In the aftermath of last week's San Francisco Enterprise 2.0 conference there's been some lively debate about what constitutes '2.
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An intriguing and very well written article in this week's Economist documents Cisco CEO John Chamber's ambitious plans to conquer 30 new areas of business:...From “virtual health care” to “cloud computing” and “safety and security” to “routers in space”, the company is tackling more than 30 “market adjacencies”, as new areas of growth are called in the corporate argot.
The above CNBC video of John Hagel (Deloitte Center for the Edge) discusses the huge problem of applying old business thinking when adopting new technology, and the scary new realities around global business competitiveness.
The above video clips (from my handheld Flip) are from John Chambers Cisco Live! keynote address today and are specifically two edits about Cisco's strategic perspective on collaboration and Web 2.
Cisco are releasing a 58 page report which details their 900 percent return on investment in collaboration and social networking and which details how they have successfully increased productivity, innovation and growth.The Report, 'Creating a Collaborative Enterprise: a Guide to Accelerating Business Value with a Collaboration Framework', shows how their best practices saved them US$691 million and increased productivity 4.
Padmasree Warrior is, to quote her biography on their company blog "Cisco Systems’ Chief Technology Officer. As CTO, she is responsible for helping drive the company’s technological innovations and strategy, and works closely with its senior executive team and board of directors to align these efforts with Cisco’s corporate goals.
Cisco's John Chambers explains their approachI think this is a wonderfully succinct interview with Cisco CEO John Chambers by Harvard Business School Publishing, which is well worth 6.5 minutes of your life if you're interested in modern 'lead from the middle or behind' management strategy.
Corporations are like sharks, who have to keep moving forward to breathe...or they sink and die.