Cisco conducts university programmes in the UAE

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - April 18th, 2016

Cisco has announced that it will be conducting a university outreach programme in the UAE to help prepare the next generation workforce.

Smartworld deploys Cisco Digital Ceiling framework

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - April 4th, 2016

Cisco announced that Smartworld, an Etisalat and Dubai South joint venture company, has deployed the Cisco Digital Ceiling framework to create a smart, highly secure and connected indoor space at its new headquarters in Dubai South.

Cisco to demonstrate ‘Real Life’ Smart City scenarios at IoTX 2016

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - March 27th, 2016

Cisco will demonstrate ‘real life’ smart city scenarios as well as showcase its world-class IoT solutions including the Cisco Digital Ceiling framework at the technology exhibition.

Cisco to address cybersecurity risks hindering digital ambitions at GISEC

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - March 21st, 2016

Cisco announced its participation in the Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC 2016), which will take place under the collective banner of Future Technology Week, at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 29th to 31st March.

Cisco releases Global Cloud Index

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - March 17th, 2016

The fifth annual Cisco Global Cloud Index (2014-2019), released recently, forecasts that Middle East and Africa cloud traffic will more than quadruple by the end of 2019.

Cisco hosts Women of Impact 2016 conference

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - March 10th, 2016

Cisco announced that it is holding the ‘Women of Impact 2016 Conference’ – a full day conference devoted to the development and advancement of women in the technology industry.

Cisco VNI forecasts 15-fold growth in Middle East mobile data traffic

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - March 7th, 2016

According to the 10th annual Cisco VNI report, the Middle East and Africa will see a growth rate of 71 percent in mobile data traffic by 2020.

Ooredoo, Cisco expand strategic partnership

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - February 28th, 2016

Ooredoo is building its long-term strategic relationship with Cisco, announcing two new significant agreements at the recently held Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Cisco launches new NFVI solution

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - February 28th, 2016

Cisco recently introduced its new NFV Infrastructure Solution (NFVI), which according to the company, combines both virtual and physical environments, and provides all the necessary compute, storage, and networking infrastructure to run NFV network services.

Cisco to acquire Jasper Technologies

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - February 14th, 2016

Cisco has announced its intent to acquire Jasper Technologies a privately held company that delivers a cloud-based IoT service platform to help enterprises and service providers launch, manage and monetise IoT services on a global scale.

Cisco to showcase Security Everywhere strategy at GISEC 2016

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - February 14th, 2016

Cisco announced its participation in the Gulf Information Security Expo & Conference (GISEC 2016) which will be held at Dubai World Trade Centre from 29th to 31st March 2016. The company aims to […]

Cisco helps businesses address shadow IT

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - January 31st, 2016

Cisco has announced the launch of Cloud-Consumption-as-a-Service, a new software-as-a-service product that discovers and monitors public cloud services used by organisations.

Cisco Annual Security Report reveals decline in defender confidence

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - January 20th, 2016

The Cisco 2016 Annual Security Report reveals that only 45 percent of organisations worldwide are confident in their security posture as today’s attackers launch more sophisticated, bold and resilient campaigns.

Cisco Executive Chairman to deliver keynote at IoTWF 2015

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - November 29th, 2015

Cisco has announced that its Executive Chariman John Chambers will be attending the third Internet of Things World Forum (IoTWF) which will be held in Dubai on 6th to 8th December 2015, at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Ericsson, Cisco sign strategic partnership

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - November 11th, 2015

Ericsson has announced a next-generation strategic partnership with Cisco, which will combine the capabilities of both companies: routing, data centre networking, cloud, mobility, management and control, and global services capabilities.

Cisco expands ‘Security Everywhere’ strategy

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - November 8th, 2015

Cisco has announced that it is advancing its Security Everywhere strategy deeper into the cloud, network, and endpoints with new security products and features, and threat awareness service, as organisations execute on their digital transformation.

Cisco partners with GBM, Alpha Data and Intel for GITEX

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - October 18th, 2015

Gulf Business Machines (GBM), Alpha Data and Intel will have a presence at Cisco’s Stand number Z-B40 in Zabeel Hall – Intel as Technology Sponsor, GBM as Titanium Sponsor and Alpha Data as Platinum Sponsor.

Cisco partners with GBM, Alpha Data and Intel for GITEX Technology Week

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - October 12th, 2015

Cisco has announced that it will be strategically partnering with Gulf Business Machines (GBM), Alpha Data and Intel at GITEX Technology Week 2015.

Cisco to acquire cyber security consultancy firm

Jum Duffy by Jum Duffy - October 5th, 2015

Cisco has announced its plans to acquire Portcullis, a privately held cybersecurity consultancy based in the United Kingdom.

Cisco restructures IoE and cloud operations

Jim Duffy by Jim Duffy - September 15th, 2015

Cisco has recently announced another organisational restructuring to streamline its Internet of Everything and cloud operations, expanding the roles of two executives in the process.

Bahri & Mazroei Trading Company deploys Cisco security solutions

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - September 15th, 2015

Cisco has recently announced that Bahri & Mazroei Trading Company (BMTC) has successfully deployed a suite of Cisco security solutions for its ‘Smart’ initiatives focus.

Cisco to demonstrate IoE digital business transformation at GITEX

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - September 6th, 2015

Cisco has recently announced its participation at the 35th edition of GITEX Technology Week, with an expanded and focused presence this year.

Apple and Cisco partner to optimise collaboration tools

Larry Hettick by Larry Hettick - September 3rd, 2015

Apple and Cisco announced a partnership to create a fast lane for iOS business users by optimising Cisco networks for iOS devices and apps, integrating iPhone with Cisco enterprise environments, and providing unique collaboration on iPhone and iPad.

Cisco releases cybersecurity report

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - August 13th, 2015

Cisco has released its 2015 Midyear Security Report, which analyses threat intelligence and cybersecurity trends.

Cisco names two members of the new CEO’s team

Jim Duffy by Jim Duffy - July 29th, 2015

Zorawar Biri Singh, Senior Vice President and CTO, Platforms and Solutions, and Kevin Bandy, Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer, will both report to Robbins.

Cisco to sell Connected Devices unit to Technicolor

Peter Sayer by Peter Sayer - July 27th, 2015

Cisco Systems recently announced plans of selling its Connected Devices division to French firm Technicolor.

Cisco closes Invicta storage business

Jim Duffy by Jim Duffy - July 26th, 2015

Cisco has announced that it will be pulling the plug on its Invicta flash storage product line. Invicta was developed after Cisco acquired the flash storage vendor WHIPTAIL for $415 million in 2013. […]

Cisco launches IoE Innovation Centre in Western Australia

Chris Player by Chris Player - July 5th, 2015

Cisco’s Internet of Everything (IoE) Centre officially opens in Western Australia, and is ready for research and development.

Cisco to embed ‘Security Everywhere’ across the extended network

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - June 15th, 2015

Cisco has announced new offerings to embed security throughout the extended network – from the data centre out to endpoints, branch offices, and the cloud – for pervasive threat visibility and control.

Cisco calls on ME organisations to embrace the IoE era

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - June 7th, 2015

Ahead of the inaugural Internet of Things Expo (IoTX) 2015, taking place in Dubai on the 8th and 9th June 2015, Cisco executives called for Middle East organisations to embrace the Internet of Everything (IoE) Era by adopting strategies to become fully digitised.

Cisco to introduce new Catalyst Ethernet switch

Jim Duffy by Jim Duffy - May 7th, 2015

Cisco will next month unveil an Ethernet switch designed for campus aggregation but in a space saving form factor that’s smaller than previous models.

Cisco launches AMP Threat Grid at GISEC 2015

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - April 28th, 2015

Cisco today unveiled a host of new capabilities and services that give security professionals extensive intelligence and analysis on potential compromises and solutions to protect against, respond to and recover from attacks.

Cisco collaboration app joins enterprise mobile space

Juan Carlos Perez by Juan Carlos Perez - November 18th, 2014

Cisco will package and deliver enterprise collaboration capabilities via a mobile and Web app built to replicate the ease of use of consumer software but designed for ad hoc, workplace team interaction.

Cisco, Acer join Intel-backed IoT standards group

Stephen Lawson by Stephen Lawson - October 6th, 2014

Internet of Things standards groups are rallying the troops for efforts to make thermostats, door locks, sensors and other connected devices find each other and share information.

Cisco unveils threat-focused Next-Generation Firewall in ME

Anoosha Pervaz by Anoosha Pervaz - September 16th, 2014

Cisco has launched Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) with FirePower Services in the Middle East today. Cisco ASA 5500 Series firewall integrates application control, Next-Generation IPS (NGIPS) with Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) to assess threats, […]

Cisco to show ‘Smart and Connected City’ at GITEX

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - September 11th, 2014

Cisco has announced that it will showcase its Smart and Connected Communities (S+CC) technology solutions, aligning with the Dubai Smart City goals, at GITEX Technology Week 2014.

Cisco Q4 revenue, profit flat in ‘tough environment’

Jeevan Thankappan by Jeevan Thankappan - August 14th, 2014

Cisco Systems posted fiscal fourth-quarter revenue and earnings that were roughly flat from a year earlier as the company works through what Chairman and CEO John Chambers called “a tough environment.” The dominant […]

China accuses Cisco of supporting US cyberwar efforts

Michael Kan by Michael Kan - May 28th, 2014

China’s state-controlled press is accusing Cisco of helping the U.S. government in cyberespionage, following its governments claims that it would create a “vetting system” for major IT products.

Cisco welcomes Dimension Data to global cloud initiative

Stephen Lawson by Stephen Lawson - May 22nd, 2014

Cisco will sell cloud services using Dimension Data’s Managed Cloud Platform, including IaaS (infrastructure-as-a-service) and SaaS (software-as-a-service) offerings of Microsoft SQL Server and SharePoint.

Cisco’s Chambers requests Obama intervention

John Ribeiro by John Ribeiro - May 19th, 2014

Cisco Systems’ CEO John Chambers has written to U.S. President Barack Obama, asking for his intervention so that U.S. technology sales are not affected by a loss in trust as a result of reports of surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency.

Cisco’s gloomy financials brighten in Q3

Stephen Lawson by Stephen Lawson - May 15th, 2014

Cisco posted lower sales and profit in the third quarter but beat its own forecast, signalling that the company is continuing to work against economic and industry challenges following two earlier weak performances.

Cisco’s IoT chief resigns

Stephen Lawson by Stephen Lawson - May 11th, 2014

Cisco Systems’ point man on the Internet of Things (IoT) has resigned just as industries start to explore how millions of sensors and devices can be connected over networks.

Cisco announces security service, operations centres venture

Ellen Messmer by Ellen Messmer - April 23rd, 2014

Cisco has announced Managed Threat Defense, a set of security services for the enterprise that it is providing through two new operations centres to remotely support intrusion-detection, incident response and forensics, among other services.

Cisco reveals OpenFlow SDN killer

Jim Duffy by Jim Duffy - April 3rd, 2014

Cisco is this week unveiling an alternative to OpenFlow for software-defined networking and proposing it as a standard, while adding it as a vital component of the company’s new programmable architecture.

Dimension Data adds Cisco’s HCS to UC services

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - March 20th, 2014

Dimension Data has announced that it is extending its portfolio of cloud-based Unified Communications (UC) services to include Cisco Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS).

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