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Efficient Giving

…90 this utility company had a drafting organization of approximately 800 drafts-persons. By 1996 technological innovation in the form of CAD/CAM programs eliminated the need for the drafting organization. Every Action Requires an Equal and Opposite Reaction Every single industry has benefited from the efficiencies afforded by technological innovation. Developing countries have benefited from this Information Age with tremendous growth, opportun…

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The Resilient Society: The Next Phase of Public Sector Reform

…spond to new policy and service demands, budget reductions, and the need to engage new technology platforms for innovation and service delivery. Other challenges related to the public sector’s ability to help cities, regions, and countries navigate the current uncertain and volatile environment.   One of the themes that linked these insights was resilience, both in terms of coping with unexpected shocks—economic, natural, environmental—and, in a…

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Creating More Sustainable and Innovative Cities, Regions, and Nations

Post by Gordon Feller, Director, Urban Innovations, Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group Perhaps more than ever before, public sector leaders are concerned about their organizations’ ability to respond to new policy and service demands, budget reductions, and the need to engage new technology platforms for innovation and service delivery. This scenario is further complicated by today’s uncertain and volatile socioeconomic environment, and by…

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The Facts about Innovation Leadership in Networking.

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…tisements ridiculing Cisco a while back. I guess that didn’t count. Here’s the issue. If you’re going to claim innovation leadership in networking, you better be prepared to back it up with facts. What matters most to customers is whether their networking partner is ready right now to help them adapt to, and benefit from, the massive network-centric changes that are transforming their businesses and their customers’ businesses. My recent trip t…

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The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: September 12-16

…s matter more now than ever, and so does your choice of networking partner. 2.) Innovators: Joel Bion, Defining Innovation Joel Bion’s career spans two decades at Cisco with innovation at the heart of what he does. Listen to how Bion defines innovation, in his own words. How do you define innovation? 3.) Graffiti and Trash Go to the Cloud Towns and cities around the world are plagued by graffiti, “fly-tipping” and other envir…

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