Networking giant Cisco announced Wednesday its plan to acquire Internet of Things platform provider Jasper to the tune of $1.4 billion.
Machine-to-machine mobile data connections are forecast by Cisco to represent 26.4 percent of mobile-connected devices in 2020, up from 7.7 percent last year, and to generate 6.7 percent of total mobile traffic, up from 2.7 percent last year.
The International Trade Commission has finally made the first of its rulings in the patent dispute between Cisco Systems and Arista Networks. And things don't look good for Arista, which was found to be in violation of three of Cisco's patents.
Cisco will lose another executive that has been instrumental in driving Cisco innovation. Pankaj Patel, a 20-year veteran of the networking giant who currently serves as Cisco's senior vice president and general manager for the service provider business, plans to step down in the second half of 2016.
Cisco's small meeting videoconferencing capabilities just got a boost. Cisco completed the acquisition of Acano – a buy it first announced back in November.
Prior to the first ruling by the International Trade Commission regarding Cisco's allegations that Arista Networks has infringed on several of its patents, Arista has filed a lawsuit against the larger networking vendor.
Aryaka is beefing up its line of software-defined networking products with the introduction of a cloud-based software-defined WAN offering that puts it head-to-head against vendors like VeloCloud.
By many accounts, unified communications is finally finding success in all levels of business.
An International Trade Commission judge will Wednesday make the first ruling in a series of patent disputes between Cisco Systems and rival Arista Networks.
The rumor has surfaced before, and it seems likely it will appear again. The chit-chat around the watercooler is that Cisco is looking into buying storage technology partner NetApp, but according to a Business Insider article, just forget about that idea. It's never going to happen.