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The green datacentre -- an oxymoron?

news analysis The datacentre is the first and most obvious place the IT industry has looked at in addressing its overzealous consumption of power. But is the industry's hungriest power user capable of "going green"?

June 5, 2007 by Munir Kotadia and Brett Winterford

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Cisco's push-to-talk VoIP

ZDNet executive editor David Berlind talks to Cisco vice president for mobility solutions Alan Cohen about the company's latest announcement for the retail VoIP market. To read more about Berlind's take on Cisco's push-to-talk VoIP, click here.

May 29, 2007

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Cisco mixes it up with Interop mashup

At the Interop conference in Las Vegas, Cisco CEO John Chambers demos the company's new Unified Communications platform. Combining telepresence and mapping technologies, the mashup allows users to identify and then locate an individual over a network.

May 23, 2007

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Chambers preaches Web 2.0 gospel

At the Interop conference in Las Vegas, Cisco CEO John Chambers talks about the need for businesses to increase productivity by implementing Web 2.0 tools such as wikis, mashups, and virtual conferencing. He also explains how Cisco used Web 2.0 principles in its $7 billion acquisition of Scientific Atlanta.

May 23, 2007

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Chambers: What keeps Cisco competitive?

With all the buzz around Web 2.0, Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers talks about the value of being, essentially, a plumber. At the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Gartner analysts Tom Bittman and David Willis question Chambers about getting customers to eschew standards in lieu of Cisco's top-to-bottom proprietary stacks.

October 12, 2006

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Taking heat over censorship in China

Rep. Christopher Smith chairs the House of RepresentativesSubcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and InternationalOperations. At a hearing in Washington, he reads a pointed indictment ofCisco Systems, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo. Smith says the techcompanies aid repression by the Chinese government.

February 15, 2006

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Cisco unveils new router for telecom carriers

Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers and Mike Volpi, general manager of the company's Routing Technology Group, show off the Carrier Routing System-1, which offers a system capacity of 92 terabits per second and enables large carriers to deliver higher volumes of Internet traffic.

May 25, 2004

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