SYDNEY, Australia – Dec. 23, 2009 – Cisco today helped reunite a family after more than 50 years of separation, using its Cisco TelePresenceTM system. The Cisco ‘Christmas Connections’ Contest invited people residing in Australia and New Zealand to submit their stories for a chance to connect with family and friends from around the world over Cisco TelePresence. The winning Australian …
Archive for December, 2009
Yes he did. James Ferguson, clinical lead for the Scottish Centre for Telehealth, told the audience at our recent Public Services Summit how he provided the inspiration for the scene in Casino Royale where 007 gets a remote diagnosis and attempts self-defibrillation after being poisoned.
Apart from the fact that he was subsequently appointed medical adviser to the Bond franchise, Ferguson’s more serious point with the story was that many routine diagnostic routines are currently carried out by highly-qualified medical staff—when laypeople could do the job as easily.
As an example, Ferguson mentioned how scans are traditionally done by radiographers with at least seven years’ training, but studies show they can be carried out just as competently by an average person after watching a five-minute video.
Anyone who has seen Cisco EVP Wim Elfrink in the flesh knows he has an infectious enthusiasm for innovation. So perhaps it is not surprising that the Cisco Chief Globalisation Officer’s no-holding-back attitude has spawned a new approach to learning in rural India.
Elfrink uprooted from San Jose, CA, to Bangalore in India in 2006 to head up Cisco’s Globalisation Centre East and since then has been a fierce advocate of collaboration tools such as Cisco TelePresence and Unified Communications as a means of cutting down on business travel.
Paradoxically, though, a business trip has triggered a new application for this very type of technology.
BANGALORE, December 21, 2009 – Cisco Globalisation Centre East celebrated its two year anniversary of ongoing innovation in technology offerings, new partnerships and collaborative efforts with communities, cities, countries and governments around the globe. Over the past couple of years Cisco has established several examples of public-private partnerships and led global efforts to roll out …
Have you seen them? They actually exist. Right in the hustle and bustle of Silicon Valley…about a 5-iron from Cisco campus. Located just north of 237 and west of Zanker Road are: The Sheep of Silicon Valley. You can see the traffic of 237 on this video…and you can even see some of our (unnamed) competitors’ buildings…and others are nearby.
SAN JOSE, California – December 18, 2009 – Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) today announced it has completed its acquisition of Starent Networks (NASDAQ: STAR), a leading supplier of Internet Protocol (IP) based mobile infrastructure solutions targeting mobile and converged carriers. With the Mobile Internet at an inflection point as IP-enabled Smartphones and other connected mobile devices …
As you may know, Cisco turned 25 last week, and as part of the celebration Cisco employees were invited to submit videos for a global “Cisco’s Got Talent” competition. We thought we’d share a bit of our (non-technology) Cisco talent. Here’s a clip of some of the submissions we received.
TASER International Enhances Evidence Capabilities for Law Enforcement Agencies with Innovative Cloud-based Service Built on Cisco Unified Computing SystemThursday, December 17th, 2009
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Dec. 17, 2009 – Cisco today announced that TASER International®, the market leader in electronic control devices (ECDs), has deployed the Cisco® Unified Computing System to support its innovative new service called Evidence.com. Developed specifically for law enforcement agencies worldwide, Evidence.com is a massive cloud-based virtual data warehouse …
Fans of singer, songwriter, actress and environmental supporter Jewel might be surprised to hear that she “attended” the climate change events occuring in Copenhagen, Denmark … without leaving her home state of Texas.
How did she manage this feat? Jewel and dozens of members of The Nature Conservancy used virtual meeting technology provided by Cisco and AT&T to connect “live” to participants attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference happening this week in Copenhagen. The objective of ‘COP 15’ is to set a global agreement between all of the countries of the world in reducing greenhouse gas emissions resulting from human activities. The TelePresence-based Global Climate Change Meeting Platform is bringing the discussions to individuals at more than 100 locations around the world, without travel, and will be used after Copenhagen to help ensure a successful emissions reduction agreement.
LONDON 17 December 2009 — Children at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children and the Nottingham Children’s Hospital based at the Queen’s Medical Centre can stop worrying about Santa being too busy to visit them in hospital this Christmas. With the help of video communications technology from Cisco, he has ‘dropped in’ to speak to them directly about their Christmas wish lists. Using …