Posts tagged “Cisco”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
"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."
Analysis: Faced with mounting pressure from competitors and customers alike, Cisco is taking steps to evolve and reduce its reliance on network infrastructure sales, says analyst Patrick Filkins of Technology Business Research.
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?
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.
NetApp CFO quits; hyperconvergence at Cisco?; Apple's Cook gets a raise as shares slump; investor wants Yahoo changes
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.
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.
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."
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.