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The Push of a Button

…ardwood! The LA Kings kick things off tonight in the NHL Playoffs, followed on Friday with the LA Lakers in the NBA Playoffs, and then a weekend of two games per day (Clippers vs. Spurs and Lakers vs. Thunder on Sat. and Kings vs. Coyotes and Clippers vs. Spurs on Sun.). Evidenced by this transformation, it’s clear that running an arena and stadium is an extremely complex operation, but through Cisco technology, operators around the world are fin…

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NBA Fans Point, Shoot, and Score

…oment,” says former LA Lakers coach Phil Jackson, and sports fans couldn’t agree more. Today’s followers of the NBA are more present and informed, every minute of every game, than ever before. In general, the NBA’s outreach, including its websites, mobile apps, TV, and radio broadcasting, saw dramatic increases in activity over the last year.. In 2011, about 75 petabytes of video was posted. Not surprisingly, NBA.com is now the #3 sports site on…

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Cisco and NBA All-Star Weekend – reshaping the fan experience

I had a great experience this past weekend at the NBA All-Star Weekend in Orlando, FL. The event included the NBA Tech Summit on Friday where a panel of industry leaders in sports, media and technology talked about current trends, what the future will look like and how customers are driving innovation through their use of technology. Not to mention the Slam Dunk Competition on Saturday and the Competitive All-Star Game on Sunday…maybe the most c…

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Media Content and the NBA – a Slam Dunk

As a 20-year fan of the San Antonio Spurs, I’m thrilled and honored to participate in this year’s NBA All Stars event in Orlando, Florida this weekend. During a panel at today’s All Stars Tech Summit, we talked about the interplay of three great topics:  basketball, the power of online media content, and the impressive growth of Internet data traffic. As a major player among sports leagues, the NBA has some impressive stats of its own to brag on…

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Watch the NBA D-League Score with Cisco WebEx [video]

Sixteen teams in different locations participated in this year’s NBA Development League Draft using Cisco WebEx as their connection to players and coaches to see and be seen! From California to Texas, to Nevada to Maine, everyone was connected either by computer or mobile device to experience the excitement of the draft. The draft was held on November 3, 2011. It was a two hour event with eight rounds and a total of 128 picks. Participan…

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