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Cisco New Zealand $100,000 Communications Makeover

Cisco New Zealand is again offering small to medium sized businesses the chance to win a total Communications Makeover and this year the prize package is doubled, offering $100,000 of Cisco solutions and deployment. The Cisco Communications Makeover is a chance for businesses to transform the way they operate and help them stay ahead of the competition. “New Zealand is a country of small-to-medium businesses,” says Geoff Lawrie, managing director, Cisco New Zealand.  “Many of those businesses already punch well above their weight with the commercial success they achieve from the size and resourcing of their business, but their growth […]

Cisco I-Prize: join and win $250,000

Cisco announces its second Cisco I-Prize contest. In this open, global competition entrepreneurs submit proposals and collaborate to create the seed idea for Cisco’s next billion-dollar business. Idea submissions should fall in one of four categories: The Future of Work: New solutions that accelerate and change the way we do business The Connected Life: Technological inspirations that dramatically improve living conditions and disseminate culture New Ways to Learn: Next-generation solutions that transform when, where, and how people learn. The Future of Entertainment: New solutions that change how people play together

Cisco Developer Contest: the winner is…

On October 8, 2009 Cisco announced the winners of its “Think Inside the Box” Developer Contest. Launched on Dicember 2008, the competition challenged application developers around the world to develop applications that run on the Cisco® Application Extension Platform (AXP), which resides on the popular Cisco Integrated Services Router (ISR). The winning teams were determined by a panel of seven industry experts who selected the following applications as the most innovative, implementable and relevant to businesses. More than 100 qualified teams from 75 countries entered the competition. The finalists demonstrated the business relevance of the AXP in solving real-world problems, […]

Cisco named “Best Companies to Work For”

FORTUNE’s annual “Best Companies to Work For” list is out, and Cisco has been placed in the top 25 (No. 16 overall and No. 4 for large-sized companies) for the fifth consecutive year. Cisco has been a part of this list ever year since its inception in 1998—our unique culture of transparency and openness continues to drive these types of recognitions. What makes Cisco a great place to work? “We are trusted to do our jobs.  We go through a gauntlet of interviews to get a job at Cisco.  Sure, we have to the appropriate educational background and/or work experiences, […]

Cisco goes to space

Cisco Systems wants to put a router on every communications satellite. The networking giant has already sent the first one into space. The company announced that the router has successfully completed initial in-orbit tests, after being launched Nov. 23 aboard the Intelsat 14 communications satellite into geosynchronous orbit, 22,300 miles above the Earth. The move is one small step in a bold, new Cisco initiative dubbed Internet Routing in Space (IRIS), which company executives say extends the same Internet protocol-based (IP) technology used to build the World Wide Web into the heavens. The long-term goal, they say, is to route […]

Happy Birthday Cisco!

Yesterday, Cisco marks its 25th anniversary with a call to community service. Chairman and CEO John Chambers challenged every Cisco employee to volunteer four hours of service in his or her local community. The networking leader’s goal is an aggregate contribution of 200,000 employee volunteer hours, which equates to approximately 25 years worth of service to the global community. Cisco was founded on December 10, 1984 by husband and wife Len Bosack and Sandy Lerner, two former Stanford University computer scientists whose efforts to enable email between computers on different networks led to the invention of the first multiprotocol router. […]

Cisco Christmas Connections Contest

Cisco invites people residing in Australia and New Zealand to submit entries to the Cisco “Christmas Connections” Contest for a chance to connect with family and friends from around the world this Christmas via Cisco TelePresenceTM. Cisco will award two first-place prizes of Christmas dinners over TelePresence, 10 second-place prizes of a TelePresence meeting and 20 third-place prizes of Flip MinoTM cameras to the person with the entry that best illustrates the importance of connections with family and friends at Christmas.

Black Hat USA 2009: Router Exploitation

During the Black Hat USA 2009, Felix “FX” Lindner has presented his researches concerning the exploitation of memory corruption software vulnerabilitiesin Cisco IOS. “The goal is to map out the problem space in order to allow for the anticipation of developments in the future, as current research suggests that exploitation of such vulnerabilities in the wild is not currently the case. By understanding the challenges that an attacker faces, defensive strategies can be better planned, a required evolution with the current state of Cisco IOS router networks.” says Felix ‘FX’ Lindner in his “Cisco IOS Router Exploitation” abstract.

Cisco 2009 Midyear Security Report

The Cisco 2009 Midyear Security Report presents an overview of Cisco security intelligence, highlighting threat information and trends from the first half of 2009. The report also includes recommendations from Cisco security experts and predictions of how identified trends will evolve. As predicted in the Cisco 2008 Annual Security Report, attacks are only becoming more sophisticated and targeted as we move through 2009—and the global recession. However, while cybercrime is more pervasive, there are encouraging signs that increased collaboration among the “good guys” is making it more difficult for attacks to take root and grow.

Cisco introduces four new certifications!

Yesterday, I have received the newsletter from learning@cisco that announce the release of four new certifications. “In response to the growing demand for IT professionals who can design, manage, and maintain converged technologies across global network infrastructures, Cisco announced the release of four new certifications at the Cisco Live! show, held this week in San Francisco, CA. Cisco Certified Architect, CCNP Wireless, and two new Cisco Datacenter Unified Computing Specialists reinforce Cisco’s commitment developing state of the art, technology driven, role based certifications that meet the demands of today’s network professional.”