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Ready, Set, BlogHer: Behind the Scenes with Cisco (#BlogHerbet)

March 23, 2011 at 4:20 pm PST

E-ticket: check. Hotel room reservation: check. Fancy outfit: check. Cute shoes: check, check. We’re only a day away from BlogHer|BET 2011 and just like how participants are getting ready for this event, so are we at Cisco. But our list goes something like this: Reception hors d’oeuvres: check. Sound: check. Lighting: check. TelePresence Suites: check. Virtual Concierge: check…and check.

This will be the first time in BlogHer history that we bring women together for a few hours in 3 US locations for idea exchange, networking and some good, old-fashioned fun. Participants will be able to see and interact with each other live and in life size. Yes, ladies: life size. Amy Friedlander Hoffman, Founder of Priority Digital Media and BlogHer mentor looks forward to this experience: “I’m familiar with virtual spaces, however I’ve never been to a Public TelePresence Suite before. Priority Digital Media is a strategic consulting practice that focuses on content and distribution strategies across TV, broadband and mobile and thus, I am excited to see how this next level of interaction will translate into future entertainment experiences”.

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Cisco’s Crazy Cabling Contest Has Begun!

Data centers are a thing to be marveled at. After all, they really are the brain of a company. And just like a snowflake, no two data centers are the same. However, there are some things that every data center needs in order to operate. For example, cabling. There’s no getting around the fact that all those wires and boxes can create quite a scene. So we want to see it! Send us a photo of your data center in all its crazy, twisty and windy glory and you could win big!

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Enter the Cisco Smart Care Galaxy to Improve Your Sales Opportunities

Partners who implement Smart Care may realize 2-3 times the growth in services margins and be entered into a drawing for one of 10, $500 gift card prizes.

Travel through the galaxy by clicking on the image:

Click on the SUN for Smart Care program details

Click on the ARROW to see the Accelerate Smart Care training program and incentive contest details

Click on the PARTNER PLANET to see the criteria for outrageous success

Click on the COMET to see partner testimonials and tips for implementing Smart Care

Partners who learn to sell Smart Care services beat their competition!

Partners active in the Accelerate Services Sales Program see increases in attach and renewal rates!

Partners who play earn points towards COOL prizes!

Learn how to propel your US&C Smart Care services and increase your margins

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LifeEdited Contest Winners Announced This Thursday; ūmi’s Included!

Nearly two months ago, we gave our readers a mission: Design an ultra-low-footprint apartment in 420 square feet and have a chance to win up to $70,000 in cash, products and contracts for the best ideas. Some of you may have chosen to accept the mission; others may simply be intruiged to hear what exceptional ideas came out of it.

Since October of last year, TreeHugger.com Founder Graham Hill has been searching for the perfect idea, or blend of ideas, to renovate an apartment in New York City and live an environmentally-friendly life there. He began a LifeEdited contest asking people to create a 420sf apartment with an ultra-low footprint. With the belief that we all need to live in less space and have fewer possessions, he thinks we will save money, reduce environmental impact and live simpler lives.

On top of his specifications, we challenged entrants to add a Cisco ūmi telepresence system to their apartment designs. Why? Because Graham will be using Cisco ūmi to conduct business and connect with family and friends from his apartment while reducing emissions. Here are a few Cisco ūmi contest submissions that we wanted to share:

Hundreds of comments, 300+ submissions and 500,000+ page views later, the contest is over and Graham is ready to meet with the judges and select a winner. To watch Graham announce the winners live on Thursday, January 27 from 12-1 p.m. EST, tune in here: http://www.LifeEdited.org/livestream.html.

AND, also make sure you check out this LIMITED TIME OFFER: Buy one ūmi at Magnolia Home Theatre at Best Buy orwww.bestbuy.com/magnolia, and get a second ūmi FREE!

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“Your Valet Life” Contest – Win a Personal Assistant for 6 Months

Want to simplify your life? Valet, the surprisingly simple wireless router can help. Today we’re kicking off the ‘Your Valet Life’ contest, which will award one lucky winner the services of a personal assistant for six months.

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