Cisco's Chambers: collaboration via mobile devices will drive faster business processes

John Chambers, CEO of Cisco Systems, is now onstage, keynoting at NXTComm.Main takeaway: collaboration will speed up enterprise innovation initiatives that had been held back by "command and control" protocols.

John Chambers, CEO of Cisco Systems, is now onstage, keynoting at NXTComm.

Main takeaway: collaboration will speed up enterprise innovation initiatives that had been held back by "command and control" protocols.

Chambers said that a collaboration/teamwork approach, enabled by ubiquitous broadband, acquisitions (such as webex, which was specifically cited by Chambers) and video on any device has sped up "business process change" and collaboration initiative cycles from 45 days for Cisco's Scientific-Atlanta acquisition in 2005 to eight days for webex.

Channels of enterprise collaboration cited by Chambers include internal wikis, podcasts and mash-ups.

Chambers said that this business process speed increase will be boosted by availability of any information to any device. 

"The most important (thing) is any mode you want. It's the way you communicate in life," he added. 

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