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  • Cisco/Ericsson: Assessing the mega-deal a year later

    When it was announced a year ago, the Cisco/Ericsson partnership was hailed as “the right move for us right now,” according to Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins to create the networks of the future.
    While the partnership has done well – the companies say they have closed 60 deals together -- Ericsson is being battered financially this year and the impact that will have on the partnership could change it in the future.

    11 Nov. 16 00:58 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Mobile content spurs AT&T's need for Time-Warner

    The intrinsic value of AT&T's proposed $85 billion merger with Time Warner is based primarily on recent growth in mobile video consumption, especially among users under age 35.

    25 Oct. 16 07:01 Written by Matt Hamblen
  • Cisco fashions tactical ransomware defense

    Cisco has taken a look at its security capabilities and those of its partners and come up with a playbook to address ransomware.

    13 Oct. 16 08:59 Written by Tim Greene
  • Level 3 acknowledges network outage

    Social networks exploded Tuesday morning with customer inquiries and complaints because of a Level 3 Communications network outage across the United States.

    05 Oct. 16 03:07 Written by Bob Brown
  • 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
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