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So what is, 'A Collaboration Vision. In Plain English'?

Cisco Employee

Sites like this one have the potential to be like the extras that you get on DVDs; providing glimpses into the thought process behind the production and often times, content that never made it to the final cut.  Consider A Collaboration Vision. In Plain English one of those 'extras' to the Cisco Collaboration epic.

This video was the result of some brainstorming by myself and a few people from Cisco's Advanced Services Collaboration practice this past summer.  The intent was never to convey, or even imply, Cisco's product roadmap future.  It was simply an exercise in creative thinking with the sole intent of provoking some internal dialogue that would perhaps expand our thoughts about what Cisco's role could be in the collaboration space.

In sharing this video on Cisco Community Central, I'm looking to provide some of that behind-the-scenes insight showing just how broad the spectrum of ideas can be within Cisco when it comes to collaboration.

So with that, thanks in advance for watching and I welcome any and all comments.  And for the competitive lot out there, let's see what alternative (and hopefully humorous) names you can come up with for CICNaaS (you'll have to watch the video to find out what that is).

Video Link : 4605

For those of you already familiar with CommonCraft, you should recognize the presentation style (hence the CiscoCraft reference). And credit to Wired magazine for their article about the changing landscape of the auto industry, which provided inspiration for industry context incorporated into the video's narrative.

Cisco Employee

I like to note that this collaboration vision video was both simple, and elaborative in its presentation of what could be Cisco's collaboration position in the future!

Excellent job on the acronyms, and the video composition.

Cisco Employee

Excellent job on this!  I love the CommonCraft series ( and use them frequently to help explain Wikis, Blogging, tagging, etc. to the uninitiated.

I thnk this approach helps eliminate some of the confusion for folks over the age of 30.  Perhaps we should adopt this as a general technique for connecting with out customers.

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