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  • Voice interfaces beginning to find their way into business

    Voice interfaces beginning to find their way into business

    Imagine attending a business meeting with an Amazon Echo (or any voice-driven device) sitting on the conference table. A question arises about the month’s sales numbers in the Southeast region. Instead of opening a laptop, opening a program like Excel and finding the numbers, you simply ask the device and get the answer instantly. That kind of scenario is increasingly becoming a… Read More

  • Cisco Spark Assistant bringing voice commands to meeting hardware

    Cisco Spark Assistant bringing voice commands to meeting hardware

    Anyone who has used modern meeting software knows it’s still fraught with challenges trying to get everyone into the meeting, futzing with the hardware or software and smoothly integrating external documents like PowerPoint presentations. Cisco is trying to improve and simplify the meeting experience with voice commands, and today it introduced Cisco Spark Assistant, a voice… Read More

  • Google and Cisco announce hybrid cloud partnership

    Google and Cisco announce hybrid cloud partnership

    Google and Cisco today announced a new partnership around helping their customers build more efficient hybrid cloud solutions. Unsurprisingly, given Google’s recent focus, this partnership centers around the Google-incubated Kubernetes container orchestration tool, as well as the Istio service mesh for connecting and securing microservices across clouds. “Google Cloud and Cisco… Read More

  • Crunch Report | Cisco Buys BroadSoft for $1.9 Billion

    Today’s Stories  Cisco scoops up BroadSoft for $1.9 billion to boost communications tools portfolio WeWork acquires Flatiron School Essential Phone gets a $200 price drop, existing customers get credit Credits Written by: Tito Hamze
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    Edited by: Chris Gates Notes: I don’t know what to wear on Crunch Report (It’s a hard decision and… Read More

  • Cisco scoops up BroadSoft for $1.9 billion to boost communications tools portfolio

    Cisco scoops up BroadSoft for $1.9 billion to boost communications tools portfolio

    One thing is clear, Cisco is not afraid to use its considerable cash on hand to fill in holes in its product portfolio. Today it wrote out a big fat check for $1.9 billion to acquire BroadSoft, a Maryland company that delivers unified communications via service providers. The purchase gives Cisco a new way to sell its communications tools as it shifts its focus from a pure networking… Read More

  • Cisco to buy Perspica and fold engineering team into AppDynamics

    Cisco to buy Perspica and fold engineering team into AppDynamics

    Cisco announced today that it intends to acquire Perspica, a machine learning-driven operations analytics firm that has raised $8.5 million. Cisco intends to fold Perspica’s team into AppDynamics, the company it purchased earlier this year for $3.7 billion. Cisco did not share the Perspica purchase price. All of these machinations have a purpose. Cisco is of course at its heart a… Read More

  • Now part of Cisco, AppDynamics update looks to deepen understanding of business performance

    Now part of Cisco, AppDynamics update looks to deepen understanding of business performance

    When Cisco acquired AppDynamics in January for $3.7 billion, it was a big surprise as the company was on the verge of going public. While it’s probably too soon to say how intertwined it will become in the Cisco product family, it continues to march forward announcing an update to the products set at the AppD Summit this week in New York City. Today’s announcements build on the… Read More

  • Cisco using AI and machine learning to help IT predict failures

    Cisco using AI and machine learning to help IT predict failures

    We have known for some time that the number of signals coming from your IT systems surpassed the ability for humans to keep track of them years ago. Machines can help and have been for some time. The advent of artificial intelligence and machine learning has accelerated that ability and today, Cisco announced that it is using these technologies to help customers find failures before they… Read More

  • CCleaner supply chain malware targeted tech giants

    CCleaner supply chain malware targeted tech giants

    Malware that piggybacked on CCleaner, a popular free software tool for optimizing system performance on PCs, appears to have specifically targeted high profile technology companies and may have been an attempt to harvest IP — perhaps for commercial or state-level espionage.  Read More

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