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Two Problems – One Easy, One Hard

…le in fossil fuel shortages. Perhaps we can learn from our experience with IPv4 addresses. It was technology and innovation that caused the problem; perhaps technology and innovation can solve it. In the case of fossil fuels, we can’t just magically invent new sources like we did with IP addresses, though. Nor would we want to. It will take innovation in conservation and renewable sources of energy to ween us from our dependence on fossil f…


Cisco Collaboration Technologies Fostering Innovation at Proctor and Gamble

Proctor & Gamble (P&G) today is a ninety billion dollar company with about three billion people around the world that use their products. Increased collaboration with Cisco Unified Communications and TelePresence has helped P&G meet its sustainability goals. Watch this video to see how Proctor and Gamble is becoming the world’s most collaborative company and how they’re fostering innovation using Cisco collaboration techn…


Getting To the New Normal (Part 2 of 2)

…things get too fast and crazy. The new normal requires a new set of tools that enables the next wave of business innovation to flourish. Does the loneliness of long-distance email and document strings create an environment conducive to innovation? Prediction: The social media revolution will come to the Enterprise because it, too, needs community. The new normal requires more human and media-rich interactions. Can you build trust with people you…


Cisco Developer Contest – The Winners!

On October 14th, 2008 we announced the Cisco ‘Think Inside the Box’ Developers contest with an objective to educate our application developer community on the power of the network as a platform for enabling innovation. The response to this contest was phenomenal. With over 900 registrants and 110 qualified teams submitting proposals in Phase-1, to the challenge was to narrow the list down to ten finalists who got…


Innovation in Collaboration

As CTO for Unified Communications at Cisco, I’m involved in all three ways in which Cisco creates product innovations: current product evolution, partnerships & acquisitions, and internal innovation.  My team and I help to ensure that Cisco strikes the appropriate balance between the three as we build products to meet the needs of our customers and partners. When Cisco innovates, we ensure the usefulness of our innovations with f…