Cisco is the enterprise and telecom networking leader, but the company's expansion into new markets such as telepresence, collaboration, video conferencing and consumer electronics may be more notable. Cisco reloads well in an economic downturn, makes smart acquisitions such as Pure Digital, WebEx and Tandberg, and plots a long-term strategic vision well.
Articles about Cisco
Cisco Systems, IBM, and Microsoft are expected to encounter problems touting their products in China over revelations concerning the U.S. government's surveillance programs. Cisco is hardest hit.
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."
Cisco's efforts to converge data center infrastructure worked out well and now it's trying to do something similar with applications as it delivers its answer to software defined networking.
Cisco and Mozilla reps declared that the free, open distribution of the codec enables streaming of real-time online video from the browser without plugins.
Cisco says it has a big role in the Internet of things to promote standards, networking interconnects and industry use cases.
Cisco projects that cloud network traffic will grow more than threefold by 2017. As this happens, cloud server workloads will also surpass conventional data center workloads by 2014.
Server vendors are about to be squeezed by technology buyers, who are navigating new technologies and increasingly considering options away from the traditional data center fare.
Cisco has announced the completion of the Sourcefire takeover, worth $2.7 billion.
And now that it's October, it's also prime time for the deluge of all things related to the holiday season.
Penetration testers seeking flaws in computer systems can now take advantage of Kvasir, a web-based application built to assist in "at-a-glance" tests.
Cisco's acquisition highlights the run on solid-state storage companies as data center players aim to speed up applications.
When it comes to IT security, big tech firms keep looking to Israel for their next buy.
The networking giant also warned media sites depending on third-parties for content that they might be increasing the chances of their users being compromised by attackers.
The EFF says that it supports the plight of Chinese activists suing Cisco for allegedly selling technology which facilitated human rights abuses.
Analysts are having trouble digesting Cisco's solid fourth quarter and the company's outlook and plans to cut 4,000 jobs. Did Cisco stretch to hit its numbers?