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Nice, France: A Model City of the Future in the Making

  Cisco’s Smart+Connected Communities efforts around the world have seen both the creation of new cities and the revitalization of existing ones. Although we’re no strangers to the transformation process, it is still eye-opening to see one of the oldest areas of France well on its way to becoming a model city of the future.   Nice by Night Last month, Cisco and city officials of Nice, France convened at the Innovative City Convention t…

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Light-as-a-Service: Why IT and Lighting Will Converge

After witnessing a live demo of the PoE-powered, iphone-controlled LED lights in the EnergyWise pavilion at Cisco Live, the IT manager for a well-known auto maker approached Chris Isaacson, CEO of NuLEDs. He asked one question: “How many colors does the fixture support?” Chris’s reply echoed Henry Ford’s famous quote in his 1927 autobiography, “You can have any color as long as it’s in the visible spectrum.” The marriage of microprocessors with…

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Cisco Talks Commercial Real Estate Technology at 2012 Every Building Conference & Expo

…rojects which successfully harnessed new ICT? In concrete terms, what will characterize the next-generation of smart and connected buildings and communities? In light of the character of these next-generation buildings / urban communities, what decisions should a developer be making now in order to future-proof their building projects? We look forward to sharing our insights to these questions in a future blog post. Stay tuned!…

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Arriving Soon in San Francisco – Meeting of the Minds 2012

Smarter and more connected communities – that’s not just a pretty vision, far off into the future. They are being built now, often on the basis of a renewed and intelligent city infrastructure. These communities have numerous advantages over other cities. Some of the most successful ones are approaching their development in ways that change how they deliver services to residents, how those residents work, how traffic flows are managed, how publi…

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Work-Life Innovation: Impact on the Individual

…employee is engaged, and suitable social software and video technologies that enable the employee to remain in a connected (albeit virtual) work environment. Employees, too, have to develop a new form of self-discipline that involves maintaining a good work-life balance; rather than working longer hours, this entails spending much of their extra time with family, in the community, or furthering their own personal and professional development. Sma…

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