Cisco to build networks that respond to Presence 2.0
Fresh off the USPTO press – Cisco published a patent application this morning titled System and method for changing network behavior based on presence information.
A system and method for changing network behavior based on presence information includes detecting one or more presence indicators. The one or more presence indicators indicate presence information. An electronic persistent presence (EPP) is formed based on the one or more presence indicators. It is determined whether to change the network behavior from a first user policy to a second user policy according to the EPP. The second user policy associated with the EPP is implemented according to a determination that the network behavior is to be changed.
The interesting part is that the network component will be open to a number of “presence indicators”. I’m interpreting this as meaning that future networks will be able to natively respond to new presence indicators such as relationships and context. This is the kind of new presence often touted by Alec Saunders in his famous Voice 2.0 manifesto.