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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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?
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.