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Posts tagged “Cisco”

March 24

Cisco to invest $1B in creating 'global intercloud'

Cisco says it plans to spend more than $1 billion over the next two years to build up its cloud computing network in what the company calls the "World's Largest Global Intercloud."

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March 24

Cisco's $1B cloud play; NCTA 'State of Technology' event; Nokia-Microsoft; BlackBerry real estate sale

Bulldog In today's Bulldog roundup: NCTA names NFL mobile exec as keynote for State of Technology conference; Cisco's $1B "cloud" play targets Amazon; Nokia-Microsoft deal on hold; and BlackBerry is selling much of its Canadian real estate.

Updated March 5

Premium Lock RTP misses out on $100M Cisco 'Internet of Everything' center

Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers has vowed to do more business in Canada, citing tax policy and other challenges in the US. In picking Toronto and not either RTP or another US location, Chambers is restating his stance.

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Updated February 24

Premium Lock Inside Cisco: Data center suite is a key to reviving sales

Cisco's headquarters  Analysis: Cisco faces challenges in a number of areas as was shown in its recent earnings report. But the networking giant will leverage its growing capabilities in segments such as data center offerings to counteract those challenges, says Scott Dennehy of Technology Business Research.

Updated February 24

Premium Lock BlackBerry and Ford; Lenovo and Windows phones; WhatsApp voice; Cisco small cell

News from the annual Mobile World Congress in Madrid: Ford may dump Microsoft, embrace BlackBerry for smart cars; Microsoft says Lenovo will make Windows phone; Microsoft aims for cheap cellphones; WhatsApp adds voice; analyst likes Cisco's "small cell" play.

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February 14

Premium Lock Cisco's Chambers trash talks: 'We're back in vogue;' competitors 'going to be road-kill'

John Chambers In an interview with Barron's, Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers says the networking giant is recovering from recent setbacks and its bet on the "Internet of Everything" is paying off.

Updated February 13

Premium Lock Despite slower sales, Cisco's fiscal Q2 earnings beats Street

Cisco's headquarters  Cisco CEO John Chambers said the 8 percent revenue decline was expected, amid declining telecom and emerging market sales. But he points to the 'Internet of Everything' as a bright spot for the networking company.

February 13

Premium Lock John Chambers: 2014 is 'inflection point' for Internet of Everything

In a conference call to discuss Cisco's latest earnings report, Chairman and CEO John Chambers took the opportunity to deliver one of his sermons about what he envisions the "Internet of Everything." He sees the IoE as a multi-trillion dollar opportunity, once which he says can make Cisco "the number one IT company."

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Updated February 10

Premium Lock Game over for 'Flappy Bird;' Google-Cisco patent deal; Google value tops Exxon; Yahoo-Yelp talks; LinkedIn falls; Pfizer blocks generic

Bulldog In WRALTechWire's wrap up of technology and life science news: The developer of the wildly popular game "Flappy Bird" has pulled it; Google and Cisco strike a deal on patents; Google No. 2 most valuable company - for a while; Yahoo may partner with Yelp; LinkedIn shares fall; Pfizer wins court battle against generic Lyrica.

Updated January 15

Premium Lock Quintiles' tech security wins CSO magazine honor

Quintiles      Cisco, Credit Suisse and Metlife also crack the CSO list.

January 8

Premium Lock John Chambers: 'Internet of Everything' is $19 trillion opportunity

In a keynote presentation Tuesday at the International Consumer Electronics Show, Cisco CEO John Chambers drew a picture of a world in which objects in homes, at airports, at hotels and elsewhere that are connected to the Internet know peoples' preferences. That could lead to consumers buying more goods. "This is not about technology at all," Chambers says. "It's about how it changes peoples' lives forever."

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January 7

Premium Lock Cisco's Chambers to talk 'Internet of Everything' at CES

Cisco Systems has shed many of its consumer-technology businesses in recent years. Yet the company is pushing ahead with its largest-ever presence at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week with CEO John Chambers delivering a keynote address on Tuesday.

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December 30, 2013

Premium Lock NSA intercepts computer deliveries, German magazine reports

A German magazine lifted the lid on the operations of the National Security Agency's hacking unit Sunday, reporting that American spies intercept computer deliveries, exploit hardware vulnerabilities, and even hijack Microsoft's internal reporting system to spy on their targets.

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Updated December 18, 2013

Premium Lock Cisco brings Santa to sick children via videoconference

Children who want to see Santa Claus can find him at the mall and many other places. But those who are not healthy enough to leave their hospital rooms cannot deliver their wishes face-to-face. For those children, Cisco Systems employees played elf Tuesday, delivering Santa via videoconference to some of the patients at Duke Children's Hospital.

December 17, 2013

Premium Lock Cisco's latest collaboration moves: Buys startup, launches 'desktop as a service'

Cisco is bolstering its collaboration technology and product offerings through two moves made Tuesday: The acquisition of a Massachusetts startup,, and the launching of a "cloud" virtual desktop offering in partnership with Citrix and VMware.

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Updated December 16, 2013

Premium Lock Cisco to add 1,700 jobs in Canada, receives $220M in benefits

The jobs are part of a 10-year pact with Ontario to invest $4 billion in the province, including $2.2 billion in salaries, Cisco says. Cisco already has 1,300 employees in Ontario and may increase that to 5,000 by 2024, Karin Scott, a spokeswoman for Cisco, said in an e-mail.

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Updated December 13, 2013

Premium Lock 'Let's talk tech jobs:' What's really happening in IT hiring?

A new report this week about high-tech hiring in North Carolina concludes that there are fewer openings than in the same month for 2012 and 2011. But are there really more jobs available than those advertised? In a new series launching today for our Insider members, WRALTechWire will be taking an in-depth look at the IT job market.

December 13, 2013

Premium Lock What firms are hiring? IT jobs are available at some very big names

Looking for a job? The list of technology-focused firms that are growing and hiring in the Triangle is growing, says Chris Dale, regional vice president of talent management firm Select Group. Dale offers enticing details in an exclusive interview with WRALTechWire Editor Rick Smith.

December 12, 2013

Premium Lock Cisco cuts annual sales forecast as emerging markets sales stall

Cisco Systems Cisco Systems cut its revenue forecast for the next three to five years amid weaker demand from emerging markets and telecommunications-service providers

December 11, 2013

Premium Lock Cisco loses court fight to block Microsoft-Skype deal

Skype Cisco Systems has lost a court bid to block the European Union's unconditional approval of Microsoft's $8.5 billion-takeover of Skype Technologies

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