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Posts tagged “Cisco”

May 20

Premium Lock Inside Cisco: Will leadership change affect its culture or direction?

Cisco's headquarters      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?

May 15

Premium Lock Inside Cisco: Can new CEO carry giant across hardware-to-IT solution provider chasm?

Cisco's headquarters      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.

Updated May 14

Premium Lock Cisco unveils incoming CEO Robbins - with guidance from John Chambers

Chuck Robbins 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.

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Updated May 13

Premium Lock John Chambers' last Cisco earnings call? Don't count on that

John Chambers  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.

May 7

Premium Lock Cisco to acquire communications-in-cloud software firm

Cisco   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.

Updated May 4

Cisco CEO Chambers to step down; UNC grad from Rocky Mount to replace him

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.

Tags: Cisco
Updated May 4

Chuck Robbins, Cisco's next CEO and UNC alum, believes in company's 'limitless' future

Just who is Chuck Robbins, the CEO-designate of Cisco Systems? First, he is a 17-year company veteran. Second, Robbins says he believes in the "limitless" future of the networking giant, which employees several thousand people in RTP. He's also a UNC graduate. Here's a look at the next face of Cisco.

Tags: Cisco
May 4

Meet Rocky Mount High, UNC graduate Chuck Robbins, next CEO of Cisco

Chuck Robbins Cisco Systems employs thousands of people in Research Triangle Park at one of its largest corporate campuses. But the North Carolina impact on the technology giant will have a more powerful tar Heel influence on company direction soon. Its new CEO come July is a graduate of Rocky Mount Senior High and UNC-Chapel Hill.

Tags: Cisco
Updated May 4

Premium Lock Triangle's Lea(R)n is one of first picks for AT&T EdTech Accelerator

Startups   Lea(R)n, a Triangle startup focused on education, is one of four emerging companies that make up the first "class" for the new AT&T Aspire Accelerator in San Francisco. Lea(R)n receives $50,000 in funding.

Tags: Cisco
April 9

Premium Lock Uber, Lyft back ride-sharing law; Dell-Red Hat's cloud update; BizCon names speakers; US Army-IBM cloud deal; Cisco's security adds

Bulldog Bulletin In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Uber, Lyft want ride-sharing law; Dell-Red Hat 'cloud' update; BizCon in Raleigh names speakers; US Army embraces IBM's cloud; and Cisco expands security offerings.

March 30

Premium Lock ABB, Cisco, Bosch launch 'smart home' joint venture

Tech giants ABB and Cisco are teaming with Bosch to form a joint venture that will develop a software platform through which consumers can control the "Internet of Things" that's coming to home appliances and more. The "smart home" market is exploding.

'IoT' control for the home 'IoT' control for the home

Updated March 23

Premium Lock Cisco phone hack vulnerability; Google Glass not dead; gluten-free wheat; Square's biz fee; Ikea stops online mag in Russia

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of tech and biotech news: Cisco warns about a vulnerability in its Internet phones; Google's Eric Schmidt backs Glass; researchers to seek gluten-free wheat; Square's "Cash" app for businesses; and Ikea drops its online magazine in Russia over gay law concerns.

February 17

Premium Lock Cisco's $100M for French startups; Lenovo's AMR server move; another Cree breakthrough; Red Hat's Enterprise Linux cloud; AT&T tops rankings

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Cisco aims to invest $100M in French startups and to rain 200,000 people; Lenovo pursues development of ARM servers; Cree unveils new LED lighting array advance; Red Hat takes Enterprise Linux to the cloud; McClatchy backs new media incubator; and AT&T tops wireless survey.

Updated February 13

Premium Lock Street resumes its Cisco love affair: Stock soars to 5-year high

One glance at Cisco's stock chart over the past year - and even more impressively over the last 5 - shows that Wall Street is once again enthralled with the John Chambers networking show. Analysts praise Cisco in a big chorus after Wednesday's results and Chambers' bravo sales pitch to analysts. But ...

Cisco stock soaring .... Cisco stock soaring ....

Updated February 12

Premium Lock Inside Cisco: Mix of new, old products drive strong quarter

Cisco's campus on Kit Road in RTP Analysis: Cisco delivered a strong quarter in the fourth quarter of 2014 by achieving balanced growth across both mature and emerging segments, says Scott Dennehy of Technology Business Research.

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February 12

Premium Lock Chambers boasts Cisco cut 'more than 30% of our leaders' in layoffs, reorg

John Chambers  Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers is back in his bombastic, evangelistic war mood after the network giant's latest financials. And many of the victims were Cisco's own managers. "More than 30 percent of our leaders" were replaced in a recent reorganization - bloodbath? - he boasts. And 40 percent of all Cisco workers were put through a "realign." Reasons to boast?

January 22

Premium Lock Biogen tops sustainable corporations list; Novozomes, Lenovo, Cisco, EMC crack top 100

G100 The annual "Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations" list has a distinct Triangle flavor to it. Biogen is No. 1. Also cracking the list are Novozymes, Lenovo, Cisco and EMC.

January 8

Premium Lock Data center forecast: Look for more hardware consolidation

In the first of three special reports, analysts at Technology Business Research offer a detailed analysis of what is likely to happen across the data center industry. Transformation will reach "unprecedented levels" in a market were Red Hat, Cisco, NetApp, IBM, Lenovo, Oracle and many others are major players. And each of the mentioned firms has a major presence in the Triangle. WTW Insiders can read the details.

Inside NetApp's new RTP lab Inside NetApp's new RTP lab

December 11, 2014

Premium Lock Cisco acquiring Chicago firm to further boost security services

Cisco's campus on Kit Road in RTP Networking giant Cisco is buying Neohapsis, a high-profile Chicago firm as part of its continuing strategy to offer more security-related services. Cisco earlier this year picked RTP as a hub for its threat offerings.

December 11, 2014

Premium Lock Tech giants warn: Just say 'No' to net regulation

A consortium of big tech companies including Cisco and IBM - but not Google - warn Congress and the FCC that Internet regulation as proposed by President Obama will "hurt" broadband expansion and lead to "reduced capital spending."

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