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Posts tagged “Cisco”

12:04 p.m. Wednesday

Premium Lock Tech links: IBM's cognitive dress; Cisco cloud phone; Watson on Twilio; GSK lung drug success; Lenovo Moto Z

In today's roundup of Tech Links, taking you to important stories affecting tech in the Triangle: Check out the "cognitive dress" designed in part by IBM's Watson; see a YouTube video about the fashion project; read about Cisco's cloud phone; find out about new Watson services for developers at Twilio, GSK gets good news on a potential lung drug; and Lenovo trademarks Moto Z.

6:00 a.m. Monday

Premium Lock Inside Cisco: Look for more acquisitions to drive cloud growth

Analysis: Expect Cisco to acquire hybrid cloud management and orchestration software and expand its hyperconverged solutions to effectively compete with HPE, Dell, EMC and Nutanix. So believe analysts Andrew Smith and Patrick Filkins at Technology Business Research break down what's happening inside Cisco in the last of a three-part review.

Updated May 20

Cisco tells NC employees: 'Extremely disappointed' in HB2

The top North Carolina executive for Cisco, which is one of the largest high-tech employers in Research Triangle Park with some 5,000 workers and contractors, holds a teleconference to discuss the controversial House Bill 2. Cisco says it is "extremely disappointed and concerned" about HB2.

Ed Paradise Ed Paradise

May 20

Tech links: 'Watson' at Moogest; free Cisco IoT training; AT&T connects cars; Red Hat bitcoin; Epic grants; China drug prices

High tech In today's tech Links roundup of news affecting Triangle companies: IBM's Watson at Moogfest; Cisco plans free IoT training online; AT&T links cars and data; Red Hat offers more details on its bitoin initiative; Epic Games awards $75,000 in grants; and China slashes prices for GSK, AstraZeneca drugs.

Updated May 19

Premium Lock Inside Cisco's earnings: Diversified portfolio enables growth

Cisco's headquarters      Analysis: Cisco's traditional core business of network hardware declines but growth in a diversified portfolio of offerings such as security and collaboration are enabling growth, says Technology Business Research analyst Patrick Filkins.

Updated May 18

Premium Lock Inside Cisco: New engineering structure to drive cloud innovation

Chuck Robbins  Analysis: Tech investors will be watching Cisco, which reports its latest earnings this week. Beyond quarterly data, however, a new engineering structure is crucial going forward. Analysts Andrew Smith and Patrick Filkins at Technology Business Research break down what's happening inside Cisco in part two of a three-part review.

May 17

Premium Lock Inside Cisco: Restructuring is driving cloud innovation

Cisco's campus on Kit Road in RTP  Analysis; Tech investors will be watching Cisco, which reports its latest earnings this week. But whether a recent reorganization will deliver a quick positive return on investment remains unknown. Analysts Andrew Smith and Patrick Filkins at Technology Business Research break down what's happening inside Cisco.

Updated April 11

Premium Lock 'Cloud' stats show dominance by HP while IBM, NetApp slip

Cloud computing New statistics from research firm IDC show HP is dominating the "cloud" infrastructure business these days, but Dell, EMC amd Cisco are surging. What about IBM and NetApp? The news isn't good - at all.

Updated April 11

Premium Lock Cisco: Ransomware is getting worse, companies must act

A new report says an unusual strain of ransomware is leading a new generation of malicious software that hackers use to exploit computer server vulnerabilities. Companies must act to keep the situation from worsening, Cisco warns.

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Updated March 22

Premium Lock Another Cisco quake as CEO continues reshaping giant in his image

Cisco is making headline news again as Chuck Robbins continues to remake the tech giant in his image after taking over from longtime CEO John Chambers last summer. The latest reorg hits engineering, which Chambers shook up himself less than two years ago.

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Updated March 2

Premium Lock Hyper deal: Cisco confirms $320M deal for stealth Israeli chip startup

Chuck Robbins looks to be making a huge bet for Cisco's future with a $320 million buy of an Israel-based startup whose chip technology may set the stage for a leap forward in networking called "hyperconvergence." Cisco has committed $640 million on cloud plays in two days.

March 1

Premium Lock Yet another IoT standards group forms - minus IBM, Google, other big names

Cisco, Microsoft, Intel and others recently formed the Open Connectivity Foundation with the aim of defining interoperability standards for Internet of Things devices. But is OCF the answer? Any numerous big names such as IBM, Google and Dell are missing. Technology Business Research analyst Ezra Gottheil offers his assessment.

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March 1

Premium Lock Cisco's $260M cloud play: Buying CliQr Technologies

In the world of hybrid clouds and who-knows-what-next clouds, Cisco is seeking to orchestrate its strategy by acquiring privately held CliQr Technologies.

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Updated February 24

Premium Lock Cisco CEO: No backdoors on products; Apple: We have worked with feds

Chuck Robbins    As the debate between Apple and the federal government about whether the tech giant should unlock data from a terrorist's smartphone, Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins says companies should not be required to build "backdoors" into products.

Updated February 19

Premium Lock Microsoft: New coalition that includes Cisco, Intel will help drive Internet of Things

Internet  Microsoft, Intel, Cisco, Qualcomm, Samsung, GE Digital and others have formed the Open Connectivity Foundation. A top Microsoft executive says the group will help set industry standards for the Internet of Things.

Updated February 17

Premium Lock Cree's SmartCast tech is part of Cisco's new IoT 'Digital Ceiling'

A new suite of smart building services from Cisco includes SmartCast, a system designed to deliver LED lighting in more cost-effective ways and in multiple shades, from Cree. Cree says SmartCast brings the Internet of Things to building lighting systems with "Power over Ethernet."

Updated February 17

Premium Lock What is Cisco's 'Digital Ceiling'? Here's a primer

On Wednesday, Cree disclosed it is a partner with Cisco's new "Digital Ceiling" suite of smart building applications. Cisco says it's taking the Internet of Things to the management of "indoor spaces." Here's insight from Cisco about what the Digital Ceiling is.

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Updated February 15

Premium Lock Inside Cisco: The factors behind record growth in services revenue

Cisco's campus on Kit Road in RTP  Analysis: Investments in a variety of offerings are driving record revenues for Cisco Services which now accounts for nearly 25 percent of the tech giant's revenue. What's going on? Technology Business Research analyst Elista Bakalova offers our Insider subscribers a detailed look.

Updated February 11

Premium Lock Cisco earnings top expectations + a graphical view

Cisco's headquarters      "We delivered a strong Q2, and are managing the business extremely well in a challenging macro environment," says Chuck Robbins, Cisco chief executive officer. "We're managing the company on two fronts. We're focused on continued strong execution in the near term while investing in the innovation to lead our customers into the future."

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