By Ruba Borno, Vice President of Growth Initiatives & Chief of Staff to CEO
When you work at Cisco, you’re surrounded by a workforce of dedicated global problem solvers. That’s who we are at our core. From addressing our customers’ greatest business challenges to accelerating solutions that benefit our local communities and the planet—we’re dedicated to moving the needle every day.
Co-Authored by Doc Watson, Group Executive: Cisco Alliance, Dimension Data, and Karen Walker, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer, Cisco
For 27 years, Dimension Data and Cisco have been partners in delivering on a greater good for the world. In 2015, with a shared passion for protecting wildlife heritage through technology, we launched Connected Conservation. The goal was to help protect and stop the poaching of rhinos using a unique solution, starting with a pilot in a private game reserve adjacent to the Kruger National Park in South Africa.
The project has been a resounding success: in just two years of deployment, the Connected Conservation project has reduced poaching in the reserve by 96%.
by Michelle Chiantera, Senior Director, Global Partner Marketing
For Cisco and our partners, what lies behind those two words is immensely powerful.
Today’s digital transformation is in motion to revolutionize how we work, live, play, and learn. And together, with the right combination of partnerships and technology, we opened the door to endless opportunities.
How do you protect some of the world’s most vulnerable animals? Cisco and Dimension Data are working on a Connected Conservation pilot to monitor human activity in a rhino-inhabited reserve. Digital infrastructure, hybrid cloud, cybersecurity, and other solutions provide a step in the right direction for creating safe havens for endangered animals around the globe.