Cisco Field Trip

The Graduate IT Management Association went for a good field trip to Cisco Systems on the 18th of April, 2008. Below are links to a few files from the trip that may interest you. Do comment on what you liked/disliked and what types of events do you want to see in the future. You are encouraged to register at and visit this website often to stay updated on our exciting events!!

President - GITMA

Key Note Presentation

Key Note Speaker - Did you know video

GITMA field trip to Cisco Systems (04/18/08)


We are organizing a field trip to Cisco. Let us know your comments, suggestions, and feedback…



Come join the Graduate IT Management Organization (GITMA) for a site visit to CISCO Systems on Friday, April 18th

Do not miss a great opportunity to learn and network with and know more about a leader in networking and communications technology and services company. There is something for all graduate students in all programs. This is a morning program and a continental breakfast will be hosted by Cisco. Brands under Cisco Systems include Cisco, Linksys, WebEx, IronPort, and Scientific Atlanta.

Register quick - A limited number of students, based on a first come first serve basis, will get an opportunity to experience the very exclusive Tele-Presence facility, the next generation in virtual meetings, set in a specially design room with an 180 inch plasma screen (See here for a related web page)

Date, Time and Venue:
18th April, 2008 (Friday) from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Building 500 - Newburyport Conference Room
500 Beaver Brook Drive, Boxborough, MA

Other details: The dress code is business casual. We should be done by noon and be back in Bentley well before 1:00 PM.

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Silverlight 2 is here!

And it’s an entirely different experience over version one…

MS Silverlight

Silverlight is a browser plugin that allows development of rich web applications with features such as animation, vector graphics, and audio-video playback. It’s somewhat similar to and competes with products such as Adobe Flash, Java FX, and Apple QuickTime, but it is from Microsoft. As of version 2.0 it can now be implemented via the .NET development suites.

Silverlight is also the tool used to create the web application of NBC’s 2008 Summer Olympic coverage (Look out for updates on Ideally, a television can only cover about 1,200 hours of live Olympic events, but with Silverlight, this is expected to be about 2,200 hours of live coverage and 3,600 hours of video on demand. In addition, users will be able to pause and play, rewind, watch up to four sports at the same time, and look up info on different sports, sportspersons, etc applicable to the currently viewed sport. In effect it is going to be an integration of YouTube, Wikipedia (for sports), PiP, VOD, etc. for some Olympic size entertainment.

Check out these demos:
(You may need to click on the content area and / or download a plugin to view the video)
NBC’s Olympic Website demo at the MIX 2008 conference
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