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News@Cisco Week in Review and Look Ahead: February 28-March 4

March 4, 2011 - 3 Comments

Cisco was everywhere this week with different events across the U.S. and some interesting technology stories!

1.) IPv6: The Time Has Come

You would have thought 4,294,967,295 internet addresses was plenty. But, less than 30 years after the Internet Protocol was adopted and barely 15 years after the internet went mainstream, the pool of numerical addresses has been all but exhausted. The good news is the solution is at hand, but will require a long-overdue reworking of some crucial internet infrastructure.

2.) TV Goes Social at Oscars and GRAMMYs

And the winner is? … Social media. The Oscars and the GRAMMYs are still prime TV viewing experiences, but a growing convergence with social media is changing the way users tune in. Learn more about how the Oscars and the GRAMMYs are leveraging social media!

3.) Partner Summit 2011

Laissez le Bon Temp Rouler! (Let the good times role)

Cisco was at New Orleans this week for Partner Summit 2011! We announced a Cloud Partner Program and new unified communications platforms for small and mid-sized businesses and new sales productivity initiatives. Watch the interview with John Chambers above and also check out the Cisco Channels blog and Youtube channel for all of the updates from Partner Summit that includes other interviews with Rob Lloyd, Keith Goodwin, Padmasree Warrior and much more!

4.) Enterprise Connect

Cisco was also in Orlando, Florida this week for Enterprise Connect! Cisco announced the release of Cisco Jabber, a unified communications application that brings together presence, instant messaging (IM), voice and video, voice messaging, desktop sharing and conferencing into a single consistent experience across PCs, Macs, tablets and smart phones. You can also check out the Enterprise Connect Virtual Experience Community page for more details on the conference!

5.) Cisco’s Crazy Cabling Contest Has Begun

Cisco’s Crazy Cabling Contest Has Begun! Send a photo of your data center in all its crazy, twisty and windy glory and you could win a brand new Flip Mino HD 120 camera and an Amazon gift card worth $200.00 USD! Looking forward to seeing some of your crazy data centers! Check out the blog post for all of the contest details!

We also have some interesting stuff going out next week. Check it out and tune in next week…

  • Book Publishing: A Faster, More Social Approach: Marc Gunther, contributing editor at Fortune magazine and News@Cisco contributor, shares his take on a new venture in publishing that uses social media to directly connect writers and readers. Read more next week!
  • The Future of Television: Sweeping Change at Breakneck Speed: Television has undergone many changes since the days of rabbit ears and vacuum tubes. Today the industry stands on the brink of a revolution that will completely transform TV as we know it. We’ve already moved from black-and-white to color to high-definition and 3D displays. Before long, we’ll be able to smell and even taste what we see onscreen. Pay TV gave us hundreds of viewing options beyond the Big Three networks, but soon, we may not really use channels at all.

Visit News@Cisco next week to check out these technology news stories and more! Have a fabulous weekend!

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  1. There is so much talk now about social media now. There was one interesting study done recently that found that reading Facebook posts raises one’s self-esteem, since these posts tend to be very positive and flattering to the person. Technology!

  2. I have to say that everything has to go social nowadays. If business wants to stay ahead and outdo their competitors, the only way is go social and engage with the customers real time. Change has come and if we do not keep moving ahead, we will be left behind.

  3. I know with the advent of google tv and others, that were very few steps away from tv and computer merging into each other. I think it’s going to affect our advertising, as computer internet info on its users allow for targeted ads. I actually like this idea, because then I can watch ads that are relevant to me instead of things that I would never care about. More relevance is therefore good, although one could say that just because its relevant doesn’t mean its work my time. The future of tv is very interesting!