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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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Cisco Buys Data Center App Maker Insieme Networks

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) has purchased San Jose, Calif.-based data center application developer Insieme Networks for an undisclosed amount. The company introduced an application-centric infrastructure services portfolio in November for partners to deploy data center networking services that work with customer applications, Cisco said Tuesday. At the same time, Cisco said it would …

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Cisco Completes $2.7B Acquisition of Sourcefire

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) has completed the acquisition of security software firm Sourcefire for approximately $2.7 billion, or $76 per share in cash. The acquisition is intended to grow Cisco’s advanced threat protection portfolio and provide customers with integrated, pervasive and open enforcement and remediation options, Cisco announced Monday. Sourcefire employees will join the Cisco …

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Cisco to Buy Security Software Firm Sourcefire for $2.7B; Christopher Young Comments

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) has agreed to acquire security software maker Sourcefire for $2.7 billion in a bid to build up its research and technology portfolio in threat protection. Both boards of directors have approved the terms of the deal, under which Cisco will buy Sourcefire shares in cash at $76 …

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Report: Tom Wilburn Appointed Cisco Global Enterprise SVP, CTO

Tom Wilburn, who joined Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) in 2005, has been appointed to succeed John McCool as senior vice president and chief technology officer of the global enterprise segment. McCool is leaving the company the company after 17 years and helped grow its corporate mobile and networking equipment unit from …

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Cisco Completes $1.2B Acquisition of Cloud Networking Firm Meraki

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) has completed its purchase of cloud networking company Meraki Inc. for approximately $1.2 billion in cash, according to a Cisco statement. (Click Here, to read the original story by GovCon Wire of the Cisco acquisition.) According to the San Jose, Calif.-based company, the Meraki team will be integrated into …

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Cisco to Acquire Cloud Networking Firm Meraki for $1.2B; Rob Soderbery Comments

Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) announced Sunday that it will buy San Francisco-based Meraki Inc. for $1.2 billion to expand its cloud computing solutions for customers, according to an Associated Press article. Meraki CEO Sanjit Biswas is expected to lead Cisco’s new cloud networking group that will be formed as a …

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Cisco Reports 18% Revenue Increase in Latest Quarter; John Chambers Comments

Cisco Systems Inc. said Tuesday that its earnings rose 18 percent in the latest quarter as large U.S. companies began investing in big-ticket networking gear again. According to an Associated Press article, orders rose 9 percent from last year, but the federal government and European customers continued to hold back. …

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Cisco Adds President Title to COO Gary Moore; John Chambers Comments

Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) has promoted Chief Operating Officer Gary Moore, formerly leader of the services unit, to the company’s president ranks. The company said in a Thursday release Moore will oversee end-to-end operations and will continue to drive alignment across the company to support the long-term strategy. Cisco also …

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Kathy Ditto Discusses Mobility and Marketing Strategies at Cisco

Kathy Ditto is Cisco Systems senior director for U.S. public sector marketing where her responsibilities include shaping how solutions and products are advertised and shaping strategies for growth. In her Q&A with ExecutiveBiz, Ditto discusses a wide-array of topics beginning with an explanation of her position at Cisco. The senior executive also speaks …

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