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How to Design a Killer Video Conference Room

Simple, effective collaboration is more important to today’s business than ever before. Today's workforce is becoming more mobile and video conferencing is becoming less of a luxury and more of a necessity. Whether you’re hosting an all-hands meeting, collaborating with remote employees, or connecting with customers having the right space and solutions is essential for your business.

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Working With Webex

Cisco is reinventing the collaboration experience, delivering messaging, meetings, voice/ video calls, and digital whiteboarding in the cloud.

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Cisco Room Kit – A Guide to a Successful Deployment Easy as 1, 2, 3!

There are many video solutions in the industry.  When deciding on a solution it’s important to understand the primary needs for a Collaboration Conference Room.  This includes whether the room will be used purely for video and content sharing or if it’s more of a multi-purpose room with movable tables.  Conference rooms where everyone sits around a table are quite different than a classroom style room where there is a speaker at the front of the room.  It’s also important to review the user experience with any video / collaboration solution.  Many technologies look good on paper, however successful video room deployments are directly tied to the user experience.  This includes how easy is it to schedule a meeting, start the meeting, and join the meeting.  I’ve seen this be a complicated process that involves IT for the entire process and I’ve seen it as easy as placing a FaceTime call from an iPhone. When video rooms have been designed with usability at the top of the list, you will see an increase of collaboration.

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Cisco Live 2018: Day 1 Recap

Today kicked off day one of Cisco Live 2018 in Orlando, FL! The day was filled with a keynote, breakout sessions, Innovation Showcases, and of course the World of Solutions. Here are our top takeaways from Cisco Live Day 1.

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Fireside Chat: Future of Collaboration - Cisco Webex

In this Fireside Chat, CEO - Sean Barr, sits down Solutions Architect - Dustin Kaplan to discuss Cisco's new Webex rebrand, what the Broadsoft acquisition means for existing customers and to compare Cisco Webex and Zoom!
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Marketing Velocity: Barcelona

This week I’m in Barcelona at Cisco’s Marketing Velocity conference learning about Cisco’s marketing strategies for the year and better ways to get new technology content to our customers. In today’s digital era, businesses have become completely borderless. With so many competitive solutions, customers aren’t just buying a product or service, they are buying an amazing experience. So much so that 53% of buyers choose their vendor based on buyers experience according to CEB. It’s up to us to provide our customers with quality solutions, experiences, and a relevant human experience.

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Keeping Up with Evolving Education

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week we wanted to recognize the ways technology can improve. According to an EDUCAUSE Research Snapshot, 78% of students agree that technology contributes to the successful completion of their courses. For educators implementing new technology can be met with a lot of resistance. Low budgets, lack of resources, cyber threats, and a shortage of technical expertise can all stand in the way of providing students with the digital ready tools that help them successfully move through their coursework.

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More than a Rebrand: Team Collaboration Redesigned

“Everything we do is designed with people in mind—to help them work, collaborate, and create together. That’s why we have invested so much in Webex,” said Rowan Trollope, SVP and GM, Applications Group, Cisco. “Our vision is to bring this amazing experience to a billion users and conference rooms all around the world.”

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5 tips for Conducting Effective Team Meetings

When most people hear the word “meeting” they think “boring, time consuming, and often pointless”. It is important that if you are going to pull a team out of their daily tasks to meet with each other, the meeting is fruitful and efficient. As a project manager, it is our job to lead meetings that clearly relay project status and allow a forum for collaboration that keeps the project moving forward. Below are five tips for conducting effective team meetings:

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Healthcare and Technology

Healthcare is one of the most rapidly changing industries. It’s a constant challenge for healthcare organizations to keep up with changing regulations, complex reimbursement rules, ongoing revenue challenges, and evolving security threats. To keep up with the digital transformation, you need a technology foundation that will secure your environment and foster innovation.

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