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.
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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.
Gigabit Wi-Fi access points are due to cross the one million device mark by year's end.
A skilled attacker with access to the right router can co-opt routes to destination IP address. When this happens, nothing on the internet is trustworthy. And there's no way to stop it.
Video is on the brink of dramatically changing the way people do business -- at least at larger organizations as far as the near future is concerned.
Despite being capable of realising AU$74 billion in value from the use of the Internet of Things, Australian businesses are letting half of it slip away, according to Cisco.
Black Hat USA 2013 vendor area included companies such as Veracode, Booz Allen Hamilton and Microsoft, with creative schwag such as Botnets for Breakfast (cereal) and 'hacker' playing cards.
Verticals that could fit the target audience for NetApp's latest data workload solution debut include healthcare, utility companies, and even the entertainment industry.
The open-source OpenDaylight Software-Defined Networking project is maturing quickly.
Cisco has agreed to purchase security software maker Sourcefire for $2.7 billion.
Competition for top engineers is intense and it's not about high salaries or stock options...
The networking giant has fixed a number of vulnerabilities that could allow hackers to remotely execute commands or disrupt critical processes.
Cisco outlined an architecture dubbed Application-Centric Infrastructure, which is designed to integrate cloud computing and data center management, and argued it goes beyond software-defined networking.
A superfast fiber to the home network could mean a wave of digitisation - and even more startups - for Israel, says John Chambers.
The networking giant wants to bolster its data virtualization software and services portfolio with the acquisition of Composite Software, which will build on its existing unified platform.