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The Human Side of Networking

Posted by: Peter Burrows on December 27, 2005

I came across this corporate video from Cisco about its program to wire up hospitals so sick kids can have videoconferences with Santa. OK, maybe I’m just a sentimentalist sucker for Christmas-related marketing. But this time of year, that’s allowed, right?

And just for kicks, here’s another video that I came across at Good Morning Silicon Valley that shows that even networking companies have a sense of humor! Starring in the video, which was shot a few years back, is Cisco senior veep Charlie Giancarlo.

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BusinessWeek writers Peter Burrows, Cliff Edwards, Olga Kharif, Aaron Ricadela, Douglas MacMillan, and Spencer Ante dig behind the headlines to analyze what’s really happening throughout the world of technology. One of the first mainstream media tech blogs, Tech Beat covers everything from tech bellwethers like Apple, Google, and Intel and emerging new leaders such as Facebook to new technologies, trends, and controversies.



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