SOURCE: Cisco Systems, Inc.

June 24, 2008 11:00 ET

Social Media Release: Cisco Live! 2008

Annual IT and Communications Conference Spotlights the Many Dimensions of Collaboration

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - June 24, 2008) - Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO)

Highlights / Key Facts

  • More than 10,000 Cisco customers, partners, and industry peers are attending Cisco Live! 2008 in Orlando, Fla., this week.
  • Cisco Live! focuses on a number of IT topics, particularly the opportunities around collaboration -- with new technologies, the environment and most importantly, with people.
  • Today, Cisco announced three new corporate and technology initiatives:

1. Green: Cisco states goal to reduce its global greenhouse gas (GhG) emissions 25 percent by 2012.

2. Global Talent: Cisco's approach to talent acquisition and enhancing the IT profession's career opportunities so they can lead the way into the Web 2.0 world and beyond.

3. Virtualization: The increasing roles application delivery and data center virtualization have in supporting rising collaborative Web 2.0 demands.

Tags / Keywords

Cisco Live, Networkers, green, virtualization, global talent, collaboration, John Chambers, Padmasree Warrior, CTO, video, globalization

Announcements:

Cisco Expands Virtualization Capabilities Across Data Center Portfolio for Greener IT Operations
http://newsroom.cisco.com/dlls/2008/prod_062408b.html

Cisco Pledges to Reduce GhG Emissions 25% by 2012
http://newsroom.cisco.com/dlls/2008/prod_062408c.html

Cisco Boosts Worldwide Talent Development Efforts to Meet Increasing Demand for Networking Skills
http://newsroom.cisco.com/dlls/2008/prod_062408.html

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"Cisco Live! represents a major intersection where customers from many industries meet to collaborate with Cisco and each other on a variety of topics involving IT and our connected world. This year's event revolves around the opportunities for collaboration, and it is not just about technology anymore. We will explore the new environment for collaboration that leads to innovation, and how we as IT professionals, customers and global communities will be working differently together in the next decade. With the rapid growth of video and adoption of collaborative applications at work, at home, and in between, sharing experiences on how to harness the power and opportunity of collaboration has never been more important. It has never been more human. At Cisco Live!, you'll see why."

-- Padmasree Warrior, Chief Technology Officer, Cisco

Embedded Videos and Images:

Padmasree Warrior, Chief Technology Officer

http://www.youtube.com/v/o4PuqwkAO2A&hl=en

Leo Scrivner, Vice President of Human Resources, Globalization Center East (India)

http://www.youtube.com/v/5cBHsyZSJQE&hl=en

Cisco Live in Second Life

http://flickr.com/photos/27574362@N07/2579183872/
http://flickr.com/photos/27574362@N07/2578351435/
http://flickr.com/photos/27574362@N07/2579183946/

Press kit: http://newsroom.cisco.com/dlls/2008/hd_062408.html

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