Posts tagged “Other Firms”

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'Booth babe' ban a welcome move for cyber security conference

Tony Rice, a Senior Information Security Engineer at Cisco and a contributor to on astronomy topics, reports about what happened at the annual RSA cybersecurity conference - including a ban he welcomes on "booth babes."

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Premium Lock Inside Cisco: Services deliver 55th consecutive quarter of growth

Analysis: Cisco services revenue grows for 55th consecutive quarter as the company expands its security and data analytics capabilities to enhance portfolio, writes Technology Business Research Analyst Kelly Lesicka in a review of the tech giant's latest financials.

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February 16

Premium Lock QuintilesIMS, ABB, IBM, Cisco crack 'Most Admired Companies' list

Fortune Life science giant QuintilesIMS and several other companies with a major presence in the Triangle are among the firms cracking the latest "World's Most Admired Companies" list from Fortune.

Updated February 16

Premium Lock Inside Cisco: Where CEO Chuck Robbins is looking to hire

As Cisco continues its transformation from hardware-focused to much more software and services under CEO Chuck Robbins, the company also continues to make changes in its work force. Want a job? Robbins spells out where Cisco is hiring.

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Updated February 16

Despite big changes, Google Fiber says it's 'here to stay in Triangle'

Google Fiber is reaching out to assure Triangle customers - and potential ones - that the company is "here to stay in the Triangle." GF issued the statement Wednesday afternoon following a report of major changes within the company.

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February 16

Premium Lock Inside Cisco: Look for more M&A in '17 as hardware revenue declines

Cisco's headquarters      After reviewing Cisco's latest financial results, Technology Business Research Analyst Patrick Filkins says the networking giant is likely to accelerate mergers and acquisitions in an attempt to counter declining hardware sales. Cisco has a major campus in RTP.

February 16

Premium Lock Inside NetApp: Earnings show years of turnaround efforts paying off

NetApp A review of NetApp's financial results shows that years of effort produce positive, but tenuous financial improvement, says Technology Business Research Analyst Stephanie Long. NetApp has a major presence in RTP.

Updated February 14

IBM's top exec defends Trump role in letter to employees

Some IBM workers as well as thousands of other tech company employees at Google and elsewhere continue to speak out against President Donald Trump. But in a letter to IBMers, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty defends her continuing role as a member of a Trump advisory committee.

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Updated February 10

IBM to remote workers: work in an office or leave

IBM In a major policy change, IBM has told its large number of remote workers, move into one of six regional offices or leave the company. The Register reports, citing a confidential video message to IBM employees.

Updated February 7

Eat your electronics; giant race drones coming; iPhone users beware of vulnerable apps

In today's update of technology news: Tiny electronic devices you swallow could use stomach acid for power; giant race drones are being developed; and iPhone users beware: 76 apps can leak data and pose risks from hackers.

Updated February 7

NC CEOs to launch reading initiative

Jim Goodnight    On Feb. 9 at Creech Road Elementary School, the leaders of some of North Carolina's most prominent businesses - inlcuding SAS, Red Hat and AT&T, will spearhead the national release of a report from the Business Roundtable (BRT), "Why Reading Matters and What To Do About It."

February 6

Premium Lock Analytics 2017: What's next for IBM, HPE, Cognizant, Infosys

IBM Watson avatar     Big vendors IBM, HPE, Cognizant and Infosys are jostling for best positions in analytics and insights (A&I) in 2017. Here's a look at what each of these players has in mind.

February 3

Premium Lock Inside Big Blue: Cloud, cognitive solutions deliver customers transformation experience worldwide

IBM Cloud     Analysis: A review of IBM's latest earnings report finds that cloud and cognitive solutions and a growing global footprint enable IBM to deliver the same transformation experience anywhere in the world, says analyst Jennifer Hamel of Technology Business Research.

Updated February 3

TechWire@15: Breaking the glass ceiling with IBM's Ruth Taylor

"Breaking the Glass Ceiling" was among the first features offered by WRAL TechWire at its launch 15 years ago as "Local Tech Wire." And the first female executive featured, Ruth Taylor, still works at IBM where she has risen steadily through the ranks to now serving as a top cloud tech executive. Here's a look back at Ms. Taylor as profiled by free-lance writer Jennifer Tilden.

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February 2

Premium Lock Sprint ends 2016 on high note but still faces challenges

Sprint Analysis: Sprint has resurfaced as a stronger competitor within the postpaid phone market, exemplified by the carrier outperforming Verizon and AT&T in postpaid phone net additions for the fourth consecutive quarter in 4Q16. But what's ahead in 2017?

Updated February 2

Premium Lock Need tax help? H&R Block adds IBM Watson to its team (+ video)

H&R Block and IBM have trained Big Blue's supercomputer -powered Watson in the language of tax. The system will apply that knowledge to the thousands of questions and topics discussed during the return-filing process.

Updated February 1

Google Fiber expands to North Hills, opening service center in Raleigh

Google Fiber begins offering ultra-fast Internet and TV service in Raleigh's North Hills as of Wednesday. Plus. GF is opening a customer and retail center in Downtown Raleigh while also preparing to provide service to The Oaks community.

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