Cisco Commends Government of Canada's Commitment to Drive Productivity Through
Increased Use of Telepresence Technology
TORONTO -- (Marketwire) -- 03/22/13 -- Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) -- As a
company focused on positively impacting innovation and productivity,
Cisco Canada applauds the Government of Canada for continuing to lead
by example in using technology to increase productivity and reduce
"The 2013 budget demonstrates that the Government of Canada is keenly
focused on embracing technologies such as telepresence to drive down
travel costs and improve productivity and work-life balance for
public servants," said Nitin Kawale, president, Cisco Canada. "I
commend Minister Flaherty, the Department of Finance, the Treasury
Board, and Shared Services Canada for continuing to show leadership
in transforming federal service provisioning and impacting public
In the budget document, the Government states, "Federal departments
will increasingly replace travel by using remote meeting alternatives
such as telepresence, which is similar to videoconferencing but
enables participants to see life-size, full-motion video with
high-quality sound. These alternatives are more cost-effective than
travel and will increase productivity, as public servants will spend
less time in transit."
"The nature of work and Canada's next-generation workforce needs are
changing. Technologies like telepresence allow teams from across the
country and round the world to meet and collaborate as if they are in
the same room -- saving time and resources, and improving
communication and productivity," Mr. Kawale added.
Cisco TelePresence not only reduces travel costs and carbon emissions
associated with travel, but also facilitates faster decision making.
"With this budget initiative, Minister Flaherty again demonstrates
Canada's forward-thinking leadership," said Mr. Kawale.
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