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Posts tagged “Cisco”

Updated August 28

Premium Lock HP takes lead in sever market as IBM-Lenovo deal waits for approval

HP's Meg Whitman has been throwing around a lot of "FUD" - fear, uncertainty and doubt - about the Lenovo-IBM x86 server deal since it was announced. And guess who now leads in global server sales?

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Updated August 20

Cisco's COO: Big layoffs 'just the wrong way to do it'

A blogger about Cisco obtained access to internal video and audio recordings of company execs discussing the tech giant's new layoff round that will affect some 6,000 workers. Business Insider published some of the information, including an interesting remark from Chief Operating Officer Gary Moore. Plus, a new report shows one reason why Cisco is facing challenges: Its router market share has plunged.

Cisco COO Gary Moore talks jobs as Gov. McCrory listens Cisco COO Gary Moore talks jobs as Gov. McCrory listens

Updated August 14

Cisco's Chambers: New layoffs are 'strategic,' a 'tough decision'

Just two months ago, Cisco announced a major expansion of its work force in RTP with the promise of more than 500 new jobs. Wednesday night, Cisco's top executive disclosed plans to lay off some 6,000 workers across the company. It's the second large round of job cuts to hit the firm in a year.

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Updated August 14

Premium Lock Cisco's Chambers on restructuring: 'If we do not disrupt ourselves ...'

Cisco makes layoffs Early in a conference call with analysts, Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers disclosed that a "limited restructuring" - i.e. layoffs - was underway at the tech giant. In his own words, Chambers describes why Cisco is cutting some 6,000 jobs.

July 31

Premium Lock Microsoft, tech allies lose fight to block U.S. law enforcement from offshore email

e-mail  A judge has ruled against Microsoft Corp., saying U.S. law enforcement can force the company to turn over emails it stores in Ireland. Cisco, Verizon, Apple and AT&T allied with Microsoft in the dispute.

July 23

Premium Lock StubHub hacked; Viamet's new exec; LinkedIn's $175M buy; Cisco boosts Euro startups; 4K TVs boost LG

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of tech and life science news: StubHub is hacked; Viamet names chief development officer; LinkedIn makes an acquisition; Cisco takes entrepreneur program to Europe; and 4K TVs for World Cup boost LG.

July 15

Premium Lock Cisco, Microsoft strike 3-year agreement targeting data centers

Cisco's campus on Kit Road in RTP includes 12 buildings Tech giants Cisco and Microsoft are teaming up for data center solutions with each company providing sales, engineering and marketing resources. Cisco, the leader in cloud infrastructure share based on a recent report, "doubles down on data center," it says in the announcement.

Updated June 24

Premium Lock AT&T-DirecTV merger; Bell and Howell spinoff; IBM analytics at Wimbledon; Facebook vs. Cisco; parking app blocked;

Bulldog In today's Bulldog blog wrapup of technology news: AT&T goes to Congress to pitch DirecTV deal; Triangle firm Bell and Howell spins off a software operation; IBM analyzes Wimbledon; Facebook switch a threat to Cisco?; San Francisco says "no" to parking space app.

Updated June 19

Premium Lock Cisco's love affair with Canada intensifies with $150M for startups

Networking giant Cisco loves North Carolina, to be sure. It's bringing another 550 jobs to RTP and is a limited partner in the new Bull City Venture Partners fund. But Canada - now there is a love affair between a company and a country. O Canada!

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Updated June 18

Premium Lock Red Hat earnings; Lenovo lawsuit?; Cisco leads 'cloud;' YouTube music; 'Nest' back on sale; Apple ebook deal

Bulldog Today's Bulldog wrap-up: What will red Hat report today?; Lenovo's price snafu in Canada may trigger class-action lawsuit; Cisco tops HP in latest "cloud" report; YouTube's new music service; 'Nest' detectors back on sale; Apple reaches a deal in ebook case.

Updated June 17

Premium Lock Cisco to buy software-defined networking startup for $175M

Networking giant Cisco Systems is acquiring Sweden-based Tail-f Systems as part of its efforts to broaden software-defined networking services in the growing cloud and virtualization marketplace.

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June 16

Premium Lock Latest broadband news on FCC, Net Neutrality, Cisco, TWC, AT&T, Telehealth

The Broadband Report     The Broadband Report: Broadband providers should not treat all bits the same; Former Time Warner Cable CEO passes; FCC head says bad state laws are blocking high-speed broadband; public comments on net neutrality open; AT&T sells DirectTV merger in filing; and surgery in high-definition. Some of the latest broadband news from the Triangle, North Carolina, the southeast, and the world is just a click away.

June 11

Premium Lock Report: Cisco's Chambers mulls retirement, company reorganization possible

Networking industry publication LightReading is reporting that Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers "may be planning to announce his retirement soon." A major reorganization of the company may also unfold, affecting thousands.

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Updated June 10

Premium Lock Looking for work? 'Bullish' hiring in Raleigh-Cary, Manpower says

Jobs     Job seekers in the Raleigh-Cary metro area can expect better hunting in the third quarter of this year, says a new survey of employers from talent management firm Manpower. Across the state, hiring is forecast as "strong."

June 9

Premium Lock NC 29th for Silicon Valley talent; you wouldn't guess who is No. 1

A new report breaks down where Silicon Valley firms draw their talent and, yes, North Carolina is on the list. But the state ranks below Missouri (??) and other states not known as high-tech hotbeds. But where is the top talent source? Hint: It's not what you think.

Cisco engineer and NCSU grad Bil Dry wows Pat McCrory Cisco engineer and NCSU grad Bil Dry wows Pat McCrory

Updated June 6

Premium Lock NC wins Cisco expansion - 550 more jobs for RTP

Cisco Systems Inc. is adding more jobs and investing additional money in its RTP campus. State officials formally agreed to a contract with Cisco early Friday as part of a tax incentive package to help lure the new jobs to North Carolina, which beat out Texas and Georgia for the jobs.

Cisco engineer and NCSU grad Bil Dry wows Pat McCrory Cisco engineer and NCSU grad Bil Dry wows Pat McCrory

Updated June 6

Premium Lock Cisco's D-Day salute to USofA: New jobs in RTP

Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers has been fighting corporate U.S. tax policy for years and has said more than once the networking giant wasn't going to hire or grow in the U.S. until policy changed. Then came Friday's news that 550 new jobs - and 143 lost through layoffs - will be added to Cisco's RTP campus. So what's going on?

In constant motion, leaders talk new jobs at Cisco In constant motion, leaders talk new jobs at Cisco

Updated June 5

Premium Lock Cisco's COO: 'Thank God we had a crisis' that triggered layoffs

In a candid presentation to Wall Street, Cisco's chief operating officer and president says the tech giant was "fat around the middle" and that he can "actually thank God" for the crisis that triggered thousands of layoffs and a restructuring three years ago. Those comments likely offer no comfort to the people who lost jobs, even if Cisco is better off as a company today after all the changes.

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Updated June 4

Premium Lock Microsoft tops Cisco; Ubuntu beats Red Hat; 'conflict minerals' in RTP; new Fedora leader; smart home interest grows

Bulldog The Bulldog wrapup: In a new survey, Microsoft tops Cisco for the first time in collaboration-related sales; Ubuntu leads in OpenStack, not Red Hat; tracking conflict minerals in RTP; a new Fedora Project leader; 43% of homes with broadband eye smart home services.

May 30

Premium Lock NetApp's new lab means 'on order of 150' new RTP jobs

Storage technology firm NetApp dedicates a new 155,000 square facility building - the fifth at its RTP campus - and will add "on the order of 150 new positions" to man it, says the company executive who oversees its Triangle operations.

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