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 […]

Cisco fixes critical remote command execution vulnerability in Secure Access Control Server

Lucian Constantin by Lucian Constantin - August 29th, 2013

Cisco Systems released security patches for Secure Access Control Server (Secure ACS) for Windows to address a critical vulnerability that could allow unauthenticated attackers to remotely execute arbitrary commands and take control of […]

Don’t waste your time (or money) on open-source networking, says Cisco

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - August 26th, 2013

Despite a desire to create open and flexible networks, network managers shouldn’t be fooled into thinking that the best way to achieve this is through building an open-source network from scratch, according to Cisco’s Den Sullivan.

Cisco patches serious vulnerabilities in Unified Communications Manager

Lucian Constantin by Lucian Constantin - August 22nd, 2013

Cisco Systems has released new security patches for several versions of Unified Communications Manager (UCM) to address vulnerabilities that could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands, modify system data or disrupt services.

Cisco to slash 4,000 jobs in bid to move faster

Stephen Lawson by Stephen Lawson - August 15th, 2013

Cisco Systems announced Wednesday it will eliminate about 4,000 jobs, saying it needs to pare down middle management to speed up decision-making and execution. The company didn’t say when or in what regions […]

Cisco and NetApp tackle Hadoop

Jim Duffy by Jim Duffy - July 31st, 2013

Cisco and NetApp this week expanded their FlexPod storage and switching portfolio with a new design for Big Data workloads.

Cisco to acquire security vendor Sourcefire for $2.7 billion

Chris Kanaracus by Chris Kanaracus - July 24th, 2013

Cisco is set to expand its security software portfolio with the acquisition of Sourcefire in a deal worth $2.7 billion.

Cisco building an Internet of Everything router: Chambers

Jim Duffy by Jim Duffy - July 17th, 2013

Cisco is building a router for the Internet of Everything, the company’s initiative to connect the billions of devices – or 99 percent of the world – that it claims isn’t already connected.

From 2012 to 2017, IP traffic to grow fastest in MEA region, Cisco says

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - July 8th, 2013

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) will be the fastest-growing IP traffic region in the world from 2012 to 2017, according to Cisco’s Visual Networking Index (VNI) Forecast for 2012 to 2017.

Chambers: Cisco waited too long to address SDNs

Jim Duffy by Jim Duffy - June 30th, 2013

Cisco waited too long to address the software-defined networking trend now sweeping the industry, Chairman and CEO John Chambers said last week at the Cisco Live conference.

50 Azerbaijani schools deploy Cisco-based infrastructure

Ben Rossi by Ben Rossi - June 26th, 2013

Cisco today announced that 50 schools involved in Azerbaijan’s e-School project have deployed a unified distance learning system based on Cisco Enterprise Networks. The solution provides the schools with secure and reliable access to data […]

Cisco bets on application-centric infrastructure as future of the data centre

Ben Rossi by Ben Rossi - June 26th, 2013

Cisco today unveiled its vision for the next-generation data centre, which it calls application-centric infrastructure. The networking firm said its architecture aims to transform data centres to better address the demands of new […]

Cisco unveils major product refresh, “biggest in years”

Ben Rossi by Ben Rossi - June 25th, 2013

Cisco today revealed a major product refresh for its enterprise network portfolio, calling it the “the biggest network announcement in years”. The new products, which include the Catalyst 6800 switching line, were unveiled […]

Cisco overtakes IBM as top cloud hardware provider, research firm says

Brandon Butler by Brandon Butler - June 11th, 2013

Cisco has overtaken IBM as the leading provider of infrastructure for cloud computing, analysts at Synergy Research reported on Monday. Synergy says there was a $9.7 billion market in the first quarter of 2013 […]

We will fire back at Cisco, says Aruba CEO

Ben Rossi by Ben Rossi - June 5th, 2013

Aruba Networks’ CEO, Dominic Orr, has promised to “fire back” at Cisco, after he attributed underhand tactics — in which the wireless networking vendor’s competitor apparently jeopardised Aruba contracts with discounted offerings — […]

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