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Cisco uses Adobe’s open-sourced Kickbox system to launch companywide innovation contest

For a giant 30-plus-year-old company, Cisco has a reputation for keeping things fresh via spin-ins, buyouts and venture investments. But late last year, the vendor launched the Innovate Everywhere Challenge just to make sure it wasn’t overlooking any great new ideas among its 74,000 employees. The company took its lead from Adobe Kickbox, an open-sourced system for sparking internal innovation.