Cisco CEO and president John Chambers said the decision to cut 6,500 jobs was the toughest of his life, but it was necessary to ensure the future of the company.
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Cisco is going scale-out and midmarket with its Unified Computing System lineup in a bid to play multiple enterprise trends and gain market share.
Telstra is offering up the latest fruits of its long-term partnership with Cisco, this week launching its global cloud-based unified communications service.
Cisco builds out its storage lineup as the company creates a complete data center arsenal that's integrated and a potential threat to partners.
In addition, the companies will focus on integrating Cisco Unified Computing Systems, Cisco Nexus switching and Microsoft Cloud OS solutions.
iiNet has announced it will build what it claims is the largest free WiFi network in Australia, with the company joining forces with the ACT government to blanket 12 Canberra business districts with over 700 Cisco wireless access points.
A total of six vulnerabilities in Cisco hardware and software products have been disclosed and patched by the company.
Korean electronics giant inks a cross-licensing agreement with Cisco Systems to avoid legal tussles over technology patents, giving each company use of the other's existing and future patent portfolio.
Cisco's main pitch is that it wants to be in the middle of hybrid clouds and be the glue that connects everything. If successful, Cisco starts to look more like a software company.
Cisco CEO John Chambers said the company was executing well and that the company's "innovation engine" was humming, but he acknowledged that "revenue growth was below our expectation."
Telstra has acquired unified communications company NSC to boost its cloud, managed network, security services, and afford it with more contact centre resources.
CEO John Chambers noted that the company posted records for earnings and revenue and customers are seeing Cisco as an architecture partner. But to hit its numbers in the quarters ahead, Cisco will cut 4,000 employees.
The consensus view for Cisco appears to be that macroeconomic conditions have improved and the company is grabbing share in the data center courtesy of its servers, switches and routers.
Telstra has partnered with Cisco to offer its unified communications products as part of its cloud service.
UPDATED: Cisco reiterated that it is executing well in a tough market. According to CEO John Chambers, the plan is to become the No. 1 IT company in the world.
Cisco is aiming to match the best of both networking worlds through an update to its Unified Access management platform for IT.
Cisco will buy cloud infrastructure company Meraki for US$1.2 billion
The cloud-based unified communications company offers a platform that promises video conferencing regardless of the endpoint. I chat with chief executive Scott Wharton about it -- using video, of course.
Cisco is making some significant changes to the way the company sells UC licenses to better cater to mobile employees.
Another result from Dell's purchase of Wyse Technologies earlier this year: the company can now offer a unified, cloud-based console to handle PCs, smartphones, tablets, thin clients and zero clients
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