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Fast IT: Sourcing Disruptive Innovation

…ially result in a 20 to 25 percent reduction in costs, which can then be reinvested in new capabilities to drive innovation and business outcomes. Fast Innovation Requires Fast IT What Our Research Found Here are key insights from the research. In creating a Fast IT model, organizations will: simplify operations at a time when complexity is mounting — and IT budgets are flat. move seamlessly through a “fabric of clouds.” Workloads and infrastru…

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The Next Wave of Innovation: Cisco UCS Fall Launch Sept 4th

…of data center technology changed forever with the introduction of a groundbreaking architecture designed for IT innovation and business acceleration.  With the Unified Computing System, Cisco answered the needs of customers embarking on the industry transition to data center virtualization and cloud.   This innovation led Cisco to becoming #1 blade server in Americas in 5 short years. On September 4th, Cisco will unveil the next wave of Unified…

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The Bases are Loaded for a Cisco UCS Grand Slam

“The innovation pipeline is very strong, and you can expect to see announcements in the fall that will continue to accelerate our momentum with UCS and add to our competitive advantage.” Those are comments from Cisco’s earnings call last week, and on September 4th I hope you will join us for the unveiling of the next wave of Unified Computing that John Chambers was speaking of. We don’t invoke the term innovation lightly at Cisco.   As Frank Pal…

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Innovation Distinguishes Between a Leader and a Follower

Steve Jobs is arguably the most amazing innovator of our times.  I recently read some of his thoughts on innovation. His statement “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower,” caused me to reflect upon my eight-year association with data virtualization, and consider who in the IT analyst community have been the innovative leaders. Since 2006, I have worked with over one hundred IT analysts to define and advance the data virtualiza…

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Changes in #ITConsumption Spark Public Sector Innovation

Information technology advances have changed the way we do everything, from listening to music and reading books to connecting with clients and making the world our mobile office. And as these changes have been introduced, they have also influenced the management style of Chief Information Officers (CIOs), shifting their priorities to focus on consumption, data center optimization, cloud computing, information security, mobility, analytics and b…

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