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24 Dec 2014
Coca-Cola recently became the latest company to ditch its antiquated voicemail system, so to speak. Specifically, Coke decided to allow users to decide if they have a business need for their "old-style" landline voicemail that requires users to push buttons to scroll through messages and listen to them one at a time. The result? 94% of Coke's employees opted out, I suspect m
18 Dec 2014
In mid-December Blue Jeans Network announced a new service dubbed Blue Jeans Primetime. While this news release didn't make the CBS evening news, it is in fact a new offering that has the potential to change the way we work / market / sell / relax in ways not unlike the way Amazon, Google, and PayPal have influenced our everyday lives.
At this year's annual Cisco Collaboration Summit, the company unveiled five significant initiatives - The IX5000, a new telepresence system, new video infrastructure, Project Squared, The Cisco Collaboration Cloud, and a new relationship with Box. We take these in order, sharing our thoughts at various points of this blog.