2Video Calls Invade the Living Room
3More Consumer VOIP Options
5IP Multimedia Phones
6More Devices, SMB Video Conferencing
7Give Flip More to Do
By adding WiFi to Flip video cameras, Cisco could give Flip devices somewhere to go in the next generation. Flips could be walk-around, purpose-built video conferencing appliances that could even double as instant content-creation and publishing devices (with the right online services on the back end).
8Work with WebEx
Cisco could figure out a way to bridge WebEx and Skype. We know there is a walled garden in between the two services, and the networks offer a duplication of some functionality here—but the appeal of adding Skype’s millions of users to the list of WebEx’s eyeballs could be compelling. Skype users could dial directly into WebEx voice calls and presentations, and WebEx could dial out to Skype usernames. A path to interoperability between Skype and more traditional SIP services could be the ultimate payoff, though.
9Supernode the Network
And, looking forward a little bit, if Cisco could move Skype past mere common acceptance to a more essential role within many enterprises, it may become feasible for enterprises to want to give back to the peer-to-peer network’s performance. Perhaps, to that end, Cisco could add a little code to their edge routers to enable the routers as Skype network supernodes, thereby adding more redundancy and call routing capabilities to the Skype network.