In July 2008, Cisco launched the first Working Group meeting of the Collaboration Consortium with 18 global member organizations representing broad disciplines from vertical industries, the public sector, academic institutions and non-profit organizations. The objective of the Consortium was to develop and disseminate insights, practices and benefits of collaboration, resulting in an industry wide reference model to achieve business value from collaboration.
Five subgroups were formed focusing on: vision and strategy, culture, business models, adoption, and metrics. The Cisco Collaboration Framework (published in the guide: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/solutions/collateral/ns340/ns856/ns870/C11-533734-00_collab_exec_guide.pdf ) was used as the foundation for the Consortium work, and the framework evolved slightly based on member discussion and feedback. All agreed the first year deliverable would be a report documenting our thinking and findings from a year of collaborative efforts.
After completing final review and approvals last week, the Collaboration Consortium is extremely pleased to share this report! The members are very interested in hearing your thoughts about the framework and the report.