Members of ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live's band, Cleto and the Cletones, along with Guillermo, announced a contest to temporarily replace Cisco hold music
"If asked what Cisco is famous for, you might say routers. Or switches. Or Webex.
How about hold music?
Cisco's curiously memorable hold music-which comes standard on every IP phone the company makes-has acquired a cult following over the years. And now, to mark the milestone of selling its 100 millionth IP phone, a contest to replace the beloved Opus No. 1 for one month is now open..."
It's a story you might have seen on the news recently-two young girls, sitting outside of a Taco Bell, trying to access the spot's free Wi-Fi to complete their homework
"A study by Pew Research shows more than four-in-ten adults with household incomes below $30,000 a year don't have home broadband services or a traditional computer. Three-in-ten don't own a smartphone. As we have seen with this year's pandemic, internet connection has become one of the sole factors that determines essential access to healthcare, education, and social services.
It's called the digital divide; where various communities face barriers to internet access, whether it's because of economic, linguistic, or generational reasons. Lack of skills, education, and digital literacy also leave some groups at a disadvantage. And as certain parts of the world are already on their way towards 5G, AI, virtual reality, and more trending technologies, the digital divide gap widens..."
This week we celebrate the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, we learn how Cisco is innovating with the U.S. Open, and we explore the realities of the digital divide across the world. See below to learn all about it and read more stories!
1. Cisco sells 100,000,000 phones!
2. Cisco is top 10 on the Forbes America's Best Employers For New Graduates
3. Reflecting on Hispanic Heritage Month 2020
4. Digital divide's massive problem
5. National Online Learning Day
6. IT Pro Day!
7. TechBeat: A champion climber finds small business success in the cloud
8. How COVID-19 is Impacting Automation Decisions
9. Cisco celebrates New York Fashion Week!
10. Cisco is powering a more connected U.S. Open
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