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Annual Contest Honors Videos That Drive Social Change

February 3, 2014 at 1:00 am PST

Cisco is once again sponsoring the DoGooder Video Awards, which recognize the creative and effective use of video in promoting social good. New this year is a category for young do-gooders, aged 12 to 21, who best communicated their thoughts on pressing social issues in a way that inspired others.

Video submissions will be accepted via the contest website until February 15, in the following categories:

  • The ImpactX Award: honoring those videos that have demonstrated impact for their causes.
  • The Best Nonprofit Video Award: honoring nonprofit organizations using video to make change.
  • The Funny for Good Award: Recognizing effective use of comedy to make people laugh and take action.
  • The Most Inspiring Youth Media Award: For youth who best communicated their thoughts on pressing social issues in a way that inspired others.

Members of the public will be able to vote for the winners from February 28 through March 10.

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Delivering True Interop – The Difference Between Standards and Interoperability

In today’s business world IT professionals have to manage multiple collaboration applications in order to support an increasingly mobile workforce, flexible desktop solutions as well as collaboration and video rooms within their organizations. The collaboration environment is multi-endpoint and multi-vendor and reaches beyond enterprise boundaries -- both B2B and B2C.

Compounding this IT challenge is the maturity of the collaboration market.  To date, companies have typically made significant investments and want to protect these investments as they move forward.  In particular, companies want to protect the quality of experience as they move to integrate across department, company and consumer boundaries, and as they look to expand their deployments.  This challenge grows more acute as the market rapidly evolves towards innovations such as H.265 and WebRTC.

Companies are looking for true interoperability with a seamless user experience that:

-         Allows them to benefit from new innovations

-         Interoperates with existing and future investments

-         And, works across company boundaries and functions in a diverse environment

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Love Prizes? Participate In Our Cisco Partner Summit Contests

May 22, 2013 at 8:22 am PST

Cisco Partner Summit is all about executive networking, channel strategy discussions, technology updates, and business development. But it’s also an opportunity for partners to have some fun and maybe win some cool prizes while they’re at it.

This year, we’re bringing back our Favorite Quote Contest. We also have a new contest that uses the popular Vine video app, and calls for you to be as creative as possible in the span of just a few seconds. Keep reading to find out how to participate in this year’s contests and the exciting prizes we have lined up for the winners.  Read More »

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Calling all Students and Alumni of Networking Academy — Submit your videos today!

Students and Alumni of Networking Academy, I want to hear from you!

The deadline for the World’s Largest Classroom Networking Academy Video Contest is fast approaching. You have until Sunday, April 10th at 12 midnight Pacific Standard Time to tell us, “Why is the Cisco Networking Academy like no other?”

This is a great opportunity to represent your region, draw attention to your theatre and put yourself in the running to earn cash prizes and recognition for a job well done!

Thank you to those of you who have already submitted your videos! We have received some great entries to date.

Detailed submission guidelines and prize information is available at Student Video Contest

Get your video in today!

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Best of TechWiseTV 2010 – Vote Now!

December 16, 2010 at 9:39 am PST

Ok, now is the time to get your votes in…three top notch shows have been elevated as nominee’s for our ‘Best of 2010′ on TechWiseTV.  What is your favorite? Leave your preference in the comments.

You can watch them instantly in their entirety if you are one of the few that missed any -- I have included one preview here, the rest are after the jump along with a few personal observations.

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