Selecting the successor for one of the most well-known CEOs of a large public technology company can't be an easy task. According to Cisco, it took its board of directors 16 months from the time it initiated the search to the time it decided the right man for the job was current senior vice president of worldwide field operations Chuck Robbins.
Although the hype may at times indicate otherwise, the adoption of software defined networking is more of an evolution rather than a revolution.
At Microsoft Ignite, Lync- and Skype-focused firm Unify Square unveiled a provisioning tool for the popular unified communications solutions. Dubbed PowerProv, the new tool provides end-to-end provisioning for Skype for Business and Lync.
It's the end of an era at Cisco Systems. This morning, the company's board of directors announced that its long-serving chief executive will be stepping down on July 26.
Legal battles between Cisco Systems and Arista Networks are about to heat up. Cisco alleges that Arista has infringed on 14 of its patents.
There's a good chance that if you're reading this, you spend at least some time in airports, whether it's the annual family getaway or you're heading to one of several industry conferences to hear about the latest and greatest. There's also a good chance you've had the unfortunate experience of poor airport Wi-Fi.
It's still very early in the adoption phase, but the adoption of software-defined networking and network functions virtualization within the wide area network is inevitable. This is according to an article from eWeek about the recent WAN Summit 2015 in New York City.
If you're expecting scalability to come automatically with any particular software-defined networking solution, first take a look at the fine print.
Selecting and deploying a unified communications solution is no easy task. But sometimes it is. Only the boldest of the bold truly like to play office politics, but choosing the right UC solution can be a very political decision, according to a TechTarget article.
Cisco CEO John Chambers said there is a "tremendous shortfall" in skilled Internet of Things technical professionals.
Whether it's just friendly advice or a shot across the bow of white box switch vendors, Cisco posted a video that aimed to do some "myth busting" about the bargain--or lack thereof--of white box switches.
Jive Software launched a new application that ties the company more strongly into the mobile world. Jive Chime is a communications app available on iOS and Android devices--as well as on Windows and Mac computers--that aims to provide end-users with a consistent and consumer-like experience in one-on-one or group conversations.
Software-defined networking is taking center stage at Interop Las Vegas this week as various vendors show off their software-defined technologies and make announcements about new products.
Open cloud and high-performance computing vendor Penguin Computing is expanding on its Linux-based line of switches to include a switch with 48 ports of GbE Layer 2+ capabilities which also ties into Cumulus Networks' Rack Management Platform OS.
It's of little surprise there's at least some talk about Skype for Business at Interop. At the show, one of the pieces of news to come out is that Extreme Networks' software-defined networking platform and OneController have been updated to support the Microsoft VoIP and unified communications tool.
As news emerges from the conference, we'll be sure to share it in the newsletter and on our website.
As enterprises continue to explore the potential benefits of software-defined networking, one area that is piquing the interest of some is how SDN could improve unified communications.
IPv6 isn't exactly a new protocol at this point, as it has been deployed in some fashion for more than 15 years. However, within the enterprises, it's a protocol that is fashionably late to the party.
For UC to grow within the small and medium enterprise space, vendors will have to find ways to differentiate themselves from traditional telephony providers. The solution? A customer service focus.