How much revenue growth did Cisco really earn from Flip and TelePresence?

Lately, I've been trying to put into perspective the "dollar amount success" for 2 of Cisco's much ballyhooed products, the Flip video camcorder and the Cisco TelePresence video solution. Since I don't have any inside information on...

How-to configure Cisco Flexible NetFlow for NBAR exports

Plixer International President and CEO - Michael Patterson took time out this week to assemble the following "How-to" tutorial on configuring Cisco Flexible NetFlow for NBAR exports: "Cisco released in October 2009 an amazing new...

Cisco leads Avaya in Q3CY09 telephony system shipments

Allan Sulkin - founder and president of enterprise communications systems and applications consultancy - TEQConsult Group, blogged that third quarter shipment reports are in from the leading enterprise communications systems...

Cisco CEO John Chambers is selectively hiring on certain projects

John Chambers was quoted during the Journal's CEO Council meetng this week: "Selectively, we're hiring on certain projects," said John Chambers, chief executive of networking giant Cisco Systems Inc. While most of the hiring is...

Cisco shareholders insist on having a say on executive compensation

According to a Christian Brothers Investment Services notice, John Chambers has had some good paydays as the CEO of Cisco, averaging $38.78 million per year in pay during the most recent 6 years. Forbes Special Report on CEO...

Cisco raised a big stink over losing a longtime customer's $3.5M network upgrade deal to HP

Last summer I blogged about why HP ProCurve was dismantling Cisco's market share on a deal-by-deal basis. Interestingly enough, The Arizona Republic is reporting this week that Cisco raised a big stink over losing its longtime...

Verbal and visual mashup of HP's reasons for buying 3Com

Am not a fan of consolidation in the networking industry, as I believe customer needs are much better served by those networking vendors whom operate as independent companies. So naturally, I'm none too pleased that HP is buying...

My theory on when to buy Cisco stock and when to sell

Personally, I'm now convinced that owners of the companies Cisco acquires are highly informed about the future direction of Cisco stock. And why do I believe that? Well, it's my opinion that when the owners of a company Cisco is...

Father of SIP bolts Cisco for Skype

Mike Volpi kept his word to his Skype investment group, he got the Father of SIP - Jonathan Rosenberg, to jump ship. Skype announced Roseberg jumped ship from Cisco the day after our blog story published emails that disclosed...

Cisco UC customers appear S.O.L. when in comes to deploying Windows 7

At least Cisco is warning Unified Communications customers about it NOT successfully offering support for Microsoft Windows 7: "Cisco will have no liability for any delay in delivery, or failure to deliver, any or all of the planned...

Impressing Skype's buyout investors, Mike Volpi bragged he could get Cisco's top stars to jump ship

The New York Times is reporting that Skype's cofounders Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis will become significant owners of the investment group buying a 65% interest in Skype from eBay for approximately $1.9 billion in cash (which...

John Chambers: Is America's best leader an investor's nightmare?

Cisco CEO John Chambers was recently named one of America's Best Leaders, today however, The New York Times in a scathing article (at least in my opinion), is questioning whether Cisco shareholders will ever see a return on their...

Growth of the China CCIE count goes negative by -9

Today George Morton - Dual CCIE #18532 Routing and Switching/Security, provided his analysis of Cisco's new worldwide CCIE count: "I'm always surprised when Cisco announces the CCIE numbers. There's no rhyme nor reason that I can...

Will the Cisco ASR 9000 kill the Juniper MX960?

Last week, Avian Securities Senior Telecom Research Analyst - Catharine Trebnick said in her research note: "In the Carrier Ethernet segment, the market is extremely competitive and according to our industry sources, pricing is in...

America's Best Leaders 2009: John Chambers led one of the biggest comebacks of modern times

As a selection committee member for America's Best Leaders, Michael Useem - Professor of Management and Director of the Center for Leadership and Change Management at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (whom by...

What are key Cisco NetFlow limitations?

Earlier this month, network troubleshooting and analysis solutions vendor - Network Instruments, announced GigaStor NetFlow Agent, which according to Network Instruments: "Allows engineers to utilize NetFlow data about any device in...

Cisco ISR G2 model comparison and module support

The new Cisco ISR G2 portfolio is priced as follows: Cisco ISR G2 1900 Series start at $1,595 Cisco ISR G2 2900 Series start at $1,995 Cisco ISR G2 3900 Series start at $9,500 Ala-Carte Services Ready Engine Modules start...

Will Tandberg be tied solely to Cisco's call management platform?

Norwegian news is reporting that Tandberg management received financial incentives directly from Cisco in order to favorably promote Cisco's acquisition offer to Tandberg shareholders (apparently before Cisco's offer to buy Tandberg...

Woman accused of stealing $23M from Cisco bragged about her success on Classmates.com

28-year-old Jennifer Leigh Harmon Easevoli bragged on Classmates.com: "For those of you who knew me and doubted me - I made it, and I made it big. "I am bigger and better than you thought I could be. "I am more successful than I...

Outside of rah-rah talks from John Chambers, is Cisco wireless a disconnect?

VoiceCon Wireless and Mobility track planner - Michael Finneran, seems none too impressed with Cisco's definitive agreement to acquire Starent Networks in his recent No Jitter post: Cisco Acquires Starent; No Movement on...

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