Cisco

  • New Cisco Service Helps IT Understand Employee Cloud Utilization

    New Cisco Service Helps IT Understand Employee Cloud Utilization

    By now, every IT pro is acutely aware that cloud services are so easy to provision that people often do so without their knowledge. Tracking cloud usage has proven a challenge for IT as a result. Cisco announced a new product today called Cloud Consumption as a Service to help companies understand cloud utilization across a company. This ability to order infrastructure and services… Read More

  • Cisco Snags Acano for $700 Million To Enhance Video Conferencing Capability

    Cisco Snags Acano for $700 Million To Enhance Video Conferencing Capability

    Cisco announced today it plans to buy video conferencing firm Acano for the widely reported price of $700 million. The company, which is based in the UK, has developed video infrastructure and collaboration software. You’re probably thinking that Cisco already offers that same kind of service and you would be right. It bought WebEx in 2007 for $3.2 billion and has been positioning it as… Read More

  • Ericsson + Cisco Ink Strategic Deal Projected To Bring Each $1B More In Sales By 2018

    Ericsson + Cisco Ink Strategic Deal Projected To Bring Each $1B More In Sales By 2018

    It’s not another massive enterprise merger, but two of the biggest companies whose equipment and technology underpin a lot of our communications networks today are now teaming up. Ericsson and Cisco have announced a strategic partnership, in which the two will collaborate on sales and products covering virtually the whole range of their respective businesses. This will include… Read More

  • 13 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    13 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    This week, we watched an NBA game in virtual reality, a number of tech companies reported earnings, and we went hands-on with the OnePlus X Android phone. These are our best stories. Read More

  • Cisco Beefs Up Security, Buys Lancope For $453M

    Cisco Beefs Up Security, Buys Lancope For $453M

    As HP downsizes its own holdings in network security, another IT giant is ramping up: today Cisco announced that it would acquire Lancope, which focuses on behavior analytics, threat visibility and security intelligence to detect malicious activity on corporate networks. Cisco is paying $452.5 million in a cash and equity deal, with the Lancope team becoming part of the Cisco Security… Read More

  • Seagate, Toshiba, Scality And Others Launch Kinetic Open Storage Platform For Smart, Low-Overhead Cloud Object Storage

    Two years ago, Seagate debuted a new technology for hard drives that essentially gives applications direct access to some of its drives over an Ethernet connection to store objects using key-value pairs. This reduces the overhead that comes with traditional file systems and file servers and allows vendors to pack more drives into their racks. Seagate made drivers for this technology available… Read More

  • Cisco Pops 2.5% After Reporting Better-Than-Expected FQ4 Revenue Of $12.84B

    Cisco Pops 2.5% After Reporting Better-Than-Expected FQ4 Revenue Of $12.84B

    After the bell, Cisco reported its fiscal fourth quarter financial performance, which beat market expectations. The company detailed revenue of $12.84 billion in its fiscal period, resulting in earnings per share of $0.59, using adjusted accounting techniques (non-GAAP). On a GAAP, or normal accounting basis, Cisco earned a slimmer $0.45 per share on net income of $2.3 billion during… Read More

  • 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

  • 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