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News@Cisco Week in Review and Look Ahead: May 23-27

Happy Friday Everyone! With the United States Memorial Day approaching this weekend, the Cisco Veteran’s Employee Resource Group (VETS ERG) is preparing care packages to send to deployed military service members. As part of that drive, Cisco assembled a video of Cisco employees saying “Thank you!” to all of our deployed troops. Happy Memorial Day!

It was another busy week! Check out our top news stories.

1.) Cisco UCS Changes Landscape

In just two years, sales of Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS) are outpacing market growth for x86 blades and Cisco has become the #3 player worldwide in x86 blade server factory revenue. Check out this infographic to learn more about the progress of UCS.

2.) Online Video’s Business Proposition

YouTube’s search engine has surpassed Yahoo and Bing as the second most popular form of search on the Web so its now surprise, then, that businesses of all kinds and sizes have started to recognize that online video can be a powerful tool. Find out the five communication goals that online video is particularly well suited for.

3.) “Greening” the Data Center

Cisco’s new Allen, Texas, data center is a showcase for the company’s technologies, including Unified Fabric and switches. The data center also has a number of “green” features, such as photovoltaic solar panels on the roof that generate 100 kilowatts of power and an uninterruptable powers supply room that replaces hundreds of batteries. Take a peek at the data center’s cool, green features!

4.) Meet the Creators of Cisco’s Social Business Network: Quad

Meet Raghurama Bhat and Ashish Chirputkar, the two engineers who created Quad, Cisco’s enterprise social collaboration platform. Learn about how internal development began and why a Facebook,Twitter or LinkedIn for the enterprise makes sense.

Follow-up with News@Cisco next week to check out these new stories:

  • Why Knowledge is (Solar) Power Feature: A startup company called Geostellar uses information technology to unlock the power of solar energy.
  • Check out this blog post next Tuesday about how First Wind, an independent energy company focused on utility-scale wind projects in the U.S., is using communications technology to more efficiently manage their operations and produce wind power.  First Wind has deployed a unified Cisco network throughout various parts of its operations to support data, video and voice communications for lowered costs and greater reliability.

See you all next week!

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  1. Great post iam making a blog about tips on seo for video and will be linking back to this page. thanks

  2. I guess that is a cool blog. Look at mine about the Toshiba LCD TV. I wish you all a good day.

  3. Cool to see Cisco thanking the troops going into Memorial Day weekend. Also, I am absolutely amazed to here YouTube’s search engine outperforms Yahoo and Bing in search volume. Google dominates search + 2.

  4. i think this is good idea. i like greening data center. we use solar energy that is green and clean also safe energy