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Chuck Robbins Named Cisco CEO; John Chambers to Become Exec Chairman

Chuck Robbins, senior vice president of worldwide operations at Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO), has been appointed CEO of the company and joined the board of directors. He will succeed current Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers, who will take the role of executive chairman of the board on July 26, the company said Monday. …

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Hilton Romanski: Cisco to Buy Neohapsis in IT Security Market Push

Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO) has agreed to purchase Neohapsis in a bid to help organizations manage data security risks and meet information technology compliance goals. Cisco expects to close the transaction in the second quarter of the company’s 2015 fiscal year, Hilton Romanski, head of business development at Cisco, wrote in …

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Former Cisco Security Exec Christopher Young to Head Intel Security; Renee James Comments

Christopher Young, former senior vice president of Cisco‘s (Nasdaq: CSCO) global security and government group, has joined Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) as SVP and general manager of Intel Security and member of the management committee. Intel said Monday Young will report directly to President Renee James, who noted that Young’s cybersecurity expertise would help him …

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Cisco Acquires Metacloud for Hybrid Cloud Push

Cisco has bought hosted cloud technology provider Metacloud in a move aimed at accelerating the development of Cisco’s intercloud service. Metacloud works with enterprise customers to help them implement and operate data center infrastructure in the cloud through the company’s OpenStack-based software-as-a-service platform, Cisco said Monday. Employees of Metacloud will …

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Cisco Wraps Up $175M Purchase of Networking Tech Firm Tail-f Systems

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) has finalized its acquisition of physical and virtual network systems provider Tail-f Systems for $175 million cash plus employee retention incentives. Tail-f staff members will join Cisco’s cloud and virtualization business and will be led by group vice president and general manager Gee Rittenhouse, Cisco said Wednesday. …

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Hilton Romanski: Cisco Acquires Assemblage

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) has moved to expand its presence in the mobility and cloud computing markets by acquiring collaboration tools provider Assemblage for an undisclosed amount. Hilton Romanski, senior vice president for business development at Cisco, said Friday that Assemblage’s team of web development engineers will join Cisco’s collaboration technology group. Romanski wrote …

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Cisco Acquires Tail-f Systems for $175M

Cisco announced Tuesday their intention to acquire privately held Tail-f Systems for $175 million, a plan set in motion by AT&T to reshape and virtualize telecommunications networks in the cloud. Cisco aims to incorporate Tail-f into its cloud and virtualization group to increase marketability in telecom infrastructure, the company said …

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Hilton Romanski: Cisco Seeks to Grow Network Virtualization Work Through Tail-f Systems Buy

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) has agreed to acquire network automation software developer Tail-f Systems for $175 million cash as Cisco aims to grow its virtualization technology portfolio for multi-vendor environments. The transaction is subject to customary regulatory approvals and is slated to close in the fourth quarter of Cisco’s 2014 fiscal …

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Robbert Kuppens, Former Cisco CIO, Named Boston Consulting Group Global CIO

Robbert Kuppens, a 25-year business and IT management veteran and partner in The Boston Consulting Group‘s office in Amsterdam since January, has been appointed the company’s global chief information officer. He is expected to lead BCG’s global IT function as his predecessor Tom Dionisio retires following 15 years as CIO, the company said Monday. …

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Cisco, Finmeccanica Form Defense and Civil Market Alliance

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) and Finmeccanica have agreed to combine both companies’ technology offerings for the defense and civil customers in an effort to pursue business opportunities in the systems integration market worldwide. Finmeccanica’s industry services will be integrated with Cisco’s information technology, networking and communications technologies in order to jointly develop …

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