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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…


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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)

…lis is designed to create an infrastructure coordinated to local economic capabilities.  There will be a sports stadium, a cultural village and “innovation factories” which serve as living museums, places citizens go to watch the nation’s economic output as a form of entertainment.  The new underground subway will have WiMAX and more information available to travelers than most people walking the streets of San Francisco can access on their iPhon…


Connect This With That: What Is Next?

…together, creating a new reality for our world’s inhabitants. Imagine, as you pull in for a football game, the stadium automatically sends information to your car about where the best parking is located. As you enter the game, your wallet then talks to the admissions booth, so no tickets are required. What else is possible? For example, what are the technologies and products, current and future, that make it possible for an air quality index to…


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An English Premier League First – Manchester City and Cisco

…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

…o 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 saw 65 intellectually disabled people from Sydney’s West participate. Arriving through the same tunnel that the Penrith Panthers run out of at the start of each game, the participants had the opportunity to play a range of sports and activities, honing thei…