Technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace. Organizations are increasingly adopting BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policies. Businesses and governments are changing how they work. In a recent article by the Wall Street Journal, “Employees Alone Together, ” the author features organizations that are growing because of their alternative work arrangements. Technology is allowing these organizations to innovate in ways previously never envisioned. They are creating communities of interest virtually, celebrating success and planning for tomorrow – without requiring employees to work longer hours.
Do you want greater work flexibility for your organization? Learn how technology, when aligned with policies and procedures – can increase productivity and accelerate your mission task or goal.
Tags: cloud, collaboration, Flexible Working, government, grid lock, telework, workforce mobility
Organizations planning a move to the cloud should consider which cloud model is right for their business and objectives. This consideration extends beyond just public and private cloud models. The journey to cloud is focused on building or evolving the network platform to enable automation and unleash IT. Regardless of cloud approach or business goals—cost reduction, growth, agility—it’s the first and most important step.
At Cisco we’ve learned from our own cloud journey. We learned that the network is the lynchpin and enabler of adaptable IT service delivery. This guiding principle has enabled us to provide dynamic and reliable products and solutions to help our customers seize innovation, accelerate business and drive outcomes; all through the cloud.
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Tags: Cisco_Cloud_Strategy, cloud, cloud_computing, government, IT, private cloud, Public Cloud, public sector
Anyone who gets behind the wheel is painfully aware of the personal costs of driving an automobile, including $4-per-gallon gasoline and expensive maintenance.
But what about the societal costs of personal transportation?
Of the estimated $3 trillion yearly cost of personal transportation in the United States, for example, nearly 40 percent ($1.1 trillion) is “societal,” related to congestion, crashes, parking, roads, traffic services, and pollution.1 These costs are, in fact, a “hidden tax” amounting to nearly $7,000 per vehicle per year.
The Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG) believes that vehicle connectivity can act as a catalyst to help pay for the societal costs of personal transportation, while unlocking additional benefits.
What’s more, governments now have the opportunity to work with other key stakeholders—insurance companies, automotive manufacturers, and service providers—to create a next-generation transportation business model around connected vehicles and a smart, connected traffic infrastructure. Read More »
Tags: Cisco, connected vehicle, government, IBSG, meeting of the minds, mobility, network, personal mobility, personal transportation, smart road pricing, smart traffic infrastructure
On October 18, 2011, Cisco Systems will host Veterans Corporate Technology Day (VCTD) which brings U.S. military personnel, spouses and caregivers to Cisco campuses and exposes them to resources that are available as they potentially transition to the civilian workforce.
The multi-site event introduces mentorship programs and educational resources. There will be a sessions on the GI Bill/ Vets Benefits and Futures Inc’s online career path and job resource center called “Pipeline.” Cisco veterans and executives will share testimonials about their own transitions and attendees will have an opportunity to tour Cisco facilities such as labs, the Network Emergency Response Vehicle and the virtual Executive Briefing Center.
The event builds on the first Cisco Veterans Corporate Technology Day held last year at Cisco’s Research Triangle Park campus in North Carolina. The Veterans Enablement and Troop Support (VETS) employee resource group hosted 30 soldiers, spouses and caregivers from the Ft. Bragg Warrior Transition. The day was a great success with many rewards for all parties involved. Click video below to hear from participants of last year’s event:
This year’s Cisco Veterans’ Technology Day will take place on October 18, 2011 at the following Cisco locations in partnership with Wounded Warriors Project and Futures Inc.:
- San Antonio, Texas
- Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
- Englewood, Colorado
- San Jose, California
- Herndon, Virginia
- Lawrenceville, Georgia
Cisco’s Inclusion & Diversity Blog: Transition from Military Service to Civilian Life
Cisco’s Platform Blog: Supporting New Opportunities for Veterans
Tags: diversity, Employee Resource Group, government, inclusion, Inclusion and Diversity, military, military service, veterans, wounded warriors
More than 1.8 million veterans are women – the highest number ever in American history. On September 8 Cisco participated in New York Fashion Week as one of several campaign supporters of Fatigues to Fabulous (F2F), a national campaign established to honor and support female veterans.
Photo Caption: Cisco’s Michael Veysey, Director of Veterans Programs (Left) and Patrick Finn, Vice President U.S. Federal (Right) join four of the veteran ambassadors who were honored at the event.
Many women veterans face serious challenges obtaining housing, employment training as well as continuing psychological and physical healthcare. F2F’s mission is to initiate a national dialogue on the issues affecting military women as well as raise funds to support research and services.
This event is one of several initiatives by Cisco to provide education, training and employment resources to help male and female veterans transition home and join the civilian workforce.
“Our veterans have made significant sacrifices for our country and face some unique challenges as they transition back to civilian life. Cisco is proud to support events like F2F in addition to other programs that put veterans back on a path to careers outside of the military; whether in technology or other industries,” said Michael Veysey, Cisco’s new Director of Veterans Programs. Read More »
Tags: Corporate Responsibility, Fatigue to Fabulous, government, military, veterans, Veterans Affairs, Veterans Programs