Posts tagged “Cisco”
Tuesday's news that networking giant Cisco is acquiring security firm OpenDNS for a whopping $665 million is the latest reflection of the strategic play it is making in security, writes Technology Business Research's Jane Wright.
Cisco is acquiring security technology firm OpenDNS for $665 million, the latest in a series of recent acquisitions. So why is the networking giant making this buy? Cisco Chief Technology and Strategy Officer Hilton Romanski explains the deal in his own words.
Networking giant Cisco is unveiling a new Internet of Things system on Monday with what it calls a "six-pillar approach" for infrastructure to deliver IoT solutions. These cover much more than bandwidth and routers, including "fog" computing and security. So what are the "six pillars"?
Cisco CEO John Chambers recently predicted that digital disruption was going to put a lot of companies out of business. A new Cisco report says he's right with more than 40 percent of existing leaders are going to be "displaced" by the "Digital Vortex." Where does your company stand? And despite being aware of the threat the "Vortex" poses, many execs say it's "not worthy of board-level attention." Oh, really?
Red Hat is making a great deal of news at its annual Summit this week in Boston, such as going mobile, its partnership with Samsung, and the naming of a new CFO. Not to be overlooked is the partnership between Red Hat, Cisco and NetApp - all with deep roots in the Triangle - to drive more "cloud" and application solutions based on OpenStack. Here's a Hatter's view.
Analysis: Cisco announced its intent to acquire OpenStack specialist Piston last week as a piece of its strategy to secure a leading position as a private cloud infrastructure provider by building a stable of enterprise-caliber OpenStack capabilities. Technology Business Research Analyst Krisa Macomber assesses the impact of the deal.
UNC-Chapel Hill graduate Chuck Robbins unveils the management team he wants when he takes over as Cisco CEO next month. The group of 10 doesn't include Chief Technology Officer Padmasree Warrior and other familiar Cisco names.
Chuck Robbins is bringing someone else with North Carolina experience to help him run Cisco as he takes over as CEO in July. Ruba Borno, a graduate of UNC-Charlotte, joins Robbins' newly named executive leadership team as chief of staff and vice president of growth initiatives. She believes in "putting people first" as a tech company transforms - as Robbins has said Cisco will.
Cisco and IBM are deepening their commitments to the "cloud" - especially in the open source collaborative world of OpenStack where Red Hat is a big player - with acquisitions announced Wednesday. Here's what insiders had to say about the deals.
Back in the Cold War days, what's happening at Cisco would have been called a party purge. Incoming CEO Chuck Robbins disclosed the departure of two senior execs on Monday, and re/code is reporting that CTO Padmasree Warrior is next.
UNC-Chapel Hill graduate Chuck Robbins is wasting no time in putting his own stamp on Cisco's management structure. Two other senior execs are leaving the firm on the day Robbins takes over as CEO on July 25.
Padmasree Warrior, Cisco Systems chief technology and strategy officer, will keynote the 2015 CED Tech Venture Conference slated for September 15-16 at the Raleigh Convention Center. Registration for the event is now open.
Analysis: Secure, scalable intelligent networks light the path as Cisco works to reconstruct its reputation as a trusted advisor of the connected world, but what impact will new CEO Chuck Robbins have when he takes over from John Chambers?
Analysis: Chuck Robbins takes over as CEO from John Chambers at networking giant Cisco in July. He inherits a company that's primed for growth - if he can solve the challenge that software-defined networking poses., says a Technology Business Research analyst.
So if you are one of thousands if not millions of people wondering how Cisco chair and CEO John Chambers will act as chair only when UNC-Chapel Hill graduate Chuck Robbins takes over as CEO in July, the Chambers-Robbins management team debuts in a conference call on earnings. The call makes clear: Chambers will remain very, very involved.
After 20 years of hearing the evangelist of all things tech (AKA John Chambers), Wall Street veterans are gearing up for a Cisco earnings call today that is set to be the last of his tenure. But take it from a Cisco vet, Chambers isn't fading into history just yet.
Cisco chair and CEO John Chambers announced plans earlier this week to step down as CEO this summer, but that doesn't mean the networking giant is slowing down on the business front. On Thursday, Cisco said it planned to acquire a company that develops software for real-time communications within cloud computing applications.
John Chambers, one of the icons in the high-tech industry for two decades, plans to step down as the CEO of Cisco Systems Inc. in July. He will remain Cisco's chairman. Chuck Robbins, a long-time Cisco executive from Rocky Mount and a UNC-Chapel Hill graduate, will replace Chambers as CEO.