Cisco has released no other information from the briefing, but in a report of it, Light Reading quoted Scheinman saying he hoped that media companies would welcome this latest Cisco initiative "because we're trusted, and we don't compete with these [content owners], and we can come up with a strategy where these people are actually making revenues - that's our basic pitch."
This latest event follows a pattern of drip feeding information on EoS that Cisco has followed for nigh on two years. In January 2008, iTWire attempted to make sense of the tidbits of information Cisco had been handing out about EoS.
EoS is billed as "hosted white-label software platform...that integrates social networking, content management and site administration features into a single operating environment, allowing content owners to deliver immersive consumer experiences, while increasing revenue opportunities and reducing operational costs."
It is also clear that Cisco aims to exploit the power of the network - where it core competency and current market dominance lie - to aid in this monetisation.
Monetising content is a theme Cisco has been pushing for some time. In January 2008, CEO John Chambers, delivering the keynote address at the Consumer Electronics Association's annual Leaders In Technology Dinner at CES 2008 in Las Vegas was reported telling the invitation-only audience that online social networking and streaming video would form the backbone of the next-generation Internet, and that government, business and educators must work together to ensure that the United States participates in the economic boom it will bring.
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