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Congratulations to the IoT Innovation Grand Challenge Semi-finalists!

In April 2014, Cisco announced the IoT Innovation Grand Challenge , a global, open competition aimed at recognizing, promoting and accelerating the adoption of breakthrough technologies that will contribute to the growth and evolution of the Internet of Things.  The response was overwhelming with fantastic submissions. We received over 800 submissions from startups all over the world on a diverse set of topics – from agriculture to Wifi with…

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Launching Cisco Entrepreneurs in Residence in Europe

I recently wrote about how we are extending Cisco Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIR)  and our open innovation strategy beyond Silicon Valley through local incubation partners in Chicago, San Diego and Berkeley.  Our presence in these innovation hubs will enable us to discover, influence and learn from new ideas and talent at early-stage startups with potential to disrupt our industry. Today, I am pleased to announce the launch of Cisco EIR Europe,…

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Cisco Invests in Developers

One of the marvelous things about community and teamwork is that it allows us to engage with people in a way we couldn’t as individuals. When we pool our strength and work together, we can create something in which the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. This is the philosophy of our Cisco® software developer strategy. As Cisco adds powerful software and services to our market-leading hardware portfolio, we recognize that developers are…

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3 Reasons To Pay Attention To Intercloud

…borating even more natural, pervasive and valuable. 3) Intercloud Will Help drive business Value from Related IT Innovation — As technology history has shown with mobility and video, IT innovation can help drive business innovation.  Connecting clouds will accelerate this. Imagine connecting the multitude of applications and services you use today, let alone others coming or those used by your colleagues in different organizations.   The open a…

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Mud, Lightning and Collaboration

…and customers is often critical to success. Many organizations collaborate specifically to accelerate growth and innovation.  According to the Plante Moran 2013 Innovation Survey  of 4,225 business leaders,   94% of respondents felt that Innovation was important to sustainability and growth. And three quarters felt that collaborating would increase their chances of success with innovation, with the majority open to sharing financial risk and rewa…

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