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Work-Life Innovation: Impact on the Individual

…gher salary and employers are providing workers with the tools to facilitate this. Cisco IBSG calls this “Smart Work.” Of course, the ability to make flexible working a viable option depends on a number of factors, including availability of good broadband connectivity, employer trust, the nature of the work in which an employee is engaged, and suitable social software and video technologies that enable the employee to remain in a conn…

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Envisioning Urban Land Institute’s Spring Meeting

…ity trends that will be discussed by the industry’s brightest players. Nestled in the heart of North Carolina’s connected community effort, Envision Charlotte, the ULI Spring Meeting will highlight the strides the industry is making in reducing energy in commercial buildings. Specifically, Cisco will represent how an underlying network platform can be a drive economic, social and environmental sustainability in Smart+Connected Communities. While…

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San Francisco Bay Area’s Pioneers—Linking Technology and Public Policy

…the same urbanist values that underlie Cisco’s work: the belief that cities are places rich with life, energy and promise—and that cities are also the solution to many of the biggest problems we face. I’m enthusiastic about SPUR’s entry into the conversation in San Jose. I’m looking forward to working with them to unite the central cities and lead the region towards a smart + connected future….

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Can SMART Solutions Create Better Places?

…information into a single pervasive solution. These tech-centric initiatives are helping to transform physical communities into connected communities. Planners are hungry to move from idea to execution. That means taking advantage of solutions that are built on the network as an open, integrated platform and that use a broad ecosystem of partners and employ innovative business models. The best solutions now being deployed are the ones that enabl…

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Is Network Technology a Key Enabler for Smart Eco-City Development?

…is undertaking massive projects in China for their clients. I laid out the story behind Cisco’s ‘Smart+Connected Communities’ initiative, which is improving the delivery of urban services while strengthening economic development in cities of varying sizes and types. I also explained some of S+CC’s current areas of focus, and presented some of the work now underway in Asia, Europe and North America. For more about IBSG’s…

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