Fenwick & West, a law firm located in the San Francisco Bay Area with a staff of 550, provides legal services to high technology and life sciences clients of national and international prominence. The firm is a 100-percent Cisco shop, and had added the Cisco IP Communications solution onto its existing mission-critical data network. But network engineer Oliver Rebollido wanted to leverage the company's powerful Cisco IP phones for productivity enhancing applications.
"I was planning for how to handle shutting down our data systems during a computer virus attack; particularly, how to communicate this across the company," says Rebollido. "Since viruses are transmitted over e-mail, sending out a companywide message using that medium was ill-advised. I began to research how we could broadcast information via the displays on our Cisco IP phones."
A quick search on the Cisco Technology Developer Program's web site led Rebollido to AAC Inc., a Virginia-based member of the Cisco Technology Developer Program.