Today, many people and organizations use video to create real impact for social causes.
Meanwhile, the prevalence of video in our everyday lives is growing by the minute. A February 2013 report by Cisco indicates that video accounted for more than half of all mobile traffic for the first time in 2012. It is expected to account for two-thirds by 2017.
We are holding the potential to change the world in the palms of our hands.
To recognize those who are taking advantage of the power video has to multiply impact on people, communities, and the planet, Cisco Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is supporting the 2013 DoGooder Video Awards.
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Tags: awards, contest, dogooder, impact, social change, video, youtube
A few weeks ago we launched new Cisco Unified Access solutions at Cisco Live. These included the new Catalyst 3850 switch and the new Cisco 5760 Wireless LAN Controller, both built on the new Unified Access Data Plane ASIC. These will be key for Cisco partners and their customers as they implement BYOD policies and add more wireless access in branch offices, stores, and other remote locations. It’s a great opportunity for you to help your customers deploy these technologies with a converged approach.
To capitalize on this opportunity, of course, you’ll need to learn something about Cisco Unified Access and I’ve got some ideas for you on that. Read More »
Tags: Borderless Networks, Catalyst 3850, catalyst switch, Cisco, Cisco 5760 Wireless LAN Controller, contest, Ike Theodore Willis, iPad, partner, unified access
As the market leader in Unified Communications, Cisco has a broad customer base, with organizations from the Fortune 500 to small local businesses using our UC portfolio of infrastructure and endpoints. Since we have over 120,000 customers and over 50 Million users across the globe, we wanted to find out more about who these users were and how they use Cisco IP phones on a daily basis. Last week, we launched a Facebook contest asking our Cisco Collaboration fans to submit photos of all the interesting locations where they use their Cisco IP phone, and to tell us how they use them and what benefits they were seeing from their phone.
I’m excited to report that the responses have been fantastic! Cisco users have been enthusiastic with their stories, sharing how Cisco IP Phones complement their workspace, and offer their organization a highly reliable and proven technology that is still very much at the center of facilitating enterprise communication and collaboration. The always-on familiarity of the dial tone, the secure access to directory features and the high quality of the voice and increasingly video interactions are all contributing to these devices being used on a daily basis. Users span all industries and include teleworkers, nurses in a hospital, call center agents and retail store managers, and office workers from different industries, each of whom rely on a high performing, stable solution for their critical communication needs.
What’s your Cisco desk phone story? Become a Cisco Collaboration fan on Facebook and share your story! Read More »
Tags: Cisco, collaboration, communications, contest, ip phone
A quick note to make sure that you don’t miss the last weekly leg of this 6 weeks contest –
Last week on November 1st was a big milestone for our customers with the announcement of Cisco UCS Central – I hope you has a chance to check the blogs on this topic , including the analysis of partners bloggers. Check here you will find all the clues you need to answer the questions and get a chance to win the iPAD .
So naturally our questions are about UCS and UCS Central.
To enter the contest and answer the 5 easy questions with multiple choices, just go to http://www.Facebook.com/ciscodc and click on the tab “win an iPad !”
Here is one additional clue : To answer the question number 2 about cost avoidance, you definitely want to discover our UCS TCO tool
Just a quick reminder of how this contest works :
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Tags: challenge, Cisco, contest, data center, iPad, UCS, UCS Central, Unified iQ
As a quick reminder , to participate to this 6 weeks challenge and have a chance to win every week a new iPAD , you want to visit our Facebook page. The questions are submitted on Sunday midnight PST, and answers have to be provided at the end of the week . Participation is easy and fun and allow you to collect points to compete for the highest IQ score. This best Unified Data Center “brain” will be the winner of the Grand Prize (valued US $2000). Every week-end , you can answer bonus questions, which give you additional points to catch up for the Grand Prize
Just a quick note today to share with our numerous participants to the contest that this week challenge will be extended to Friday midnight PST (instead of Friday noon) due to an outage on Monday , which impacted the access to the questions most of the day .
It’s a pleasure to introduce to you our last week winner Trevor Roberts Jr. (@VMtrooper)
Trevor is a 15-year veteran of the IT industry. As an Architect for VCE, he helps customers see the value of Cisco Data Center Solutions for Virtualization and Cloud Deployments.
Trevor believes the programmability of the Cisco UCS platform, especially, facilitates DevOps personnel realizing automation and orchestration goals that are challenging to achieve on other platforms. This versatility allows IT departments and businesses to respond much quicker to customer demands. Further, Trevor is excited to see how Cisco’s Software-Defined Networking (SDN) initiatives will spur the next evolution of Data Center Automation.
In his free time, Trevor enjoys travelling and blogging about applications of Cisco UCS and Nexus 1000V for Cloud at www.VMTrooper.com
If you haven’t entered the contest this week in answering the questions on virtualization it’s your opportunity to shine and win a new iPAD.
The questions as usual are pretty easy with multiple choice – You just need one correct answer to be eligible to win the weekly prize – Check out – If you know one answer you’d better go right away to Facebook to fill the form – All what we need is your e-mail address and your choices
- Part of the Cisco multi-hypervisor strategy for Cisco Nexus 1000V , which solution is currently in beta?
- Nexus 1000V virtual switch on the Citrix XenServer virtualization platform
- Nexus 1000V virtual switch on Microsoft Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012
- Nexus 1000V virtual switch the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) open source hypervisor for Linux
- Nexus 1000V virtual switch on the VMware vSphere hypervisor
- Which Citrix solution Cisco will include in its “Cloud Network Services” portfolio
- High-performance NetScaler MPX appliances
- Multi-tenant NetScaler SDX platforms
- Software-based NetScaler VPX virtual appliances
- All of the above
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Tags: challenge, Cisco, contest, data center, Unified Data Center IQ, virtualizatiion