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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…


Testament to Innovation—Cisco Webex on the Apple iPad

…Besides being a business collaborator from the newest devices, what I find even more cool and impressive is the innovation and speed to which Cisco WebEx teams developed the cloud-based application.   It took less than 60 days for the development team to conquer concept design, coding, testing, and launch.  To get more behind the scene details on this announcement tune into the podcast:…


Home Networking Made Easy through Pure Innovation

…f our Valet line of home wireless routers that make home networking a plug-n-play experience.  This latest innovation is in direct response to the needs of the market, but perhaps even more exciting is that it’s a solid proof point of the collaboration occurring between some of the newest additions to our Cisco Consumer Products Group– namely Pure Digital and Pure Networks.  Think about it– by combining the people that…


Cisco Recognized for Ethics and Social Innovation

…working 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…


A Brief History of Set-Top Box Innovation

Given all the recent and turbulent attention on “innovation,” as it relates to set-top boxes and IP gateways, I’d like to provide some industrial context. As a company involved in set-top and IP gateway innovation for almost half a century, we certainly have an informed viewpoint. After all, set-top boxes are a core part of our video DNA. Let’s briefly review the innovation chronology for the cable set-top box. The origin…