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Fast IT Workshop #4 – Innovative Infrastructure Management: Challenges and Opportunities

…ion, virtualization, and security throughout. As executives look to future-proof their business, many are facing innovation challenges in today’s infrastructure landscape. IT organizations are increasingly expected to drive revenue growth, reduce operational costs, mitigate security risk, and increase innovation – and do it all faster than ever before. Today, it is absolutely critical for IT to partner with the business and continue to be relevan…

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Cisco Live Program Inspires IT Managers to Drive Relevancy and Innovation

Five years ago the IT Management Program at Cisco Live had about 100 attendees. At this year’s event in San Francisco, there were more than 550 participants. And their enthusiasm was palpable. Cisco’s homegrown IT Management Program focuses on practical knowledge and insight about industry hot topics (global intercloud, collaboration, Application Centric Infrastructure . . . ) and career growth that IT managers and aspiring managers can take bac…

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Customers choose innovation : Cisco UCS is the # 1 blade server in the Americas

…e in a way that drives tangible business outcomes for our customers. We struck a resonant cord when you consider innovations such as: Architectural: Cisco delivered the first new innovation in x86 servers in over 10 years by inventing a new category, Fabric Computing, that proved ideal for server virtualization and private clouds. Business Model: In addition to significant organic R&D investments, Cisco leveraged industry R&D much better…

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Lessons from LEGO To Drive “Out-of-the-Box” Thinking

Are your Master Builders free to create? Are your Ordinary Builders helping them to execute? And more to the point, are you acting like the evil President Business, hindering innovation, placing talent in silos, and keeping your organization frozen in the past? If so, you may find an unlikely role model in Emmet Brickowski. OK, Emmet may be an animated character made of plastic blocks, but don’t dismiss him so easily. If you are a manager lookin…

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Data Protection in the balance – EU Citizen Protection and Innovation

In the wake of the European Parliament elections, stakeholders and commentators have been reflecting on the likely impact on important dossiers they follow.  On data protection, we are pleased to welcome the reelection of the rapporteur, Jean-Philipp Albrecht, as well as key players Axel Voss and Timothy Kirkhope.  At the same time, we are sad to see Dimitrios Droutsas, Alexander Alvaro and Baroness Ludford leave the Parliament. As the Parliamen…

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