Cisco’s goal: a real-time YouTube for business

January 19, 2010, 12:00 PM UTC

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Tony Bates isn’t just an online video fanatic when he’s on the clock. The Cisco (CSCO) executive also served on the board of YouTube in his spare time, before Google (GOOG) bought it in 2006. When I sat down with Bates in his office recently, the veteran of Cisco’s service provider and enterprise units talked about how he ended up advising YouTube and why he believes video is the next big thing for businesses.