasking during calls, bad audio, the inability to build rapport. I remember those days well. For me, they’re in the past because I […]

February 28, 2014


‘If You Build It, They Will Come’ – NOT!

There are three types of baseball players: Those who make it happen, those who watch it happen and...

February 24, 2014


Four Things That Will Rock Video Collaboration in 2014

It’s Hard to believe we’re already in February 2014. It seems like just yesterday we were making cloud collaboration predictions for 2013– forecasting that cloud and the demand for interoperability would drive innovation and help businesses harness the power of video. Well, 2013 saw all of that and more happen in the world of collaboration. […]

February 14, 2014


Summary: A Love Letter to Video

Have you ever loved something so much you had to write a letter making your feelings known? We understand. At Cisco, we all feel a strong love for video and this Valentine’s Day Cisco Collaboration finally tried to put into words just how strong that love is. It’s a unique kind of love, but there […]

January 28, 2014


Amsterdam and ISE – Here We Come!

We are just under a week away from Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) and our teams are geared up and ready to go!  If you are planning to be in Amsterdam for this event, stop by and visit us in Stand 12-B74. Our presence at this year’s event is even bigger than last year.  We will […]

January 7, 2014


Flexibility – The Key to Video Collaboration

In my previous blog I talked about the transitions that are coming in the collaboration market.  This drives the need for intelligent video collaboration – a consistent user experience across a portfolio of endpoints and platforms.  Any-to-any connectivity is fundamental. From a deployment perspective, there are two solutions in the market – on-prem and cloud […]

December 19, 2013


Continuing the Evolution of Video

Enterprises have made major investments in video endpoints and continue to do so—with good reason. Would you personally want to attend a two-day strategy meeting via iPhone or Skype? I doubt it. There is a place and a time for room-based systems, and our customers not only understand and appreciate that—they invest accordingly. At the […]

December 16, 2013


“One Size Fits All” is for Hats – Not Video

Once upon a time, not so long ago, high-end videoconferencing was a luxury item available mostly to the C-suite. It required special equipment. It was expensive. It wasn’t all that intuitive to use.  That was then. Today, video is part of day-to-day communications – not just for high-powered business interactions, but also for personal connections. […]