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03/30/2015

Move Over Wearables, Make Way for Invisibles

By Anne Field
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Move Over Wearables, Make Way for Invisibles

03/30/2015 By Anne Field

If, several months from now, you notice that the person on the treadmill next to you at the gym has an odd-looking Band-Aid-like thing on his torso, don't worry: It's probably just a performance monitor. The product, called AmpStrip and made by ... Continue Reading

Tags: Mobility, Innovation, Internet of Everything, Anne Field, Internet of Things

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03/26/2015

The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: March 23-March 27

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The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: March 23-March 27

03/26/2015

1.) Focus Magazine: on the go with Connected Transportation   What would life be like without transportation? See how the #InternetOfEverything is driving a more connected auto industry in #CiscoFocus: ... Continue Reading

Tags: Week in Review and Look Ahead

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03/25/2015

Forests Get Smarter With Sensor Technology

By Anne Field
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Forests Get Smarter With Sensor Technology

03/25/2015 By Anne Field

Forestry research doesn’t usually come to mind when you think of the Big Apple. But the 635-acre Alley Pond Park in New York City is one of the most recent areas wired to be part of a network of research sites in the U.S. called Smart ... Continue Reading

Tags: Innovation, Internet of Everything, Anne Field, Internet of Things

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03/23/2015

Improving Quality of Life with the Internet of Everything

By Anne Field
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Improving Quality of Life with the Internet of Everything

03/23/2015 By Anne Field

Most of us don’t usually associate California’s Silicon Valley with public transportation. Traffic jams and technology, perhaps. Trains, not so much. But the city of San Jose is in the midst of a pilot using Internet of Everything ... Continue Reading

Tags: Internet of Everything, Smart Connected Communities, FOCUS, Anne Field, Internet of Things, Connected Transportation

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03/23/2015

Welcome to the Connected Car Era

By Mary Gorges
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Welcome to the Connected Car Era

03/23/2015 By Mary Gorges

Is our car becoming a jumbo smartphone? The new ones, at least, are loaded with apps, can be accessed remotely via other devices, be opened using a passcode, and have (sometimes multiple) electronic displays. It's a whole new era in driving. ... Continue Reading

Tags: FOCUS, Internet of Things, Connected Transportation

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03/23/2015

Cisco Talks Connected Healthcare at SXSW 2015

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Cisco Talks Connected Healthcare at SXSW 2015

03/23/2015

By Mary Bradburne Each year, more than 70,000 people attend the South by Southwest Interactive, Film and Music Festivals in Austin, Texas. This year, Cisco’s corporate social media team joined the tech-savvy and artistic throngs to ... Continue Reading

Tags: Innovation, Healthcare, Internet of Everything, Leadership, Internet of Things

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03/19/2015

The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: March 16-20

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The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: March 16-20

03/19/2015

1.) Detected Movie Trailer Premieres at South by Southwest 2015   2.) Hybrid – The Next Wave of Cloud Innovation   Post by Cisco .     3.) Transportation Technology Eases ... Continue Reading

Tags: Week in Review and Look Ahead, FOCUS

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03/18/2015

Transportation Technology Eases the Commute

By Sue Tabbitt
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Transportation Technology Eases the Commute

03/18/2015 By Sue Tabbitt

In congested cities, smart transport (connected vehicles and infrastructure) has great potential to reduce bottlenecks, cut carbon emissions, and save people a lot of time and stress. Street lights, pop-up bollards and other traffic control ... Continue Reading

Tags: Mobility, Internet of Everything, Smart Connected Communities, Sue Tabbitt, Internet of Things

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03/12/2015

The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: March 9-13

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The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: March 9-13

03/12/2015

1.) The Growth of Concierge Medicine   Post by Cisco .   2.) Healthcare Goes Hollywood at SXSW Festival   Post by Cisco .   3.) IoT and Intelligent Transportation ... Continue Reading

Tags: Week in Review and Look Ahead

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03/11/2015

The Growth of Concierge Medicine

By Mary Ann Azevedo
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The Growth of Concierge Medicine

03/11/2015 By Mary Ann Azevedo

A working mother of three has recurrent sinus infections caused by seasonal allergies at the same time every year.  Squeezing in a visit to her doctor in between deadlines at her job and her children's extracurricular activities has ... Continue Reading

Tags: Mobility, Innovation, Healthcare

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03/10/2015

Healthcare Goes Hollywood at SXSW Festival

By Joie Healy
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Healthcare Goes Hollywood at SXSW Festival

03/10/2015 By Joie Healy

Cutting-edge technology and inspirational filmmaking have long been hallmarks of the annual SXSW Interactive and Film Festivals in Austin, Texas. True to the spirit of the festivals, during this year's gathering, the world will get a ... Continue Reading

Tags: Healthcare, Internet of Everything, Internet of Things

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03/09/2015

IoT and Intelligent Transportation

By Scott Gurvey
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IoT and Intelligent Transportation

03/09/2015 By Scott Gurvey

At 41 minutes after midnight, March 8, 2014, Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 took off from Kuala Lumpur and headed to Beijing. About 40 minutes later the flight crew, now over the South China Sea, was told by air traffic controllers to "contact ... Continue Reading

Tags: Internet of Everything, Internet of Things

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03/05/2015

The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: March 2-6

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The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: March 2-6

03/05/2015

1.) The 3D Workforce: Mobile Millennials   Post by Cisco .   2.) The Story of Cisco Virtualized Managed Business Services   Post by Cisco .   3.) The Growing Reach of ... Continue Reading

Tags: Week in Review and Look Ahead

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03/02/2015

The 3D Workforce: Mobile Millennials

By Kerry Doyle
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The 3D Workforce: Mobile Millennials

03/02/2015 By Kerry Doyle

The traditional office workspace is being disrupted. New technology innovations are changing work values and creating new approaches to business. Millennials (18-29 years of age) represent the newest plugged-in generation to enter the workforce ... Continue Reading

Tags: Social Media, Mobility

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02/26/2015

The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: Feb. 23-27

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The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: Feb. 23-27

02/26/2015

1.) Jimmy Kimmel Live Reimagines the Fan Experience with Cisco   Post by Cisco .   2.) How France is Embracing Digitization of Everything   Post by Cisco .   3.) ... Continue Reading

Tags: Week in Review and Look Ahead

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02/23/2015

The Enigma Machine: A Star at This Year's Oscars

By Mary Gorges
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The Enigma Machine: A Star at This Year's Oscars

02/23/2015 By Mary Gorges

If you've seen the movie, you know the Enigma coding machine plays a key role in the Oscar winning   "The Imitation Game" , and gave us as much foresight into today's encryption and digital privacy age – as it did ... Continue Reading

Tags: Data Center, Fast IT

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02/19/2015

Week in Review: Top Tech Stories Feb. 16-20

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Week in Review: Top Tech Stories Feb. 16-20

02/19/2015

Happy Friday everyone! Hope it was a great week for you all. Here is a look at the top stories this week and see whats coming up next week.    1: Focus Monthly Magazine: Momentum in Mobility - 9 great stories about how ... Continue Reading

Tags: Mobility, Internet of Everything

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02/17/2015

Generation Cloud: How Online Gaming is Shaping New Tech Leaders

By Laurence Cruz
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Generation Cloud: How Online Gaming is Shaping New Tech Leaders

02/17/2015 By Laurence Cruz

Business advisor and Internet entrepreneur Brad Szollose remembers the career-changing moment he became fascinated in the Millennial generation. He and his wife were headed out to dinner and trying to get their 17-year-old nephew, Sebastian, to ... Continue Reading

Tags: Cloud

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02/16/2015

How Wi-Fi is Changing the Way We Work

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How Wi-Fi is Changing the Way We Work

02/16/2015

By: Matt MacPherson The explosive growth of connected mobile devices is in no way slowing down, and neither are the network speeds users will demand to support these devices. In recent years, the conversation around mobility and the ... Continue Reading

Tags: Mobility, Momentum in Mobility

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02/16/2015

The Market for Children's Wearables Heats Up

By Anne Field
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The Market for Children's Wearables Heats Up

02/16/2015 By Anne Field

Undoubtedly, you've heard about the booming market for wearable tech. These devices, often worn on the wrist, can tell you anything from your heart rate to whether your dog is resting. (Your pooch would probably be sporting the gadget on its ... Continue Reading

Tags: Mobility, Internet of Everything, FOCUS, Anne Field, Internet of Things, Momentum in Mobility

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Contributing Writers Contributing Writers
Contributing Writers

Mary Ann Azevedo
Mary Ann Azevedo is an award-winning journalist based in Austin, Texas.

Amy Cortese
Amy Cortese is an award-winning journalist and the author of Locavesting (Wiley, 2011)

Laurence Cruz
Laurence Cruz is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles.

Jason Deign
Jason Deign is a Barcelona-based business writer, journalist and author.

Kerry Doyle
Kerry Doyle has covered business and technology issues for over a decade and was senior editor at ZDNet.com.

Kristi Essick
Kristi Essick has covered technology for the Wall Street Journal and The Industry Standard.

Anne Field
Anne Field has covered entrepreneurship and small business for the New York Times and Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

Mary Gorges
Mary Gorges is a seasoned journalist who has written for both print and television including The Huffington Post.

Scott Gurvey
Scott Gurvey was the New York bureau chief of the Nightly Business Report on PBS.

Melissa Jun Rowley
Melissa Jun Rowley is an award-winning journalist, on-air host, and content strategist with a passion for all things tied to social innovation.

Prasanto Kumar Roy
Prasanto K Roy is a New Delhi-based veteran journalist and speaker on technology, social media and greentech.

Kevin Maney
Kevin Maney is a veteran journalist and reporter who wrote for USA Today, Fortune, Fast Company and ABC News.

Joanne Taaffe
Joanne has contributed to science and economics titles including France's Science & Vie, and Science & Vie Junior.

Sue Tabbitt
Sue Tabbitt is a technology journalist who covers IT and telecommunications.

Steve Wildstrom
Steve Wildstrom is a veteran technology journalist who wrote the Technology & You column at BusinessWeek.

Staff Contributors

Kirsten Chiala
Kirsten Chiala is an Emmy-award winning broadcast journalist and a former executive producer for NBC Bay Area.

John Earnhardt
John Earnhardt is Director of Social Media Communications at Cisco.

Joie Healy
Joie Healy, Senior Manager of Social Media Communications, is an award winning broadcast journalist who worked at NBC for 15 years prior to Cisco.

Past Contributors

Elizabeth Corcoran
Elizabeth Corcoran covers education and technology. She was the Silicon Valley bureau chief at Forbes.

Karen Crocker Snell
Karen Crocker Snell is an award winning content producer and The Network's Digital Content Lead.

Lee Gomes
Lee Gomes has spent nearly two decades writing about technology, much of the time for the Wall Street Journal.

Julie Pitta
Julie Pitta was a senior editor at Forbes Magazine covering the high-tech and biotech industries.

Eric Rabkin
Eric S. Rabkin is Professor of Writing and Rhetoric and Associate Provost for Online Education at Stony Brook University.

David Rogers
David Rogers teaches brands, marketing and digital strategy at Columbia Business School.

Wendy Tanaka
Wendy Tanaka is a former editor at The Network and technology editor at Forbes.

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