Cisco employees are moving towards a mobile collaborative office environment – within the workplace. We sit where we like and log into the nearest phone, using extension mobility. But when we traveled to different Cisco offices around the world, we couldn’t log in to the Cisco IP phone: extension mobility only worked at certain limited locations within our home region.
Now, employee phones can essentially follow them to any Cisco office worldwide because Cisco IT deployed the Extension Mobility Cross Cluster (EMCC) feature on Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Cisco UCM).
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Tags: coc-borderless-networks, em, emcc, extension mobility, globalization, IP telephony, IPT, mobility, UC, UCM, unified communications
Jeff White, president of India & SAARC and leader of India Board, Cisco
Cisco marked a new milestone in India with the appointment of a new leader last week. Jeff White, previously vice president for the company’s Service Provider business in the APJC (Asia Pacific, Japan and Greater China) region, has taken on the role of president for Cisco India & SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation), with responsibility for Cisco’s sales and operations in the area.
White will also take on the role of leader of a new India Board, which comprises senior executives from Cisco’s headquarters as well as India and will chart Cisco’s continued engagement with one of the largest emerging economies in the world.
Reporting to Jaime Valles, president of Cisco in APJC, White will partner with Faiyaz Shahpurwala, senior vice president, Industry Solutions and India Site leader, to drive innovation and talent in alignment with the national agenda to transform the economy through technology.
White will also be working closely with Wim Elfrink, executive vice president, Industry Solutions and Chief Globalisation Officer, who is also Cisco’s Executive Sponsor for India. Elfrink was one of the primary drivers for Cisco’s investment in the Globalisation Centre East in 2007 and was based out of Bangalore until 2011.
“Cisco is in a unique position to help the government, our customers and partners in India on their journey of transformation. With the combined resources of our many functions here, including sales, technical, engineering, services and many others, we can drive even greater local innovation with products, services, solutions and new service delivery models that are relevant for India. This is the vision for the next Cisco in India,” said White.
“I’m optimistic about the growth potential in India due to several trends, such as the massive urbanization, the young and vibrant population, a fast-growing middle-class and a government committed to investing in IT.”
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Tags: APJC, globalization, india
Cisco.com was just once again rated in the upper stratosphere of global web sites – just behind Google and Facebook. In the respected ByteLevel Research Web Globalization Score Card for 2012, Cisco.com grabs a very nice #3 ranking among 250 web sites for global corporations. Cisco has consistently held this #3 position overall since 2007.
Also exciting for our global team, Cisco is specifically called out as a regular of the top globalization list: “Companies like Cisco, 3M, and Samsung have become regular faces in the top 10.”
It takes an incredible amount of energy to design and regularly update our major 85 regional sites, and our Cisco.com Global Team works literally around the clock to keep things humming (I know that for sure because I am always invited to attend their midnight and 6 AM meetings!)
You can read a little more about the 2011 Web Globalization Score Card at ByteLevel Research’s web site.
Tags: global, globalization, webexperience
The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported that US manufacturing productivity’s average annual rate of growth (AARG) from 2007 to 2010 is 2.0%. In addition, the report cited that from Jan 1972 to August 2010, the number of people employed in US manufacturing jobs fell from 17,500,000 to 11,500,000 while manufacturing value rose 270%.
Upon reading these statistics, I began to reflect on how technology has radically changed every facet of how we live, work, and connect with each other. I began to ponder, if we could measure and plot our country’s “compassion curve” against the Information Age (circa 1975 – present) would it reflect the same growth and efficiency gains that have been realized by our manufacturing sector? Could we conclude that our society has become increasingly more insensitive and greedy, or more compassionate and giving? Read More »
Tags: automation, Cisco, collaboration, economy, globalization, healthcare, innovation, innvision, Manufacturing, Obama, philanthropy, poverty, volunteering
By Steven Shepard, Contributing Columnist
If you read my prior story on this topic, and appreciate my love of conversations with cab drivers, then you’ll understand this cryptic note:
hi Steve, how are u, its been long time,
this is cab driver Masud from Vancouver, I drop at the airport, we discus many issue, I hope u remember me.
Any way if u have any thing to shear on new thinks, please don’t hegited.
That message is why I travel, and why I work in this field.
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Tags: globalization, internet, mobile phone, network infrastructure, telephone network