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The Internet of Everything Opportunity for ANZ Agribusiness

Author: Kevin Bloch, Chief Technology Officer, Cisco ANZ

Author: Kevin Bloch, Chief Technology Officer, Cisco ANZ

Don’t be misled by the almost jingo-ish new expression “The Internet of Everything (IoE)” – it is real, it is serious!

Large global companies such as Cisco, GE, Intel, Qualcomm and Google are investing billions as they recognize the potential to significantly and structurally change modern economies and every sector within them. Research firm IDC predicts that the shift caused by IoE will generate nearly US$9 trillion in annual sales by 2020.

A study by General Electric, which likened the IoE trend to the industrial revolution of the 18th and 19th centuries, concluded that the Internet of Things (IoT) over the next 20 years could add as much as US$15 trillion to the global gross domestic product (GDP) – which is roughly the size of today’s U.S. economy.

By Cisco estimates, of the $19 trillion in IoE global profits and cost savings projected over the next decade, $14.4 trillion will be from new private-sector profits, and $4.6 trillion will come from public-sector cost savings and new revenues.

Cisco sees IoE bringing together people, process, data, and things to make networked connections more relevant and valuable than ever before — turning information into actions that create new capabilities, richer experiences, and unprecedented economic opportunity for businesses, individuals, and countries.

Cisco sees IoE bringing together people, process, data, and things to make networked connections more relevant and valuable than ever before — turning information into actions that create new capabilities, richer experiences, and unprecedented economic opportunity for businesses, individuals, and countries.



Driving Malaysia’s Connected Transportation

The Internet of Everything is no longer a technological aspiration of the future; the possibilities are here and now.

A target under Malaysia’s Government Transformation Programme (GTP) is the improvement of urban public transport systems through added capacity, improved accessibility and enhanced connectivity. The government is on track to achieving a reliable, affordable, convenient and integrated public transport system in the Klang Valley, while  addressing the city’s chronic traffic congestion problem.


Top Australian University Win for Cisco and Amcom Shows how the Education sector is leading the way in Cloud-based Collaboration

A recent Frost and Sullivan report, ‘Australian Unified Communications Services Market 2014’, stated that the education sector is currently among the early adopters of cloud-based collaboration in Australia, and predicted to grow in 2014.

And today, right on cue, Amcom announced that it has signed a contract with The University of Melbourne,one of Australia’s premier universities and a leading member of Australia’s Academic and Research Network (AARNet), to deploy Amcom Cloud Collaboration (ACC) across its entire University community.

We’re very pleased about this, and here’s why:

  • It’s the largest publicly announced contract of its size for Cisco HCS and Amcom ACC in Australia
  • It’s Amcom’s largest single Unified Communications contract to date
  • It’s the first university in Australia to publicly announce moving to Cisco HCS


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Raising the bar on Malaysia’s education

Malaysia can cultivate critical thinking and problem solving skills by embracing the power of mobile, visual, virtual and social at public and private academic institutions. These are essential components to integrate the spirit of innovation and creativity into the education system, driving the county towards fulfilling its developed nation vision by 2020. (more…)

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Cisco Australia and the Partner Community Come Together to Raise Funds for Special Olympics

On June 19, the Cisco Australia Partner Group hosted its 3rd Annual Trivia Night in proud support of the Special Olympics. A Gold Partner of Special Olympics Australia, Cisco is thrilled to announce that thanks to the 270 attendees from Cisco and our partner community, a mammoth $13,500 was raised and will be going to provide Special Olympics athletes with meaningful sports programs delivered within a supportive environment where people with an intellectual disability are accepted and can feel proud.

The night kicked off with a warm welcome from Special Olympics athletes including Andrew (softball), Garth (swimming), Beth (gymnastics), Bernadette (ten pin) and Gabrielle (athlete leader). We were also very pleased to have Andrew share his personal story on the skills he’s developed as he strives to win medals and the fun he’s had making friends. Having all the athletes join us for the evening made the event even more special and it was great to recognize some familiar faces from last year’s trivia night too!

Special Olympics Athletes


Cisco cements new strategic initiatives with Flinders University in South Australia

Last week Cisco announced partnering with Flinders University on several strategic initiatives, further strengthening our investment in education. Flinders University, based in South Australia, will be the host of a new academy in the campus’ Tonsley Park building. Here, Cisco staff will teach and train students in new and emerging technologies and latest developments in the digital space. This training will be able to be taken as part of students’ degree pathways.

Flinders already has a reputation as an emerging leader in the provision of digital health services and cyber security expertise. The agreement between the university and Cisco has led to the development of one of the world’s fastest Wi-Fi networks, which will lead to a huge new range of opportunities for students, staff and researchers.


Inspiring Future Networking Leaders in Asia Pacific

Yong Xiang and Joshua Sim recreate the Cisco logo!

Yong Xiang and Joshua Sim from Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore re-create the Cisco logo

“An unforgettable experience” that was how Michael Anggaputra and Dewan Saelhin, the winners of the APAC NetRiders Challenge from Australia’s University of Technology Sydney, described the competition and their all-expenses paid trip to the United States. (more…)

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Free Wi-Fi Set to Put City of Adelaide in South Australia on the Digital Map

Earlier this week, our partner Internode announced that the unveiling of the AdelaideFree Wireless network with the Adelaide City Council and the South Australian Government. The initiative, made possible by the deployment of nearly 200 Cisco Wireless-N Outdoor Access Points, provides free wireless internet to more than 30,000 people across central Adelaide each day.

Since winning the $1.5 million contract with the Adelaide City Council last August, Internode has rolled out the Cisco wireless access points across the entire Adelaide central business district, including 10 mobile access points to utilise at special events.


WRAP UP: Cisco Live! Melbourne 2014

Wow! Cisco Live! 2014 in Melbourne was officially the largest Cisco Live! we have ever had in the A/NZ region.  4,275 customers, partners, analysts, press, exhibitors and employees registered for the event, which took place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre last week.

Running parallel with the general program was a dedicated stream for media where we showcased a range of customer case studies, held panel discussions on a range of topics from Internet of Everything (IoE) to cloud, and presented Cisco’s vision for the future.

Some of the highlights of the press program include:



The World of Many Clouds

Considering all the hype around the cloud, it’s easy to forget that we live in a world of many clouds. Today at Cisco Live! In Melbourne we hosted a panel moderated by Sam Gerner, Cisco’s Director for Cloud Strategy and Partners.

Joining Sam Gerner at the event was (pictured here):

Sam and the panellists had an engaging discussion on the future of cloud. The Internet of Everything (IoE) is driving an unprecedented explosion in connectivity and cloud is the key delivery system that makes it all possible. (more…)