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Jim Freund Assumes Intelligent Decisions Strategy, Planning VP Role; Harry Martin Comments

Jim Freund, a 21-year Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) veteran and director for collaboration and smart solutions, has joined Intelligent Decisions as vice president of strategy and planning for enterprise sales. Freund will oversee the company’s offerings in cloud, collaboration, remote expert, virtualization and bring-your-own-device as the company aims to grow in the …

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Steven Picot Named Vion Federal Sales VP; Tom Frana Comments

Steven Picot, an eight year Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) veteran and its former operations director, has joined Vion Corp. as vice president of federal sales. The former U.S. Marine Corps captain will lead all federal sales activities for the Herndon, Va.-based storage and server provider, Vion said Wednesday. “We are elated …

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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 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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Cisco to Pay Shareholders 75% Higher Dividend; John Chambers Comments

Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSC) will pay shareholders a 14 cent-per-share dividend based off its recent fourth quarter financial results. That number represents a 75 percent increase from the 8-cent dividend from the previous quarter, According to Forbes. For the fourth quarter ended July 28, the company reported sales of $11.7 …

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VCE Names 19-Year Cisco Vet Praveen Akkiraju CEO; John Chambers Comments

VCE has appointed 19-year Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) veteran Praveen Akkiraju CEO, VCE announced Thursday. VCE also announced he and President Frank Hauck will join VCE’s board of directors. Cisco and EMC formed VCE in late 2009, with VMware and Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) also contributing investments. Akkiraju said in a …

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Microsoft Names 17-Year Cisco Vet Laura Ipsen Worldwide Public Sector Lead

Microsoft Corp. has appointed Laura Ipsen corporate vice president of Microsoft’s worldwide public sector organization, Microsoft announced Tuesday. Ipsen will lead company sales and marketing to government, public and national security, education and nonprivatized healthcare customers in more than 100 countries. Ipsen will report to Susan Hauser, corporate vice president …

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Cisco, USAID to Grow Russia High-Tech Sector With $50M Deal

Cisco Systems has signed a $50 million deal with the U.S. Agency for International Development to provide staff and in-house services for technology related services, training centers and other projects across Russia. Cisco will contribute from $30 to $40 million, with initial allocations going to training centers the company has …

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Iron Bow Wins $120M Contract to Upgrade and Improve SSA’s Cisco Network Infrastructure

The Social Security Administration has awarded Iron Bow Technologies a $120 million blanket purchase agreement contract for Cisco network infrastructure and related support services. The contract has a 33-month performance period. Iron Bow will refresh current hardware and allow the SSA to reconfigure and optimize its network infrastructure. The work will …

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Cisco Release Financial Stats

Cisco reported third quarter results for the period ended April 30, 2011, with net sales of $10.9 billion and net income of $1.8 billion. “This quarter played out as we expected, ” CEO John Chambers said. “We have acknowledged our challenges. We know what we have to do. We have …

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