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Telepresence in the World of Many Clouds

As my colleague Roberto De La Mora recently wrote, the cloud is the place to collaborate in today’s business world. Whether your organization needs private, public or hybrid cloud environments, Cisco and our broad network of partners can provide solutions that best suit your business needs.

And what if your collaboration needs include telepresence? Where does telepresence fit into the cloud?

With Cisco, telepresence fits into your cloud infrastructure wherever and however you need it. According to Forrester, “videoconferencing innovation today is geared toward extending connectivity…through cloud-based services or new lower-cost on-premises deployment models.”

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Cisco Sponsors LifeEdited.org: Bringing YOU $70,000 in cash, products and contracts for the best ideas

“What if we could save money, radically reduce our environmental impact, and have a freer, less complicated life?” This may sound like a theory to many but Graham Hill, founder of TreeHugger.com, is making this a reality and not by himself.

Graham believes “we need to have less stuff and live in smaller spaces” which is why he is renovating a 420sf apartment in New York City with the support of Mutopo and Jovoto as an open challenge to design an ultra low footprint space.

We are equipping Graham with a Cisco umi telepresence system to put into his 420sf apartment so that he can connect with his friends/family without having to use a car or airplane to ease congestion and reduce emissions that can contribute to climate change, air pollution, and disease.

LifeEdited.org and Cisco are inviting YOU to propose, discuss and evaluate designs to encourage people to start thinking about considering living in a smaller space.

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