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.
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.
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:
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.
Cisco and AT&T are together this week at HIMMS talking about technology’s impact on healthcare…in this video, specifically, TelePresence. The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMMS) is the “healthcare industry’s membership organization exclusively focused on providing leadership for the optimal use of healthcare information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. The HIMMS conference, the annual gathering of healthcare professionals, is now taking place in Chicago.Hear what J&J, Stryker Medical and more have to say about TelePresence in medical care.