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).

Google and Cisco partner to bring WebEx to Chromebooks

Juan Carlos Perez by Juan Carlos Perez - March 19th, 2014

Google and Cisco are teaming up in the enterprise collaboration market, bundling WebEx with Chromebooks and integrating the Cisco Web conferencing and online meeting product with Google Apps.

Cisco Security introduces open source application detection and control

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - February 27th, 2014

Cisco has announced that it is delivering the ability to create and integrate new open source application identification capabilities into its Snort engine through the release of OpenAppID.

Cisco profit halved as revenue falls

Stephen Lawson by Stephen Lawson - February 13th, 2014

Cisco Systems reported another tough quarter on Wednesday, saying profits fell by more than half and revenue declined by nearly 8 percent.

Cisco reaches agreement with Innovatio over Wi-Fi patents

John Ribeiro by John Ribeiro - February 9th, 2014

Cisco Systems has come to an agreement with patent firm Innovatio IP Ventures in a dispute over Wi-Fi standards-essential patents that targeted its customers.

Cisco: Mobile data traffic to explode 11-fold by 2018

Matt Hamblen by Matt Hamblen - February 6th, 2014

Networking experts are running out of superlatives to describe the coming tidal wave/explosion/cataclysm of mobile data traffic.

Google and Cisco strike patent deal

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - February 5th, 2014

Google has added Cisco to the list of tech companies with which it has struck a long-term patent cross-licensing agreement.

Cisco unveils ‘fog computing’ to bridge clouds and the Internet of Things

Stephen Lawson by Stephen Lawson - January 30th, 2014

If the hardest part of the “Internet of Things” is getting to the Things, Cisco Systems claims to be offering a lifeline.

Cisco & Intel: IT departments losing control through cloud services

Antony Savvas by Antony Savvas - January 26th, 2014

The cloud offers senior executives the business control they demand, according to international research from Cisco and Intel, meaning IT departments need to “become more collaborative and innovative”.

Cisco expands Videoscape TV platform into the cloud

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - January 20th, 2014

Cisco has expanded its Videoscape TV services delivery platform to include a host of new cloud video capabilities, including a Videoscape ‘as-a-service’ offering and open cloud software technologies based on OpenStack.

Cisco: Malicious traffic present on 100 percent of sampled networks

John E Dunn by John E Dunn - January 19th, 2014

Every large multinational firm investigated by Cisco for its latest Security Report showed signs of malicious traffic on their networks, the networking company has revealed.

Dell, Cisco, others hit back after being named in NSA spying toolkit

Brian Karlovsky by Brian Karlovsky - January 13th, 2014

The world’s largest networking vendors have hit back at claims their products have been compromised by the National Security Agency after being named in an NSA spying toolkit.

Cisco: Dubai can be Smart City leader

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - December 17th, 2013

Cisco used its roundtable event to explore the potential for its Smart+Connected City Wi-Fi and sensor technology, saying Dubai has the power to be a world leader in the technology.

EU court rejects Cisco’s challenge to Microsoft-Skype merger

Loek Essers by Loek Essers - December 12th, 2013

Microsoft’s acquisition of Skype is compatible with European Union competition law, the General Court of the E.U. ruled Wednesday.

Cisco: SDN, internet of things main 2014 concerns

Jim Duffy by Jim Duffy - December 8th, 2013

Next year will see demonstrable evidence of the Internet of Things, real-time communications on the Web, and SDN-enabled platforms with killer applications for them, says Cisco.

Experts debate Cisco’s 2017 cloud computing forecast

J.D. Sartain by J.D. Sartain - November 28th, 2013

Cisco Systems’s third annual Global Cloud Index forecasts that global cloud traffic will more than quadruple, from 1.2 zettabytes in 2012 to 5.3 ZB in 2017. That works out to about 443 exabytes a month, or about 476 billion GB.

Cisco issues grim forecast after falling short in emerging markets

Stephen Lawson by Stephen Lawson - November 14th, 2013

Cisco Systems stunned Wall Street on Wednesday with a gloomy financial forecast it blamed on falling demand in developing countries and transitions in some of its product lines.


Ben Rossi by Ben Rossi - October 8th, 2013

This year, Cisco has adopted the principal theme of ‘Where Technology Means Business’, where we will discuss current ICT trends such as the Internet of Everything (IoE), cloud and virtualisation, collaboration, bring your […]

Cisco, Ubiquiti access points top out at nearly 400Mbps

Eric Geier by Eric Geier - September 17th, 2013

Earlier this year we tested several consumer-level 802.11ac routers. Here, we take a look at two enterprise-level access points. They’re a part of the so-called “Wave 1” phase of the 802.11ac standard: both access […]

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