MANILA, Philippines, March 31, 2009 – A collaboration among Cisco, the Philippine Long Distance Telecommunications Co. (PLDT) and Tata Communications will result in the first public Cisco TelePresenceTM service in the Philippines, enabling more organizations in the country to take advantage of this next generation video-based communications technology. To …
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Cisco TelePresence Powers Collaboration Among Cisco, PLDT and Tata to Change the Way Philippine Companies Interact with the WorldTuesday, March 31st, 2009
Last year, Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers partner uber-venture capitalist John Doerr wrote a nice essay on Cisco CEO’s John Chambers passion and focus on collaboration and education for the Time 100 list. This was the first year that Chambers made the list.
This year, he is listed as a “finalist” and, as of this writing, is currently ranked in 6th position behind such luminaries as Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert and Korean pop superstar Rain.
We would love your vote for John Chambers for this year’s list. Sure, I may be drinking the kool-aid, but the network has only gotten more important from year to year, not less. Anytime, anywhere access to the web from any device was the vision that Chambers espoused early in his tenure as CEO of Cisco – which started in 1995. He clearly is one of the nation’s most respected leaders, not only in technology, but business in general. If you are so inclined, you can vote for him (or others) here.
MANAMA, Bahrain, March 31, 2009 – Cisco has announced today the opening of a new office and Internet Data Centre in Bahrain. This initiative is in line with the company’s agreement to work closely with the Bahrain government to improve the Kingdom’s global competitiveness in information and communications technology (ICT). The new Internet Data Centre is integral to the organisation’s commitment to advancing …
SAN JOSE, Calif., March 30, 2009 – Cisco today introduced a new suite of Cisco TelePresenceTM products and applications that brings the power of in-person collaboration to more users in more locations, and provides businesses with a way to do more with existing video investments. Global organizations of all sizes, regional branch offices and remote workers will now be able to experience Cisco TelePresence from any …
SAN JOSE, Calif., March 30, 2009 – Cisco today announced enhancements to the company’s Unified Communications system that enable mobile access, improve video collaboration and extend interoperability across applications and devices such as Cisco WebEx® Connect, <a href=”http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps7060/ …
The Unified Communications Group Heads to VoiceCon Orlando this Week, bringing ‘Smart Decisions for Tough Times’Monday, March 30th, 2009
The Microsoft Unified Communications Group has a busy week ahead at VoiceCon Orlando. On the heels of our Office Communications Server 2007 R2 launch, momentum keeps building as our partners continue to benefit from Microsoft’s open partner ecosystem.
From sunny Florida, here’s some of what you’ll hear from Microsoft partners at the event:
· On March 30, Microsoft and Polycom will announce Polycom as the worldwide reseller of Microsoft RoundTable, renamed the Polycom CX5000 Unified Conferencing Station.
· Also on March 30, Microsoft and Aspect will provide a progress update to coincide with the one year anniversary of the Microsoft and Aspect global strategic alliance and equity investment.
Microsoft’s VP Gurdeep Singh Pall will be giving a VoiceCon keynote address on Wednesday April 1st at 9 a.m. EST, “Smart Decisions for Tough Times.” He’ll talk about the strong emergence of unified communications solutions to help companies weather the economic storm, while increasing productivity, collaboration and efficiency. View a replay of Gurdeep’s keynote at: www.voicecon.com/orlando; or find additional information about the Microsoft VoiceCon announcements in the Unified Communications Group Virtual Press Room at: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/presskits/uc/default.mspx.
Microsoft spokespeople will also be hosting numerous customer panels and sessions throughout the event. Find complete schedule and event details at www.voicecon.com/orlando.
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São Paulo, March 30, 2009 – Cisco today announced the 11th edition of the Cisco Broadband Barometer, showing a 45.9 percent growth in broadband internet connections in 2008 in Brazil. The accelerated market growth can be attributed to new offers and combined services from service providers and an ongoing tax reduction program for computers that cost below 4.000,00 reais (US$ 1.790,00) as a digital inclusion measure from Brazilian government. Mobile broadband also registered …
ARLINGTON, Va., March 30, 2009 – BAE Systems Land and Armaments, an operating group within BAE Systems, a global defense and aerospace contractor, is enhancing their global collaboration and productivity with AT&T’s Telepresence Solution. Under a new $5 million, three-year contract with AT&T*, BAE Systems Land & Armaments will use the AT&T Telepresence Solution to provide an “in-person” meeting experience with leadership teams and engineering teams across the U.S, and the United Kingdom. …
DALLAS, March 30, 2009 – AT&T* today announced a new feature that will allow companies to connect their existing videoconferencing systems to the industry-leading AT&T Telepresence Solution, a fully-managed solution enabled by Cisco TelePresenceTM. AT&T also announced plans to double the number of Cisco TelePresence rooms deployed at AT&T locations throughout the United States and globally, and said that new rooms in its London and Hong Kong offices are already up …
In the last few months, we have highlighted case studies showing how different industries, including telecom and manufacturing, benefit from Microsoft unified communications solutions. This month, we take a look at the government sector.
The Swiss Council for Accident Prevention was looking for a way to build on its existing infrastructure for improved operational efficiency and collaboration amongst its employees. The company deployed Office Communications Server 2007 to provide its staff with an integrated e-mail, conferencing, instant messaging and voice solution.
The result? The Swiss Council for Accident Prevention is experiencing increased productivity, improved mobility options and reduced costs for travel and IT administration. Find out more about their solution here: Swiss Safety Council Expects 220 Percent Return on Communications Investment
Check out these other case studies to see how local, national and international government organizations are saving time and money with Microsoft Office Communications Server.
· Tayside Fire and Rescue: Rescue Workers Expand Communications Options to Improve Operations and Reduce Costs
· Alaska Legislative Affairs Agency: Alaska Legislative Affairs Agency Supports Far Flung Operations With Unified Communication and Collaboration Solutions from Microsoft
· Salford City Council: Council Increases Productivity by 35 Per Cent with Unified Communications Solution
· Municipality of Heumen: Dutch Municipality Modernizes IT Environment with New Desktop Software
A complete list of Microsoft case studies can be found at www.microsoft.com/casestudies.
You can also find additional information on what government organizations are doing with unified communications here: http://www.microsoft.com/uc/industrysolutions/government.mspx