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Cisco Live! 2008 – Cisco Insights on Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan; Energy Efficient Data Center

On Tuesday, Cisco announced it would reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2012.I spoke with Sean Worthington, Vice President, Information Technology and Rob Rolfsen, Director of Sustainable Development, to hear their insights on how Cisco will accomplish this. Also included below is Rob Aldrich, Director of Data Center Solutions, who talks about Cisco’s Efficiency Assurance Program, which was launched as a beta on Tuesday. The site will allow users to estimate the energy efficiency of their IT operations.Sean Worthington, Vice President, Information TechnologyHow is IT going to help Cisco meet its green goals? Rob Rolfsen, Director of Sustainable DevelopmentHow will Cisco accomplish its greenhouse gas reduction goals? Rob Aldrich, Director of Data Center SolutionsWhat is Cisco doing to help its data center customers reach their green goals?

Cisco Live! 2008 – Padmasree Warrior on Collaboration through Inclusion

Padmasree Warrior, Cisco’s Chief Technology Officer, just finished her keynote here at Cisco Live! 2008. In her presentation, one of the key concepts she touched upon was driving innovation by collaboration through inclusion — bringing together talented people from around the globe to accomplish great things. In the video below, Padmasree talks about this theme and what it means to Cisco.Padmasree Warrior, Cisco’s Chief Technology Officer Also, please take a listen to a podcast interview with Padmasree.

Cisco Live! 2008 – Carlos Dominguez, SVP, Office of the Chairman and CEO

Today is the first day of the formalized program here at Cisco Live! in Orlando. Carlos Dominguez, SVP, Office of the Chairman and CEO, takes a few minutes to break down the day’s events. He also explains our use of collaborative Web 2.0 technologies, such as Twitter and Second Life.

Cisco Live! 2008 – News: Cisco Aims to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions 25 Percent by 2012

John Chambers just announced during his keynote that Cisco will reduce its overall greenhouse gas emissions from operations and business airline travel by at least 25 percent by 2012. He said Cisco will achieve this by relying heavily on IT and the power of the network.Other key takeaways from the announcement:- Cisco’s plan is to use a combination of deploying information technology, reducing energy consumption in its facilities with the help of an IP-enabled building management system and analytics tool, improving the energy efficiency of its products, and purchasing a limited amount of renewable energy.- Cisco is confident it will achieve this goal and provide an example for its customers of how they can use technology to manage their own environmental concerns.More details can be found in the press release here.In the video below, Laura Ipsen, Senior Vice President of Global Policy and Government Affairs, explains how Cisco will accomplish this reduction.

Cisco Live! 2008 : Industry Analysts Share their Perspectives of the Event

I spoke with several industry analysts today to share their thoughts on this year’s show. I asked each analyst to give his or her perspectives of Cisco Live! thus far, and what they hope to hear/see during the rest of the event. I also asked each how he or she defined collaboration, and how this concept will evolve in the coming years.Zeus Kerravala, Yankee GroupBrad Shimmin, Current AnalysisJohna Till Johnson, NemertesRob Whiteley, Forrester Research Rich Costello, Gartner