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

Check out The Network's top stories of the week and what to look forward to next week.

The London 2012 Olympics officially kicks off tonight with the opening ceremonies! Good luck to all of the athletes out there! Which event are you most excited to watch? Also, look out for more content next week around Cisco and the Olympics!

And, the wait is officially over! My Networked Life series went live this week starting with Shilo Shiv Suleman from Bangalore, India. Stay tuned for the next 11 weeks as you meet individuals from across the globe! Meet some of individuals here and check out the rest of the top stories of the week below.

1.) My Networked Life: Shilo Shiv Suleman, Bangalore, India

Shilo Shiv Suleman creates interactive narratives, filled with fantasy and wonder, for children on the iPad. Her stories of fantasy and wonder create interactions and experiences that encourage her readers to actively seek out natural environments.

2.) Cisco Innovators: Lew Tucker

Learn about the history of innovation at Cisco and how the open source environment is changing the landscape of computing.

3.) Ride to the Future in a London Cab

The iconic black cabs of London are moving up a gear in terms of the communications facilities they offer to visitors to the British capital. What technology services would you value in a taxi?

4.) How a Data Center Solution Saved a School District

Cisco partner Netech helped a cash-strapped school district reduce their physical servers from 300 to 17 and helped them save over a million dollars in hardware costs and services. Find out how they did it.

Here's what to look forward to next week!

  • How the Crowdfunding Industry is Scrambling to Make Your Donation Pay Off: The hoopla over crowdfunding ramps up to a whole new level, as the trend turns donors into investors.
  • The Journey to Olympic Gold: Olympic gold medalist Mary Wayte Bradburne talks about the Olympic athletes' psyche and provides an insider's view on the journey to the podium

Have a great weekend and enjoy the Olympics...only happens every four years!!