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Moving Beyond the Internet of Things in 2012

Imagine a world where billions of objects have sensors to detect, measure, and assess their status, all interconnected over public or private IP (Internet Protocol) networks. This world of interconnected objects will have its data regularly collected, analyzed and used to initiate action, providing a wealth of intelligence for planning, management, policy and decision-making. Key information will be pushed out from machines to other machines, to individuals, and to public and private organizations, allowing them to take action appropriately.

This is the Internet of Things (IoT), and it is well on the way to Read More »

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AT&T Brings Unified Communications Services to Customers

We continue to see our service provider partners leverage the economics and agility of cloud services

Today, AT&T announced the availability of its Unified Communications Service, a new way for its business subscribers to offer a complete collaboration suite of features to employees in a secure and cost effective way. AT&T’s enterprise collaboration solution features Cisco’s own Hosted Collaboration Solution, which gives partners, including service providers and integrators, the ability to deploy multiple collaboration applications on one server in a virtualized environment and then host those applications for multiple client organizations.

Cisco’s cloud services ultimately enable our service provider partners to offer a seamless experience for both their enterprise and end-user customers. For further details, check out the full announcement.

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Where Will You Be April 26, 2012? Girls and Women in ICT

In November last year, I blogged about why ICT for women and girls in engineering matters. This year, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Secretary-General is announcing the international “Girls in ICT Day.” He states:

“As the leading specialized agency of the United Nations for information and communication technologies (ICTs), ITU looks towards its Members to harness the catalytic role of ICTs in creating far-reaching opportunities for women and girls by eliminating gender disparities and empowering them to meet their goals and aspirations. I call upon all stakeholders (including policy makers, regulators, operators and industry) to adopt policies and strategies that will promote ICT opportunities for women and girls.

Women are the bedrock of our societies. Read More »

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IPv6 Internet Announced, IP Address Apocalypse Called Off

Although we released this some time ago, not long before the run out of IPv4 addresses we thought we’d repost it again given the announcement earlier in the week of the launch date for the IPv6 Internet. The great news is with the IPv6 Internet happening on June 6, 2012 there is no need to fight your colleagues for IP addresses or hide under your desk. Provided, of course, that your network architect or IT Read More »

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John Chambers to Keynote at Mobile World Congress

Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 is now less than two months away and the mobile industry is shifting into high gear!  From now until the booths come down and the Fira Barcelona goes silent, it’s full speed ahead.

No one is more excited about Cisco’s mobility story—and our presence at MWC 2012—than Chairman and CEO John Chambers. As he often says, “mobility is the killer app” and the biggest of all the Read More »

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