Categories: Cisco

Tandberg Shareholders Okay Sale to Cisco

Posted by: Peter Burrows on December 03

So Cisco got its acquisition of videoconferencing leader Tandberg done--by a whisker. In fact, it didn't quite convince 90% of Tandberg shareholders to vote for the deal, which was the...

Tandberg Shareholders Okay Sale to Cisco

Posted by: Peter Burrows on December 03

So Cisco got its acquisition of videoconferencing leader Tandberg done--by a whisker. In fact, it didn't quite convince 90% of Tandberg shareholders to vote for the deal, which was the...

Tandberg Shareholders Okay Sale to Cisco

Posted by: Peter Burrows on December 03

So Cisco got its acquisition of videoconferencing leader Tandberg done--by a whisker. In fact, it didn't quite convince 90% of Tandberg shareholders to vote for the deal, which was the...

Why Cisco Sweetened Its Deal For Tandberg

Posted by: Peter Burrows on November 16

Cisco has sweetened its acquisition offer for Norway-based videoconferencing company Tandberg by 11%, to $3.4 billion. That should be enough to satisfy the 90%-plus of investors who had withheld their...

"Recovery Is Well Under Way," says Cisco's Chambers

Posted by: Peter Burrows on November 04

Cisco just announced earnings for its first fiscal quarter that beat Wall Street's expectations by a wide margin, as well as its own expectations. The company posted revenue growth of...

Can Cisco Prove It's The Most Open Of Them All?

Posted by: Peter Burrows on November 03

Cisco announced another major initiative today, called the Virtual Computing Environment coalition. It's designed to make it a power in the data center and the emerging world of cloud computing....

With Starent Acquisition, Cisco Focuses More On Wireless

Posted by: Peter Burrows on October 13

It seems Cisco Systems is turning its sights on the biggest, nastiest network-related problem facing the world's Internet users: the inability of wireless carriers to handle the burgeoning traffic to...

Now For Something Completely Different: Cisco John Chambers Shows Off His Duck-Calling Skills

Posted by: Peter Burrows on July 07

I'm told Cisco PR staffer John Earnhardt heard laughter coming from Chambers' office, grabbed his Flip video camera and set out to check it out. Here's what he saw:...

Cisco and IBM: Partners Forever?

Posted by: Peter Burrows on May 15

Philosophically, I don’t partner and then compete later. I won’t enter into strategic partnerships that I think will not have lasting evolution. Secondly, using IBM as an example, that company...

Cisco Take On Apple? Please.

Posted by: Peter Burrows on March 20

There's a lot to admire about Cisco. It just might have the deepest bench of executive talent in all of tech. It's got a fast-moving, egalitarian culture. It's got one...

Cisco "Crosses The Rubicon"

Posted by: Peter Burrows on March 16

That's how Juniper Networks CEO Kevin Johnson put it, in describing Cisco's full-scale assault on the enterprise computing market. The networking giant is clearly no longer content to provide only...

Reader Poll: What's Cisco Going To Do With $30 Billion Bucks?

Posted by: Peter Burrows on February 10

Once it completes its surprise $4 billion debt offering, networking giant Cisco Systems will have more than $30 billion in the bank. That's more than Apple at $27 billion and...

Cisco To Restructure Up To 2,000 Employees Out Of Jobs. But Just Don't Call Them Layoffs.

Posted by: Peter Burrows on February 04

On Cisco's second quarter conference call, CEO John Chambers seemed intent on not doing what nearly every big tech company (except Apple) has done in recent weeks: announce layoffs. But...

Cisco's Bid To Remake the Net for the Video Age

Posted by: Peter Burrows on December 08

MediaNet “will make video the natural language of the Internet,” says Cisco senior vice president of emerging technologies Marthin De Beer. “We think this will be as big or bigger than the World Wide Web. This is Web 3.0 we’re talking about here.”

The Next $1 Billion Business Idea?

Posted by: Olga Kharif on October 14

Today, my colleague Rachael King is guest-blogging here. Check out her entry: Anna Gossen, a graduate student in Germany, has plenty of cause for celebration, but it has nothing to...

Glassdoor.com:TripAdvisor for the Workplace

Posted by: Rob Hof on June 11

If you've ever wondered what your officemates really make, Glassdoor.com may be what you're looking for. The free Web site, which bills itself as a "career and workplace community where...

Wall Street's Hoping for a Yawn from Cisco

Posted by: Peter Burrows on February 05

In this Internet Age we're living in, few companies are as clear a bellweather for the health of tech than Cisco. So all eyes are on tomorrow's earnings call--hoping CEO...

So Who Is the Heir Apparent for the Role of Heir Apparent at Cisco?

Posted by: Peter Burrows on December 21

The company could probably field a baseball team of people who are credible candidates to take Chambers' place some day.

John Chambers Agrees to Stay at Cisco Until Next Decade

Posted by: Peter Burrows on May 09

Given his desire to put the pedal to the metal, [Chambers] says Cisco directors asked him at a board meeting in recent days whether he was prepared to see this offensive through to its conclusion. “I committed to my board of directors that I'm in for the next three to five years as CEO and chairman."

Cisco buys Web-Ex. Who knows what's next?

Posted by: Peter Burrows on March 15

If Cisco is willing to take on Microsoft in the web-conferencing space, what could be next?

What Did Cisco's $3.2 Billion for WebEx Buy?

Posted by: Rob Hof on March 15

Following the deal announced by Cisco for the Web conferencing service, here are the candidates: 1) A channel for its cool telepresence system, according to Sean Ness. 2) A pig...

As investors place bets on Cisco's stock, Cisco execs bet on the investors

Posted by: Peter Burrows on August 08

If there was ever a company that seemed to have figured out the mysteries of investor behavior, it was Cisco Systems during its glory days in the 1990s. By beating...

Netgear + Skype = Major Trouble for Cisco?

Posted by: Olga Kharif on January 03

I am hearing that Netgear and Skype, the popular VoIP calling provider, are going to make a joint announcement at the Consumer Electronics Show tomorrow. That would be bad news for Netgear's rival Cisco.

The Human Side of Networking

Posted by: Peter Burrows on December 27

I came across this corporate video from Cisco about its program to wire up hospitals so sick kids can have videoconferences with Santa. OK, maybe I'm just a sentimentalist sucker...

Just When I Thought I Could Ignore the Cisco Merger Rumors...

Posted by: Peter Burrows on November 18

Now that [Cisco] has bought one of its old-school rivals, skeptics will wonder if it is falling into the takeover trap

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Bloomberg Businessweek writers Peter Burrows, Cliff Edwards, Olga Kharif, Aaron Ricadela, and Douglas MacMillan, dig behind the headlines to analyze what’s really happening throughout the world of technology. Tech Beat covers everything from tech bellwethers like Apple, Google, and Intel and emerging new leaders such as Facebook to new technologies, trends, and controversies.

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