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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…

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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…

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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…

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Cloud Must Balance Innovation With Operational Excellence

…periods of time or backing up data in new and innovative ways that allow for faster and more granular retrieval. Innovation is critical to the success of cloud computing, bacause without some level of innovation of the technologies surrounding cloud computing (more on that distinction later), the entire space starts to resemble some form of self-service outsourcing–useful, but not really enough to compel the enterprise to change. Consider operat…

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Architectural Innovation: A Clean Break from Tradition

When the first automobiles were conceived and designed, it was difficult for some people to take a forward-looking view of this innovation. The term “horseless-carriage” was an attempt to describe this new mode of transportation from a historical perspective.Ready for road trials by September 1893, the vehicle built by Charles and Frank Duryea was the first gasoline powered automobile in America. The brothers had purchased a used hor…

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