Right now, nearly 16 billion people, processes, data, and things are connected to the Internet. By the time this blog post goes “live”, that number will have surely increased. And by 2020, there will be more than 50 billion connections, as the Internet of Everything becomes a reality and changes the world around us.
Cisco Live! is less than a week away, and we’re excited to announce that #CiscoChat is bringing you conversations right from the event floor. Whether you’re onsite or at home, you can participate in any and all of our social chats.
On Monday January 13, 19 Cisco Networking Academy students from around the world will arrive at Cisco headquarters, where they will spend a week learning about the IT industry and making connections that could launch their careers.
New Cisco study reveals $4.6 Trillion in Value at Stake for governments that embrace IoE
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 9, 2014 /3BL Media/ – The Internet of Everything could generate $4.6 Trillion in value for public sector organizations over the next decade, according to a new study released by Cisco today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The Internet of Everything (IoE) can help governments create value by saving money, improving employee productivity, generating new revenue (without raising taxes) and enhancing citizen benefits.
Improving access to healthcare in rural parts of the world. Developing technologies that can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Fostering diversity and ethical standards throughout our business and supply chain. These are some of the ways we are combining human collaboration and network technology to improve lives, build communities, and preserve the environment – we call it impact multiplied.
In America today there is a huge untapped resource that could dramatically improve the productivity of companies across the nation. Renewable energy? Tax breaks? No… It’s the 1 million military veterans returning to the job market. One million individuals who understand teamwork and leadership, have a proven ability to learn quickly, a strong work ethic, dedication, and the ability to work under pressure.
The early, emergent days of measuring shared value
An audience member asked me, “Is that all you’re going to present? Is there some more data here?”
I said, “That’s it. After all, it is the New Metrics for Sustainable Business conference.”
My response, while a bit flippant, reflected today’s reality. Early days. Emergent. When it comes to “measuring shared value,” most companies are in the nascent stages of understanding how to do it effectively.
Today, Cisco was recognized as one of only four organizations nationwide as a “Green Power Partner of the Year” by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This annual award recognizes the country’s leading green power users for furthering the voluntary green power market. EPA presented Cisco with the award at an event held at the 2013 Renewable Energy Markets Conference in Austin, Texas.