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Cisco BIG Awards: Calling All UK Entrepreneurs

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By Tom Kneen

It’s incredible to think that we are only a month away from closing entries for this year’s BIG Awards. This is the second BIG Awards competition we have run in the UK since the British Innovation Gateway programme was announced in January 2011 by Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers and Prime Minister David Cameron.

On Girls in ICT Day, Cisco Encourages Teens to Pursue Technology Careers

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By Alexis Raymond

Teenage girls use computers and the Internet as much as boys do, but are five times less likely to consider a technology-related career.

Sky Is the Limit for Imagination at This Year’s Tech Challenge: Asteroids Rock!

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By Sandra Wheatley

As we settle into spring, I’m anticipating an exciting annual event — The Tech Challenge at The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, California.  This is an amazing program that brings together thousands of students and gives them a chance to flex their engineering muscles.

Cisco Recognized by Uptime Institute for Lab Energy Management

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By Andy Smith

Cisco has won the prestigious 2013 Uptime Institute 2013 Green Enterprise IT Award™ (GEIT) in the Green Digital Infrastructure Strategy category. Uptime Institute grants GEIT Awards each year to companies that significantly improve energy productivity and resource use in IT.

Technology Improves Access to Specialty Healthcare in Jordan

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The journey to the capital city of Amman can be daunting for rural Jordanians who require specialty medical care—people like Haifa Abd-El Karim Omoush.

A Successful CSR Program Depends on Employee Engagement

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This week, SmartRecruiters recognized Cisco as having one of the top 10 corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs in the United States.

In her assessment of Cisco’s CSR programs, SmartRecruiters blogger Lexie Forman-Ortiz acknowledged one of its key components: our employees.

Carbon Disclosure Project Annual Supply Chain Members Roundtable

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Yesterday, I attended CDP’s annual Supply Chain Members Roundtable. Cisco has hosted this meeting for several years using Cisco TelePresence rooms in our offices, this year in London, New York City, São Paulo and San Francisco, with AT&T attending from their own Cisco TelePresence room in Denver.

Scoring Suppliers on Sustainability

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At Cisco, we rely on more than 600 suppliers worldwide to manufacture, test, ship, and recycle the products we design. And, we expect these suppliers to meet the same high standards on ethics, labor rights, health and safety, and the environment that we apply to our people and operations.

So how do we manage that task over such a large network of suppliers?

What a Pink-and-White Camera Taught Us About Hunger

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Today is World Food Day, a time to shine a spotlight on the global movement to end hunger.

For years, Cisco has been part of this movement. Through cash and in-kind contributions and employee volunteerism we support organizations working to end hunger — from agencies in our backyard like Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, to U.S-wide organizations like Feeding America, to the global UN World Food Programme (WFP).

Socially-Conscious Businesses and Nonprofits Find Common Ground at 12NTC

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By ; Posted April 2, 2012

Tomorrow I’m heading to the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) in San Francisco with several colleagues from Cisco’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) team.

You may be wondering, “What does a global corporation have to do with nonprofits?” I worked in the nonprofit field for ten years before I joined Cisco, so I can answer: Everything.

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