Cisco Views Video as Future Internet Killer App

Cisco Systems believes video is the killer app for the next generation of Internet. But that will likely not impact the enterprise for another five to seven years. Cisco at its C-Scape conference in San Jose beat the collaboration drum in laying out its strategy and vision for the future of networking, with video playing a key part of collaboration.

But while Facebook, MySpace and other Web 2.0 technologies are pushing network service providers like AT&T to deploy major upgrades today, those same technologies are not a network growth driver in the enterprise today. U.S enterprises such as Chevron today are cautious in their approach to Web 2.0 and collaboration technologies, said Louis V Ehrlich, CIO of Chevron's Global Downstream Operations in a panel discussion at C-Scape.

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