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Mobility Experts Collaborate in the Mobility Community

Since my last post talking about the launch of the SP Mobility Community, there have been thousands of visitors and many great discussions. The community is starting to have a life of it’s own and it has been exciting to watch the growth and participate in the conversations. If you are not already a member, please check it out…here are some hot topics in the past month:

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Infrastructure as a Service – Deliver Tangible, Revenue-Generating Services

Service Provider Data Center Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)Hello again. I trust this finds you well!

I have some exciting news to share – Cisco has announced Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) enabling technology.

We are convinced that with Cisco-enabled IaaS, the Service Provider (SP) has the potential to generate increased revenue, deliver higher margin services, and address the need for trusted end-to-end offerings. Additional benefits to the SP include:

  • Better returns on investments – through high margin multi-tenancy services
  • Ability to create new competitive offerings, and
  • Potential to open market opportunities with both, the small business and enterprise segments

Enterprise-class or small and medium business customers, now have access to IT/networking resources at service provider scale without the need to invest in or take on the complexity of managing large scale IT infrastructures. This allows customers to increase their agility and productivity – to better anticipate and respond to business needs.

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ITU 2009: Monique Morrow Highlights the Women’s Networking Breakfast

Monique Morrow talks with me about the Women’s Networking Breakfast on Day 3 and focuses on a successful young woman from Afghanistan who was inspired by Cisco’s Networking Academy.

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ITU 2009: Cisco and Afghani Woman’s Journey to Entrepreneurship

Lima Ahmed, entrepreneur from Afghanistan shares her journey from ITU 2006 in Hong Kong to her own internet shopping company focused on crafts made by Afghani’s. Ahmed shares how her inspiration came from hearing Tae Yoo, SVP Corporate Affairs at Cisco speak at the Women’s Breakfast in Hong Kong.

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ITU 2009: John Chambers Wraps Up on Final Day from Geneva

John Chambers, Chairman and CEO, Cisco Systems, summarizes his experience at ITU highlighting how the network will become the platform for innovation, how broadband is enabling job creation and entertainment, and how service providers are looking to partner with Cisco in new innovative ways moving forward.

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