How can advanced network technology help governments to ‘listen better’ and ‘listen smarter?’ This is not a rhetorical question: planning has traditionally been a top-down affair, and this approach has, frankly, gotten us all (and particularly our cities, counties, and states) into a world of trouble.
There is a plethora of amazing technology at our disposal; how can we use them in new ways to empower decision-making that’s both bottom-up and top-down?
There is some good news to report: the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, a think tank well known for traditional academic research, is embracing cutting-edge technology in planning and tools for civic engagement. Read More »
Tags: Cisco, Citizen engagement, Citizens, civic engagement, IBSG, ICT tools, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, meeting of the minds, urban planning, urban sustainability
The Global Certification Team (GCT) is proud to announce the addition of the Cisco 7603, 7604, 7606-S, 7609-S, and the 7613 Routers to the Unified Capabilities (UC) Approved Products List (APL). The routers were tested on version 15.1(3)S2, and were certified as a Customer Edge Router (CER). The 7600’s were given tracking number 1116706, and the APL memo can be found here.
The Cisco 7600 Series is the industry’s first carrier-class edge router to offer integrated, high-density Ethernet switching, carrier-class IP/MPLS routing, and 10-Gbps interfaces, benefiting enterprises and helping enable service providers to deliver both consumer and business services over a single converged Carrier Ethernet network.
To find out more about the Cisco 7600 Series routers, please visit Cisco.com!
Tags: 7600, apl, UC, UCAPL
Today’s governments around the world look to technology to improve operational efficiency, to enable collaboration across agencies, and to provide on-demand and more engaged services to really transform the citizen experience. So…for those of you who work in government, where are you getting information that will help enable you to learn about which solutions or technologies align to or fit your specific needs?
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Tags: citizen services, cloud, government, government solutions, mobility, technology
At Cisco we believe that when governments keep pace with the latest technologies they improve efficiency and better serve their constituents.
Australia is known as a government at the forefront of technological innovation. Since 2009 the Australian government has rolled out 36 Cisco TelePresence units across Australia, in Commonwealth offices, Prime Minister and Cabinet offices, Parliament House and state government offices.
The Australian Government has participated in more than 1800 meetings via Cisco TelePresence and has saved more than $26 million in travel costs since deploying in 2009. This is double the amount of savings the country anticipated, according to a recent ZDNet article. So it’s no surprise that the country is looking to expand its telepresence usage.
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Tags: Australia, telehealth, TelePresence, telework
Many advances have taken place since the turn of the century. In our lifetime, we have seen a surge of technological advances that have launched our society into a communicative and interactive wonderland. With our creativity and engineering, we have managed to connect societies seemingly “worlds” apart and made them available in real-time. Well, at least in the civilian world… What about “The Government” (Ominous music playing)… Where are “we” in this some-what ubiquitous world? The thoughts of George Orwell’s 1984 come to mind.
Well, what is Government, then? And what do we mean when we say “21st Century Government?” (This link means that you need to go ‘like’ our Facebook page.) Is Government really that obscure? Maybe it IS the Aliens!
Government on a whole is thought by many to be this abstract intangible aspect that just magically works; weaving in and out of our lives, probably in our sleep. Something that’s almost whispered in back alley ways and passed around in underground dive bars. During the day, it’s lucid, combed, clean cut, and dresses well with a nice aroma. But at night, it seems as if a delirious dream that’s combined with science fiction and paranoia. “Government” enters our mind and through subliminal rhetoric, speaks of control and power… frightening isn’t it…
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Tags: 21st Century Government, Central Government, Cisco, Industry Solutions, public sector, State and Local Government