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July 7, 2009  5:57 PM

Cisco matching ProCurve prices



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, HP ProCurve, Networking

The rivalry between HP ProCurve and Cisco continues to heat up. According to a leaked email from ProCurve, Cisco has been telling its channel partners to match any price that ProCurve offers. ProCurve appears to be...

June 18, 2009  9:07 PM

Wireless LAN spending is down, 802.11n spending is up



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
802.11n, Aruba, Cisco, HP ProCurve, Motorola, wireless LAN

Market analyst firm Dell'Oro published a 1st quarter assessment of the wireless LAN market which showed that a severe 11% drop in enterprise spending from the 1st...


June 9, 2009  4:57 PM

3Com displaces Cisco at Quinnipiac University



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
3Com, Cisco, H3C, Networking

3Com announced yesterday its first major customer win in North America since it launched its H3C brand globally last month. Quinnipiac University is


June 1, 2009  3:45 PM

Cisco replaces GM on Dow Jones



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Wall Street

I'm not a big believer in relevance of the Dow Jones Industrial Average as a leading economic indicator, but Cisco's ascendancy to the 30-company list is certainly significant.  Cisco's addition...


May 28, 2009  9:17 PM

Interop: NetScout demos location-based wireless LAN troubleshooting



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, NetScout, Network management, wireless LAN

At Interop, NetScout announced the integration of its Sniffer Global network analyzer product with Cisco's Mobility Services Engine. This integration gives network managers...


May 15, 2009  9:25 PM

Cisco plans to enter 50 new markets: acquisitions inevitable



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Brocade, Cisco, HP ProCurve, IBM, Juniper Networks, mergers & acquisitions

BusinessWeek reported yesterday that  Cisco is poised to make several acquisitions as it continues to diversify. The magazine noted that Cisco now competes in 30 different markets, many of them courtesy of...


May 11, 2009  2:57 PM

More networking acquisition rumors for HP



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Arista Networks, Blade Network Technologies, Brocade, Cisco, Force10, HP ProCurve, Juniper, mergers & acquisitions

Bloomberg News is reporting that HP may make an acquisition soon to counter Cisco's move into the server market. Shaw Wu, an analyst at Kaufman Brothers, an investment bank and broker that specializes in...


May 6, 2009  1:31 AM

Shocker! Cisco leads the pack in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for enterprise LAN



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
3Com, Alcatel-Lucent, Brocade, Cisco, Enterasys, Ethernet, Extreme Networks, Force10, Foundry, Gartner, HP ProCurve, Juniper, Juniper Networks, LAN, Local Area Network, nortel, switches

When I saw that Gartner had published a new Magic Quadrant for enterprise local area network (LAN) infrastructure, I knew one thing was for certain. Cisco Systems would be THE leader in the market. The...


April 23, 2009  5:51 PM

Cisco puts the cloud computing on edge router blade



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, cloud computing, WebEx

This week Cisco announced a bunch of new cloud-based security and collaboration products, including a new cloud-based intrusion protection system (IPS) and Cisco ASA 5500 Series 8.2, with a new botnet traffic filter.  The company also announced that is re-branding the WebEx MediaTone Network, a...


April 23, 2009  4:29 PM

Broadcom takeover bid for Emulex about converged Ethernet?



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Broadcom, Brocade, Cisco, converged Ethernet, Emulex, Ethernet, FCoE, Fibre Channel over Ethernet, mergers

Broadcom is making a $764-million hostile takeover bid for Emulex, a manufacturer of storage networking infrastructure, such as host bus adaptors and I/O controllers. Broadcom, a maker of wireless and wired networking semiconductors, appears to have Emulex's emergent


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