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Cisco Looks to New Grads for UX Solutions

Posted In Looking in Tech
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The people at Cisco are smart enough to know that a key factor in the company’s future success will be the user experience. Specifically, if consumers can’t easily get its devices to do what they want them to do, they’re not going to be worth very much. As a solution, Cisco is hiring fresh college graduates and putting them to work on projects designed to make sure that customers find its products logical and easy to use. The idea is… continue…

Ethernet Buyers Favor Big Switches, Avoid Routers

Posted In DataCenter
As Ethernet gets faster, switch sales keep growing while router sales sink. continue…

Internet Growth Will Challenge Data Analysts, App Builders

Cisco’s new Visual Networking Index suggests stressed-out data workers’ heads could simply explode (metaphorically speaking) by 2017. continue…

Look Out, Cisco: Open Compute Project Is Moving to Switches

Posted In DataCenter
The next step for the Open Compute Project is a top-of-rack switch built entirely from the ground up. continue…

A Hung Jury on Certifications

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When it comes to enhancing skills, the most often-asked question is about certifications: Are they worth the time and money? Do they really help you get that new job, or do hiring managers just shrug them off? Once upon a time, the right certification was a ticket to job security, but more recently the tech industry has reshaped its attitude. While some employers still require them, a growing number are giving more weight to experience. Some certifications are still in… continue…

Oracle Acquires Tekelec, Boosting Networking Stakes

Oracle will need to figure out how Tekelec’s assets best fit with its own business-support and service-delivery platforms. continue…

Dell, Cisco Differ Over SDN Definitions

Posted In DataCenter
Dell says it’s prepared to help define standards, while Cisco’s Warrior suggests that the standard definition of SDN isn’t adequate. continue…

Cisco Sees Data Center as Key to Continued Growth

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Cisco’s data-center products, the engine that powers its vision of “The Internet of Things,” are experiencing notable growth. continue…

Cisco Pushes Nexus Line into 40 GbE Territory

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Although analysts claim that customers want slower, cheaper equipment, Cisco is building for the future. continue…

Oracle’s Acme Packet Acquisition Could Make Life Interesting for Cisco

Oracle’s $1.7 billion purchase of Acme Packet could make it more of a communications player. continue…