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More layoffs reported at Cisco

In addition to the previously reported cuts in Cisco's small-cell and flash storage units, and the sale of its set-top box division, Cisco is now reportedly cutting 400 employees in the Nexus 7000 data center switching product operations, according to a Network World story that cites unnamed sources. 

Report: Chambers will become face of security for Cisco

CRN is reporting that John Chambers, the long-time CEO of Cisco until this week, will become "executive sponsor for security" at Cisco, as part of his role as executive chairman of the...

News Scan: What does a CEO do on the first day? Appoint a new CTO and CDO; Is America's top paid CIO worth $7.7 million?; More

The top news stories for July 28, 2015.

Cisco makes 2 more top executive appointments

As Chuck Robbins takes over as CEO, Cisco continues to shuffle the chairs of its executive team. Zorawar Biri Singh is taking over as CTO, a role that was temporarily filled by Cisco's chief...

What Cisco's recent changes reveal – or don't reveal – about its new leader

Cisco's CEO transition from John Chambers to Chuck Robbins is bringing changes to several business units that Chambers acquired. There's plenty of room to speculate whether the changes are the result of the outgoing executive's cleaning up loose ends, or the incoming leader's determination to clear the decks in order to move forward. Most likely it's a combination of both.

News Scan: Cisco pulls the plug on Invicta storage line support; Federal CIOs pressed by growing demands, insufficient resources; More.

The top news stories for July 27, 2015.

News Scan: Technicolor to acquire Cisco Connected Devices unit; Most organizations still have inadequate BYOD policies; More

The top news stories for July 24, 2015.

Cisco's rumored Ubiquisys layoffs reflect small-cell stagnation

Cisco is rumored to be laying off half the staff of Ubiquisys, a U.K.-based small-cell vendor it bought in 2013. If the rumors are true – and Cisco has not confirmed them – the big question from enterprises' point of view is whether the downsizing is more about Cisco or about small cells.

Chuck Robbins' top 3 challenges as new Cisco CEO

Incoming Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins is walking into a difficult position. Outgoing CEO John Chambers has long led the company through both good and bad (and there has been plenty of both), but there are some issues where Cisco has shown it has blinders on. We lay out three of Robbins' biggest challenges as he assumes the role of Cisco's head honcho. 

Cisco's Sensity investment points to huge set of new nodes to manage

Cisco may soon be managing a new kind of network called light sensory networks. Its investment arm, Cisco Investments, has led a $36 million funding round for Sensity Systems Inc., a Sunnyvale, California-based startup that provides smart lighting and video fixtures, and related networking technologies.