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Cisco’s Corporate Social Responsibility Gets Some Long-Deserved Recognition

Cisco's work helping communities around the world was on display and earned accolades at Cisco Live 2016
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by Zeus Kerravala

Cisco is known as many things: the market leader in networking, collaboration, security and other markets. The company is also widely regarded as a thought leader in both the enterprise and service provider segments. Investors consider Cisco to be strong, stable stock. Much of your opinion of Cisco depends on the lens through which you look at the company.

Skilled Talent: A Necessity for Country Development

by Tae Yoo, Senior Vice President, Cisco Corporate Affairs
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We are in the midst of an exciting technology transformation – digitization. Digitization will enable countries to maintain global competitiveness, increase GDP, foster innovation, and create new jobs. It’s predicted there will be over 50 billion connected things by 2020.

Creating Social Impact at Cisco Live US 2016

by Austin Belisle
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Cisco Corporate Social Responsibility’s goal is to launch the next generation of global problem solvers; to give people the skills to thrive in a connected world and speed the pace of social change. Every day, we make a difference, from helping social innovators multiply their impact to investing in human potential around the world.

Cisco Launches $10 Million Global Cybersecurity Scholarship to Increase Talent Pool; Introduces New and Updated Certifications

Company Bolsters Ongoing Efforts to Equip IT Security Industry with Needed Technical Talent to Keep Organizations Secure and Productive in the Digital Age
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SAN JOSE, Calif., June 15, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Cybersecurity provides the critical foundation organizations require to protect themselves, enable trust, move faster, add greater value and grow. However, research indicates there will be a global shortage of two million cybersecurity professionals by 2019. To help close this security skills gap, Cisco is introducing a $10 million Global Cybersecurity Scholarship program and enhancements to its security certification portfolio.

Cisco Employee Volunteers Make a Difference in Lebanon

by by Guest Blogger Hani Raad, Cisco General Manager of Iraq and Levant
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With a harsh winter hitting Lebanon and the urge from Cisco’s Lebanon-based employees to take action in support of the Syrian refugee crisis, the idea of a “Syrian Refugees Fund” was born. Over the last three months, Cisco employees have raised funds to provide packages of clothing for over 170 children in the country, serving as global problem solvers for those in need of clothing, medicine and support.

Why the World Urgently Needs Global Problem Solvers

by Harbrinder Kang, Senior Director, Corporate Affairs
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Created in 1947, the Doomsday Clock is an internationally recognized concept that conveys the impact of dangerous technologies on our society. Each year, scientists assess these threats and adjust the clock accordingly, moving the minute hand closer or further to midnight. Originally set to seven minutes before midnight, the clock is now closer than it has been in over 20 years; just three minutes from midnight. Why?

Cisco Impact Story: Student Sponsorship Program, South Africa

Corporate scholarship helps young South African realize her potential
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Phenyo Maumula enjoys subjects ranging from philosophy to politics to biology. But as she plans her career, she is laser focused on one thing: improving disadvantaged areas in South Africa. Thanks to a nonprofit organization committed to increasing educational opportunity for South Africa’s youth through corporate support, she is building the foundation she needs to become a global problem solver.

Bringing Cisco’s People Deal to the Syrian Refugee Crisis

by Erin Connor, Portfolio Manager for Critical Human Needs, Cisco Corporate Affairs and Cisco Foundation
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Shortly after joining Cisco’s Corporate Social Responsibility team last August, I attended a new hire orientation and was introduced to Cisco’s People Deal: Connect everything, innovate everywhere, benefit everyone. It sounded great, although I admit that I wasn’t quite sure what it meant in practice.

Cisco CSR Program: Community Knowledge Centers

A model for community development and individual empowerment
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Overcoming poverty starts with the basics: education, opportunity, and connections to the global economy. Yet, more than 2 billion people live in remote communities or isolated neighborhoods without access to phones, computers, or the Internet—the tools of the global economy. Community Knowledge Centers (CKCs) connect the unconnected.

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Overcoming poverty starts with the basics: education, opportunity, and connections to the global economy. Yet, more than 2 billion people live in remote communities or isolated neighborhoods without access to phones, computers, or the Internet—the tools of the global economy. Community Knowledge Centers (CKCs) connect the unconnected.

Cisco Corporate Social Responsibility Receives Golden Peacock Award

by Catherine Paquette
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Cisco’s commitment to making the world a better place is paying off; on February 5, 2016, Cisco sent two representatives to accept the Golden Peacock Award for Corporate Social Responsibility. This is the second year Cisco has received recognition from this organization, and the first time we’ve won an award in the global category.

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