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Cisco Recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies

Amid a record number of nominations from companies in over 100 countries and 35 industries, Cisco has made Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies list for the second year in a row. Every company is given an EQ score based on the results of a comprehensive survey and is measured against seven categories: Corporate Citizenship and Responsibility; Corporate Governance; Innovation that Contributes to the Public Well Being; Industry leadership; Executive Leadership and Tone from the Top; Legal, Regulatory and Reputation Track Record; and Internal Systems and Ethics/Compliance Program.We are proud that Cisco has earned this esteemed recognition and reflects our ongoing commitment to ethical practices and transparency.

Cisco White Paper on Role for I.T. in G-20 Recovery Plans

Cisco has published a white paper highlighting an important item that was left off the agenda at London’s recent G-20 summit.The two-day Leaders’ Summit on Financial Markets and the World Economy examined ways to revive the global economy, improve regulation in the financial sector and reform finance institutions. But nowhere in the several hundred pages of major publicly-available reports prepared for the summit was a mention of the role technology could play, according to a paper from Cisco titled, Using Technology to Enable and Accelerate G-20 Plans to Improve Global Financial Regulation and Supervision. (.pdf document) Read More »

NYTimes: “West Wing Takes Its Work (and Cisco) to The Air”

Great photos in The New York Times today of President Obama’s trip to Ohio. Photo essay states: “The White House always travels with the president. When President Obama flew to Columbus, Ohio, on Friday morning — a visit typical of the trips he has taken during the opening weeks of his administration — the essential pieces of the West Wing follow.” I was then pleased to see that a bit of Cisco made the trip as well under the caption: “Connecting with the rest of the Administration.” See photo here.You can see the full picture of White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs here. Photos by Stephen Crowley of The New York Times.

Barron’s: “Cisco is Still the Internet Backbone”

Nice piece by Tiernan Ray in Barron’s today, entitled “Cisco is Still the Internet’s Backbone.” Ray writes, in part, “In a technology rebound, a giant with unparalleled resources such as Cisco is one of the best horses to bet on.” We’re blushing.The piece talks about our acquisition of Pure Digital (aka Flip Video camera), our $30B in cash and investments, our partnerships with HP and IBM, and more. Read the full piece here. (Subscription required).See Tiernan Ray speaking about his story here:

Inclusion and Diversity @ Cisco

In the video below, I sat down with Marilyn Nagel, director of Inclusion & Diversity at Cisco. Marilyn is often asked about how Cisco is keeping I&D initiatives on top of mind. With a little creative thinking (and Cisco technology), her team has found ways to uplevel their efforts and raise visibility through several different cost-effective manners. More on Cisco Inclusion & Diversity.