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Welcome to the Education Blog

March 10, 2011 at 10:20 pm PST

Welcome to the Cisco Education Blog. We’ll be using this blog to share our vision and solutions for Connected Learning. We’ll also showcase the success that education leaders are having creating 21st Century learning environments for students in schools, colleges and universities all around the world. More importantly, we’ll use the blog to listen, so please be generous with your comments and feedback.

Cisco has a great story to tell in Education. This story emanates from our Chairman and CEO, John Chambers, who firmly believes that there are two great equalizers in society -- the Internet and Education. He also has outlined a long term vision for Cisco to be the best in the world and the best for the world.

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The Connected Learning Exchange – Join Us For the Journey

March 7, 2011 at 7:59 pm PST

We hear a lot about the issues and challenges in Education.  Unfortunately, we don’t hear enough of the success that dedicated and innovative educators are having integrating technology into curricula to create 21st Century learning environments that are improving educational outcomes for students all over the world.

At Cisco, we’re honored to work with such educators each and every day. Through programs and events such as the Cisco Virtual Forum for Education Leaders, we try to showcase innovative and practical solutions for meeting today’s education challenges. More importantly, we try to create opportunities for educators to collaborate so that best practices can be shared and replicated.

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The Revolutionary Potential of Mobile Media

January 27, 2011 at 7:22 am PST

We’ve all seen the amazing innovation and mass adoption of mobile apps like Groupon, Foursquare and Yelp, but I’m starting to believe that this is just the tip of the iceberg. With mobile penetration in the developing world far surpassing wired, innovative people are beginning to use seemingly simple technology like SMS to drastically improve people’s lives.

Source: ITU World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Database.

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The Cisco Education Blog Has Moved!

We want to welcome you to our new education blog and hope that you will become an active participant and visitor to this community.  We will be exploring topics that are critical to education and look forward to spirited conversations between you and those of us within Cisco who focus on the education market.

As the world shifts away from centralized, hierarchical control and puts more power in the hands of end users, we bring a practical vision and real solutions to help public sector innovators stay ahead of cultural change.  We enable a connected way of living that can foster economic growth, expand access to public services, and keep people of all ages engaged.

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Research and Administrative Computing: Two Factors Driving Next Generation Data Centers

October 29, 2010 at 9:16 am PST

Data center managers consistently juggle two sides of the Higher Ed computing coin: keeping costs under control while meeting an increasing demand for computing resources.  Gerry McCartney, Vice President for IT, CIO and Olga Oesterle England Professor of Information Technology at Purdue University, one of the leading research institutions in the United States, with 40,000 students and 15,000 faculty and staff, says, “On the research side, [researchers will] consume all the cycles you can give them.”

In addition, their demands are unpredictable and vary by grant availability or research results, thereby requiring a high level of flexibility. 

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