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Getting To the New Normal (Part 2 of 2)

…things get too fast and crazy. The new normal requires a new set of tools that enables the next wave of business innovation to flourish. Does the loneliness of long-distance email and document strings create an environment conducive to innovation? Prediction: The social media revolution will come to the Enterprise because it, too, needs community. The new normal requires more human and media-rich interactions. Can you build trust with people you…


Cisco Developer Contest – The Winners!

On October 14th, 2008 we announced the Cisco ‘Think Inside the Box’ Developers contest with an objective to educate our application developer community on the power of the network as a platform for enabling innovation. The response to this contest was phenomenal. With over 900 registrants and 110 qualified teams submitting proposals in Phase-1, to the challenge was to narrow the list down to ten finalists who got…


Innovation in Collaboration

As CTO for Unified Communications at Cisco, I’m involved in all three ways in which Cisco creates product innovations: current product evolution, partnerships & acquisitions, and internal innovation.  My team and I help to ensure that Cisco strikes the appropriate balance between the three as we build products to meet the needs of our customers and partners. When Cisco innovates, we ensure the usefulness of our innovations with f…


Discussions about the Social Entertainment Experience

…bsp;it could be as simple as licensing a music catalog via an Application Interface (API) . We have seen so much innovation on college campuses and with consumers regard to digital music, for instance, Napster. If there are more open models to use music content in new interactive ways, the next great innovation may come sooner than we think — and potentially from a music consumer who has the next great idea. 4) What trends and technologies shoul…


Collaboration: The Productivity Wave

…ctivity must be the first economic consideration at all times, not the last. That is the source of technological innovation, jobs, and wealth.” William Simon Continuing in my series of blogs on the study, Collaboration: Know Your Enthusiasts and Laggards (.pdf), we now come to the fourth finding: productivity is the highest perceived benefit of collaboration. Interestingly, in all collaborator segments, productivity is valued more than inno…