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Robbins era of Cisco leading to more focused operations

Chuck Robbins is only into his second week as new CEO of Cisco Systems, but ever since his appointment (and John Chambers' retirement) was announced in May, Cisco has been shedding superfluous businesses and streamlining its operations at the top.

Cisco boosts SDN strategy with Puppet automation of Nexus switches

Puppet Labs and Cisco are working together to put more automation into networking infrastructure. Through their continuing partnership, Puppet Labs Enterprise is now integrated with Cisco Open NX-OS, Cisco's upcoming operating system for its Nexus series of switches.

Go rugged with in-vehicle and wearable Lynx routers

The new TeleCommunication Systems Lynx portfolio of portable routers may be of limited use to the majority of enterprises, but it's an interesting piece of technology, nevertheless. 

CERN opts for OpenFlow for SDN capabilities

Software-defined networking – and OpenFlow, in particular – got a boost last week when CERN signed a deal to have Brocade to help create a long-term SDN strategy. So in some ways, SDN...

Back in the saddle again

Last Monday, a 20-year post as CEO of the largest networking vendor came to an end as Chambers abdicated in favor of Chuck Robbins, who hopes to turn Cisco into a more agile networking company.

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...

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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.