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Virtual Fieldtrips: Connecting students to culture, geography and the world

Ah, the fieldtrip! Brings back memories, doesn’t it? Well, actually, the memory I always recall is not entirely a happy one. Sure the zoo was fun, but what I remember most was the bus breaking down, the monkey hitting my friend in the eye with a butterscotch candy and a dark-haired boy promptly throwing up when we walked into the hippo area. It was still fun, though, to get out of school for the day and explore what we were learning hands…


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Cisco’s Latest Networking Innovations: Bringing Intelligent Networks to Industrial Automation

Today, Cisco announced the Industrial Ethernet (IE) 2000 switch series which will help customers build intelligent networks for industrial automation by delivering highly secure, scalable connectivity from plant floor to enterprise network. Cisco’s IE2000 switch series provides: - consistent network services between industrial networks and enterprise business applications - integrated security - better manageability - highly secure remote acces…


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Cisco Event: Hannover Messe Industry Event 23-27 April 2012, Germany

Today, industrial networks are being impacted by a number of trends – convergence of industrial and enterprise networks, growing inter-connectivity across industrial equipment, and heightened security concerns. Come visit Cisco in Hall 8, Stand 26 at Hannover Messe to see what we have to offer for manufacturing,  mining, transportation, and oil, gas and energy companies. All of these companies are looking for open, standards-based solution…


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Is Your Nonprofit Using Human and Technology Networks to Multiply Impact?

Last week I had the privilege of attending the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) in San Francisco. Hosted annually by the Nonprofit Technology Network, the conference is a gold mine of professional development and relationship-building opportunities for nonprofit staff who use technology for marketing, fundraising, operations, program delivery, and more. Cisco sponsored the Ignite Reception at NTC, where attendees had 5 minutes and 20 slide…


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Milestone in Connecting the Internet of Things – RPL Routing Standard Completed

After four years of hard work behind the scenes, Cisco is delighted today to say that new ground has been broken for IPV6 implementation. Ahead of World IPV6 Launch on June 6, the standardization of RPL, a new IPV6 routing protocol designed for large-scale implementation of IPV6 in harsh environments, has been completed. What’s the significance of the standard, you might ask? The Internet of Things – the term used to describe the billions of i…