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Striking the Right Balance: Innovation v. Equipment Spending

…the usual price-performance gains associated with faster or higher-density products. We’re also including innovations that serve to reduce the costs of individual devices. EXAMPLE: The recently announced Catalyst 3750-X, 3560-X, and 2970-S switches set a new lower price point for Cisco fixed and stackable switches, while also delivering new enhanced borderless access features (e.g., MACsec, PoE+, FlexStack). Cisco also offers an enhanced Li…


Green Learning for Cisco Partners Using iPads

…utions. To honor Learning Partners who demonstrated outstanding achievement in Acceleration, Collaboration, and Innovation over the past year, the Learning Partner Awards were handed out at this year’s Partner Summit. Tech 2000, the Global winner for Innovation, earned its stripes by pioneering new training modalities (ways of learning) that include Apple’s new iPad. Here’s Tech 2000’s CEO George Churchwell showing off &#8…


Innovation for Country Transformation

…few months ago, I had the honor of representing the United States as part of the first ever U.S. – Russia Innovation Dialogue. This delegation was a part of the broader initiative launched by the Bilateral Presidential Commission created by Presidents Obama and Medvedev in July 2009. The delegation consisted of senior executives from eBay, EDventure, Mozilla, Howcast, Twitter, Social Gaming Network, Katalyst, the NY Academy of Sciences…


Day Two Partner Summit: Innovation and Demonstrations

…you can visit the DMV from your living room. Padma concluded by telling partners that the “combination of innovation and operational excellence is how we will reach new heights. Next up, Tony Bates–SVP and GM of Enterprise, Commercial and Small Business–echoed three themes: …innovation, transformation, and partnership. Tony said that in order to innovate and transform, partners should use the strategic framework provid…


Global innovation is alive and well!

In conducting the Cisco I-Prize, one of our key theories is that innovation is alive and well across the globe – but we need the right kind of collaborative tools and incentives to unlock it.  I think we can definitely conclude that our theory has proved itself one again, beyond our wildest expectations.   There are currently over 2300 participants who have generated over 700 new ideas so far – A phenomenal level of in…