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Video and Telepresence Integral to Supporting a Mobile Workforce

March 19, 2012 at 3:00 pm PST

Whether you work for a government agency, a hospital, or a school (or you attend school as a student) the verdict is in--you needn’t spend all day in your office, classroom, or examination room to productively do your job or complete your assignments.

Consider these examples: In San Antonio, Texas, detectives obtain search warrants via in-vehicle laptop telepresence connections to judges; doctors in a California hospital use tablets to videoconference with their colleagues; and, thanks to a telepresence-equipped mobile robot, Lyndon Baty, a 16-year old with kidney disease who cannot attend regular high school, interacts from home with his teachers and peers and participates in lessons as if he were sitting in the classroom.

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Telework Set to Go Mobile: One Year Into the Telework Enhancement Act

March 18, 2012 at 2:18 pm PST

The end of 2011 marked the one-year anniversary of the implementation of the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010. At the end of last year, Cisco partnered with the Telework Exchange to help convene a panel of telework experts, including federal agency leaders who have pioneered telework programs in their divisions, to hear the outcomes of these initial efforts and share insights into what the future of telework holds.

Reports from participating sections of the Library of Congress and the Treasury Department revealed workers experienced increased flexibility and job satisfaction as a result of having more opportunities to telework. The Treasury Department in particular saw higher productivity, improved emergency preparedness, and cost savings from reduced office space needs. Technology like telepresence has kept workers in disparate locations connected and allowed business to maintain—even enhance—its fluidity and efficiency.

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Come see us, let’s do lunch @ the GSF!

February 20, 2012 at 1:41 pm PST

Join Cisco experts, selected partners, and industry leaders at the 2012 Government Solutions Forum. Get program updates by searching #ciscogsf on Twitter.

We invite you to join Cisco experts, selected partners, and industry leaders on March 21 at the fourth annual Government Solutions Forum. At this interactive educational forum you will discover how public sector agencies and educational organizations are successfully implementing new processes and technologies to improve operational efficiency, enable workforce productivity, and deliver measurable results. You will also benefit from:

  • Technology showcases
  • Interactive demonstrations by Cisco strategic partners
  • Peer-to-peer networking opportunities
  • Detailed discussions of customer best practices and case studies

Benefits

Title: Four Tracks Provide Maximum Value

The 2012 Government Solutions Forum is structured in four tracks to provide detailed technical learning about the topics facing today’s technology and program management professionals in governmental and educational organizations. Choose the track that best suits your interests. They include:

  • Track 1 Mobile Collaboration
  • Track 2 Unified Data Center and the Cloud
  • Track 3 Cutting the Cost of Government
  • Track 4 Managing Risk in a Dynamic Network Environment
Agenda and Registration is here:  http://www.cisco.com/web/strategy/government/solutionsforum.html

Note:  I may be hosting a special deep dive technical session on switching and network management, please write me directly if you are interested in attending.

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