News@Cisco Week in Review and Look Ahead: April 18-22

April 22, 2011 - 4 Comments

You know the drill…check out our top news stories of the week and what to look forward to next week.

1.)  Talk2Cisco: The Future of Video in the Enterprise

Yesterday Guido Jouret, Cisco’s VP/GM of the Enterprise Video Group and CTO of the Emerging Technologies Group joined Talk2Cisco for an interactive discussion about pervasive video. Jouret explained what the big buzz around video in the enterprise is all about and how enterprise organizations are harnessing video technologies to support their overall business. Miss the broadcast? Watch the replay above!

2.)  Augmented Reality Gives Developers New SmartPhone Options

Augmented Reality or AR, as it is known, is a technique for enhancing the real world with digital information automatically delivered to a viewing screen. A classic example: in televised football games, the digitally-created yellow line that shows how far the ball carrier needs to rush to get a first down.  The real scene is augmented by digital information. First generation AR on smartphones was similar to GPS map systems that could identify gas stations, pizza parlors or parking garages in the vicinity of the car. Now, creators are taking advantage of a phone’s camera systems to create more advanced capabilities.

3.)  Cisco Advances Networking to Tackle Most Challenging IT Tasks

Furthering its leadership in networking, on Cisco on Tuesday introduced new security, management, and video solutions to its Borderless Networks portfolio to help information technology departments more efficiently manage the proliferation of mobile devices, ongoing changes in workforce habits, and the impact of video on the network.

4.)  Cisco has been named one of America’s Top 10 Greenest Companies by Forbes

Forbes released its list of the nation’s top 10 companies in green power purchasing, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Cisco was awarded the No. 8 spot;  Other companies in the top 10 were Intel, Starbucks and Johnson & Johnson.

Here’s what you can look out for next week!

  • The Bus Stops Here: The Network Makes City Life Easier. Check out this new feature next week about how a Massachusetts transportation project resulted with a collection of apps, used around the country, that can tell you when the next bus is coming, where to get a ride and the best way to get from one place to another.

Have a great rest of your Friday! See you next week!

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  1. My train goes past the North Sydney based office all the time and my friend works for that company and says its such a wonderful place to work for.

  2. Best company to work for! Oh, how I miss being with Cisco…

  3. Congratulations on becoming Top 10 Greenest Companies by Forbes..I wish more companies made this a priority.

  4. Great, informative update, Lindsay! I find this weekly blog very useful. They help me quickly catch up on the Cisco news of the week and it also gives me a heads up on what news to look out for…

    Nicely done!