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Fast IT Top Insights Part 1: IT Transformation and Innovation

…to fully realize those opportunities — and become a source of organizational agility and a true partner for innovation in the business — a wholly new IT operating model is required. We call that model Fast IT. Fast IT is the IT operating model for the IoE era. It is what the CIO needs to do to drive true business transformation.   To better understand the current state of IT — and the opportunity for IT transformation amid a dynamic time of ch…


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Announcing Finalists for the IoT Innovation Grand Challenge!

When the IoT Innovation Grand Challenge was announced in April 2014 , I was a little concerned and apprehensive about the number and quality of submissions the contest would attract.  But looking back now at the overwhelming response and the fantastic submissions, I can honestly say the IoT Challenge was a tremendous success.  And it is not over yet! The journey started in April, 2014 with only a few contest members, but it grew to a communit…


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Your Next Great Idea? It Could Come from the Guy with the Mop

In the Internet of Everything (IoE) economy, innovation is the name of the game. IoE demands constant innovation and to keep pace companies must access creativity wherever it may arise. According to The Wall Street Journal, more than 34 percent of today’s workforce comes from outside our organization, and their fresh perspective can support innovation. Indeed, cross-pollination of industries is a key to innovation. This scenario was illustrated…


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Service Provider Transformation through Innovation”

…roviders find themselves today: at the center of how enterprise businesses and consumers can transform through innovation. At Cisco we are well-positioned to drive profitable growth for our service provider partners.  We have made a number of significant changes intended to help service providers globally earn more, reduce cost to serve while improving their agility. We created an SP Segment and I have been asked to lead the overall business and…


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Embracing the Internet of Everything with Customer-centric Innovation

Customer-centric innovation is part of Cisco’s DNA. We are constantly seeking to anticipate and drive market transitions and help solve our customers’ business challenges in a fast-changing world. These challenges are driven by multiple factors such as volatile markets, new requirements to the workforce and eventually most important, the digital disruption happening in nearly every market segment, vertical and geography around the globe. A…