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There is No Limit to Innovation

There is no limit to innovation.  Cisco has embraced that idea for more than three decades with our build, buy, partner and integrate growth strategy.  Part of that strategy is investing in order to gain insights and drive new innovation.  True to that spirit, we have just announced the next evolution of the Cisco Investments[1] platform and a set of investments in support of an exciting new investment theme. These announcements build upon the f…


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Announcing Open Submissions for the IoT Innovation Grand Challenge!

At the recent IoT World Forum Steering Committee meeting one of the topics that came up again and again was innovation – the need for innovation in business models, the need for innovation in our lives as the Internet of Everything approaches, and the need for innovation with developing the “things” that will be connecting to the IoT. One of Cisco’s ongoing business strategies is to invest in innovation and so I’m excited to share that we’re now…


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Roadmap for Additional Discussion on Net Neutrality in Europe

…handle the projected growth in fixed and mobile network traffic; and whether the proposal will hinder or help innovation, particularly as it relates to specialized services.  These are critical issues given the technology and traffic trends that exist today. The simple truth is that the ICT industry is fast-paced and ever changing, with new technologies and innovations brought to market every day.  Just think:  in less than a decade, smartphones…


Open innovation: Harnessing the ideas, talent and passion of the startup eco-system

…aping change before it catches our industry off-guard. We believe one of the key strategies for reinventing innovation at Cisco is to embrace openness.  Open innovation is a concept developed and evangelized by leading organizational experts, including Dr. Henry Chesbrough, the Executive Director of the Program in Open Innovation at UC Berkeley.  It focuses on how organizations can and should use external ideas as well as internal ideas – and int…


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Increasing Business Investments and IT Opportunities

…gain more access to new technologies and consumption models, IT’s balance between operational excellence and innovation is shifting. Technical innovation can now happen anywhere. This change presents a huge opportunity for IT to drive innovation in new ways. So which organizations are seizing this opportunity? To find out, we recently conducted the Cisco Business and IT Priority Survey to determine how these groups manage innovation, and how the…


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