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CAGE MATCH: Google v. Microsoft v. Cisco

June 28, 2007 at 12:00 pm PST

Which is the best place to work? There is some scuttlebutt in the blogosphere and reported in ComputerWorld about a post written by a former-Google, now-Microsoft employee that Microsoft is a better place to work. Let me put this argument to rest…the best place to work is Cisco…IMNSHO…No, I haven’t worked at Google. No, I haven’t worked at Microsoft…so, my view might be a bit skewed, however, having been here for over eight years I can tell you that Cisco does care about its employees and that QOL ranks right up there with QOS. (I do have friends at both Microsoft and Google, however, and they like working at both places, respectively.) Read More »

Did Someone Say iPhone?

June 27, 2007 at 12:00 pm PST

It hasn’t gotten much coverage lately, but apparently Apple is launching their iPhone this Friday at 6PM or thereabouts. Our good friends at AT&T are providing the service plans and by all the accounts I have read Apple will sell well more than 100 in the first day. (I should point out that math is not my strong point.)It looks like a super cool new device and I certainly wish them all the luck in the world. As a matter of fact, I e-mailed with one of Apple’s PR people last week to grab an icy cold beverage on the first day of summer and they said they would love to get together but they were likely going to be too busy working on their iPhone launch. My immediate response, of course, was the Cisco iPhone? It got a smile. Read More »

The Impact of Blogs: Washington 2.0

June 26, 2007 at 12:00 pm PST

As I’ve said before navel gazing is rarely a good thing…but I still do it. Blogging about blogging definitely falls into this category, but there is a great article by Chris Frates of (along with Jeanne Cummings) reporting about the efficacy of blogs in the public policy world. Our high tech policy blog was our company’s first blog launched in February of 2005 and we have found it to be a great way to be a part of policy discussions. Verizon’s policy blog, Google’s blog and NAM’s blog are mentioned in the story and as Verizon’s John “CZ” Czwartacki correctly points out, “Absent a blog, absent an online voice, it’s happening completely without us. It’s a conversation. If you’re going to talk about a policy matter that’s important to Verizon, we’d like to have an earned seat at the table. You ignore this conversation at your own risk.” Read More »

Cisco Concludes Memorable NXTcomm 2007 Experience

Closing NXTcomm 2007 Booth Tour: Making the Connected Life a Reality
Duration: 2 min. 33 sec.More Connected Life Ideas and Thoughts from NXTComm 2007 Attendees
Duration: 2 min. 9 sec.Final NXTcomm Thoughts from Jeff Spagnola
Duration: 1 min. 5 sec.

What I Did On My Summer Vacation, Part 1

June 23, 2007 at 12:00 pm PST

Post by Johanna Fry, Public Relations InternI am a rising senior and public relations major at San Jose State (Go Spartans!). Last week I began my summer internship in the corporate communications department at Cisco headquarters in San Jose. Earlier this week, with over 500 others, I attended the summer kickoff for Cisco interns. Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers was kind enough to be the keynote speaker. He is a dynamic speaker and captured the attention of everyone in the room. The message I left with was,”Cisco is a cool place to be.” Sure, I have only been here two full weeks, but I can attest to that. The internship program at Cisco is a much desired transition into the ‘real world’ for most college students. Besides exceptional work experience, I have an opportunity to network with Cisco communications professionals, other Cisco employees, and interns. I will learn more about Cisco’s technology and how it is useful to large businesses, small businesses and more and more, the consumer. Read More »