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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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 chief: Consider CIOs' evolving role

At the Gartner Symposium ITxpo in Orlando, Flal., Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers talks about the skills chief information officers increasingly need. Chambers discusses the importance of having a CIO who is both business- and technology-minded.

October 20, 2010 in Cisco

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 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 30, 2008 in Cisco

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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