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Cisco Helps Drive Innovation at VMworld

…, as well as a discussion of the importance of the partner ecosystem that Cisco and VMware are creating and the results in terms of innovation, and integration.  And some great news: Cisco won a Best of VMworld 2010 award in the hardware virtualization category with the Cisco Nexus 7000 Overlay Transportation Virtualization solution. Were you able to attend the conference this week? Be sure to share some of what you learned in the comments….


Going Gaga for Innovation

…squo;s playbook. At this past Monday night’s San Jose concert, that woman was on her game. Why? One word: innovation.   Having attended the show, I can attest to the dazzling array of art, performance, and oh yeah, music. This is a woman who knows that times have changed and it’s not just about holding a tune in today’s entertainment world. As the SFWeekly put it, “Note to all future pop stars: You are (out of luck).&…


Cisco welcomes launch of first ever U.S. National IP Strategy

…agazine I was reminded once again of Edison’s importance to America’s historic strength in science, innovation and discovery. Edison’s goal was to create a “minor invention” every ten days and a “major invention” every six months.  His track record was astounding:  1,093 total patents and key breakthroughs such as the phonograph, storage battery, early motion picture technology and the filament…


Russian President Medvedev visits Cisco HQ in San Jose

…g Center. Following the demos, Cisco confirmed a 5 phase, multi-year $1B commitment to the Russian technology innovation agenda over the coming decade.    As part of this overall initiative, Chambers also signed an MoU with Viktor Vekselberg to confirm that we will establish a physical presence in Skolkovo in Russia to develop a second headquarters for our Emerging Technologies Business Group under Senior Vice President Marthin D…


Do This or Do That? Try “Doing Both”

…220;when companies face key strategic decisions, they often take one path and abandon the other. They focus on innovation and new business models at the expense of core businesses or vice versa. They stress discipline and sacrifice flexibility. They focus on customers and ignore partners.  And they struggle.”  The book argues that there is a better way: Doing both. Read the first chapter below and, if interested in more, go to…