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Posts tagged “Cisco”

Updated 5:21 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Cisco pays $1.4B in cash for IoT unicorn Jasper - Why make the deal?

Cisco Systems is buying Jasper Technologies for $1.4 billion in cash in a move to help its customers connect, automate and manage billions of Internet-connected devices ranging from cars to jet engines to implanted pacemakers. Jasper is a "unicorn" - a venture capital-backed startup valued at more than $1 billion. Why make the deal?

Cisco graphic projects IoT growth Cisco graphic projects IoT growth

Updated January 26

Sprint cutting jobs; Lenovo security bug; GSK investor pressure; Arista counter-sues Cisco

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Sprint is cutting jobs and closing six call centers; another security problem for Lenovo; investor pressure mounts for change at GSK; and Arista counter-sues Cisco.

January 7

NetApp CFO quits; hyperconvergence at Cisco?; Apple's Cook gets a raise as shares slump; investor wants Yahoo changes

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: NetApp's CFO quits as tech company reorganizes management; Cisco reportedly is developing a hyperconvergence appliance; Apple CEO Tim Cook gets a big raise; worries drive down Apple shares; and a big investor wants changes at Yahoo.

Updated December 22, 2015

Premium Lock Cisco orders code review following Juniper spy code disclosure

Internet  Cisco is reviewing its internal code for possible "back door" vulnerabilities following Juniper's disclosure that spying code had been uncovered in its firewall products.

Updated December 16, 2015

Premium Lock Ex-Cisco exec Warrior joins electric car startup; Chuck Robbins says he's 'proud'

Former Cisco CTO Padmasree Warrior Padmasree Warrior, the former chief technology leader at Cisco who lost out to Chuck Robbins in the battle to replace John Chambers as CEO, is now taking on Tesla. Warrior is taking over as the CEO of U.S. operations for Chinese electric vehicle startup NextEV.

December 8, 2015

Premium Lock Cisco's Chambers: All firms need 'digital plan' for Internet of Things

John Chambers  The Internet of Things is not hype - just fact, to paraphrase John Wayne. So says Cisco Chairman John Chambers, who insists that IoT is a business reality and necessity as "all major" companies and governments are saying "they have to develop a digital plan."

December 3, 2015

Premium Lock Under new CEO, Cisco accelerates its business model modernization

Cisco's headquarters      Analysis: Cisco's latest quarterly financial results demonstrate its increasingly successful adaptation to next-generation IT architectures under new CEO Chuck Robbins, writes Technology Business Research Analyst Krista Macomber.

Updated November 26, 2015

Premium Lock 'Tis the season for cybersecurity: Tips and strategies for retailers during the holiday season

This year ecommerce holiday sales are expected to jump to record levels. While connectivity is opening doors for buyers and businesses and all this growth has it perks, it comes with consequences--the cyber hacking kind. How can retailers avoid problems? Here are some tips.

Avoiding holiday hackers Avoiding holiday hackers

November 10, 2015

Premium Lock Ericsson and Cisco Systems set to partner in mega deal

Cisco Systems announces a strategic partnership with Ericsson, claiming it will result in $1 billion in revenue by 2018.

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Updated October 19, 2015

Premium Lock Dell's EMC buy underscores its drive for greater relevance

Dell Dell's EMC buy gives it competitive muscle, Fitch Ratings says, but will to 60-day "go-shop" provision lead to a better offer from other large tech companies such as Cisco?

Updated September 23, 2015

Premium Lock Apple is rebooting its enterprise strategy with the iPad Pro

Apple is taking aim at enterprise incumbents such as Dell, HP and Lenovo with the iPad Pro. TBR's in depth analysis provides insights on the strategy.

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Updated September 21, 2015

Premium Lock Red Hat's leaders, a chance to have impact, fun lure new CFO from Valley

Frank Calderoni, a long-time financial executive and chief financial officer at Cisco, could have had his pick of tech jobs after leaving the networking giant last year. So why did he pick Raleigh-based Red Hat, which is a long way from Silicon Valley? He cites many reasons in an exclusive interview with WRAL TechWire.

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Updated September 11, 2015

Premium Lock Cisco sponsors weekend robotics challenge

NC FIRST Robotics Hundreds of middle and high school students interested in robotics will have the opportunity Saturday to compete on a day-long project sponsored by Cisco and NC FIRST Robotics.

Updated September 1, 2015

Premium Lock Apple + Cisco: Apple aims to boost mobile devices with Cisco's help

Apple is leaning on Cisco Systems' Internet networking expertise in its latest attempt to sell more iPhones and iPads to corporate customers. Just a year ago, Apple struck a deal with IBM.

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Updated August 26, 2015

Premium Lock IDC, Gartner reports: Lenovo didn't gain all marketshare IBM shed in x86 server deal; Cisco surges

If you have wondered why Lenovo has cut jobs in its RTP-based x86 server business this year, some proof can be found in the latest global server sales statistics from IDC. New numbers from Gartner are similar. Yes, Lenovo revenues and share jumped tremendously after buying IBM's x86 business last year, but the growth didn't match the revenues and share IBM shed. Meanwhile, there's good enws for Cisco.

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Updated August 24, 2015

Premium Lock Cree, Novozymes buck negative trend on Wall Street's 'Manic Monday'

On what's being called "Manic Monday" with the Dow and Nasdaq plunging before recovering then dropping again, Durham's Cree and Novozymes, which has a big presence in Franklinton, bucked the selloff. Take at look at the WRAL TechWire "30" for a snapshot of Triangle tech and life science stocks.

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August 20, 2015

Premium Lock Cisco's Warrior withdraws as CED Tech Venture keynote

Padmasree Warrior  Padmasree Warrior, the former chief strategy and technology officer at Cisco, has stepped aside as one of the keynote speakers at the upcoming CED Tech Venture conference. She recently left Cisco, and another Cisco exec will replace her at the Raleigh event.

Updated August 14, 2015

Premium Lock Inside Cisco: Under new CEO, focus is on simplicity, agility

Cisco's headquarters      Analysis: Under direction from a new CEO, Cisco focuses on business model simplicity and agility to increase its footprint in next-generation IT environments, says Technology Business Research Analyst Krista Macomber.

Updated August 13, 2015

Premium Lock In new Cisco CEO's own words: 'I strongly believe Cisco's best years are ahead of us'

Chuck Robbins Chuck Robbins, the new CEO of Cisco, lays out to Wall Street his vision for the future of the technology giant just three weeks after officially replacing long-time CEO (and now executive chairman) John Chambers. In a conference call to discuss Cisco's earnings that beat Street expectations, Robbins is bullish - just as Chambers was so many times over the past two decades.

August 12, 2015

Premium Lock Cisco's headline news: Earnings, revenue beat Street

Cisco's campus on Kit Road in RTP  Shares in Cisco are getting a bounce from its latest financial report as John Chambers exits from the CEO chair and UNC graduate Chuck Robbins takes over. Robbins calls the report "strong results."

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