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Cisco@25: CTO, Padmasree Warrior’s Perspective on Innovation at Cisco

In the next Cisco@25 video blog series, Cisco’s CTO Padmasree Warrior shares her perspective on Cisco innovation and where she sees technology in the next 25 years.  Padmasree Warrior sees Cisco driving innovation and new ideas in phases. The first ideas come internally in the company, such as TelePresence. The second phase being outside of the company, such as Smart Grid. Warrior explains that Cisco “thinks of innovation as goi…


Cisco Welcomes Russian President Medvedev

…uo;s power to continually reinvent itself – and in doing so create the framework for another generation of innovation and economic growth. When Cisco looks to invest, we have capability to go anywhere in the world.  Russia has seen what Silicon Valley has done for this country and the world and they want to replicate it.  President Medvedev and other world leaders understand that innovation is the new playing field.  It&rsqu…


Sometimes we can’t see the “Innovation” through the “Wars”

…ategic partners instead of just suppliers. But more than anything else, the C-level discussions today are about Innovation. Innovation in raw technology; innovation in technology delivery models; innovation in using technology to radically change business models; innovation in partnership models. Many customers I speak with are in markets where the pace of change is incredibly fast. Fast in the sense of market-leaders being on top in Year 1 a…


Striking the Right Balance: Innovation v. Equipment Spending

According to industry studies, capital equipment costs account for between 10 and 15% of the annual network budget for most organizations. While operating costs far exceed capital expenses in the budget, it is still very important to get the most from every dollar used to purchase new networking systems. This is especially true as business requirements and technology advancements continue to apply pressure to existing network devices and designs…


Myths and Restrictions of the Cisco UCS

…Cloud, Public Cloud, Hybrid Cloud) in the future. Myth #4: The world of IT doesn’t change very fast FACT: Innovation is an incredible force in our industry. In very short periods of time, with the right products and execution, previously unimaginable shifts can occur in the market. But the key is to combine INNOVATION + SPEED. We believe that Cisco UCS has that innovation embedded within its DNA, significantly improving how computing envir…