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  • Cisco pushes to open up telepresence

    Cisco is making a concerted effort to improve the compatibility of its telepresence gear, something that industry observers say has been lagging, but that is sorely needed if it and other vendors are to succeed.

    Written by Tim Greene13 Nov. 09 06:40
  • Cisco doubles down on collaboration with 61 new products

    Cisco Systems has massively expanded its portfolio of collaboration technologies, announcing 61 products, including a corporate-grade hosted e-mail system called Cisco WebEx Mail as well as a social networking application and a video system to help groups securely share video content and search capabilities.

    Written by Matt Hamblen09 Nov. 09 16:15
  • 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 undervalues Tandberg, investment firms say

    Two investment consulting companies laid out objections to Cisco's US$3 billion offer for Norwegian videoconferencing vendor Tandberg on Friday, saying in an open letter to Cisco and a press interview that the bid undervalues Tandberg.

    Written by Stephen Lawson09 Nov. 09 06:51
  • Wall Street Beat: Cisco, market reports cheer tech

    Good news about the economy along with upbeat statements from industry leaders and market researchers are helping to instill confidence in the tech sector after a rollercoaster ride on U.S. exchanges over the past few weeks.

    Written by Marc Ferranti06 Nov. 09 10:39
  • Cisco, EMC, VMware partnership is a long shot

    Cisco, EMC and VMware today joined forces to sell products as a private cloud offering to enterprises. Called the Virtual Computing Environment (VCE) coalition, the announcement was called "unprecedented," something destined to lead to "greater IT infrastructure flexibility."

    Written by Lucas Mearian04 Nov. 09 10:47
  • Big IT is back, say HP, IBM, Oracle, EMC, Cisco

    A certain truth about the big IT vendors is they want to sell as much as possible to any one customer and now, with virtualization, cloud computing and very tight IT budgets, they believe they have an opening.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau04 Nov. 09 16:10
  • 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
  • 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
  • Stockholders may block Cisco's purchase of Tandberg

    Cisco's bid for videoconferencing vendor Tandberg could be in trouble: Stockholders representing 24 percent of the shares in Tandberg do not intend to accept Cisco's US$3.0 billion offer, a Swedish stockbroker said on Thursday.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs15 Oct. 09 22:23
  • 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 extends security controls to 'dark Web'

    Cisco is tackling the so-called "dark Web" of online content that's not easily indexed or categorized by adding new usage controls to its IronPort S-Series Web Security Appliances.

    Written by Ellen Messmer09 Oct. 09 02:25
  • Cisco voice monitoring tool updated by SolarWinds

    SolarWinds Tuesday announced an updated product that the company says will enable IT departments to use Cisco IP SLA to better manage WAN connections, router performance statistics and VoIP metrics.

    Written by Denise Dubie30 Sept. 09 04:34