Keynote by Murali Sitaram and Jim Grubb of Cisco
[These are my quick notes, complete with (what I hope is no more than) the occasional typo and grammatical error. Please excuse those. Thanks!
From time to time, I’ll insert my own editorial comments – exercising the prerogatives of the blogger. I’ll show those in brackets. ]
- Bringing poeple together through collaborative platforms is what CISCO calls the human network @ work.
- Powered by the People
- Constantly Evolving
- It is Enterprise-wide
- It extends beyond corporate boundaries to external partners
- [Demo of CISCO Quad]
- They are planning on having as many community spaces in Quad as there are mailing lists within the org
- Includes an activity stream, unified message, calendar widget, profiling tool, one-click WebEx session start [of course!], allows microblogging updates that can be posted internally and externally.
- They set some system wide limitations so, for example, there are no forbidden external communications that would contravene Federal securities laws.
- When a phone call comes in, you can trigger a profile screen on the caller that includes org structure and reporting structure
- Unified Communication
- They have Unified Communication that provide internal information and integrates with external search as well
- It integrates thousands of community spaces
- They can automatically transcribe video so that it is searchable — allowing word search within the video. They call this MediaNote.
- They also transcode this so it is accessible via any device (e.g., handheld, TV)
- Allows expertise location and immediate IM experience with the expert you’ve just located.
- The platform respects organizational policy and security
- The iPad and iPhone will support CISCO Quad
- They claim that Quad will let you deliver any info to any device at any time