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Cisco extends Tandberg deal deadline

Cisco this week said is extending the acceptance period for its $US3 billion cash offer to acquire Tandberg to Nov. 18. The initial acceptance deadline was Nov. 9.

Written by Jim Duffy10 Nov. 09 07:36

Cisco, EMC unveil data center joint venture

Cisco and EMC this week unveiled their anticipated collaboration, which will provide integrated products and services for customers building private cloud computing infrastructures.

Written by Jim Duffy04 Nov. 09 06:28

New look Juniper opens up, readies for next decade

Juniper Networks' wide-ranging announcements last week, billed as the most significant since its founding in 1996, included a sweeping array of software, silicon, systems and partnerships designed to take the company and its customers into the next decade of networking.

Written by Jim Duffy02 Oct. 09 06:43

Alcatel-Lucent scales down services routers

Alcatel-Lucent this week unveiled additions to its service router portfolio intended to address the requirements of smaller carriers and the remote points of presence of larger ones.

Written by Jim Duffy29 Oct. 09 02:34

Cisco buying ScanSafe for $US183 million

Cisco has announced plans to buy privately held ScanSafe, a maker of software-as-a-service (SaaS) Web security services for enterprises and small-to-midsize businesses, for $US183 million.

Written by Jim Duffy28 Oct. 09 04:39

Enterasys revamps high-end Ethernet switch line

Enterasys this week is introducing a major upgrade to its Ethernet switch line in an effort to better serve converged networks, including those that are heavily virtualized. 

Written by Jim Duffy19 Oct. 09 16:00

Cisco backpedals on WiMAX with Starent buy

This week's $US2.9 billion acquisition of Starent Networks indicates that Cisco is backpedaling from its WiMAX focus and shifting it to LTE as the 4G underpinning of next generation mobile data networks.

Written by Jim Duffy15 Oct. 09 06:48

Cisco forms smart grid ecosystem

Cisco is lining up partners in its smart grid initiative, an effort to upgrade utility information infrastructures with Cisco routers and switches.

Written by Jim Duffy18 Sept. 09 01:06

Cisco quietly downsizing through outsourcing

When Cisco celebrated the fifth anniversary of its New England Development Center last year - a ceremony attended by Massachusetts Congresswoman Niki Tsongas and a representative from Gov. Deval Patrick’s office - the company was quietly preparing to move several jobs from there and other locations to contractors in India and elsewhere, mostly in the company's Network Management Technology Group (NMTG).

Written by Jim Duffy13 March 09 10:26