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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Apple, the enterprise IT company

Apple, the enterprise IT company

Apple's enterprise business alone makes it one of the 15 largest tech firms. More importantly, the enterprise business sports a 40 percent annual growth rate. How did Apple do it?

December 15, 2015 by in Apple

Gallery: Cisco moves into blade servers

Gallery: Cisco moves into blade servers

Cisco's Unified Computing System aims to unify components of the data center into one footprint. The goal is to cut the total cost of ownership by 20 percent in capital expenses and up to 30 percent in operating expenses.

March 16, 2009 by in Servers

Cisco Networkers party photos

Cisco Networkers party photos

Hung-over this morning? So are thousands of other network engineers and systems administrators who attended the huge party at Cisco's annual Networkers conference in Brisbane last night. We show you the highlights ... *groan*.

September 18, 2008 by in Cisco

Cisco CIO: Adapting to emerging workplace tech

At Net:Work 2010 in San Francisco, Cisco CIO Rebecca Jacoby talks about how the company integrates new technologies into its workforce. Jacoby says it's important to identify which productivity tools are useful, reduce your risk, and then adapt your infrastructure and business processes accordingly.

December 10, 2010 by in CXO

Cisco CEO: 'Video is the killer app'

At Cisco Live in San Francisco, CEO John Chambers talks about the key technologies he envisions growing the Internet of the future. Chambers discusses video as an important part of the company's strategy, enabling better collaboration technologies such as Cisco's TelePresence.

June 30, 2009 by in Cisco

Getting green with Cisco's 'footprint' tool

At the Green Legal Strategy panel in San Francisco, John Hailey, Cisco's senior manager of sustainable development, shows off the company's "Environmental Data" tool available for free on the company's Web site. He says Cisco is committed to reducing its own footprint by 25 percent by 2012, taking into account growth, which may mean up to a 50 percent reduction of its greenhouse gases.

October 28, 2008 by in Cisco

Norton 2009 tackles whitelisting

Symantec has adopted whitelising techniques in an effort to dramatically improve the performance of its upcoming Norton 2009 security suite, according to the company's vice president of consumer engineering, Rowan Trollope.

September 5, 2008 by in Security

The Green Enterprise: Cisco

Networking giant Cisco Systems has a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its operations by 25 percent in the next four years--with the help of technologies it's created. Cisco also wants to help customers do the same. Correspondent Sumi Das looks at green innovations at Cisco, including: an HD video-conferencing system, energy-efficient data centers, and a new office environment that encourages employees to work from unassigned spaces.

August 14, 2008 by in Cisco

IBM, Cisco, VMware talk up emerging green tech

At the Business Goes Green conference in San Jose, Calif., on June 6, Forrester Research Senior Vice President Christopher Mines moderated a discussion on data centers and the green technologies that panel members believe will have the most significant impact in the future. The panel included: Elaine Lennox, IBM's vice president of marketing management; Rob Smoot, VMware's data center product marketing manager; and Mike Capuano, Cisco's director of routing and switching.

June 18, 2008 by in IBM

Cisco 891 ISR

Cisco 891 ISR

A great little all-in-one network connectivity and security device that offers good value for money and is perfect for a small office or branch/regional office deployment. You would be hard pressed to pass by the 890 family of ISR devices from Cisco.

September 6, 2009 by in Cisco

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