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Working Together in Education: Broadening Curricula and Increasing Access to Foster Innovation

Last month’s Boston Globe included an interesting Op-Ed titled “Riding the Innovation Wave” written by Drew Faust, president of Harvard University and Susan Hockfield, president of MIT. It’s a call to action that the US invest in education and research to propel us beyond the current state of affairs. A quote from the piece reads: America’s current circumstances are certainly serious. But there is a proven path forward, one that the United State…

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On the Nature of Innovation

I recently had the opportunity to chat with Soni Jiandani about the nature of innovation at Cisco.  For those of you who know her, you know she knows a thing or two about bringing innovation to market.  Soni is currently a VP in the Server Access and Virtualization Business Unit. In a prior role, she was Vice President and General Manager of Cisco’s LAN and SAN switching business unit within the Data Center, Switching and Wireless Technology Gro…

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Clouding with Confidence – A Tale of Two IT Departments

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…gether our people, our best ideas, collaboration (voice, video, social media) and data. In fast moving markets, Innovation is the enabler of success. Whether this is Innovation in technology or new ways to run the operations of IT, Innovation is embedded in the Cisco corporate DNA. Partnering is critical. Not only do we ask our partners to make the Journey to Cloud along with us, but we expect them to walk the walk as well. This is both our techn…

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Optimize the Data Center

…0 UCS customers What does it all mean? Its our own double rainbow…you figure it out….what it means is that the innovation here is making sense. The standards based combination of Unified Fabric, Computing and Network Services is building a logical foundation for people to stake their future on.   It’s a 650 million dollar business now growing at over 700%.  The early percentages are easier to brag about now of course and its hard to imagin…

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Partner Summit 2011: How Do We Impact Innovation? By Moving to the Cloud

…onto the stage by Michael Capellas, CEO of VCE, and Padmasree Warrior, Cisco’s CTO. The theme was how to impact innovation, and both Michael and Padma highlighted the Cisco technologies that can help partners to differentiate. Michael kicked off his talk with the statement that “cloud is not marketing hype,” but in fact will be a foundational part of the IT industry for the next three to five years. Michael sprinkled interesting facts throughout…

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