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Does Enterprise IT need a M&A Strategy?

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…ed to “legacy” activities. This obviously leaves very little time to work on new technology-centric innovations to drive the business. Or to put a different way, “IT only does innovation on Friday”. The McKinsey Quarterly recently had an interesting article about reshaping IT management, where they introduce the concepts “Factory IT” and “Enabling IT”. The premise being that the focus of the Factory…

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Collaboration is Hot … Very Hot: The Value of Collaboration

…turn 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 making…

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How Online Video is Fostering Global Innovation

…r, Chris Anderson, says the rise of online video is enabling a worldwide phenomenon he calls “Crowd Accelerated Innovation” — a self-fueling cycle of learning that could be as significant as the invention of the printing press. He adds, to tap into its power, organizations will need to embrace radical openness. Chris goes on to describe how broadband services have become the enabler of video distribution — from people all over the gl…

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U.S. Jobs, Innovation, Growth and Investment

…, 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 an…

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Open Ecosystem – Open to Excellence and Better with Cisco

…emerging standards (TRILL, VN-Link, 40Gb and 100Gb Ethernet speeds, etc.). We are committed to extending Cisco innovation with our partners. An example of this is VN-Link technology, which adds VM-level visibility and policy to network administrators for multiple virtualization environments (VMware, RedHat). We’re committed to jointly testing and documenting our ecosystem solutions and architectures so that customers feel comfortable knowi…

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