The WSJ reported on Wednesday that the word “innovation” is suffering from irrelevance due to overuse. So I’m not going to call these customers “innovative”; instead, let’s call them cutting-edge, visionary, pioneering, creative, inspired.
On June 4, 2012, in Washington, D.C., Computerworld will recognize the achievements of the men, women, organizations and institutions around the world whose visionary applications of information technology promote positive social, economic and educational change as part of the Computerworld Honors Program.
We are extremely proud that two of our enterprise video customers are being recognized as Laureates at this year’s Gala:
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
The mission of H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute is to advance the prevention and cure of cancer, serving patients who must often travel long distances multiple times during the course of treatment. Moffitt has implemented Cisco enterprise video solutions for video-on-demand and real-time video interaction that allow patients to access orientation information, consult with their physicians, and participate in support groups that can serve as an emotional lifeline, without repeated travel to Moffitt locations. They are also using enterprise video to maximize the time physicians spend on patient care as opposed to traveling to affiliate hospitals for Grand Rounds educational sessions.
Lone Star College System
Lone Star College System (LSCS) is committed to providing affordable, high-quality education to an increasingly diverse community and an expanding number of online students. As the fastest growing college in Texas, LSCS consists of six campuses and ten learning centers spread over 1,400 square miles, with a student population that has blossomed from 65,000 to 90,000 in just four years. Video plays a pivotal role in engaging today’s students, who have been raised in an environment of anytime, anywhere access to digital media and have considerably different expectations about how to acquire and consume information than their predecessors. LCSC has adopted Cisco enterprise video technologies as the foundation for new ways of teaching and learning, and to improve staff and faculty productivity by enabling more frequent collaboration among locations.
Congratulations to all of this year’s Laureates! (Just don’t call them “innovative”.)