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News  17, Apr 2013

Cisco opens regional HQ in Singapore after 20 years in city-state

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CiscoCisco has launched its regional HQ in Singapore and goes green with its connected and sustainable workplace.

Cisco today announced the opening of its regional headquarters in Singapore after 20 years in the city-state. Housing its operations for Singapore and the region, including operations, sales, marketing, human resources, finance and Cisco services, it will also feature a customer briefing center where their latest technologies and solutions are available for demonstrations.

The new office in Singapore will also headquarter Cisco’s operations in Asia Pacific, Japan and Greater China. Located at UE Biz Hub, within the Changi Business Park, it will bring together 1,000 employees from Cisco’s previous four offices in Singapore.

Gary Moore, president and chief operating officer at Cisco, praised Singapore for what it has achieved in the information and communications technologies sector. “Singapore’s vision is very much aligned with Cisco’s especially when it comes to Internet and education, two of the great equalizers in life. These have formed the foundation for Singapore’s success and Cisco is proud to have played a role in both of them from building the Internet infrastructure to developing the skills in young Singaporeans through the Cisco Networking Academy program.”

Green initiatives

Cisco’s new office will uphold its commitment to building a connected and sustainable workplace by heading the following green initiatives:

  • Using Cisco TelePresence® to reduce global travel: saving 700,000 tons of attributable CO2 emissions,
  • Implementing motion based sensors for energy efficient control of lighting,
  • Quarterly e-waste exercise: responsibly disposing electronics and recycling where possible,
  • Power down system: IP phone screens are switched off after hours and on weekends,
  • Reduction in paper use: badge and password-access printing to limit waste,
  • Utilization-based space allocation, which combined with mobility technologies enable employees to sit at any desk, on any floor, hence reducing real estate footprint, using less infrastructure resources, and providing flexibility to allow for team expansion.

Image Credit: Cisco

Elaine Huang

Elaine Huang

Elaine is a fervent believer that if there ever is a zombie apocalypse, we will all be snapping away at them with our phones and posting them onto Instagram. A Mass Communication graduate of Ngee Ann Polytechnic's School of Film and Media Studies, she enjoys writing about technology and entrepreneurs. When not hashtagging her way through all sorts of trouble, Elaine is probably contemplating how to write in the third person.

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