Cisco Solidifying Virtual Worlds Interest

Via the Business Communicators of Second Life blog, comes word of Cisco’s new corporate Virtual World Blog (Link). From the first entry:

We believe that these environments offer an excellent new tool in our collaboration toolbox, alongside established technologies like IP Telephony, Web Collaboration, and Telepresence.

This is kinda interesting, especially considering Christian Renaud, Cisco’s point man on virtual world technology, took the time to head off not speculative, but potentially speculative comments made on the Croquet 2 Play blog (Link); and did so by posting an entry (Link) for just that purpose. Sensitive.

But let’s face it, being a catalyst for increased network traffic makes a lot of sense if you’re Cisco. So maybe I was right. Maybe Cisco is thinking about acquiring Qwaq (reLink). And they might then pull a Sketch-Up.

“Cisco Unified Virtual World Manager”. Has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?

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