BlackBerry appoints ex-Cisco exec as sales chief

BlackBerry named former Cisco executive Carl Wiese as its president of global sales, with responsibility for “advancing the company’s global sales efforts to drive growth”. Wiese replaces John Sims, who has left the company, BlackBerry said in a statement – …

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Enterprise app group ACE picks up support

A number of enterprise app companies have committed to standardise public applications and development with ACE (App Configuration for Enterprise), an “open and vendor-neutral” set of standards intended to help businesses deploy secure business apps to users. The 15 new …

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Cisco to invest $10B in China

Cisco plans to invest $10 billion in China over the next several years, in a bid to support local innovation and economic growth in the country. As part of the investment, the company outlined a number of strategic partnerships and …

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Cisco CTO to leave this summer as C-level upheaval continues

Cisco’s high profile CTO Padmasree Warrior is reportedly set to leave the company this summer, with news of the departure coming just weeks after Chuck Robbins was named as successor to long term CEO John Chambers. The rumours of Warrior’s departure coincides …

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Cisco names veteran insider Robbins as new CEO

Networking giant Cisco said Chuck Robbins (pictured), who joined the company in 1997, will replace John Chambers as CEO on 26 July. Chambers, who has been at the Cisco helm for 20 years, will become executive chairman and act as …

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Facebook moves to optimise mobile video with QuickFire purchase

Facebook has moved to acquire video optimisation specialist, QuickFire Networks, in a bid to upgrade its mobile video hosting capabilities. The San Diego-based startup utilises bandwidth compression technology to reduce the amount of capacity required to host video online.

Cisco CEO dominates on disruption

LIVE FROM CES 2015: Only 40 per cent of today’s major companies will exist “in any meaningful way” ten years from now due to the impact of major technological change fuelled by the Internet of Things. That was one of …

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RPX inks $900M Rockstar patent buy

Patent management company RPX has bought patents owned by Rockstar Consortium, a group formed by Apple, BlackBerry, Ericsson, Microsoft and Sony to acquire intellectual property from the bankrupt Nortel. According to The Wall Street Journal, RPX is paying $900 million …

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Alcatel-Lucent CEO opens up on rival offerings

ALCATEL-LUCENT TECHNOLOGY SYMPOSIUM 2014: Michel Combes, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent, used his time in the spotlight at last week’s event to reveal his thoughts on how the company’s new product portfolio compares to that of its rivals, taking aim at the …

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