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Cisco Applauds Canadian Federal Budget Support for Greater Use of Telepresence Technology

Friday, March 30, 2012

Cisco Applauds Canadian Federal Budget Support for Greater Use of Telepresence Technology11:35 EDT Friday, March 30, 2012TORONTO--(Marketwire - March 30, 2012) - </b>As a company focused on positively impacting innovation and productivity, Cisco Canada applauds the Government of Canada for leading by example in utilizing technology to increase productivity."This budget demonstrates that the Government of Canada is continuing to embrace new technologies such as telepresence, and is leading the world in recognizing the impact technology can have on improving productivity," said Nitin Kawale, president, Cisco Canada. "I commend Minister Flaherty and Prime Minister Harper for continuing to show leadership in modernizing public service delivery."In the budget document, the Government states it "will explore ways to increase its productivity by using telepresence and other remote conferencing technologies more extensively. Telepresence technology is similar to videoconferencing; however, it enables participants to see life-size, full-motion video with high-quality sound. The Government will develop a strategy to expand the use of telepresence technology and other remote meeting solutions. Investments in this technology will be financed by reductions in travel expenses."Many public and private sector organizations use TelePresence to realize meaningful productivity gains and drive process change. "The Government of Canada and Minister Flaherty are on the right track with this budget initiative," added Kawale.About Cisco</b>Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Cisco Canada Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Cisco, has offices across Canada dedicated to customer support, sales and service. For ongoing news, visit http://newsroom.cisco.com/canada/.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Karin ScottPress contact:Cisco Canada416-306-7164kariscot@cisco.com