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Discussions about the Social Entertainment Experience

…bsp;it could be as simple as licensing a music catalog via an Application Interface (API) . We have seen so much innovation on college campuses and with consumers regard to digital music, for instance, Napster. If there are more open models to use music content in new interactive ways, the next great innovation may come sooner than we think – and potentially from a music consumer who has the next great idea. 4) What trends and technologies…


Collaboration: The Productivity Wave

…ctivity must be the first economic consideration at all times, not the last. That is the source of technological innovation, jobs, and wealth.” William Simon Continuing in my series of blogs on the study, Collaboration: Know Your Enthusiasts and Laggards (.pdf), we now come to the fourth finding: productivity is the highest perceived benefit of collaboration. Interestingly, in all collaborator segments, productivity is valued more than inno…


IBM and Cisco Continue to Drive Innovation in the Data Center

Today, IBM announced an extended agreement with Cisco to resell the Cisco Nexus 5000 switch with support for Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) as part of its Dynamic Infrastructure solutions for the data center. Although IBM is not the only partner delivering Cisco’s industry-leading Nexus 5000 switch, this announcement does illustrate: 1. The FCoE standard continues to gain momentum in the data center. As IBM adds support for this growi…


Guy Kawasaki Explains the Art of Innovation in 10 Steps

…ar, and former Apple software evangelist Guy Kawasaki. During his 25-year career, he’s learned a lot about innovation through both his successes and missteps. During his talk, Guy boiled down the art of innovation into 10 easy — and not so easy — steps:1. Make meaning2. Make a mantra (not a mission statement)3. Jump to the next curve4. Roll the dice5. Don’t worry, be crappy6. Let 100 flowers blossom7. Polarize people8. Chu…


US Should Lead in Climate Change Policy

…Denmark. Cisco supported the passage of the American Clean Energy & Security Act. We firmly believe that innovation and technological advancement will transform how the world manages its energy and environmental challenges. This bill will help ensure enhanced investment in clean tech and energy innovation, helping solidify American leadership in this expanding market, and fast-tracking important technologies that will secure our energy an…