20 Years and Beyond: A celebration of #Cisco Capital and what’s next for financial innovation

As 2017 comes to a close, we look back at one of the most interesting inflection points in the business landscape. Competition is increasing as growth remains tepid. Geo-political tensions swelled as certainty decreased. In many ways, 2017 was an unprecedented year. It was also an exciting year for Cisco Capital as we celebrated our […]

Innovation often comes from the heart of America

In 1882, by dint of hard work and partnership, electricity reached the Appleton Paper and Pulp Company in Appleton, Wisconsin, nine years before electricity would light up the nation’s White House. Company executive Henry J. Rogers and his colleagues had managed the seemingly impossible, using technology and innovation to harness the Fox River’s turbulent waters,…

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Realize Tax Benefits With Year-End Equipment Financing

As 2017 draws to a close, organizations should consider how current tax benefits and flexible payment options provide a lucrative time to align tech investments with business goals.

Consumption models helping to enable business transformation

Co-Author: Larry Scherzer, Director, Financial Product Development Digital transformation is really about business transformation and is driving the need for new consumption models. Gartner reports that 47 percent of CEOs are being challenged by their board of directors to make progress in digital business.  The demands are becoming more diverse and complex as new business applications […]

Will Robots Take Over the World and Destroy All Our Jobs?

Welcome to the fight of the century. In one corner there are the prophets of doom, who say that no job is safe from automation, and economic chaos is inevitable. And in the other corner, we have the rosy optimists, who believe technology will usher in a new era of meaningful work, more leisure time, […]

Nearly 100 years later, a border stands strong with an arch and not a wall

Nearly a century after its dedication, the issues and technologies that led to the inauguration of the International Peace Arch “speak to us in multiple ways,” writes Brad Smith, Microsoft president, and Carol Ann Browne, Microsoft director of executive communications, in a new post in the “Today in Technology” series on LinkedIn. The arch, an…

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