New York City Nonprofit City Harvest Alleviates Hunger with the Help of New Cisco Hyperconverged Technology

Employees and volunteers help feed the hungry using virtual desktops powered by Cisco HyperFlex
Press Release

SAN JOSE, Calif., February 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ – City Harvest, which rescues surplus food from grocers, farms, restaurants, and manufacturers and distributes it free of charge to New York City food pantries, soup kitchens and other community food programs, looks to utilize cutting-edge technology to better serve its community partners.

Supply Chain Digitization and Positive Impact

A look at how digitization is helping supply chains be more socially responsible.

by Melissa Jun Rowley

Our supply chains are in drastic need of a makeover from the inside out. According to the British Standard Institute’s 2016 study on supply chain risk, global supply chains have incurred $56 billion in extra costs related to catastrophic events ranging from weather disasters, to power outages, to theft, to a myriad of other issues. From a corporate social responsibility standpoint, supply chain transparency is vital for increasing prosperity, promoting sustainability and saving lives.

Impact Story: Women in IT Sri Lanka

Young women become pioneers in the IT industry

In Sri Lanka, people often work late at night. Some leave their offices after midnight, but few are women — traditional cultural beliefs prevent them from working the same long hours as men. This didn’t stop Nethmi Kalansooriya and Farha Fathima from completing Cisco Networking Academy courses and becoming the first women hired by a local IT company.

Impact Story: Networking Academy Mexico

Technology training helps young people escape violence and lift up their communities

At a high school in Monterrey, Mexico, students walk through heavy iron gates on their way to class, passing walls riddled with bullet holes — daily reminders of the violent culture lurking beyond their classroom walls. Luis Alfonso nearly fell victim to the violence of Monterrey, but instead, found a path toward independence and prosperity, and is bringing other young people from his community along on the journey.

The Mobile Response to Nepal


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


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


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


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

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
Press Release

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.


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