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It is Interop week at Las Vegas – a veritable Internetworking hotbed and dubbed the IT event of the year. Amidst the jugglers, showgirls, freebies and gizmos (I’m talking about the exhibition floor here :-)), the amount of innovation on display can be quite staggering. While a majority of topics in the conference this year are trending towards virtualization and cloud computing, it is clear that the entire Enterprise network is evolving significantly, as businesses add video, mobility and Web 2.0 to their networks.   

Speeds and feeds are still important. But also important is being able to deliver compelling business value. Can a new innovation continue to deliver on performance, while increasing uptime, saving energy, providing better manageability and in the process save cost, reduce TCO and increase productivity? Mapping a technical capability or technology advancement to business impact is important, and it is what our customers are looking for.

In fact, the Best of Interop award epitomizes this by recognizing exhibitors with innovations that have the most significant technical impact on their segment and are helping to move business technology forward.

Rendering of Cisco exhibit at Interop

This year, Cisco has four major innovations that have been selected as “Best of Interop Finalists 2010”. These include:

The Cisco CleanAir Technology was actually announced on the day of Interop. A few other announcements are pending. The winners are going to be announced tomorrow, but it has been a great ride thus far to be picked as Finalists in these categories.

We’re keeping our fingers crossed :-)

Very best,

Shashi Kiran

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9 Comments.


  1. Congratulations for nomination of these four innovations between the finalists, and good luck.

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  2. Congratulations to the Cisco teams for making the final cut.

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  3. And the CleanAir Technology won today!

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  4. good post,love it

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  5. Hi Shashi,Congratulations on Cisco’s winning of the 2010 Best of Interop Wireless & Mobility Category:http://www.bestofinterop.com/winners/#wireless-mobilityOnce more Shashi, congratulations!Sincerely,Brad Reese

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  6. @Nathan, Sakil – thanks for the wishes.@Brad – good to see you becoming active on the Cisco blogs. It was great to win the award today – the CleanAir technology has been very well received as you know. Same with the other three finalists we had in the fra

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  7. congratulations , you guys lever let me down

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  8. i am a student of cisco acad. and i like the way they teach technology in networking!

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  9. Thanks Shashi, for the update on Interop in Las Vegas! I wish I could have been there! Thanks for bringing it to us.

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