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Posts tagged “Cisco”

February 17

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.

Tags: Cisco
February 12

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."

Tech giants oppose Internet regulation Tech giants oppose Internet regulation

Updated December 5, 2014

Premium Lock Supreme Court to hear Cisco patent suit; Cisco sues another bitter rival

Cisco   The Supreme Court is taking up a patent infringement dispute between computer networking giant Cisco Systems Inc. and rival Commil USA. Also on Friday, Cisco filed a patent suit against another rival: Arista.

Updated November 20, 2014

Premium Lock Inside Cisco: A top exec lays out transition to services, adjusting work force

Cisco's campus on Kit Road in RTP Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers is transforming the hardware-focused networking gear giant into what he wants to be the world's No. 1 "full IT" company. That means offering more services. And the executive leading that transition tells an investors conference how Cisco is creating a services-oriented workforce. Cisco has laid off thousands of workers over the past two years but has continued to hire in service-oriented areas and in new efforts such as its "Intercloud." So What did Edzard Overbeek have to say?

Updated November 19, 2014

Premium Lock AT&T, Cisco team for conferencing; IBM's new email collaboration; Google buys wind power; Nokia's comeback; Netflix expanding

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup: Cisco and AT&T team up for new conferencing product; IBM unveils 'cloud' email collaboration suite; Google buys wind power; Nokia launches comeback; and Netflix plans to expand.

November 12, 2014

Premium Lock Cisco CFO stepping down; earnings, revenues top Street

Cisco's campus on Kit Road in RTP Networking giant Cisco beat Wall Street expectations on earnings and revenue in its latest earnings report Wednesday. However, the company also disclosed its chief financial officer is leaving.

Tags: Cisco
Updated November 12, 2014

Premium Lock Duke No. 1, UNC 12, NCSU 54 in MBA ranking; Yahoo's $640M buy; AT&T drops 4G in-flight 4G; Cisco earnings due; Microsoft drops Nokia name

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Duke rules the roost in MBA rankings but UNC and NCSU rise, too; Yahoo buys BrightRoll for $640M; AT&T drops plans for in-flight 4G; Cisco earnings are due today; and Microsoft drops Nokia name from phones.

Updated November 10, 2014

Premium Lock Internet Summit countdown: Twitter, Google, Yahoo and 2,000 others in Raleigh

Internet Summit Sponsored content: If you're a member of the Triangle technology community, you'd likely have to be living under a rock to not be aware of next week's Internet Summit being held at the Raleigh Convention Center Tuesday through Thursday.

November 5, 2014

Premium Lock 'God particle' researcher to lead Swiss CERN lab

The renowned lab that confirmed the existence of the elusive "God particle" has selected an Italian physicist who played a key role in that research to be its new director general.

CERN image captures a proton-proton collision CERN image captures a proton-proton collision

Tags: Cisco, Red Hat
November 5, 2014

Premium Lock Red Hat lands a senior Cisco exec to lead operations in India

Red Hat     All's fair in love, war - and executive recruiting? Red Hat recently announced a partnership with Cisco to drive "cloud" computing but now has lured away a senior Cisco executive to lead its operations in India.

Tags: Cisco, Red Hat
Updated November 4, 2014

Premium Lock Cloud burst! Cisco's explosive data growth report shows why 'cloud' is so hot

If you were wondering why Red Hat, IBM, Cisco, NetApp and so many other tech firms are so enthralled with "cloud" computing, just follow the data. Cisco's latest "Global Cloud Index" report forecasts hosted data will nearly triple over the next four years to more than 8.6 zettabytes per month. And most of that is going to the cloud, not traditional data centers.

Soaring data growth forecast from Cisco Soaring data growth forecast from Cisco

October 24, 2014

Premium Lock Watch out for EMC vs. Cisco slugfest as Cisco sells most of VCE joint venture

The launching of a joint venture, VCE, gave EMC and Cisco an opportunity to explore converged IT infrastructure. Now Cisco has sold most of its stake to EMC. That means more competition between the tech giants, both of whom have a major presence in the Triangle. Analysts at Technology Business Research break down the joint venture's breakup and what it means.

VCE VCE

Tags: Cisco
Updated October 17, 2014

Premium Lock Cisco's Chambers on layoffs: '13 cuts 'most painful decision;' '14 layoffs 'hardest decision'

If Cisco workers being tossed overboard by John Chambers can find solace in the pain felt by the boss - well, just remember this: What Chambers said Thursday in Chicago about the latest cuts is nearly identical to what he said when layoffs were made last year. Deja vu all over again. Crocodile tears? You decide.

John Chambers  John Chambers

October 16, 2014

Premium Lock Cisco is cutting 5% of its work force in RTP

Cisco's campus on Kit Road in RTP As part of a massive reorganization, Cisco is cutting 5 percent of its RTP-based workforce, or some 225 jobs. The networking giant disclosed the specific number of its in a notice to the state of North Carolina.

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