St. Joseph Health (SJH) is an integrated healthcare provider operating in California, Texas & Eastern New Mexico with 14 medical facilities. They have currently over 19,000 full time employees and serve more than 3 million annual total outpatient visits. SJH’s mission is to deliver quality of life and perfect care for their patients. Recently, with new mobile radiology and EKG systems, increasing medical staff needs, and an aging network, SJH is challenged to meet its stakeholders’ “perfect care” requirements. As you can imagine, mission critical network performance and high employee productivity are at the top of their priority list.
Read the full article: How to Win A Gold Medal with Cisco Unified Access to find out how SJH uses Cisco Unified Access including Cisco Catalyst switching and Cisco Prime management to overcome time, pressure and technical hurdles to meet their multi-year operational and management goals.
Grid4EU is a four-year, multi-national project that comprises six smart grid projects by utilities in France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Sweden, and the Czech Republic. Together these projects cover more than half of Europe’s electricity supply. With an ecosystem of 27-partners, the project is focusing on smart grid solutions for renewable energy integration, grid automation and energy efficiency. This will effectively lay the groundwork for future electrical grids, while empowering consumers as marketplace participants. Ultimately, improving consumption management and cost-effectively achieving greater network reliability, flexibility, and resiliency.
According to Marco Cotti, Head of Smart Grids Development at Enel,
“The GRID4EU project represents the first important step in the implementation of the European Electricity Grid Initiative roadmap and we are convinced that it will become a reference for the development of Smart Grids in Europe and beyond”
Cisco is supporting two major project demos in Italy and the Czech Republic. Read More »
Tags: cez, connected grid, customer, enel, Energy, Europe, Smart Grid, utilities
Our first installment of the “We’re Listening” blog series features guest blogger Brian Jeffries, Vice President of Cisco Sales Operations. Brian breaks down Cisco’s plan to overhaul our software licensing process, giving you a sneak peek at the aggressive changes you will see over the next year, and explains what these changes will mean for your software experience.
Read the full article: The “We’re Listening” Blog Series: Simplifying Cisco Software Licensing.
Cisco hears valuable feedback from our customers every day, via social media, email, surveys, advisory boards, or phone calls. From this feedback, we know what we need to do to make Cisco simpler, more focused and easier to do business with, and we are moving forward with transformative measures to get us there. The new “We’re Listening” blog series will be our way to close the loop, and let you know how we’re addressing the issues we’ve heard you raise.
Read the full article: Introducing the “We’re Listening” Blog Series: How Customers Are Helping Cisco Address Top Concerns.
By Dan Mathieson, Mayor, City of Stratford
Stratford, Ontario, is a city which has continued to grow and be successful even after multiple changes in industry have occurred. Although we are a city renowned for our Shakespeare Festival, we are also becoming a leader in digital media and infrastructure, as witnessed by the hosting of Canada 3.0 for the fourth time this year.
Canada 3.0 is an annual event which gathers representatives from private industry, government and academia, as well as startups, to discuss and exchange ideas around digital innovation in Canada, and more specifically, how to elevate Canada’s position in the global digital economy.
We have the ability to host a nationally significant event such as Canada 3.0 as a result of our strategy to invest in digital infrastructure and making it a major priority. Over the past five years, through Rhyzome Networks, a 50 km transmission grid of buried optical fibre has been installed – as well as a city-wide Wi-Fi network – which has made Stratford a leader in digital infrastructure. This has lead to Stratford becoming recognized over the past two years by the Intelligent Community Forum as one of the Top 7 Intelligent Communities in the world.
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Tags: customer voice, digital media, network, Wi-Fi network