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Cisco I-Prize: Innovation in Healthcare

Healthcare is in dire need of reform and innovation. Western economies are spending between 8-17% of GDP on healthcare costs (with widely varying results—note: those that spend the most aren’t getting the best results).1 Increases in costs are rising faster than inflation or average earnings. Sooner or later something has to give. Geoffrey Moore2 likes to say that when there’s an imbalance of supply and demand, innovation thriv…

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Testament to Innovation—Cisco Webex on the Apple iPad

Yes the hype is real…….Cisco WebEx Meeting Center is a new application on the Apple iPad!  Now available for download from Apple App Store, users have added flexibility of collaborating with Cisco WebEx Meetings from a PC, Mac, iPhone, and iPad.  For those Apple fanatics that are the first to get an iPad this weekend, I look forward to hearing your feedback…… Besides being a business collaborator from the ne…

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Home Networking Made Easy through Pure Innovation

When my wife and I go to our favorite restaurant, one of the things we always take advantage of is the valet service they offer.  While we are certainly able to find parking and walk across the parking lot, the extended Boston winters can make it more challenging than it needs to be.  It’s not that we wouldn’t go to the same restaurant if it didn’t offer valet services, but it just makes it so much easier. Apparently,…

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Cisco Recognized for Ethics and Social Innovation

…tworking Academy, now in its second decade, is also the recent recipient of The Financial Times-Justmeans Social Innovation Award for Best Stakeholder Engagement.  The Social Innovation Awards present a forum for organizations to highlight their latest concepts and practical applications to improve and advance social needs and better business.    At Cisco we are proud and honored to be recognized for our commitment to and focus on…

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Riding the Innovation Wave…or Just Treading Water?

I was getting caught up with my reading this weekend and was reminded of the John F Kennedy quote about a rising tide lifting all boats.  Intel has once again done their magic and released their Xeon 5600 CPU (aka Westmere) sporting a couple of more cores, a larger L3 cache and some other neat tidbits.  The newest Intel processor becomes a platform upon which we build some interesting things by layering on our own innovations.  H…

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