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4/16/2014

Inside Cisco's Acoustic Chamber

By Karen Crocker Snell
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Inside Cisco's Acoustic Chamber

4/16/2014
By Karen Crocker Snell

So, what is this room? No, Cisco has not gone into the music recording business (however fun that might be); this is Cisco's Acoustic Hemi-Anechoic Chamber. It not only makes for a super cool photo - what it does is pretty amazing. The Acoustic Hemi-Anechoic Chamber is the only... Continue Reading

Tags: Cisco Culture, Innovation, Did You Know

 
4/9/2014

How Big Data is Sparking Social Change

By Melissa Jun Rowley
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How Big Data is Sparking Social Change

4/9/2014
By Melissa Jun Rowley

Thanks to the ability to quantify and qualify personal data and metadata through the plethora of social networks, apps, and device usage among the masses, large companies are able to target customers and reach audiences on a more granular level than ever before, making big data a significant... Continue Reading

Tags: Innovation, Collaboration, Melissa Jun Rowley

 
4/7/2014

Smell the Coffee with the Next Wave of the Internet

By Sue Tabbitt
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Smell the Coffee with the Next Wave of the Internet

4/7/2014
By Sue Tabbitt

Experts have plenty of ideas about what will constitute the next wave of the Internet and mobile communications. But in the ‘Pervasive Computing' department of City University London  in the UK, Professor Adrian Cheok and his team are certain this will involve a fuller sensory experience –... Continue Reading

Tags: Innovation, Sue Tabbitt

 
4/2/2014

Connecting Canada's Rural North

By Karen Crocker Snell
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Connecting Canada's Rural North

4/2/2014
By Karen Crocker Snell

Connected North is the groundbreaking program that uses Cisco's telepresence technology to bring an immersive virtual solution into the classroom to help address the educational needs of children living in Canada's north. Cisco has worked to bring together an ecosystem of partners,... Continue Reading

Tags: TelePresence, Video, Education, Canada, Americas

 
3/31/2014

How the Internet of Things is Keeping Trains on Track

By Jason Deign
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How the Internet of Things is Keeping Trains on Track

3/31/2014
By Jason Deign

Before we start, here's a warning: don't let this story put you off your next train journey. Rail transport is extremely safe. Between 2000 and 2009, an average of just 22 Americans died per year travelling on trains. Compare that to more than 26,000 auto deaths. And when you do a... Continue Reading

Tags: Innovation, Internet of Everything, Jason Deign

 
3/26/2014

The Internet of Everything – Four Technologies We'll Actually Use within Three Years

By Kristi Essick
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The Internet of Everything – Four Technologies We'll Actually Use within Three Years

3/26/2014
By Kristi Essick

There is so much talk about the Internet of Everything, but how much of it is a futuristic pipe dream? After all, for nearly two decades, companies have tried to sell consumers Internet-connected fridges and microwaves, automated home lighting and heating systems, and smart entertainment devices,... Continue Reading

Tags: Internet of Everything, Kristi Essick

 
3/17/2014

The Social Media Pulse: Cracking the Mobile Code

By Amy Cortese
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The Social Media Pulse: Cracking the Mobile Code

3/17/2014
By Amy Cortese

For one week in February, 25,000 plugged-in people around the world paused from their tweeting, posting and pinning to rub elbows in the real world. The venue: Social Media Week, a sprawling twice-yearly conference that takes place in multiple cities simultaneously. Then again,... Continue Reading

Tags: Social Media, Innovation, FOCUS, Amy Cortese, Innovation Highway

 
3/10/2014

Portable Power: Innovation in Mobile Battery Life

By Sue Tabbitt
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Portable Power: Innovation in Mobile Battery Life

3/10/2014
By Sue Tabbitt

As mobile technology increasingly becomes the default mode of access to information and services, and for collecting real-time data right where the action is, one of the biggest challenges is how to keep devices running for longer. Typically the more intelligent the mobile device, the faster the... Continue Reading

Tags: Mobility, Innovation, Sue Tabbitt

 
3/5/2014

Network Trailblazer: A Conversation with Don Tapscott

By Amy Cortese
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Network Trailblazer: A Conversation with Don Tapscott

3/5/2014
By Amy Cortese

The Internet of Good: Amy Cortese sat down with technology thought leader Don Tapscott to talk about a new model of finding solutions for everything from poverty to climate change to human rights. Amy Cortese: Your latest research project focuses on how global, multi-stakeholder networks... Continue Reading

Tags: Social Media, Collaboration, Network Trailblazers, Amy Cortese

 
3/4/2014

After Fukushima: Crowd-Sourcing Initiative Sets Radiation Data Free

By Laurence Cruz
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After Fukushima: Crowd-Sourcing Initiative Sets Radiation Data Free

3/4/2014
By Laurence Cruz

It's nearly three years since the massive Tohoku Earthquake and ensuing tsunami devastated the east coast of Honshu, Japan, triggering the catastrophic Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. Sean Bonner remembers it well. As news of the March 11, 2011 disaster spread, the Internet entrepreneur... Continue Reading

Tags: Innovation, Collaboration, Laurence Cruz

 
2/25/2014

Top Technology Trends at Mobile World Congress

By Jason Deign
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Top Technology Trends at Mobile World Congress

2/25/2014
By Jason Deign

In today's connected world it seems hard to believe that the first GSM phone call happened as recently as 1991. As the 28 th GSMA Mobile World Congress rolls into Barcelona, Spain, the mobile industry boasts almost 7 billion connections , equivalent to more than 96 percent of the... Continue Reading

Tags: Mobility, Innovation

 
2/24/2014

Currency for the Internet of Everything Era

By Kevin Maney
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Currency for the Internet of Everything Era

2/24/2014
By Kevin Maney

Bitcoin can seem like a strange toy for computer geeks, but it may ignite the biggest change in the way we pay for things since the first credit cards in the 1960s. Much of the publicity has focused on Bitcoin as a currency, showing it as a bizarre form of money that comes from no country and can... Continue Reading

Tags: Innovation, Internet of Everything, Kevin Maney

 
2/19/2014

Step into the Museum of the Future, Today

By Jason Deign
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Step into the Museum of the Future, Today

2/19/2014
By Jason Deign

Museums and art galleries are hardly the first places that spring to mind when you think of technological innovation. Unless you have been to the Cleveland Museum of Art ( CMA ), that is. Step inside the century-old building in University Circle on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio, United... Continue Reading

Tags: Mobility, Innovation, Internet of Everything

 
2/17/2014

Pet Tech Innovations

By Anne Field
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Pet Tech Innovations

2/17/2014
By Anne Field

At about $55 billion, according to the American Pet Products Association, the pet industry in the U.S. is booming. Still, startups until recently have been slow to apply new technologies to the market. Now, a crop of startups are using technologies ranging from the Internet of Everything... Continue Reading

Tags: Mobility, Innovation, Internet of Everything, FOCUS, Anne Field, Mobility Focus

 
2/11/2014

UK Mobile Innovators Set for Global Take-off

By Sue Tabbitt
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UK Mobile Innovators Set for Global Take-off

2/11/2014
By Sue Tabbitt

On February 24-27, mobile technology innovators and enthusiasts from across the globe will converge on the city of Barcelona in Spain. Here, the latest gadgets, apps and other mobile advances will be promoted amid great fanfare at Mobile World Congress 2014 . For a lucky handful of rising mobile... Continue Reading

Tags: Mobility, FOCUS, Sue Tabbitt, Mobility Focus

 
2/10/2014

Could "Her" Happen to You?

By Laurence Cruz
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Could "Her" Happen to You?

2/10/2014
By Laurence Cruz

With its original story of a lonely man who falls in love with an operating system, writer-director Spike Jonze's romantic comedy Her is delighting audiences and critics alike. But the Zeitgeist-capturing premise at the film's core is an evolution of a sci-fi staple—the computer as ultimate... Continue Reading

Tags: Social Media, Mobility, Virtualization, Internet of Everything, Laurence Cruz

 
1/29/2014

Emerging Economies: Crime and the Smart City Solution

By Jason Deign
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Emerging Economies: Crime and the Smart City Solution

1/29/2014
By Jason Deign

In 2001 the celebrated science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke foretold electronic monitoring would virtually phase out professional criminals by 2009. Half a decade later than predicted, there are signs this could finally be starting to happen… although perhaps not where you might expect.... Continue Reading

Tags: Mobility, Internet of Everything, Jason Deign

 
1/27/2014

New Wave of Smart Buildings Give Occupants More Control

By Mary Ann Azevedo
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New Wave of Smart Buildings Give Occupants More Control

1/27/2014
By Mary Ann Azevedo

The number of companies developing analytics that can collect and analyze energy-related data is growing exponentially. Eager startups are scrambling to meet surging demand for ways to manage energy consumption more efficiently. It's a hot market and one that stands to be lucrative.... Continue Reading

Tags: Innovation, Smart Connected Communities, Mary Ann Azevedo

 
1/21/2014

Cyber Security: Test your Knowledge

By Kirsten Chiala
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Cyber Security: Test your Knowledge

1/21/2014
By Kirsten Chiala

... Continue Reading

Tags: Security, FOCUS, Kirsten Chiala, Security Focus

 
1/14/2014

Smart City Seoul

By Melissa Jun Rowley
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Smart City Seoul

1/14/2014
By Melissa Jun Rowley

What makes a city smart? How efficiently its public services operate? The digital savviness of its people? The sustainability of its infrastructure? The mayor of Seoul, Korea, Park Won-soon, says, "the key to becoming a smart society is 'communication' on a totally different level. A... Continue Reading

Tags: Innovation, Smart Connected Communities, Melissa Jun Rowley