Posts Tagged ‘video


Green IT videos now online

Improving environmental performance has been a constant theme throughout this Cisco Networkers event.  

And if you want to know what it takes to make a greener datacenter there is now a series of five videos on Cisco’s U.K. Web pages that have been shot specifically for Cisco Networkers 2008.  

The videos feature contributions from BT, Capgemini, the small-to-medium business (SMB) hosting company Ultraspeed and Professor Enrique Dans of the Instituto de Empresa business school. They cover: 

  1. The case for switching to greener datacenter architectures this year.
  2. How you can improve the environmental performance of your existing datacenter.
  3. How to optimize the environmental performance of new datacenters.
  4. How SMBs can maintain environmental standards in data storage.
  5. The role of virtualization in improving the environmental performance of datacenters.

Chris Dedicoat opens record-breaking Networkers

Cisco’s president of European Markets, Chris Dedicoat, kicked off the biggest-ever Cisco Networkers event by staying at his hotel.  

Well, almost; in fact he stepped into a mock-up of a hotel room on the stage, as part of a demo showing how Cisco technologies are changing the world around us.  

Screens flickered to life around him as the room came alive with a host of personalized features, from targeted advertising to a TV channel selection exported directly from the set-top box at home. 

While the demo was lot of fun, Dedicoat’s message to this European audience was serious. Europe has to wake up now, he said, to the need for this kind of innovation if it is to overcome the productivity gap that separates it from other markets such as the United States.  

He went on to talk about Cisco itself is fostering innovation, with 4200 patents, 22,000 engineers and 125 acquisitions to its credit. Perhaps more importantly, he said, Cisco has a track record in turning good ideas into commercial successes, a critical ingredient in successful innovation.  

Meanwhile, those wanting to foster innovation themselves at Networkers this year should not find it difficult.  

A total of 5300 delegates are attending (over 600 had to be turned away) and there are 165 tutorials and 80 registered Cisco experts, along with the first-ever demonstration of TelePresence at a Networkers event. Definitely something worth leaving the hotel for.