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  • Cisco/Apple bolster WiFi, business apps and voice collaboration with iOS 10 release

    The Cisco and Apple partnership has yielded a ton of new business features that include improved Wi-Fi connectivity, business app prioritization capabilities and the tighter integration of voice for collaboration – all via the today’s release of iOS 10 for Apple’s iPhone and iPad.

    13 Sept. 16 22:29 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Cisco exec churn: Enterprise chief Soderbery out

    The Cisco executive wheels keep churning. Today the person in charge of Cisco’s enterprise engineering organizations Robert Soderbery said he has left the company via a post on LinkedIn.

    09 Sept. 16 08:39 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Cisco will jettison 5,500 jobs

    During its earnings announcement the company said total revenue was $48.7 billion, an increase of 3% over last year. Still the company faces challenges in its core switching and routing business.

    18 Aug. 16 06:47 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Is Cisco set to cut 14,000 jobs?

    Industry reports have it that Cisco will soon – possibly as early as today -- cut as many as 14,000 jobs – or about 20% of its 73,000 member workforce.
    According to a report from tech site CRN the cuts emphasize the Cisco’s growing emphasis on software which is requiring staff with a different set of skills, CRN reported. Early retirement plans have already been offered to employees as well.

    17 Aug. 16 15:07 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Cisco uncovers security threat in industrial control system

    Cisco’s security intelligence and research group Talos, said that it had reported a serious vulnerability in Rockwell Automation’s industrial control system – the MicroLogix 1400 programmable logic controller (PLC).
    The Simple Network Management Protocol exploit could let an attacker take complete remote control of the MicroLogix system and modify the device firmware, letting an invader run his own malicious code on the device.

    16 Aug. 16 02:57 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Black Hat: 9 free security tools for defense & attacking

    When Black Hat convenes next week in Las Vegas, it will be a rich environment for gathering tools that can be used to tighten security but also - in the wrong hands - to carry out exploits.

    29 July 16 08:33 Written by Tim Greene
  • Cisco patches critical exposure in management software

    Cisco UCS Performance Manager versions 2.0.0 and prior are affected and the problem is resolved in Cisco UCS Performance Manager versions 2.0.1 and later. UCS Performance Manager collects information about UCS servers, network, storage, and virtual machines.

    21 July 16 05:16 Written by Michael Cooney
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi gear driving strong WLAN equipment sales

    The first quarter of 2016 has seen a 20% increase in wireless LAN equipment sales compared to the same period a year ago, according to a study released today by IHS Technology, which credited the proliferation of 802.11ac wireless gear for the uptick.

    30 June 16 05:40 Written by Jon Gold
  • Read Arista’s CEO customer letter on Cisco patent infringement verdict

    Arista’s President & CEO Jayshree Ullal issued a letter to customers who may have been worried over the impact of last week’s US International Trade Commission ruling that the company had infringed on three Cisco patents.
    The ITC on June 23rd issued a limited exclusion order and cease and desist order that will forbid Arista from importing products (with these specific infringed features) into the U.S., Ullal wrote.

    28 June 16 07:54 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Arista infringes on Cisco networking patents, trade agency says

    In a move that could lead to a ban on selling its products in the United States, the US International Trade Commission has ruled that Arista does in fact infringe on a number of Cisco’s technology patents.
    Arista now must decide if it wants to ask the US government to overturn the so-called “import ban” or ask that an appeals court toss the decision, observers say. It could also decide to build products in the US – a move that Cisco says would “not only would violate the ITC orders, but the federal court has the authority to enjoin local manufacturing of infringing products.”

    24 June 16 09:24 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Virtual reality no longer just a hobby for these Cisco employees

    It might surprise you that Cisco, one of the more acquisitive network companies around, hasn’t joined the fray of multi-million and multi-billion virtual and augmented reality acquisitions and investments yet. Then again, Cisco now can look internally for a growing amount expertise in that field.

    15 June 16 20:42 Written by Bob Brown
  • Cisco unearths its inner startup culture via companywide innovation contest

    For a giant 30-plus-year-old company, Cisco has a reputation for keeping things fresh via spin-ins, buyouts and venture investments. But late last year, the vendor launched the Innovate Everywhere Challenge just to make sure it wasn’t overlooking any great new ideas among its 74,000 employees.

    15 June 16 20:42 Written by Bob Brown

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