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The Mobile Response to Nepal

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This post was written by guest blogger Wesley King, a business systems analyst at Cisco

The World is Flat, not a Flatscreen
I can’t deny it any longer. The apps on my mobile devices, and my social network living inside those apps, are influencing my behavior. In the case of disaster relief, at least, this influence is for the better.

eDelivery is the New Compact Disc

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Remember your first compact disc? Maybe yours was a music album like Billy Joel’s “52nd Street” or Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA.” Or maybe your first compact disc was the CD-ROM, used to download the first application to your brand new computer. The jewel case made your CD look far more valuable than the price you paid. CDs were the future. Audio cassettes were a thing of the past.

Cisco-Supported Program Receives Public Service Award

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This post was written by guest blogger Alex Belous, Education Portfolio Manager for Cisco Systems and the Cisco Foundation. 

Each year, more than 1.4 million people visit the Museum of Science, Boston, where they marvel at exhibits covering everything from aviation to evolution. In 2004, the museum launched the National Center for Technological Literacy® (NCTL®), a program designed to teach visitors about science and engineering.

Empowering “Makers” to Become Global Problem Solvers

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Cisco is proud to be a presenting sponsor of MakerCon, which will bring together leaders in the “maker movement” on May 12 and 13 at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, California.

If you’re unfamiliar with the maker movement, it is, as Joan Voight wrote in Adweek, “the umbrella term for independent inventors, designers, and tinkerers.”

No Inclusive Growth Without Women and Girls in ICT

By Robert Pepper
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Recently we partnered with the WEF in launching the 2015 Global Information Technology Report highlighting the importance of closing the gender gap in ICT to ensure everybody benefits from ICTs.

Cisco's Girls Power Tech Mentoring Initiative Aims to Inspire 3,000 Careers in Tech on Girls in ICT Day

Girls from 56 countries urged to seize the opportunities of Internet of Everything
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April 23, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Today, Cisco is hosting 3300 girls from 56 countries in 91 locations as part of the inaugural ‘Girls Power Tech' mentoring initiative, coinciding with the United Nations' Girls in ICT day. Girls Power Tech is focused on mentoring girls aged 13-18 to learn first-hand about career opportunities in information and communication technology (ICT).  Events have taken place since April 16 and continue through May 22.

Seeing the Connected World Through the Eyes of Children

By Julie Chrysler
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Creative. Problem Solver. Team Player.

These could easily be a part of a job description in LinkedIn, but for me these words describe the group of 5th and 6th graders I had the privilege to meet last week.

3,000 Minds to Inspire

By Alexis Raymond
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This story was originally posted on Cisco Employee Connection, Cisco’s internal employee news site. 

We are about to show more than 3,000 girls and young women around the world that they can be the next generation of scientists, mathematicians, engineers and technologists—the dreamers and doers who will invent the future.

#CiscoChat Recap: Why the World Needs More Girls in Tech

by Alexis Raymond
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The number of women in the ICT workforce is unfortunately very low – hovering around 30 percent. But if the insightful feedback, eye-opening observations and encouraging outlooks expressed by our #CiscoChat participants is any indication, the future for women in both ICT and STEM is on track to be exceptionally bright.

Cisco Employee Changes Lives Through Technology Donations

by Austin Belisle
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In 2013, Roland Holloway learned he was cancer-free. For 9 years, Roland, a Cisco employee, had battled neck cancer, but a surprising recovery inspired him to give back to his community. With the help of Cisco’s Employee Purchase Donation Program (EPDP), Roland is empowering a local nonprofit with new technologies and helping others in need.

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