“Ambition is not a bad word.” Working Mother Media held its 9th Multicultural Women’s National Conference in New York City on July 19-20, 2011. Over 700 women and men gathered for a conversation on race and gender. For the third year in a row, Cisco Systems was honored as one of the Top Companies for Multicultural Women, and for the second consecutive year as one of the Top 5 companies in the US.
Randall Lane accepts Cisco’s Top Company for Multicultural Women award from Carol Evans, President of Working Mother Media and CEO of Diversity Best Practices. Used with permission from Working Mother Media. Photo by Steven Easley
Accepting the award for Cisco was Randall Lane, Senior Leader, Global Inclusion & Diversity. I asked him to share a few thoughts from the event.
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Tags: awards, Cisco, diversity, gender, Inclusion and Diversity, multicultural, women
Cisco Live: Catalyst 6500 and Sup2T: Engaging attendees with Mobile Devices
With the launch of the Sup2T supervisor, and associated line cards (69xx), for the Catalyst 6500 Family Switches, Cisco embarked on an innovative strategy to help attendees learn about the features of the Catalyst 6500 family of switches, by providing a simple “Trivia Game” that attendees could play by downloading a Catalyst 6500 Mobile app, directly to their mobile devices.
Over 780 attendees completed the trivia game on iPhones and iPads, and each day at Cisco Live, three “winners” were randomly picked from all the attendees who had answered the most trivia questions correctly.
The mobile app, available at the iTunes app store, was a huge success, especially with its contextual set of features and content, centered around the Catalyst 6500 family of switches.
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Tags: App, Apple, Catalyst 6500, Cisco, iPad, iphone, itunes, mobility, switching
You’ve likely heard talk about collaboration, data center/virtualization, and borderless networks architectures for some time now. Maybe you’ve heard that architecture-based solutions offer massive opportunities for Cisco partners (and customers).
In FY11 alone borderless networks were a US$49 billion total addressable market opportunity, collaboration US$35 billion, and data center/virtualization US$42 billion.
Want to learn more about how to deliver architecture-based solutions and maximum ROI to your customers? Then join our live broadcast where you’ll learn about the architecture and business skills your teams need to optimize technology deployments.
Our guest Andres Sintes, Global Director of Cisco’s Worldwide Learning Partner Channel, will be joined by Cisco Learning Partners for a live discussion on Cisco architectures, programs, and tips on how to thrive in Cisco’s new architectural framework.
Here’s more info and how to participate…
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Tags: andres sintes, architectures, Borderless Networks, broadcast, Cisco, collaboration, data center, gold, live, partners, premiere, silver, specializations, ustream, worldwide
Public Service Announcement: Call Before You Dig (or “10 Most Bizarre and Annoying Causes of Fiber Cuts”)
At Cisco, we strive to provide the utmost in reliability and are particularly pleased with the market leading reliability we have with our IOS XR operating system on our ASR 9000 system and CRS routers. Whether it’s video, mobility, broadband or voice, reliability is key for a good experience. However, while we, at Cisco enable the experience, providers are the ones who deliver it – and in doing so, there are huge number of network heroes and heroines to make it happen. When it comes to fiber optic cable, someone somewhere actually has to go out and dig the trenches or hang the fibers, regardless of weather, critters, or angry land owners. This week on Lightreading.com, we saw an article worth sharing from our friends over at Level 3 Communications, “The 10 Most Bizarre and Annoying Causes of Fiber Cuts.” Read More »
Tags: ASR9000, Cisco, CRS, CRS-3, fiber cut, IOS XR, Level 3 Communications, Lightreading, reliability
Research shows that when managers get involved the process of bringing a new employee up-to-speed, the new hire learns what they need to know much faster. That means you get a team member who can deliver results that much sooner.
But how is it done? Find out in this terrific webinar from the Ken Blanchard team.
In many organizations, on-boarding is little more than making sure new people feel comfortable in the department. That only gets you so far. Master Certified Coach Madeleine Homan-Blanchard will share three strategies managers Read More »
Tags: Cisco, leadership, Results, training, WebEX