Admitting "the experience sucks" for videoconferencing systems priced at $1,000 and under, a Cisco exec announces plug-and-play room systems that give something back to smartphones.
Google announced a $999 Chromebox for Meetings and a new partnership which allows more convenient conferencing. Together these advances aim squarely at making Google+ Hangouts a viable alternative to Microsoft's Lync and Cisco's WebEx collaboration platforms.
30/01/2014 - JP Morgan slaps Cisco's stock (and SDN claims)
Cisco, after some early dawdling, has been pushing hard lately into Software Defined Networking.
06/01/2014 - SDN: Time to get down to business in 2014
Software-defined networking is ready for its closeup. Or it should be. The technology is still new-ish, but major vendors have defined product strategies at last--Cisco being the foot-dragger through the door.
Yesterday was a busy day for networking giant Cisco, which announced the launch of stealth startup company Insieme Networks--and promptly bought it for $863 million.
17/10/2013 - The remote worker debate: Home is where the heart is
The tech media has been quick this week to jump on reports that HP is calling remote-based workers back to the office. It follows similar action by Yahoo earlier this year. But there are plenty of reasons to allow--even promote--a remote workforce.
In the midst of reports that some leading technology companies are reining in their remote workers, networking giant Cisco reaffirmed its policy last week that remote workers are a valued and critical part of its workforce.
16/10/2013 - Data centers will be engulfed by clouds by 2017
Data center cloud traffic is on track to more than triple over the next four years, according to networking giant Cisco.
While Cisco has been in the contact center business for a few years now, the company has seen tremendous growth in this market in the past year, according to John Hernandez, vice president and general manager of Cisco Collaboration Business Applications.
19/08/2013 - Cisco cuts 4K jobs on top of strong earnings
Networking giant Cisco has analysts collectively scratching their heads following last Thursday's earnings report, in which the company cited strong quarterly earnings and then announced the elimination of 5 percent of its workforce--or, 4,000 jobs.
Polycom's RealPresence Access Director (RPAD) session border controller recently passed a 35-point security evaluation conducted by ICSA Labs, a third-party testing lab owned by Verizon.
28/06/2013 - IBM, HP, Dell battle for second spot behind Cisco in network equipment market, says Infonetics
IBM, HP and Dell are battling to take second place in the enterprise network equipment market behind leader Cisco, according to a survey of 210 enterprises in North America conducted by Infonetics Research.
The global data center market is forecast by TechNavio to increase at a 10.7 percent compound annual growth rate through 2016.
Worldwide revenue for enterprise videoconferencing and telepresence equipment and software declined 3.5 percent year-over-year and 20 percent sequentially to $661 million in the first quarter, according to the latest stats from Infonetics Research.
13/06/2013 - Gartner: Close to one-third of enterprises will deploy next-generation firewalls by 2017
Around 30 percent of enterprises will deploy next-generation firewalls by 2017, predicted Greg Young, research vice president for information security technology and services at Gartner.
08/06/2013 - Enterprise collaboration software market to reach 'tipping point,' predicts Strategy Analytics
The enterprise collaboration software and services market will reach a "tipping point" in two years as cloud-based collaboration software-as-a-service (SaaS) revenue surpasses on-premise software revenue, predicts research firm Strategy Analytics.
Cisco, Intel's McAfee, Blue Coast Systems, Websense and Zscaler are leaders in the $1.2 billion secure Web gateways market, according to Gartner's most recent Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateways report.
Cisco, Polycom and Logitech's LifeSize are leading the telemedicine movement by providing videoconferencing capabilities to healthcare organizations, according to research firm TechNavio.
Cisco and Polycom posted double-digit declines in enterprise videoconferencing and telepresence equipment revenues in the first quarter of 2013, according to the latest stats from IDC.
29/05/2013 - Enterprises hanging up on telephony, says Infonetics
The enterprise telephony market took a nosedive in the first quarter, dropping 10 percent year-over-year to $1.8 billion, according to the latest stats from Infonetics Research.
High-tech behemoth Cisco has turned to startup Skyhigh Networks to tackle the problem of employees and business units using cloud services without IT's knowledge, a phenomenon known as shadow IT.
A full 82 percent of business leaders surveyed by Forbes Insights said cloud-based collaboration tools help businesses execute faster by shortening time to market, quickening product upgrade cycles and enabling faster responses to competitive challenges.
Cisco, the networking and IT giant, posted a healthy 14.5 percent increase in net income for the first quarter of 2013.