The Power of Collaboration
Uncategorized / June 6, 2013

I just want to start by saying thank you.  Without everyone in the community working towards one goal of reversing a decision by Cisco we would have never succeeded. But let’s backtrack in case you haven’t been following this story.  Last week, Cisco made the announcement that they were upgrading the CCIE Voice track.  I thought this was a good idea until I heard how they were doing it.  They had decided that the CCIE Voice was going to be retired and the current CCIE Voice engineers would have no way of transitioning their existing certification over tot he new CCIE Collaboration.  Well, that’s not entirely true.  We were told that the transition path was to take the new CCIE and become a double IE (Voice and Collaboration).  As you can imagine, many many people were not amused. What happened next, was actually kind of magical.  In this age where politicians yell at each other and online discourse is usually relies more on insults than logic I saw many people posting professional, well thought-out and well said arguments about why the decision was wrong and what should be done to fix it. After some discussion on Twitter, I took a…