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Reducing Infant Mortality through Mobile Messaging Services

Michele Baker CuthbertBy Michele Baker-Cuthbert, Guest Columnist

Communication technology has really gone a long way to improve our lives in America.  We have the power to connect with someone in less than a second.  For people in other countries, they are not so fortunate.

In poorer countries, it is next to impossible to get the information they need because a simple staple like the Internet or mobile connectivity is not available.  Just think, a soon to be mother would need information on what to do if she delivered her child early.

This is where MAMA, Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action has made a difference to over 20 million new and expectant mothers.  The MAMA free mobile phone messaging service is found in over 35 countries. Read More »

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Workplace Experience in the Borderless Network

As you wait for that flight from Mineta San Jose to Dallas for this afternoon’s meeting, chances are, you will pull up your presentation for some last-minute reviews—updating the latest sales data from your company’s financial application, while you catch up with your offshore team in China on a quick video call.

The new workplace is visual, mobile, and in the moment. For the end user—like you and me, the quality of the experience is everything. Network service levels are judged by the quality of the experience, and the ability to run any of your applications, in any location and from any device. And you and I might be internal workers, business partners, or external end customers.

The Cisco Borderless Network enriches this end user workplace experience while simplifying the network administrator’s workload who delivers this experience.

What does this mean to the user?

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