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What can the Public Sector Learn from the Best Corporate Innovation Strategies?

…itive set of tech industries. But what about innovation at the firm level? Are there qualities of thought and decision-making inside companies that can make them more or less innovative? The recent proliferation of the word “innovation” in corporate reports and executive titles begs the question of whether real innovation is actually occurring, and whether this activity is benefitting the bottom line.  To help answer this question, the BACEI…


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Cloud: The Next Truly Transformative Innovation

…We can now conceive of wholly new business models and revenue streams, significantly ease the ability to collaborate on a global basis, and dramatically increase agility while simultaneously reducing operating costs. As for innovation, the cloud opens up the ability to invite the entire world to come play in our sandbox. Open innovation becomes a true reality—not just to capture ideas from customers and partners, but actually to engage them in…


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Creating the Right Environment for Innovation

From the IT Executive Symposium at Cisco Live 2012 When you strip away all the hype and emotion around the word “innovation,” you end up with a simple but powerful concept: Innovation is about doing something new that creates value. Innovation isn’t just important—it’s critical to a company’s growth and success. In his keynote at Cisco Live 2012, Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers discussed the importance of being able to capitalize…


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Cisco Partner Summit 2012 Day Three Recap: Innovation is ‘King’, Free Jabber Takes World by Storm

…ge this industry has seen in several decades.” She then explained how emerging global economies combined with technology advances are resulting in changing business models, and that the intelligent network is at the heart of innovation. One such innovation is Cloud Connect, a new software platform the company will soon launch for enhancing cloud deployments, increasing cloud security, and simplifying cloud-based operations. Plus, customers can…


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ING Direct Australia’s “Bank in the Box” promotes innovation in the banking sector”>here

…n of solutions from Cisco, Microsoft and NetApp which will help accelerate ING Direct’s innovation engine so that new applications can be delivered more rapidly to end customers. ING Direct has a culture of being a leader of innovation and in order to continue this rapid pace of innovation the bank needed a highly automated and scalable private cloud solution that enabled the team to instantly provision a test environment that represents all the…