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Cisco HealthPresence: Technology Recreates Face-to-Face Doctor’s Visit

With technologies like TelePresence, or Cisco’s (NASDAQ:CSCO) medical version HealthPresence, will we still visit with our doctor or medical specialist in the future? Watch this HealthPresence video below, where Cisco and the Discovery Channel team to demonstrate Cisco’s HealthPresence, which creates a live, face-to-face office visit for doctors and patients, even when they are hundreds of miles apart.

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Cisco study predicts Shortage of IT Professionals

Cisco, in collaboration with the Cisco Learning Institute, announced the results of a study on networking labor needs in North America. According to an IDC white paper sponsored by Cisco Learning Institute, “Networking Skills in North America: Trends, Gaps and Strategies,” there is a 60,000-person shortfall between the supply of networking talent and the market demand for highly skilled information technology (IT) workers in the workforce today. As the demand grows for IT professionals, who now represent 14 percent of the workforce, this gap is expected to continue through 2011. Continue reading Cisco study predicts Shortage of IT Professionals

PAETEC recertified by Cisco

PAETEC Integrated Solutions Group (ISG), a division of PAETEC Holding Corp. (NASDAQ GS: PAET) has been officially re-certified for Silver Certification from Cisco. To continue earning Silver Certification, PAETEC ISG had to meet rigorous standards for networking competency, service, support and customer satisfaction set forth by Cisco. Continue reading PAETEC recertified by Cisco

WiMAX Industry Patent Pool Formed

Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Clearwire, Intel, Samsung, Sprint Ally to Form WiMAX Industry Patent Pool

4g WIMAXTo accelerate the widespread adoption and deployment of WiMAX technology and products, Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco®, Clearwire, Intel Corporation, Samsung Electronics and Sprint today announced the formation of the Open Patent Alliance (OPA). The OPA will advance a competitive and open intellectual property rights model, thus stimulating a larger WiMAX industry that supports innovation through broader choice and lower equipment and service costs for WiMAX technology, devices and applications globally.

WiMAX is a 4G, IP-based broadband wireless technology that provides low-cost, multi-megabit speed and greater throughput for the mobile Internet era of video-rich content and bandwidth-intensive applications. It is based on the IEEE 802.16e standard.

To accomplish its goals, the OPA will form a WiMAX patent pool to help participating companies obtain access to patent licenses from patent owners at a predictable cost. Continue reading WiMAX Industry Patent Pool Formed

Win a $35k Cisco router – Cisco EDGE QUEST Tournament of Aces

Cisco is trying to do some ‘viral marketing’ and have developed a game where you can win a $35k Cisco router or $10k in Cash.“What could the winner do with a Cisco ASR 1002 router? The question is really more what can’t you do with it,” said Webster. “You could donate it to your local university or Cisco Networking Academy or use it to train for Cisco Networking Certifications; you could get in serious favor and become part of your company’s lore by giving it to the IT department; or you could use it to have unmatched bragging rights as owner of absolutely the most powerful, awe-inspiring home network in your city!”

20,000 Cisco IP Phones for Cambridge

BT and Cisco today announced one of the largest deployments of IP telephony in the education field in a multi-million pound deal with the University of Cambridge.The project will see BT, Cisco, and the University’s IT Consultancy partner, PTS Consulting, deliver approximately 20,000 IP telephony handsets to the University over the next 18 months, replacing the existing system.

The University’s investment will modernise the student experience, enabling students to collaborate in new and more innovative ways through the deployment of a converged voice, video and data network. Sharing information more easily will improve the quality of education and research, with students and academics using instant messaging, voice emails, streaming video and much more to share ideas in real time, from anywhere in the world.

Dr Ian Lewis, Director, University Computing Service, University of Cambridge. said: “As one of the world’s leading universities, Cambridge is keen to attract and retain the very best students and researchers. Part of that involves providing thoroughly modern facilities that reflect our forward-looking relationship with technology.”

John Dovey, VP, BT iNet, said: “This is a unique and ground-breaking deal in education which was secured against tough competition. It is the largest deployment of its kind in the sector and will provide students and staff with a communication system fit for the challenges of the 21st century.”

Scot Gardner, public sector operations director, Cisco UK & Ireland, said: “By embracing Cisco’s Connected Learning vision, through this project the University of Cambridge is aiming to transform the way students, academics and administrators collaborate and ensure the University remains a globally-focused, student-centric institution well into the future.”

Simon Robinson, PTS Consulting Project Director commented: “The IP migration at the University of Cambridge is a complex project that must meet the communications requirements of 17,000 users spread over 200 institutions. Having guided the University through the solution procurement, we are looking forward to the challenges of rolling out the new IP-enabled telephony platform.”

The University of Cambridge is BT’s long-established strategic partner as part of the company’s open approach to innovation. Through this relationship BT works with many of the best academic minds in the world on cutting edge research addressing the medium and longer-term critical needs of BT and its customers.