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Answering the call to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees C above pre-industrial levels, Cisco pledges to accelerate companywide strategies to greatly reduce carbon emissions across its value chain

Cisco announced that it is committing to reaching net zero for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across all scopes by 2040, 10 years ahead of when climate scientists say the planet must reach net zero to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Cisco's net zero goal will be supported by ambitious near-term targets, including to reach net zero for all global Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 2025.

Other near-term targets will cover key Scope 3 categories for Cisco, such as use of sold products and supply chain emissions, and will be made public as they are finalized later in 2021. The new greenhouse gas reduction goals will follow the latest climate science, and Cisco will report progress on these targets in its annual Corporate Social Responsibility Impact Report.

The move to a mobile-first world has been expedited by the Covid-19 pandemic, and many companies have had to accelerate their digital transformation initiatives dramatically

"This new reality has changed the way we shop and interact with one another. Retailers work vigorously to create emotional connections with their customers, and this connection must continue into the online shopping experience. This includes everything from the purchase transaction to the ability to respond to customer issues in near real-time. The real-time reaction requires an immense amount of data and an understanding of how the company's platforms and services work together to get it right each time. This ultimately means that digital customer experience has solidified its place as one of the most important aspect of retail business..."

With some research forecasting that more than 75 million IoT devices will be deployed globally by 2025, enterprise IT administrators have a huge challenge on their hands: How to manage network access policies between so many users, devices, and networks with diverse access privileges

"To date, mostly manual point solutions have been used to broadly enforce network access policies. They're expensive, time-consuming, and inefficient.

The clock is ticking. Devices are proliferating. Cybercrime cost the world $945 billion in 2020, a 50% increase over 2018. The near future promises an acceleration of both trends.

Here's how Cisco is protecting enterprise networks with a unified approach to access policies and zero trust security..."

Webex by Cisco hosts record 8 billion calls monthly and supports more than 39 million cloud calling users worldwide - the most of any cloud calling provider

Cisco announced it is now hosting a record eight billion calls monthly across its cloud calling platforms, the most of any cloud calling provider. To meet enterprises growing global needs, Cisco has also extended its domestic calling coverage to include the UK, with more than 65 countries now covered with its Cisco Calling Plans and Cloud Connected PSTN services - the most in the industry. Enterprises such as T-Mobile, Office Depot, Cigna Health, and CDK Global are relying on Webex Calling to power their businesses...

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