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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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

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

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

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

Is whitelisting the new blacklisting?

The IT security industry has come to a frank realisation that the current approach to preventing malware is simply not working. Is whitelisting, which is the reverse of our current approach, the answer?

May 27, 2008

Short clip: Avaya's edge over Cisco

Lorie Buckingham, CIO of Avaya talks about its competition with Cisco in the communications market and how Avaya is using its background in voice to innovate leading solutions.

October 16, 2007