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USDA Grants Help Rural Communities Connect

A recent study from the U.K. Department of Health finds that using remote monitoring technology to keep tabs on patients’ blood sugar and cardiopulmonary disease can reduce the risk of patient mortality by up to 45 percent. With statistics like this, hospitals and medical clinics can’t afford not to embrace telehealth technologies. Not to mention, telehealth is quickly becoming a competitive differentiator in some markets around the U.S. According to Mark Probst, CIO for Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, “I don’t see how the hospital CEO can ignore telemedicine.”

While tech-savvy patients in urban areas will likely begin to demand more user-friendly access to healthcare, therefore driving the adoption of telehealth in metropolitan-area hospitals, the technology is more than just a convenience for residents in rural areas; it can be the difference between life and death. Read More »

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ASR 9K with CRS 1-3 Common Criteria Certified!

The Global Certification Team is pleased to announce that we have achieved Common Criteria certification on the CRS 1-3 and the ASR 9K!

Link to the certification: http://www.niap-ccevs.org/st/vid10439/

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A time for firsts

Hello and Happy New Year!  This is one of my favorite times of year.  I must admit, I am extremely competitive, and love the opportunity to be the first at things.  Shortly after midnight, and well into the first week of the year, I am constantly re-using the same joke, “I haven’t done _________ since last year”.  Honestly, I use that with the stupidest things, like “I haven’t ordered pizza since last year”.   As I read that last sentence I begin to understand the disgusted looks I receive.  When I shift the focus from my personal to professional life, it is no secret that I bring that sense of personal competitiveness to the workplace.  Thankfully Cisco has rewarded this behavior thus far.  Historically this competitive nature has dominated the Cisco landscape, and the Global Certification Team is no exception.

Over the next few weeks we will be hearing from subject matter experts in the various certification programs.  They are going to be talking about programs such as USGv6, Common Criteria, and the FIPS 140 crypto validation programs.  The team will be expounding on the vast array of Certification firsts at Cisco.  Cisco has and will continue to be dedicated to supporting the global Government landscape with the various certification and Security Assurance programs required by our customers.

Cisco has long been a thought leader in the business and technological communities, and what you will see over the next few weeks, is that Cisco has a long history of certification firsts in all of our programs.  This is an exciting time and we look forward to continuing to forge the path of Global Public Sector based certifications.

Oh, Happy New Year!!!

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year: 12 Highlights and 12 Predictions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As 2011 draws to a close, I am enjoying the holidays, reflecting on 2011, and wondering what 2012 will bring in the New Year. 

12 Highlights for 2011

  • Cisco Partner Highlights 2011 
  • IACP Community Policing Committee Visits Cisco 

  • Citrix Synergy 2011 

  • Cloud Computing World Forum London
  • Chambers Keynote at Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) 

  • CiscoLive! 2011 
  • Connected Justice
  • Telework Initiative
  • IACP Community Policing Awards Reception  

  • Public Services Summit
  • National Town Hall
  • Santa Brings High Tech Holiday Cheer

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Thoughts on cell phones and the NTSB

The NTSB has stated recently that they would like to ban all use of electronic devices by motorists. I’m not sure that this is really going to have the impact that the NTSB is looking for. On the contrary, I suspect that it will create more of distraction.

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