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November 5, 2008  6:39 PM

Cisco predicts sales to drop in Q2; will ride out storm with hiring freeze



Posted by: rivkalittle
Channel partner programs, Cisco, News, Rivka Little, Tech Blogs

Cisco CEO John Chambers said Wednesday afternoon during a Q1 earnings call that he expects sales to fall 5 to 10% in the second quarter and that the company will go on a $1 billion cost cutting campaign, halting hiring as one of many maneuvers. The good news is that Chambers didn’t lower long...

October 8, 2008  1:15 PM

Brocade pulls off the impossible: Financing



Posted by: rivkalittle
Cisco, News, Rivka Little

Brocade snagged $1.2 billion in funding for its $3 billion acquisition of Foundry Networks Tuesday, a day when the Dow Jones fell more than 500 points and technology companies were slammed. The financing, which came from Banc of America Securities, Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, HSBC Bank USA and...


October 5, 2008  8:07 PM

Cisco fights channel partner over deal registration in court



Posted by: rivkalittle
Channel partner programs, Cisco, News, Reseller channel business development, Rivka Little, Vendor partner business issues, VoIP over IP (VoIP)

Cisco is in Superior Court of Orange County, Calif. this week facing off against a former channel partner that claims the networking giant violated a deal registration agreement and poached a $3...


September 21, 2008  11:58 AM

Cisco’s Jabber acquisition heats up the collaboration race



Posted by: rivkalittle
Application development, Cisco, Collaboration software, Email -- Exchange, Outlook, Enterprise applications, IBM, Microsoft, Networking technology, News, Novell, Open-source, Software as a service (SaaS)

Cisco Systems has acquired open source instant messaging and presence company Jabber less than a month after it picked up e-mail and calendaring software provider PostPath. The move signifies Cisco’s ongoing moves to reach out of the network and onto the desktop. Terms of the deal have not yet...


September 19, 2008  2:31 PM

Interop: Are tradeshows dead?



Posted by: rivkalittle
Cisco, Enterprise applications, Information technology services, Networking technology, Novell, Open-source, VoIP over IP (VoIP)

I was truly confused Wednesday morning when I jumped off the bus near the Jacob Javits Center in New York for Interop and saw armies of tight skirts and multi-colored stilettos trotting up the ramp to the convention center. This is not IT conference wear. These are not tech rats. No...


September 16, 2008  4:22 PM

Cisco to Wall Street: ‘We feel your pain’



Posted by: rivkalittle
Cisco, Collaboration software, Enterprise applications, Networking technology, News, Server virtualization, Software as a service (SaaS), Virtualization

Cisco CEO John Chambers kicked off his keynote address at the company’s Financial Analyst Conference with an unusual message: “Ask not what Wall Street can do for Cisco, but what Cisco can do for Wall Street.” Chambers offered condolence to financial analysts reeling from plunging markets...


September 15, 2008  11:57 AM

Big-name vendors join VMware affiliate program



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, News, Reseller channel business development, Virtualization, VMware

LAS VEGAS -- VMware announced nine new members of its Alliance Affiliate Initiative this morning during Partner Day, the kickoff to VMworld 2008. The Alliance Affiliate Initiative gives VMware partners extra margins for selling other vendors' products along with VMware products. The nine new...


September 13, 2008  6:00 PM

World Wide Technology crosses $1B mark in Cisco product sales. Yes, that’s $1 billion.



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Cisco, Heather Clancy, Leading technology vendors, Reseller channel business development, Vendor partner business issues

Looks like there are definitely benefits to long-term relationships. World Wide Technology, a Cisco Gold Certified Partner that has been working with the networking company for 14 years, just surpassed the $1 billion mark in Cisco product sales over the length of...


September 8, 2008  2:16 PM

Will Juniper acquire its way into WLAN?



Posted by: rivkalittle
Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, Mobile networking technology, Networking technology, News, Wireless networking

The Financial Times (FT) website reported rumors today that Juniper Networks is interested in acquiring either Meru Networks or Aruba Networks --...


September 5, 2008  3:24 PM

Microsoft’s virtualization party



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Cisco, Citrix Systems, Dell, EMC, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, News, Oracle, Server virtualization, Sun, Vendor partner business issues, Virtualization, VMware

Microsoft wants customers and partners to know that it's really, really REALLY ready to virtualize. So it's hosting its "Get Virtual Now" event Monday.

It's invited a few dozen of its...


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