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September 14, 2011  10:28 AM

Cisco gets on the offense … but will it backfire?



Posted by: rivkalittle
Cisco, Juniper Pizza Video, Juniper QFabric

Once upon a time, Cisco was above the fray; too good to respond to competitors that publicly attacked and beyond the need to defend its heavy weight champion status. But those days are over. This week, Cisco made an attempt at kitschy social media marketing with the release of the

September 7, 2011  7:27 AM

Can your WLAN keep up with the tablet explosion?



Posted by: rivkalittle
Aruba, Cisco, HP, Meru, Motorola, smart phones, tablets, wireless LAN, wlan growth

Research firm Canalys reports that the enterprise


July 21, 2011  4:48 PM

Take my company, please: Brocade, Alcatel-Lucent seeking exits



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
3Com, Alcatel-Lucent, Brocade, Cisco, Dell, Force10, Foundry, H3C, HP 3com acquisition, HP Networking, Juniper, mergers & acquisitions, Networking

With Dell buying Force10 Networks, Brocade seeking a buyer and Alcatel-Lucent looking to shed its enterprise business, does anyone want to be in the networking industry anymore? Which narrative would you like to believe?

  1. The networking industry is more competitive than ever with...


July 18, 2011  4:48 PM

Cisco confirms layoffs, sells set-top box factory



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, Cisco CEO John Chambers, Cisco layoffs, Cisco Live, Networking

The axe finally fell late this afternoon. The long-rumored layoffs are official at Cisco. Just days after the conclusion of Cisco Live, the company's annual customer conference where William Shatner delivered a keynote and Grammy-winning band


July 12, 2011  3:24 PM

HP Networking: We are taking share from Cisco



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, HP Networking, Networking

While Cisco Systems uses its annual customer show, Cisco Live, to showcase new products and features that it hopes will sustain its position in the networking industry, HP...


May 18, 2011  12:42 PM

Rumor-mongering: Cisco dumping Linksys?



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, Linksys, Networking, WebEx

Is Cisco dumping the Linksys home networking brand? It depends on who you talk to. Cisco Systems is giving up on attacking every market adjacency and trying to sharpen its focus on enterprise networks, as per CEO John Chambers pronouncement some weeks back. Wall Street cheered the news and...


May 10, 2011  10:47 AM

The gloves come off at Interop 2011: Will Cisco get pummeled?



Posted by: SusanFogarty
Cisco, data center networks, Interop, Networking, Routing and switching

Interop 2011 promises to be the most interesting networking conference...


April 12, 2011  8:59 AM

Cisco flings aside the Flip



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, Cius, Flip, Networking

Just days after CEO John Chambers promised Cisco employees that Cisco would become more disciplined and focused on the company's core businesses of routing and switching, data centers, video and collaboration, Cisco began jettisoning its consumer businesses. Last week Cisco


April 6, 2011  3:40 PM

Cisco’s troubles: Start talking to more network engineers



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Borderless Networks, Cisco, cisco switching, Networking, Routing and switching

Reuters got its hands on an internal memo that Cisco CEO John Chambers emailed to all of Cisco's employees, a memo that was possibly meant to leak into the media and to Cisco's customers. Mission...


March 31, 2011  12:35 PM

ASA firewall services module for Catalyst 6500



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Catalyst 6500, Cisco, cisco nexus 1000v, cisco switching, data center networks, firewalls, Networking, Nexus

For networking pros who want to segment and secure internal traffic, the Firewall Services Module (FWSM) for the Catalyst 6500 chassis has been a workhorse. But given that it's based on Cisco's old...


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