Today’s keynote speakers reinforced key themes from Cisco’s service provider and IPNGN strategy. Ivan Seidenberg, Chairman of Verizon, discussed how 21st century communication technology is the disruptive force for the millennium and how the network is the platform delivering new forms of content: interactive television, mobile entertainment and communication at work, home or on the move. Verizon’s FIOS network will offer massive bandwidth to the home to support a plethora of new personalized entertainment experiences for customers and embedded devices with wireless technology will unify the communication experience. Video is a Driving Force in the Telecommunications IndustryDuration: 1 min. 15 sec. Read More »
Cisco SVP of Service Provider Sales, Nick Adamo, gives an update from the floor of NXTComm in Chicago. All the talk is video, video, video!!!Duration: 1 min. 20 sec.
Ah, summer vacation!!! Summer camps…days at the pool…mowing the lawn…the first summer job. Growing up, there are so many good memories of summer. Now that we’re in the workforce, if you told someone you had a long day today, that generally has a negative connotation. However, on this, the longest day of the year…the Summer solstice…I think having a long day is a very good thing.At Cisco, we all have multiple responsibilites and, as a result, we all have to multi-task to be successful. We have colleagues around the world, so we have to be flexible with our early mornings for work with Europe…or our later afternoons for work with Asia. If looked at psychologically, however, on a long day, you can get a lot of stuff done. During the summer, you can leave work at 7:00 or later (are you reading this, boss??!!) and still feel like you have some daylight left to go for a walk or enjoy the weather (see, California). Read More »
In the last several days, there have been several erroneous reports in the press, both in North America and internationally, regarding Cisco’s employment and hiring activities in India and the United States, suggesting that we have laid off workers in the U.S. and moved those jobs to India. This is not true. As an industry leader, our moves into a market or geographic area are watched very closely. We thank people for their interest in our innovative technology and who and where we hire, however, we must state for the record that we have not laid off workers in the United States to move jobs anywhere. In 2001, as a result of the economic downtown, we had a reduction in force, but nothing since. Read More »
Shocker!!! Traffic is bad in the Bay Area. It is a good news, bad news thing. Back during the “boom” of the Internet in the late 90’s/early 2000, traffic was a sign that the region’s economic motor was humming. During the bust, the traffic was much better, but the economy was much worse. Traffic is a sign of economic activity, to be sure, but also a sign of a decreased quality of life and a bit too much time listening to NPR in the car or your other favorite radio station.So, what is the remedy for Bay Area traffic? As was reported in the San Francisco Chronicle and the San Jose Mercury News, bond measures will spend over $1 billion to widen choke spots or add HOV lanes. That’s one thing.What is the remedy for all bad commutes, however? Simple: stay off the road. That’s right. Work at home. With broadband reaching nearly every corner of the world, you can work virtually from anywhere. As our CEO challenged Cisco employees last week, we are all to cut one trip a quarter. Read More »