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Social Selling in Action—Part 1: Innovation starts with Sales

…ers in this new and constantly changing environment.  I spoke with Allison and Bernard separately to discuss the innovation that is taking place within the Social Selling program and the focus on delivering measurable ROI. This is the first installation in a 3-part series that reviews Cisco’s unique approach to  Social Selling. Innovation starts with Sales Jennifer Roberts (JR): In ten seconds or less what is Social Selling? Allison Aldrid…

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Open Innovation Everywhere: Extending Cisco Entrepreneurs in Residence to Innovation Hubs across the U.S

Back in March, I wrote about Cisco’s continued focus on innovation and my personal goal of accelerating innovation by making openness part of our DNA. Similarly, at the recent Cisco Live event in San Francisco, I talked about the incredible Inertnet of Everything (IoE) journey in front of us and offered a few examples of what that future might hold. The IoE future of hyper-connected devices, people, data and processes will see retail, manufactur…

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Tech Innovation Emerges within Carriers’ Legacy Environments

…ce executives struggle to maintain legacy products while simultaneously addressing concerns and uncertainties of innovation. This makes innovation sound like a scary proposition, but applying innovation does not have to be scary. It requires a C-suite sponsor who understands the ROI of technology investments and then gives authority to “go-getters” and mobilizers within their organizations to implement these changes. These individuals are motivat…

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Fast IT Workshop #4 – Innovative Infrastructure Management: Challenges and Opportunities

…ion, virtualization, and security throughout. As executives look to future-proof their business, many are facing innovation challenges in today’s infrastructure landscape. IT organizations are increasingly expected to drive revenue growth, reduce operational costs, mitigate security risk, and increase innovation – and do it all faster than ever before. Today, it is absolutely critical for IT to partner with the business and continue to be relevan…

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Cisco Live Program Inspires IT Managers to Drive Relevancy and Innovation

Five years ago the IT Management Program at Cisco Live had about 100 attendees. At this year’s event in San Francisco, there were more than 550 participants. And their enthusiasm was palpable. Cisco’s homegrown IT Management Program focuses on practical knowledge and insight about industry hot topics (global intercloud, collaboration, Application Centric Infrastructure . . . ) and career growth that IT managers and aspiring managers can take bac…

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