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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  9:00 PM

With EDS in the family, HP slashes jobs; looks to large enterprise domination



Posted by: rivkalittle
Enterprise applications, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Information technology services, Networking technology, News, Server virtualization, Virtualization

Hewlett-Packard (HP) said Monday that it will reduce its workforce by 7.5 -- or nearly 25,000 jobs -- as it restructures to work Electronic Data Systems (EDS) into the fold. The $13.9 billion acquisition...

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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 4, 2008  4:09 PM

Will IBM acquire Nortel?



Posted by: rivkalittle
Cisco, Collaboration software, Enterprise applications, IBM, Microsoft, Networking technology, News, VoIP over IP (VoIP)

In case the speculation of a Microsoft-Nortel acquisition wasn’t enough to keep partners talking, now there are rumors that IBM could snap up the networking company, according to Mark Evans at the


September 3, 2008  5:45 PM

Cisco’s elusive acquisition strategy



Posted by: rivkalittle
Cisco, Collaboration software, Enterprise applications, Mobile networking technology, Networking technology, News

These days, Cisco’s name in the news is generally accompanied by major acquisition speculation (read EMC or VMware). But anyone looking for something more concrete may have an easier time finding affordable gas. Wednesday morning Cisco senior vice president and corporate controller Jonathan...


August 18, 2008  9:16 PM

Tandberg receives takeover bid, but is another major prospect lurking?



Posted by: rivkalittle
Cisco, Enterprise applications, Hewlett-Packard, Networking technology, News, Reseller channel business development

Last week videoconferencing company Tandberg confirmed that it had received a takeover bid by an unnamed private equity firm. Since then rumors have been flying that...


August 15, 2008  11:47 AM

Cisco-Linksys SMB combo not so pretty for partners yet



Posted by: rivkalittle
Channel, Channel partner programs, Cisco, IT channel products and technologies, Networking technology, Reseller channel business development, SMB, Vendor partner business issues

Wow, poop rolls downhill really quickly at Cisco. It’s just been a few days since the company officially announced it would fold its Linksys small business staff and channel into the Cisco small and...

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August 11, 2008  11:17 PM

HP ProCurve acquires its way into WLAN



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

HP ProCurve announced Monday it will buy wireless local area network (WLAN) company Colubris Networks. The terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed. Colubris is the latest in a string of WLAN players to be snapped up by major networking companies in a race to diversify offerings and offer...


August 10, 2008  8:34 PM

Will telecom operators shake up competition in cloud computing?



Posted by: rivkalittle
Authors, Channel partner programs, Enterprise applications, Linux, Microsoft, Networking technology, News, Oracle, SAP, Software as a service (SaaS), Systems and systems management

AT&T’s announcement last week that it has entered cloud computing is a sign that software as a service (SaaS) players will see heavy competition from a powerful source -- telecom network operators. In June, Verizon also announced a so-called on-demand computing program, and analysts say...


August 4, 2008  10:46 PM

New leadership for Motorola’s handset division



Posted by: rivkalittle
Authors, Enterprise applications, Mobile networking technology, Networking technology, Wireless networking

Motorola said Monday that it appointed former Qualcomm executive Sanjay Jha to head its struggling wireless handset...


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