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Partners: Cisco Must Immediately Address BroadSoft Channel Concerns

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 14:10
Partners are worried that Cisco's acquisition of BroadSoft will create competition between the network leader and its channel community around UCaaS.

Master Agents: Cisco's BroadSoft Buy Could Spark More UCaaS Sales

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 14:00
Cisco acquiring telecommunications software provider BroadSoft could open the floodgates for more UCaaS sales for channel partners, giving them more subscription services opportunities.

Unified Communications Blockbuster: Cisco To Acquire BroadSoft For $1.9B, Partners Fear Channel Conflict

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 10:05
Cisco will leverage BroadSoft's 19 million business subscribers and cloud solutions to aggressively attack the SMB market.

Partners 'All In' On Cisco's AI And Machine Learning Investments

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 17:15
"These bets Cisco is making on AI, machine learning, what the Internet of Things creates – that's what's going to help the business move more to software subscription services than the traditional hardware," said Computex Technology Solutions executive Faisal Bhutto.

Cisco To Acquire Machine-Learning Startup Perspica To Boost AppDynamics

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:06
Perspica provides visibility throughout the entire application infrastructure stack to deliver past, present and predictive analytics.

McAfee, Cisco Team Up Around Threat Intelligence Sharing, Automation

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 16:00
McAfee and Cisco announced a partnership at McAfee MPOWER in Las Vegas, which brings together McAfee's Data Exchange Layer with Cisco's Platform Exchange Grid for sharing or threat event context and automation.

Cisco Pushing Partners To Attack $2B IoT Opportunity In Media And Entertainment Industry

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 14:30
'We are dealing with a very interesting opportunity that has really never presented itself to Cisco and its partner community ever before,' said Cisco IoT executive Bryan Bedford during the IoTConnex virtual conference.

Cisco Launches 'Next-Generation' Services Powered By AI

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 08:00
"What we're trying to do is create those differentiated services, like Solution Support or Business Critical Services, that gives partners the next-level of capabilities," said Cisco services leader Joe Cozzolino.

5 New Cisco Services That Partners Need To Know

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 08:00
Here's what channel partners need to know about Cisco's new services portfolio unveiled on Tuesday.

Polycom Channel Leader On 'Proprietary' Cisco Spark Platform And 'Unique' Microsoft Relationship

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 14:00
"When you attach a Polycom device -- both video and voice -- to [Microsoft], we're seeing a twelve-times increase in consumption," said Polycom's Nick Tidd.

CRN Exclusive: HPE President Neri On Why Dell EMC, Cisco And Pure Are Unable To Match HPE Nimble InfoSight's Artificial Intelligence Capabilities

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 17:40
HPE President Antonio Neri -- the master architect of the company's software defined hybrid IT strategy -- spoke with CRN about the HPE's plan to roll out artificial intelligence capabilities in the form of Nimble InfoSight to its high-end 3Par storage portfolio and the impact on competitors including Dell EMC, Cisco and Pure.

NetApp, Tech CEOs Offer Condolences In Wake Of Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 11:33
The tech community, which frequently holds major conferences in Las Vegas including this week, offered thoughts and prayers to all those impacted by Sunday's shooting tragedy.

Cisco's Networking Share Continues To Slip As Huawei, Arista Climb In $10B Worldwide Switch Router Market

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:36
Although Cisco is still the dominant player in the networking world, both its switch and router market share declined several points during the second quarter of 2017, according to research firm IDC.

Cisco Laying Off Hundreds At Its Headquarters, Including Engineers And Software Developers

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 11:37
The networking giant is expecting to cut approximately 310 positions next month, the company confirms to CRN.

Cisco Closes Acquisition Of Springpath As Data Center Innovation Continues At 'Breaking Speed'

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 10:00
Hyper-converged startup Springpath has been acquired by Cisco for $320 million in the networking giant's latest move to revamp its data center portfolio.

Cisco Partner Superstar AOS Creates Unique Hybrid Cloud Offering That's Driving Millions In New Sales

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 13:22
Jon Groves, CEO of Alexander Open Systems, says Agility -- which was built with help from Cisco -- quickly moves from proof of concept to purchase in conversations with customers.

Cisco Launches 'Powerful' Meraki-Like Data Center Platform For UCS, HyperFlex

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 08:00
The networking giant unveiled Cisco Intersight on Wednesday to simplify data center operations by delivering systems-management-as-a-service.

19 Powerful Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Solutions: New Choices From A Narrowing Field Of Vendors

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 15:15
The hyper-converged infrastructure market is expanding and showing signs of maturity as at least two vendors get acquired in the first half of this year.

5 Ways Cisco's Trusted IoT Alliance Will Use Blockchain To Make IoT More Secure -- And What It Means For Partners

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:22
The consortium aims to set the standard for an open-source blockchain protocol and will enable alliance member partners to develop their own suite of applications and services to deliver to a broader ecosystem.

CRN Exclusive: Cisco Launches 3 New Certifications And Training Programs For Partners

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 05:00
"This is solving the bigger picture of customers wanting to achieve a business goal and tying it to the technology regardless of what the product is," said Cisco services leader Tejas Vashi.

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