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Posts tagged “Cisco”

Updated November 26

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

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

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

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.


Updated September 21

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

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

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

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

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.

Tracking Triangle tech, biotech stocks Tracking Triangle tech, biotech stocks

August 20

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

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

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

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."

August 12

Premium Lock Inside Cisco earnings: Look for tepid growth but new CEO to press strategic shifts

Cisco's headquarters      Analysis: Today is earnings news day for Cisco, and its new CEO Chuck Robbins - a UNC graduate - will be on the firing line with the tech giant expected to report what Technology Business Research forecasts will be "tepid" growth. But don't look for Robbins to slow down any of the strategic changes he is making after replacing John Chambers.

July 23

Premium Lock Cisco's incoming CEO: 'Going to be a fantastic ride'

Chuck Robbins Cisco is selling its set-top business - a $10 billion deal the company made for Scientific Atlanta a decade ago - for $600 million. It's also making more organizational changes internally as UNC graduate Chuck Robbins prepares to take over as CEO.

July 21

Premium Lock Tech giants keep spending big on lobbying in DC

Dollar sign      Money talks in Washington, D.C., and technology giants keep spreading around the cash as it lobbies for everything from tax breaks to more business. AT&T stepped up its lobbying, for example, as it continues to try to win approval for its DirecTV deal. But the communications giant has plenty of company when it comes to investing in D.C.

July 1

Premium Lock Inside Cisco: OpenDNS deal part of growing, aggressive security play

Cisco's headquarters      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.

June 30

Premium Lock Cisco pays $665M for security firm OpenDNS; here's why

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.

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June 29

Premium Lock Cisco's 'Six Pillar' approach to Internet of Things, including 'Fog' computing.

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"?

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Updated June 25

Premium Lock Is your firm headed into a 'Digital Vortex" or sending competitors into a spiral of destruction?

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?

Cisco asks: Why should you care about disruption? Cisco asks: Why should you care about disruption?

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