Cisco Supports Country Transformation Project in Ireland
February 22, 2010
The project, 'Your Country, Your Call,' a global initiative is aimed at encouraging innovative proposals that can help foster economic renewal in Ireland.
Officials with Cisco said that the company donated collaborative technologies, including Web applications and Cisco WebEx conferencing, to help the initiative gather ideas from around the world while limiting its environmental impact.
Your Country, Your Call aims to find two transformational proposals that will enable the Irish economy to grow, employment to be created and prosperity to flourish.
The company officials said that using Cisco collaboration technology, anyone in the world will be able to register for the initiative regardless of their location, entering online at www.yourcountryyourcall.com.
Collaborative technologies will let finalists from the around the world interact with and be interviewed online by the Your Country, Your Call judging panel.
“‘Your Country, Your Call’ is a collaborative initiative designed to involve the Irish population and citizens around the world in Ireland's future economic success,” said Kim Majerus, managing director, Cisco Ireland, in a statement. “Working with many diverse organizations and individuals, Cisco is helping enable Ireland to tap into ideas, expertise and people all over the world.”
Majerus said that this is a great example of the way in which collaboration and communication can strengthen an organisation – or in this case, an entire economy.
'We are working to make ‘Your Country, Your Call’ as environmentally efficient as possible by eliminating the need for paper-based entry and allowing face-to-face interaction among the initiative finalists, without the need for carbon-intensive travel, ' she said.
unified communications recently reported that Duke University and Cisco, a major player in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate, have unveiled a first-of-its-kind virtual lecture hall for students enrolled in Duke's Fuqua School of Business in Durham, N.C.
Officials with Cisco said that the new lecture facility, which has been custom-built using Cisco TelePresence technology, provides business school students with access to professors, business leaders and guest lecturers located around the globe, extending the in-person classroom environment across campuses and into the business world.
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Edited by Amy Tierney