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NGOs Drive Creative Uses of Cisco TelePresence

Cisco TelePresence celebrated its third birthday last month, and it’s become an integral part of the way we work.  But we’re so close to it, we take for granted how innovative it can really be. Through our sponsorship at COP15, we’ve been able to view Cisco TelePresence through the fresh eyes of non-governmental organizations.  And, as befitting one of the most dynamic forces in climate change discussions today, they&…


Calculating the Net Carbon Impact of Cisco TelePresence

A question we get a lot is:  how much can Cisco TelePresence really help my company reduce its carbon footprint? Happily, now we can help.  Today, we’re unveiling the Cisco TelePresence Calculator, a handy mobile web application that helps you figure out how much carbon and currency you save with a deployment that you can model.  It’s really easy to use:  try it. Better yet, the methodology underlying the calculat…


Greening the UN Climate Change Conference: One Telepresence Meeting at a Time

Today marks the start of the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.  It’s our chance to showcase one of the ways that ICT (information and communication technology)  can substantively reduce carbon footprints by providing a realistic alternative to in-person negotiations. One of the most innovative uses has been the iSeeT presentation theater, showcasing a CTS1100 as a way to bring in luminaries from remote location…


Giving Thanks for Cisco TelePresence (In Song and On the Violin)

 With several hundred Cisco TelePresence suites installed at Cisco sites around the world, we employees sometimes get a little blasé about how easy it has become (for example) to have a face-to-face meeting with a colleague in Budapest, Hungary one day (this morning), and then another face-to-face group meeting between London, Moscow, San Jose, Seattle and Washington DC a few days later (next Monday actually)…


Treating Strokes Effectively Using Cisco TelePresence

At today’s Cisco Collaboration Partner Summit in San Francisco, CA, we heard how the use of TelePresence can make a significant difference to success levels in stroke treatment.   In an environment where time is a critical factor in diagnosing and treating stroke, getting the right clinical care to the patient quickly is paramount.   Andrew Clarke of the Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust talked to t…