Cisco

  • A Car Full Of People With No One Driving Crunch Network

    A Car Full Of People With No One Driving

    Since the days of the horse and buggy, there has been a fundamental relationship between vehicle and driver. The advent of driverless cars will invert this dynamic as we all roll forward into the future. What should cities do now to prepare? Due to the popularity of application based on-demand vehicle services, we have some foreshadowing of what may arise. Read More

  • 13 People Who Could Be Twitter’s Next CEO

    13 People Who Could Be Twitter’s Next CEO

    So far we’ve heard the board is looking for someone who can focus solely on Twitter (and not some other *cough Square) company, is a heavy tweeter, and gets the product. There’s also significant interest to bring in a woman or minority to do the job. Rumors continue to swirl, so we’ve put together a list of plausible appointees, as well as some wild hearsay for good measure. Read More

  • Cisco To Buy Cloud Security Company OpenDNS for $635M In Cash

    Cisco To Buy Cloud Security Company OpenDNS for $635M In Cash

    Cisco announced its intent to buy cloud security company OpenDNS for $635 million this morning. It’s probably not a coincidence that Cisco was one of its investors in a $35 million round in May, 2014. The $635 million will be paid in cash and assumed equity awards, plus retention based incentives for OpenDNS, according to information supplied by Cisco. OpenDNS gives Cisco, a network… Read More

  • New Cisco CEO Favors Diversity And Youth In Executive Team

    New Cisco CEO Favors Diversity And Youth In Executive Team

    New Cisco CEO, Chuck Robbins, unveiled his new executive team in a blog post today, and he’s favoring diversity and youth as he tries to sell Cisco to a new generation of customers. He’s got a challenge. But as he moves in and former CEO John Chambers and members of his team move on, Robbins is already putting his own unique stamp on the organization, hiring five men and five women… Read More

  • Piston Goes To Cisco, Blue Box to IBM As OpenStack Consolidation Accelerates

    Piston Goes To Cisco, Blue Box to IBM As OpenStack Consolidation Accelerates

    Cisco announced this morning it has purchased private cloud — and OpenStack — specialist Piston Cloud Computing. The acquisition comes on the heels of its Metacloud purchase last Fall, and the acquisition marks the latest OpenStack startup to get scooped up as the market consolidation continues. Meanwhile IBM grabbed the OpenStack private-cloud service Blue Box, another… Read More

  • Ansible Partners With Cisco, CSC, HP And Rackspace To Make Deploying And Managing OpenStack Easier

    Ansible Partners With Cisco, CSC, HP And Rackspace To Make Deploying And Managing OpenStack Easier

    Enterprise IT automation service Ansible today announced that it’s partnering with HP, RackSpace, CSC, Cisco and the open source community to help make deploying and managing OpenStack clouds easier. While the open source cloud computing platform is now extremely powerful, few of its users would argue that it is very easy to stand up an OpenStack cloud. Read More

  • Cisco Drops A Fraction After Reporting Better-Than-Expected FQ3 Revenue Of $12.14B

    Cisco Drops A Fraction After Reporting Better-Than-Expected FQ3 Revenue Of $12.14B

    At the end of regular trading, Cisco reported its fiscal 2015 third-quarter financial performance. The networking company earned $0.54 per share using adjusted metrics on revenue of $12.14 billion. The street had expected a profit of $0.53 per share on top line of $12.07 billion. The company’s revenue grew 5 percent compared to the year-ago period. Up a fraction in regular trading, Cisco… Read More

  • Cisco Snags Tropo Communications Development Platform

    Cisco Snags Tropo Communications Development Platform

    When you think of Cisco, it’s easy to pigeon-hole them as a networking equipment company, but Cisco also has a communications and collaboration side that includes WebEx. Today, it announced its intent to buy Tropo, a Twilio-like communications platform for adding telephony, messaging and other communications tools to any application. As I wrote yesterday, APIs are making it simpler… Read More

  • Chuck Robbins Appointed As Cisco CEO, John Chambers Moves To Executive Chairman

    Chuck Robbins Appointed As Cisco CEO, John Chambers Moves To Executive Chairman

    A change of guard at tech giant Cisco. Long-time CEO John Chambers, who has served as the head of the company for the last 20 or so years, is being replaced by Chuck Robbins as CEO, effective July 26, 2015. Chambers isn’t leaving Cisco entirely, taking up the role of executive chairman at the point of handover and will continue to serve as the chairman of Cisco’s board. Read More

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