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#CiscoChampion Radio S1|Ep9 Cisco TACOPS

#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists, hosted by Cisco’s Amy Lewis (@CommsNinja). This week we’re talking about Cisco TACOPS (@CiscoTACOPS) which connects the unconnected in the middle of crisis, anywhere in the world.

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Cisco Subject Matter Expert: Rakesh Bharania, Network Consulting Engineer on TACOPS Team (@densaer)
Cisco Champion: Jonathan Davis, Network Planning Analyst (@subnetwork)

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How Cisco Trucks Help Establish Communications for First Responders

With the east coast reeling from the effects of hurricane Sandy, utilities are doing their best to restore power to millions who are still without power and other services. Cisco’s NERV truck has been deployed to help utilities and other emergency responders re-establish communications for incident management and service restoration.

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Congratulations SF Giants, 2012 World Series Champions!

November 1, 2012 at 8:12 pm PST

I had the opportunity to take a day off to celebrate the San Francisco Giants victory of the 2012 World Series this year.  The City of San Francisco scheduled the victory parade on Halloween.  It’s the perfect day as the colors for the Giants team are black and orange.  I saw the victory parade on TV in 2010 and decided I needed to feel the excitement this year and be there in person.

There were a lot of Giants fans on BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit).  We decided to meet at the Civic Center in downtown San Francisco, where the parade route ends and the team will speak.  Upon my exit off the BART station, I saw our very own Cisco NERV vehicle, supporting the City of San Francisco Giants Parade. Read More »

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“What If” Could Be Now: Truly Mobile Healthcare

March 14, 2012 at 7:26 am PST

Once upon a time in the days of Opie and Andy, doctors made house calls. I’ve seen it on TV, so it must be true. Now, a doctor visit usually requires that you do the visiting to a clinic, office, or hospital. An initial appointment may result in referrals for tests or to specialists – more visits, parking lots, waiting rooms. Sometimes your information gets transferred along, sometimes it doesn’t.

Mobile devices are showing up everywhere, healthcare included. There’s even a new word: mHealth. (We had e-everything in the early 2000s, then came along iSomething, so let’s now move further into the alphabet with mWords.) Read More »

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