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i-Technology & Katrina: 13 of the Fortune 500's Largest Companies Show That Silicon Valley Cares

Cisco, Intel, HP, Adobe, Dell, eBay, They Are All On the Same Side

How often does one common cause unite such disparate technology giants as Cisco, Intel, HP, eBay, Sun and Adobe? Thirteen of the Fortune 500's largest companies are Silicon Valley-based; all are stepping up the the plate in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and are actively helping relieve both the human suffering and the infrastructure disruption.

As Stephen Jordan, executive director of the Center for Corporate Citizenship, an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, told the Washington Post at the weekend: "This is the most rapid outpouring of corporate help I've ever seen."  

SYS-CON Media's various news desks have been bringing immediate word of the various initiatives from the companies behind the world's Internet technologies (what we refer to as i-Technology) the moment they are announced. Here is a sampling of the Valley's responses to the disaster:

  • From the JDJ News Desk:
    Sun and the Sun Foundation Delivering Immediate Aid

  • From Roger Strukhoff
    SYS-CON i-Technology Podcast: Katrina Relief

  • From Jeremy Geelan:
    Technology Giants Line Up to Help in Katrina Aftermath

  • From the XML-Journal News Desk:
    Intel CEO Otellini: Katrina Leaves "A Hole In the Human Spirit"

  • From the ISSJ News Desk:
    McAfee Teams with American Red Cross
  • From the XML-Journal News Desk:
    "Americans Are Known for Their Strength, Fortitude, and Generosity" Says Michael Dell

  • From the XML-Journal News Desk:
    Cisco Contributes Financial and Human Resources
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      Jeremy Geelan is Chairman & CEO of the 21st Century Internet Group, Inc. and an Executive Academy Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Formerly he was President & COO at Cloud Expo, Inc. and Conference Chair of the worldwide Cloud Expo series. He appears regularly at conferences and trade shows, speaking to technology audiences across six continents. You can follow him on twitter: @jg21.

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