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#InnovateThink TweetChat on Friday, September 19 at 10 a.m. PST: The Way Forward for IT Innovation

…fabric of clouds,” moving seamlessly across even the most extensive hybrid-cloud ecosystems Drive the necessary organizational changes that will raise IT to the status of trusted advisor to the business and a true partner in innovation Reap the benefits of a 20 to 25 percent reduction in costs, which can then be reinvested in new capabilities to drive innovation and business outcomes Meet an ever-expanding threat landscape with dynamic,…


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Fast IT: Sourcing Disruptive Innovation

…erous customer engagements. A key finding was that implementing the key elements of a Fast IT model could potentially result in a 20 to 25 percent reduction in costs, which can then be reinvested in new capabilities to drive innovation and business outcomes. Fast Innovation Requires Fast IT What Our Research Found Here are key insights from the research. In creating a Fast IT model, organizations will: simplify operations at a time when…


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Open Innovation Everywhere: Extending Cisco Entrepreneurs in Residence to Innovation Hubs across the U.S

…tand at the dawn of a revolution, and innovation will continue to lead the way. With both internal and external programs to feed innovation, Cisco aims to nurture disruptive ideas. In this light, we are using our new startup innovation program, Cisco Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIR), to spur open innovation and drive Cisco’s own leadership position in the emerging IoE opportunity. The Entrepreneurs in Residence program offers financial support,…


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Tech Innovation Emerges within Carriers’ Legacy Environments

…1; profitability and business growth, cost savings, and customer centricity. The study further indicates insurance executives struggle to maintain legacy products while simultaneously addressing concerns and uncertainties of innovation. This makes innovation sound like a scary proposition, but applying innovation does not have to be scary. It requires a C-suite sponsor who understands the ROI of technology investments and then gives authority to…


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Augmented Collaboration: A Cisco Tech Fund Innovation

…ject that we’ve been quietly working on for the last two years which just got some press in eWeek and in Silicon Valley Business Journal. Our innovation project is on Augmented Collaboration, which is a user experience innovation and technology innovation around next-generation collaboration. You probably know of Cisco’s TelePresence, WebEx, and Unified Communications products and hopefully you’ve used them. I’m a huge…