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IPv6 for Megatrends

It is pretty exciting to think about what is expected to happen in the ICT space over the next few years. On the other hand, is the network ready? Is IPv6 going to play a role in this space anytime soon? I have asked Marco Misitano, Business Development Manager in my team about where are we on the transition to the new protocol and what we should expect coming in that space. Marco, where do we stand today with IPv6? IPv6 has come a long way! Not…

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IoE: Market shifts and their potential positive impact on the public sector in Emerging Markets

With shifts in population demographics and number, GDP, and workforce development, emerging markets have become increasingly important to the global economic landscape. The world is currently in the throes of unprecedented change. Populations in the developed world are shrinking and aging and in the developing world, many countries are experiencing hypergrowth. Major shifts in economies across the globe are driving people into cities in legion…

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The IoT Tipping Point in Old and New Smart Cities

It’s only been six weeks since the breakthrough Internet of Things (IoT) World Forum in Barcelona, but the momentum to build web-enabled Smart Cities appears to be crescendoing toward a tipping point. Just this past week, I participated in two highly energized Smart City forums in “old” cities that attracted executive-level leaders from government, vertical industries and technology providers. At both – one in Hamburg and the other in Amsterdam…

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Partner Voices: Removing Risk, Lowering Cost – The MCPc & Cisco Partnership

As part of our ongoing Partner Voices blog series, we had the opportunity to hear from MCPc. During the past 11 years, MCPc has bet long on Cisco, using networking, switching, telepresence, and digital media tools within its own business and in the outstanding help for the business of its clients. For example, since the beginning of 2013, MCPc has used Cisco Telepresence internally for more than 4,320 hours of cumulative communication. That is m…

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Food Bank Employee Describes the Many Faces of Hunger

This post is from guest blogger Emily Kraft, Food & Nutrition Services Outreach Coordinator for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, one of the hunger relief organizations Cisco employees support through the annual Global Hunger Relief Campaign.  I’m at the library on my lunch break, searching for a good book to read in my downtime.  My concentration is broken when I hear whispers coming from a nearby table. “Is that the Fo…

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