Cute adorable Cisco has become the target of data center switch vendor Arista Networks

BusinessWeek reported last week that data center networking switch vendor - Arista Networks, is taking direct aim at the data center market share of Cisco Systems: Gunning for an Elephant in Silicon Valley Why is the data center...

Will Cisco create a Tandberg channel partner stampede over to Polycom?

Earlier this week I blogged that a Cisco purchase of Tandberg will create a financial disaster for Tandberg channel partners. Then only 2 days later, consultation and collaboration platform provider - Gerson Lehrman Group,...

Press release snafu burned $2 million per day of Nortel creditor cash

Earlier this week All About Nortel blogger - Mark Evans revealed a press release snafu that appears to have burned $2 million per day of Nortel creditor cash ($6 million per day of "value burned" when factoring in shares to be issued...

Did the market for Cisco TelePresence hit a brick wall?

Cisco's most recent Form 10-K (page 21) filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, seems to alarmingly warn investors: The products and technologies that we identify as "emerging technologies," such as Cisco...

Why aren't more people using Cisco's IP SLA?

Cisco IP SLA has been embedded in most Cisco switches and routers for the past decade. Many network admins and managers are aware of it, but may find it difficult or impossible to use. The below Q & A with Josh Stephens - VP...

Juniper is about to make a strategic blunder

Two months ago, I blogged that Juniper was promoting vouchers offering 100% off its certification exams until the end of 2009. Well, Juniper is now advising that its ending the 100% off promotion on October 9, 2009. So why is...

A 10 year historical perspective on the worldwide CCIE count

George Morton - Dual CCIE #18532 Routing and Switching/Security, gives a revealing 10 year historical perspective on Cisco's worlwide CCIE count: "Just looking at these numbers is fun. From July 2000 until September 2009 the total...

Zero Security CCIEs have been added to the worldwide CCIE count over the past three months

Today George Morton - Dual CCIE #18532 Routing and Switching/Security, provided his detailed analysis of Cisco's new worldwide CCIE count: "Well, it's that time again when Cisco releases their CCIE numbers. The last time was in June...

John Chambers slams Cisco with $2.3 million in private jet expense

View Larger Image of the Private Jet of Cisco CEO John Chambers Last February, I brought attention to the fact that Cisco's Board of Directors were "teeing up" the payment of millions of dollars to enable an exceptionally...

Cisco's taking a beating in the Carrier Ethernet Switch/Router market

Stan "The EtherMan" Hubbard who's not only a Senior Analyst at Heavy Reading, but also as well Chairman of the Ethernet Expo Americas 2009 (which of course is the premier event covering the hot topic of carrier Ethernet network...

Should you steer clear of grey market Cisco CCIE training companies?

The leader of a training vendor affiliated with the Cisco 360 Learning Program for CCIEs appears to be disparaging those CCIE training companies not affiliated with Cisco's 360 Program (see below 2 comments that were posted to the...

What's the biggest firewall issue for enterprises?

Out of 251 new Cisco CCIEs tallied in the most recent worldwide CCIE count, only 1 newly minted Security CCIE was included. Hopefully, the following Q & A with Matt Keil - product manager for firewall vendor Palo Alto Networks,...

Are Janus Friis, Niklas Zennstrom and Mike Volpi the three stooges of tech litigation?

It's my personal opinion that Janus Friis, Niklas Zennstrom and Mike Volpi are the three stooges of tech litigation. And why do I believe that? Well, as a trio, they make a great comedy act about the fallacy of using litigation...

Vote for the best Cisco NetFlow hip-hop video on YouTube

Plixer's Mix Master Mitch has released his new Cisco NetFlow hip-hop video: Professionally Edited and Produced However, I like the homegrown look and feel of Mix Master Mitch's first Cisco NetFlow hip-hop video below (you may...

Cisco retail collaboration benefits calculator

I was looking over the Twitter page of Cisco's Global Retail Industry Manager - Kenneth Leung and noticed the Cisco retail collaboration benefits calculator. Apparently this calculator is intended to provide a simple way to...

Skype is on its way to becoming one of the most important companies in the world

Almost a year ago eBay President and CEO John Donahoe announced the appointment of Marc Andreessen to the Board of Directors of eBay: "Marc is a true visionary whose experience will be invaluable to eBay. We look forward to learning...

The sordid tale of Cisco's new board director Arun Sarin and disgraced Wall Street analyst Henry Blodget

Last month disgraced Silicon Alley Insider blogger Henry Blodget (who in 2003 was charged with civil securities fraud and then barred from the securities industry for life) blogged: Has Cisco's John Chambers Lost His Mind? In a...

Is the new Cisco Product Quick Reference Guide destined for the New York Times Best Seller list?

Sneak Peek of the New Cover of the September 2009 Cisco CPQRG: Pre-ordering of the new Cisco CPQRG will begin this Monday on September 14, 2009. And the new print edition of the September 2009 Cisco CPQRG will be released later in...

Can you see John Chambers directing Cisco to buy Alcatel-Lucent?

I always find it amusing when desperate Wall Street investment bankers float takeover rumors in the hope of putting lackluster performing companies into play while also simultaneously inflating the laggard company's stock price. My...

F5 clobbers Cisco in application delivery controller market share

Infonetics Research Enterprise Voice & Data Analyst - Matthias Machowinski, released this week his 2Q09 Ethernet Switches and Application Delivery Controllers report. The report revealed that F5’s application delivery controller...

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