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Cisco Celebrates 25 Years of Technology Innovation

Today, as we celebrate 25 years as a company , we think about how Cisco has watched the industry evolve.  In this video from FoxBusiness.com, Rebecca Jacoby, senior vice president and chief information officer of Cisco, discusses lessons learned during the Dot Com Bubble Burst and how the Internet has changed over the years.    To watch the full length video go click here….

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Cisco and BT…Delivering Hosted Innovation

Today, Cisco and BT announced a groundbreaking global, hosted unified communications solution.  As the news release points out, there are lots of aspects of the deal to capture the imagination.  The industry trend… There’s no denying that hosted unified communications are hot.  In fact, Cisco predicts that one third of all unified communications will be sold as a hosted solution over the next three to five years.&nbs…

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Innovation and Standards Update

In my last blog post on standards and innovation (Why Standards Matter…And When They Don’t) I mentioned that Cisco’s VNTag, had been submitted to the IEEE for standardization. Last week, the IEEE authorized a project, 802.1Qbh: Bridged Port Extension, to amend the Ethernet switch standard to include capabilities like those provided by our VNTag technology. Official Scope of Project: Amendment specifies protocols…

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Innovation at the Core and Interop NY 2009

What comes to mind when you think of Borderless Networks? For many people, the idea of universal and seamless connectivity evokes images of always on smart phones, videoconference technology, and collaboration applications like WebEx. These technologies are certainly a big part of the Borderless Networks vision, but it’s also important to look past the immediately visible end points of interaction to all the stuff going on in the backgroun…

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Why Standards Matter…And When They Don’t

…so when we see a trend, we move to address it and put solutions out there for our customers.  This is where innovation is critical–having the ability to continually move the ball forward to ensure networking continues to meet the needs of markets that are themselves continually evolving.     But, ultimately, standardization is the end goal.  Without standardization, innovation cannot scale.  Time and again, we have seen…

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