Cisco Looks to Bring Social Networking to the Business Realm

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Cisco Systems officials are getting ready to launch a collaboration platform that brings together social networking capabilities and enterprise-level applications and other features.

Cisco officials are preparing a corporate collaboration platform that combines the various aspects of social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace with enterprise-level security and policy control and business applications. Cisco is expected to talk more about Quad at the Enterprise 2.0 show next week in Boston.

Cisco officials are expected to further detail their Quad platform at the Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston, which runs June 14-17.

The company is looking to enable a businesses to use the various communications features in such social media environments like Facebook and MySpace - from profiles, updates and video communications to Twitter-like microblogging, posts, people search, RSS feeds and auto-tagging - that employees have taken advantage of in their personal lives and apply them to the corporate world.


This article was originally published on 2010-06-08
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