Guys, imagine taking your wives out shopping and actually enjoying it. And ladies, what would you do to get rid of all the changing rooms and optimize your shopping time…now, wouldn’t that be FUN?
We’re all having a little fun as we march towards October 20th, when Cisco will unveil its architectural vision for Borderless Networks, along with a cool new Innovation that begins to enable some of these experiences. Check this cool video out:
Register here to attend Cisco’s virtual event on October 20th at 11:00 a.m. PST to get a first look at the new technologies Cisco is creating. If you are in other timezones or dimensions, don’t sweat. We are hosting this event across three different timezones. So pick that one that suits you best.
A few months ago, I travelled to Washington D.C. to attend the National Educational Computing Conference (NECC). In the hotel elevator, I met with two guests who both had a miniature koala attached prominently to their shirts. “Are you from Australia?” I asked. “Yes”, they smiled. “And we’re here to attend NECC.” The types of schools represented at the conference varied as greatly as their geographical locations. It was great to see the community effort for better education.
At the conference, I was impressed with how many schools were deploying the latest security technologies. But I was also struck to learn from a teacher that her school district had very little online security. “We don’t even have a password for our email, to give you an example”, she mentioned. As many of us are aware, cyberspace risks are real. The online world is an inseparable part of the learning environment for students, teachers and staff. There are many opportunities for the education community to come together to achieve better cybersecurity.
In the past few months we have been keeping you updated on the AXP developer contest – well, we’re getting ready to announce our winners!
This week, on October 8th, we will announce the three winners of the Cisco “Think Inside the Box” developer contest. We will unveil who will be awarded the first prize (US$50,000), the second prize (US$30,000), and the third prize (US$20,000) among our eight finalists who crossed the finishing line. Like we have mentioned in previous blog posts, these awards will be given to the person or team of innovators for the most creative and business-ready applications developed for the Cisco Integrated Services Router (ISR), by leveraging the Cisco Application Extension Platform (AXP).
Want to see the demos that the finalists shared with the judges? Here they are, in no particular order. You can view their complete demos here. Enjoy!
Team SNAT, United States Application: Security and Network Assessment Tool Team MADnetwork, Spain Application: Building Automation Service (BAS) Team Bugsbernie, Germany Application: Integrated Surveillance System Team RSDevs, Russia Application: Flash Gateway to Videoconferences Team Campuser, Brazil Application: Locker for IP Telephony Team Ideate, India Application: Application Suite for IP Telephony (ASIT) Team Jin Jin, Brazil Application: Management Platform for IP Based Media Service (IMS) Applications Team Enhancers, India Application: Local Advertising Mesh Network (LAMP)
Does your business have global needs that transcend borders? Do you want to access different resources anywhere, at any time with a consistent experience? Is video an agent of change for your business? Are you keen on enhancing productivity and lowering costs, without compromising on your customer experience?
Do you wonder what your Network can do to help?
On October 20th, 2009 at 11 a.m. PDT Cisco will unveil the architectural vision for Borderless Networks that will promote service agility and business responsiveness, anywhere, anytime, and to anyone. Also look forward to an announcement on an exciting new innovation from Cisco that delivers on the Borderless Experience.
Our judging team of seven has been busy evaluating the demos of the eight qualified finalists, taking time off from their busy schedule. They are convening later this month. While we have no doubt the judging team will come to the right decision on the winners, we thought all of you out there following these teams and the contest should have your say too, even it is only for fun.
Between now and October 6th, we invite you to weigh in and vote for your favourite team based on their application submission on the Cisco contest website. It will be interesting to see how the judges vote stacks up against the community vote. Once the winners are announced, we will also unveil the winner of the community choice contest -- right here on the Innovations Blog! There is no monetary compensation involved for any of the teams.
Also be sure to look out for demos from these eight teams on the contest website in the coming weeks.