Sunday, November 25, 2012

Cisco Funds University Research in Canada

Cisco will provide $2 million over 10 years to establish a Research Chair in Mining Solutions at the University of Saskatchewan.  The sim ti to support research, development, and innovation in the use of transformational business architectures, technologies, and solutions for the mining industry in Canada.  Networking can play a transformative role in applications such as remote control of robotic mining equipment, monitoring critical equipment parameters. seismic activity and tunnel closure rates, and tracking ventilation air flow rates, air quality, and biometric data on human workers.

Cisco will also donate $2 million over 10 years to establish a Research Chair in e-Governance at the University of Regina.  Here the aim is to help governments to more effectively use technology to drive collaboration, productivity and efficiency in the public sector in Canada. 

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