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04/16/2014

Inside Cisco's Acoustic Chamber

By Karen Crocker Snell
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Inside Cisco's Acoustic Chamber

04/16/2014 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. ... Continue Reading

Tags: Cisco Culture, Innovation, Did You Know

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04/10/2014

The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead:April 7-11

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The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead:April 7-11

04/10/2014

1.) Smell the Coffee with the Next Wave of the Internet Will touch, smell and taste be part of the Internet of Everything experience?   Post by Cisco .   2.) One Second in Baseball Brought To You By The ... Continue Reading

Tags: Week in Review and Look Ahead

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04/09/2014

How Big Data is Sparking Social Change

By Melissa Jun Rowley
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How Big Data is Sparking Social Change

04/09/2014 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 ... Continue Reading

Tags: Innovation, Collaboration, Melissa Jun Rowley

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04/07/2014

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

04/07/2014 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 ... Continue Reading

Tags: Innovation, Sue Tabbitt

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04/03/2014

The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: March 31-April 4

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The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: March 31-April 4

04/03/2014

1. How the Internet of Things is Keeping Trains on Track Despite 200 years of development, train accidents are still a cause for concern in the rail industry, but now sensor technologies are helping make things safer.   ... Continue Reading

Tags: Week in Review and Look Ahead

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04/02/2014

Connecting Canada's Rural North

By Karen Crocker Snell
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Connecting Canada's Rural North

04/02/2014 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 ... Continue Reading

Tags: TelePresence, Video, Education, Canada, Americas

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03/31/2014

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

03/31/2014 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 ... Continue Reading

Tags: Innovation, Internet of Everything, Jason Deign

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03/27/2014

The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: March 24-28

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The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: March 24-28

03/27/2014

1.) Introducing Cisco’s Global Intercloud Cisco and partners announce plans to build the world's largest global intercloud. President Rob Lloyd talks w/ press on plans to invest $1 billion to build its expanded cloud ... Continue Reading

Tags: Week in Review and Look Ahead

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03/26/2014

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

03/26/2014 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 ... Continue Reading

Tags: Internet of Everything, Kristi Essick

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03/25/2014

UCS 5 Year Anniversary

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UCS 5 Year Anniversary

03/25/2014

In honor of the 5th year anniversary of UCS, check out five of our favorite examples of things that are greater than the sum of their parts. ... Continue Reading

Tags: Core Networks, Data Center, Virtualization, Unified Computing, Next Gen IT

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03/25/2014

Cisco Unified Computing System, in Praise of Technology Convergence

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Cisco Unified Computing System, in Praise of Technology Convergence

03/25/2014

Gone are the days when you had to watch your favorite TV shows… on a TV.  More and more, technology that used to be separate is coming together to make our lives easier and more seamless. In honor of the 5 th year anniversary of ... Continue Reading

Tags: Core Networks, Data Center, Virtualization, Unified Computing, Next Gen IT

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03/20/2014

The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: March 17-21

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The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: March 17-21

03/20/2014

1.) Focus: Innovation Highway -New ideas in product development, how mobile is changing the hotel experience, and the latest trends in social media.   Post by Cisco .   2.) Improving the Food and Wine Chain ... Continue Reading

Tags: Week in Review and Look Ahead

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03/17/2014

The Social Media Pulse: Cracking the Mobile Code

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

03/17/2014 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 ... Continue Reading

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

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03/17/2014

Fog Computing: Innovation Beneath the Cloud

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Fog Computing: Innovation Beneath the Cloud

03/17/2014

Early on November 3, 2007, heavy fog caused a traffic pile-up that eventually included 108 passenger vehicles and 18 big-rig trucks on a busy highway in California's San Joaquin Valley. Fog may provide life-sustaining moisture for ... Continue Reading

Tags: Cloud, Innovation Highway

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03/13/2014

The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: March 10-14

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The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: March 10-14

03/13/2014

1.) Technology Enters the Iditarod Race     Post by Cisco .   2.) Transforming the Video Experience   Post by Cisco .   3.) The Future of Technology and the ... Continue Reading

Tags: Week in Review and Look Ahead

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03/11/2014

Technology Enters the Iditarod Race

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Technology Enters the Iditarod Race

03/11/2014

By Mary Gorges #1 The Last Great Race   Even in a race that celebrates its remoteness and spirit of the Last Frontier, news of Iditarod winner Dallas Seavey being the first into Nome, Alaska early today (4am) traveled ... Continue Reading

Tags: Innovation

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03/10/2014

Portable Power: Innovation in Mobile Battery Life

By Sue Tabbitt
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Portable Power: Innovation in Mobile Battery Life

03/10/2014 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 ... Continue Reading

Tags: Mobility, Innovation, Sue Tabbitt

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03/06/2014

The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: March 3-7

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The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: March 3-7

03/06/2014

1.) Leadership@Cisco: Kathleen Weslock   Post by Cisco .   2.) Crowd-Sourcing Initiative Sets Radiation Data Free   Post by Cisco .   3.) How Web-Based Global Networks ... Continue Reading

Tags: Week in Review and Look Ahead

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03/05/2014

Network Trailblazer: A Conversation with Don Tapscott

By Amy Cortese
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Network Trailblazer: A Conversation with Don Tapscott

03/05/2014 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 ... Continue Reading

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

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03/04/2014

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

03/04/2014 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, ... Continue Reading

Tags: Innovation, Collaboration, Laurence Cruz

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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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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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