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Collaboration is Hot … Very Hot: The Value of Collaboration

…eturn on investment with regard to collaboration. Here’s how we define value at Cisco:  productivity, growth and innovation. By innovation, we mean accelerating research and development, creating new business models and generating new ideas. We define growth in terms of global reach, driving new revenue, entering new markets and accelerating our sales cycle. And in terms of productivity, we focus on operational efficiencies, faster decision makin…

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How Online Video is Fostering Global Innovation

…learn to be net contributors?” – becoming part of the biggest learning cycle in human history. Crowd Accelerated Innovation in Action An insightful example of self-empowered innovation comes from the Kibera slums in Kenya. There, within the largest shantytown in Africa, a group of creative local residents formed the Kibera Film School. Using Cisco Flip camcorders, Christopher Macau and his friends are recording, editing and producing video conten…

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Cisco Reports Q1 FY2011 Earnings

Today, we reported our first quarter results for the period ended October 30, 2010.  We reported first quarter net sales of $10.75 billion, net income on a generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis of $1.9 billion or $0.34 per share, and non-GAAP net income of $2.4 billion or $0.42 per share.  Q1 was a solid quarter for Cisco from a financial, product, customer and geographic perspective.  We continue to execute well with a compellin…

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Meet the Newest Member of Your Data Center Operations Team

Today you are one happy data center manager, because you just made the perfect hire. Your new operations staffer is savvy, with extensive networking knowledge and experience with some of the largest, most sophisticated, and most secure networks in the world. This guy knows the network like the back of his hand. And he’s a demon in the data center: he can optimize data center operations task by task, almost minute by minute. He can predict proble…

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U.S. Jobs, Innovation, Growth and Investment

…y, the United States must continue to drive global economic stability through policies that create jobs, promote innovation and foster new opportunities at home and abroad.  If we don’t, we run the risk of being left behind.  Just this week, a China-based company claims to have developed the fastest supercomputer in the world. This kind of innovation has previously been a hallmark of the United States—a leadership position created by commitment a…

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