It’s Hip to Be Squared
Uncategorized / December 18, 2014

A few weeks ago at the Cisco Collaboration Summit Rowan Trollope made several announcements of new products coming out from Cisco in the realm of collaboration.  One of them was a we service called Project Squared.  Rowan’s description of the service went kind of like this (HIGHLY paraphrased): Everything that you have typically had in an office or conference room in the past has been replicated in the digital world.  For instance, you used to have folders to store files in.  On your computer you have the same context.  You used to have a rollodex, now you have a contact list in Outlook or other contact management application.  The one thing that hasn’t been replicated for conference rooms is the room itself.  A place where you can keep all of the things that everyone needs to see. Again, he was a lot more eloquent in describing this than I was, but that is the general gist of what was said.  But what does that really mean?  A virtual room?  I’ll have to admit when I first heard it I was a little skeptical, I had always thought of Webex as the meeting room, but maybe I was missing something.  I’ve…