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Introducing Unified Computing to the Data Center

…ting the development of systems architectures based on industry standards. We believe that the intersection of innovation with standards, especially in markets where it has been lacking, will create lasting value.Yes, there are markets where Cisco will compete with a few of our current partners. Cooperation among competitors in the tech industry is nothing new. Our responsibility as leaders of the technology industry is to constantly pioneer n…

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Innovating In a Fragile Economy

…ice President at the Yankee Group. I’ve known Zeus for a while and he’s usually at the epicenter of innovation. During a typical Network-related conversation he made some comments on innovation and the economy that I thought had a broader applicability across multiple businesses and had a common-sense approach. He postulated that in a down market economy, it is easy for an IT department to overly focus on cost savings, or even do noth…

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Public Services Summit

…t week in an event organised by Cisco and the City of Stockholm. The theme this year was”Sustainability, Innovation and Inclusion.” The summit is specifically targeted at senior policy advisors and key decision-makers in education, healthcare and government and focuses on ways the internet and networking technologies can change the way you do business. A recurrent theme at the event was how to enable innovation in large organisation…

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Collaboration : A Top Down Process!

…d the CEO must flatten decision-making and resource allocation hierarchies in order to allow market insight and innovation to flourish. As outlined in a recent Fast Company feature, Cisco has moved decision-making from a few fistfuls of senior executives to over 500 top managers across the company since 2001. The objective is to develop a strongly executing, global enterprise where leadership emerges anywhere and everywhere, unchained to the tra…

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“Think Smart” Team Leaders Drive Innovation via Web 2.0 Online Collaboration

By June Bower, vice president of marketing, Cisco Collaboration Software GroupLast week I called a long time friend and business associate to tell her the news: my 15 year old son had broken his pelvis playing soccer at school. She picked up on the first ring and before I could get a word in she said,”I can’t believe Noah broke his pelvis. What a bummer.” How did she know this about my son, and only the day after it happened?We…

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