The worldwide leader in IT,
Cisco helps companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the previously unconnected. Customers come first at Cisco and an integral part of our DNA involves creating long-lasting customer partnerships and working with them to identify their needs and provide solutions that support their success.
The concept of solutions
being driven to address specific customer challenges has been with Cisco since its inception. Husband and wife Len Bosack and Sandy Lerner, both working for Stanford University, wanted to email each other from their respective offices located in different buildings but were unable to due to technological shortcomings. A technology had to be invented to deal with disparate local area protocols; and as a result of solving their challenge – the multi-protocol router was born.
Cisco has shaped the future of the Internet
since then by creating unprecedented value and opportunity for our customers, employees, investors and ecosystem partners and has become the worldwide leader in networking – transforming how people connect, communicate and collaborate.
As the world’s populations shift
to urban areas, community leaders are looking for solutions to problems such as traffic, pollution, and inadequate infrastructure; they also want to deliver citizen services in a cost effective manner. Buildings also require connected solutions to manage costs and provide convenience to those using them.
Communities (S+CC) solutions use intelligent networking capabilities to bring together people, services, community assets and information to help cities, country leaders, and property developers address these challenges in an effort to create greater livability and work environments and achieve economic, social, and environmental sustainability. That is our definition of a Smart City.
Cisco is involved
in Smart City projects in more than 90 cities around the world.
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Actions in Urban ICT Arena
As a Supporting Partner, Cisco provides the arena and testbed with hardware and/or software solutions. These solutions will be developed in the spring together with Partners and Project Owners.