Following the conclusion of State of Green Business 2012, I boarded a plane to Vancouver with Stephan Dolezalek, Managing Director, VantagePoint Venture Partners and one of my fellow panelists at the San Francisco conference, to ask that other “greenish city on a bay” similar questions that were pondered in San Francisco. (As some of you already know, these two cities enjoy a friendly rivalry to see who can be more sustainable and prosperous while still being hip and cool).
The Cities Summit, hosted and organized on February 1-2 by Vancouver’s city government, assembled an interesting group comprised of hundreds of international business and urban leaders. They focused on the design of creative, practical solutions for a sustainable urban future. The city invited me to moderate a session entitled, “City Finance 2.0: Next Generation Urban Infrastructure.” The invitation arose for one good reason: the focus of this Vancouver discussion — the business of city building — closely mirrors the focus of the “2012 Meeting of the Minds,” which Toyota and Cisco and others will convene in San Francisco in October. Read More »
One of the many, but popular announcements at CiscoLive in London last week is the release of Cisco Easy Virtual Network. We did our part by releasing a ‘Fundamentals of EVN’ that we think can give you everything you need to know in about 6 minutes.
Big thanks to the EVN team who worked with us to produce this. Andy Kessler (who is featured in our upcoming episode 112), Sehjung Hah and Gary Proefke.
Nothing irritates me more than technology that goes unused. Shiny things, cool bells and whistles, and technology features don’t excite me unless I see people using the technology to transform their business and gaining true return on their investment.
I often ask customers, “What is more important to you, get the cheapest deal or realizing the benefits the technology can offer?” Do you choose something because it is free or something that delivers a solution to your needs? Often I’ve seen people choose cost over benefit, to deeply regret it later; spending valuable time not realizing the productivity benefits.
A few weeks ago, the Support Mega Menu was updated on our 6 international support websites and 18 Latin American websites. This update brought the design and organization of the US Support Mega Menu that has proven to be extremely well utilized by our users since it was introduced last May.
The Support Mega Menu provides quick access to some key support destinations including links to the most popular product categories, links to popular downloads, and links to contact Cisco technical support and to open a support case. It also allows the user to search for product information or downloads directly, with more robust search capabilities. These benefits are now available to our global audience.
Below is an example of the support mega menu on the Japanese site:
These updates required a great deal of cooperation across functions within Cisco including our Services, Marketing, IT, and global TAC teams.