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What an Orchestra and a Mobile Device have in Common

Orchestras are often used as metaphors for all sorts of things–organizational structure, planning sessions and even families. Have you been to the symphony recently? Musicians sit in a regimented ordering around the stage. The concertmaster sets the tune. The conductor lifts the baton. And then, with the pull of a bow across a string, or breath across a mouthpiece, the music begins. Throughout the performance, each section of the orchestra play…

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Cloud for Local Government Global Blog Series, Project “Brain Gain” & The Rice Bomber (Perspective from Louis Zacharilla, Co-Founder of the Intelligent Communities Forum)

In Taiwan they discovered a natural resource which is badly needed everywhere, but which at least two Intelligent Communities have developed in an endless supply.  This resource was at first difficult to mine and to harvest, but now it is easy and continues to add wealth to the national economy.  It also adds social capital in the form of low unemployment, pride and a reawakened sense of community and culture.   It was discovered close to home. …

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Connect This With That: What Is Next?

I wonder – what will connect tomorrow? What is going to connect next? Thinking about the countless ways that different people, process, data and things will connect over upcoming years on the Internet of Everything can be almost overwhelming. As I mentioned in my last blog post, not a moment goes by in the day when I am not thinking of how different objects can work together to improve our world. Some of those connections are realistic; others a…

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An English Premier League First – Manchester City and Cisco

…e bedlam, unbridled passion, emotion and joy that unfolded in the stands, on the field, and everywhere in Etihad Stadium. Now imagine if every fan could watch a replay, from multiple camera angles, on their mobile device, to relive a special moment like this goal time and time again. That will be a reality next season, thanks to O2 and Cisco working with Man City to implement Cisco Connected Stadium Wi-Fi and StadiumVision Mobile. Blues fans will…

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Cisco Australia teams with Cricket New South Wales and Penrith Panthers to support the Special Olympics in Western Sydney

The Special Olympics is an organisation that strives to create a better world, using the power of sport to foster the inclusion of all people, especially those living with an intellectual disability. Cisco is proud to have partnered with this organisation recently to organise the NSW Special Olympics Community Disability Sports Day. The event was held last month at Centrebet Stadium — home of the National Rugby League’s Penrith Panthers — and…

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