Innovation

June 26, 2020

PEOPLE AND CULTURE

“Technology is life changing!” Marleese Attilakos shares her impressions of working in tech for 20 years

Marleese Attilakos is the Commercial State Sales Manager for Cisco Australia and New Zealand, based in Melbourne.  Marleese has been in the ICT industry for 20 years, with a diverse set of skills under her belt as an analyst, sales executive and sales leader, as well as working in operations and the…

April 14, 2020

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Getting business ready for the new normal

In the blink of an eye, the world as we knew it has changed. As governments across the world announce lockdowns of various proportions, companies are now having to run their operations with almost their entire teams working remotely. In many cases, they have had to make this switch overnight, or within…

February 11, 2020

INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT)

Cisco thingQbator – creating a culture of innovation & entrepreneurship

Every year I go on an annual pilgrimage. My place of worship is the Indian Institute of Technology at Banaras Hindu University (IIT-BHU), my alma matter. This year was special as it marked 2 years of the CiscoThingQbator experiment featuring 5 colleges across India, and an e-summit hosted by my alma…

December 5, 2019

SMB

A 20/20 Glimpse Into The Year 2020

As the curtains draw near on an eventful 2019 marked by trade wars, government shutdowns, elections and more, it looks as though the coming leap year will be no less memorable. But beyond the headlines, furore and excitement, there’s no doubt that the past 12 months have also contained important lessons…

November 27, 2019

INNOVATION

Cisco wins 3 Channel Asia Innovation Awards in 2019

Earlier this month, IDG Communications, one of the world’s largest tech media companies, held the inaugural Channel Asia Innovation Awards 2019 last night. These awards highlight the best the channel in ASEAN has to offer across a leading and diverse line-up of partners, vendors, distributors and…

November 7, 2019

INNOVATION

Cisco announces winner of $250,000 prize in the Australia & New Zealand Partner Innovation Challenge

Cisco announces winner of $250,000 prize in the Australia & New Zealand Partner Innovation Challenge: Accelerating technology adoption through AI Adoption Assistant   Taleka in partnership with ecosystem partner Appspace, is announced as the winner of the Australia & New Zealand Partner…

November 7, 2019

SMB

Top Three Small Business Challenges that can be Overcome

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the Asia Pacific region are expected to scale up on limited resources. Business leaders have to do much more with much less while responding as quickly as possible to market changes. While digital transformation helps SMBs stay competitive, the journey…

Keeping the Traffic (and Transport Network) Flowing with IoT

Globally, more than 1.25 million people die in road traffic crashes every year and a further 50 million people are injured or disabled.¹ Meanwhile, congestion costs Australians $16.5 billion in 2015, according to the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics. The price of congestion…

Building a Smarter Intersection for Improved Road Safety and Congestion Busting

Like many other countries around the world, Australia is seeing significant population growth, particularly in our larger cities and built up urban environments. At the same time, there is a digital transformation underway in transportation, with Mobility-as-a-Service, smart phone ride-hailing…