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Enterprise Business Drivers for the Cisco Aggregation Services Router 1000 Series

Cisco’s Marie Hattar highlights key business drivers for a new class of router, how the Cisco ASR 1000 Series addresses these drivers and important take-aways for enterprise customers considering the Cisco ASR 1000 Series.

Service Provider Market Drivers for the Cisco ASR 1000

Suraj Shetty, senior director of service provider marketing at Cisco discusses service provider market drivers for the Cisco ASR 1000 Series.

Jump into a Quantum Shift

Quantum Tunnel.jpgFor those of you who missed Randy Sisk’s post on the Cisco Virtual Worlds blog, starting Saturday, Cisco will be hosting a number of days of events around our forthcoming Quantum Shift announcement. Hop on over to Randy’s post on the VW Blog for details on how to participate in the live music events, and the exciting new announcements planned!Enjoy the party, and see you there! Christian RenaudChief Architect, Networked Virtual Environments

Experience a ‘Quantum Shift’

Quantum Tunnel.jpgFor those of you who have been watching the development of immersive environments and virtual worlds from the sidelines, you will definitely want to take the leap tomorrow into the Cisco Virtual Campus in Second Life. As Randy Sisk blogs about in more detail on the Cisco Virtual Worlds blog (link), Cisco has planned a flurry of events beginning Saturday March 1st (tomorrow) and running through the March 4th exciting new technology announcement.We’ll have live music on the ‘Bandwidth Stage‘ on our Virtual Campus from 1pm to 8pm Saturday, featuring some of the best musicians in Second Life! It will be a packed party, so be sure to arrive early and enjoy the festivities.On March 4th, plan to join Doug Webster from Cisco for the Quantum Shift announcement at 9:30am Pacific. We’ve built a special venue for the announcement which should whet the appetite for those who would like a sneak peek beforehand, which is at the announcement venue here in Second Life.And finally, here’s a machinima teaser of the event just for icing on the cake.See you there! Christian RenaudChief Architect, Networked Virtual Environments for Cisco

VIDEO: Building the Hospital of the Future

Alas, we couldn’t take the Connected Bus there, but our team did head to Orlando, Florida, this week for the annual HIMSS healthcare industry conference, where our vision for “Connected Health” was the subject of discussion. The journey to better health systems sometimes seems like it’s been a slow one, but a new healthcare CIO survey we helped launch at HIMSS suggests more connected health systems are finally coming our way.In this video from the conference, Frances Dare, director of our healthcare group, and Matthew Holt, Health 2.0 guru, discuss how unified communications technologies are improving healthcare experiences for clinicians and patients. We also hear about one of the best examples of a “hospital of the future” from Michael Covert, CEO of Palomar Pomerado Health. You might have read about the new Palomar West hospital that Cisco and PPH are building in San Diego, California, on Christian Renaud’s Virtual Worlds blog. My colleague Amber Allman was able to corner Michael at HIMSS and ask him exactly why building a hospital simulation was such an important part of PPH’s plans for its futuristic new medical campus.