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Australian Government CIO gives TelePresence the Thumbs Up

- March 17, 2013 - 1 Comment

Cisco TelePresence has received one of the most glowing endorsements possible, with the CIO of the Australian Government speaking to Sydney Morning Herald’s ITPro section about the success of the Australian Government’s roll out of its TelePresence system.

Glenn Archer cites the national Cisco TelePresence system with 37 operational video conferencing sites across the country as being an example of a highly successful government IT project.

2,500 meetings have been held via the system in three and half years and the Government calculates that it has saved around $44 million through reduced airfare and travel costs. In addition, Glenn Archer is quoted as saying that the Government has reduced its carbon footprint by 8,500 tonnes of CO2 through the introduction of TelePresence.

It’s great to see how Cisco solutions are saving the Government money in travel expenses that can be redirected towards other important initiatives as well as helping to reduce our impact on the environment.

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