About Cisco

Recent Coverage

Untitled Document

Find Recent Coverage by date.

You can also subscribe to the RSS feeds for any News updates.RSS

07 Jan 2016
EFY Times: CES 2016: Cisco Expands Its Cloud Video Solutions; Gains Market Traction
At CES today Cisco is showing service providers, media and entertainment companies how they can deliver multiscreen TV experiences from one cloud, over any access network, anywhere. Cisco’s Infinite™cloud software video entertainment solutions are currently provided as a service (aaS) to over 70 content and service providers worldwide. These solutions are helping them grow their businesses by delivering services faster and reducing operating costs.

05 Jan 2016
IT Voice: Cisco Inks OEM Deal with Startup Springpath, Preps UCS Hyper-Converged Appliance
Cisco Systems is preparing a new hyper-converged appliance that combines its UCS servers with technology gained from an OEM agreement with hyper-converged software startup Springpath, multiple sources with knowledge of the matter told CRN on Monday. The sources said Cisco has also made an undisclosed investment in Springpath, which was founded in 2012 by former VMware storage engineers as Storvisor and emerged from stealth mode under its new name last February.

04 Jan 2016
Financial Post: Cisco Aims to Unify Collaboration Technologies in New Spark Service
Cisco Spark is a cloud-based service that originally allowed team conversations in online meeting rooms. Over time, it has been becoming a richer medium, linking phone calls, conferencing, messaging, and video. When people think of Cisco, the first thing that comes to mind is networking, yet the company is firmly entrenched in many other areas. One of its better-known initiatives is in collaboration, where it owns the market-leading conferencing platform, WebEx.

04 Jan 2016
DQ Week: Cisco Wins US Patent Dispute Over Wi-Fi Technology
Cisco Systems Inc did not infringe a patent holding companys Wi-Fi technology, a US appeals court ruled, reversing a near $64-million judgment against the networking equipment maker in the long running patent dispute.

01 Jan 2016
The Financial Express: Smart Planning for Smart Cities
In 2015, one of the major topics of discussion was smart cities. When the year started, the opening session during the various conferences held was always titled “What is a smart city?”, which has now given way to a discussion on implementation of a smart city. People have moved away from the scepticism that unless basic challenges of waste, water, traffic are not resolved, we should not think about a smart city. The same challenges can be resolved in the realm of a smart city by leveraging technology as an important enabler.

31 Dec 2015
The Financial Express: Digital Disruption is a Reality Today
IN 2015 there were more mobile subscribers (7.4 billion) than people (7.3 billion) on earth. Cisco estimates that, in 2019, there will be 545 million Internet users, 654.1 million smartphones users and 1.6 billion networked devices in India. In 2019, mobile data traffic will be equivalent to 51X the volume of the entire Indian Internet in 2015 while video will be 66% of India’s mobile data traffic.

30 Dec 2015
The Hindu Business Line: Cisco Wins US Patent Dispute over Wi-Fi Tech
Cisco Systems Inc did not infringe a patent holding company's wifi technology, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Monday, reversing a near $64-million judgment against the networking equipment maker in the long-running patent dispute. After eight years of litigation that also included a trip to the U.S. Supreme Court, the decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said Cisco was not liable for directly infringing or inducing others to infringe a patent held by Commil USA LLC on a way to help spread wireless signals over a large area, where multiple access points are needed.              

30 Dec 2015
E-Gov: eINDIA 2015 – Lokesh Lohiya, Business Developmen Lead- Smart and Safe Cities, Cisco
Cisco is not new to smart cities. Globally, we have been doing this for quite a long time. In India, we started with point solutions and we were active in most of the safe cities projects that we have done. We have kickstarted a project in Vijaywada, and we are already on a completion for a project in Jaipur where they are doing a complete smart city for 26 locations. When we travel across many cities of the country, we are actually surprised to see that a lot of smart and intelligent solutions are already in place. However, the challenge is that these work in silos, these don’t integrate or communicate with each other.

29 Dec 2015
Daily News: Cisco India Summit' Highlights Fast Going Digital Era
The 'Cisco India Summit' which concluded last week in the Indian capital city of Jaipur highlighted the fast going digital era in India and said the benefits of this Digital concept would be extended to other countries including the neighboring Sri Lanka . Delivering the key note address at the opening of the 'Cisco India Summit', Cisco, India and SAARC President Dinesh Malkani at a well attended forum said India has already embraced the Digital Transformation in collaboration with Cisco. He said Digitization will be key to how cities, communities and countries maintain global competitiveness and it will help to increase the GDP growth , foster innovation and thereafter to create new employment avenues.

28 Dec 2015
E-Gov: eINDIA 2015 – Pusrushottam Kaushik, MD, Sales, Growth Verticals, Cisco India & SAARC
Digital India theme practically has two stories: the rural side of things where 70 per cent of people live but the problems there are very different. Problems of teachers not being there, problems of hospitals where doctors are not there, banking and many others. Looking at some of these problems where we say whether technology can play a role and bridge the gap where doctors, teachers and banking experts are available to take these 70 per cent of people to stay there is something which we certainly can help.

22 Dec 2015
ANI: Rajasthan to Become Innovation and Knowledge Hub: Raje at CISCO India Summit
While addressing the CISCO India Summit at the SMS Convention Centre in Jaipur, Rajasthan, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said that the state government is working towards achieving the goal of digitally empowering every citizen to enhance their quality of life. Raje also invited IT industries for investing in the state to promote 'Digital Rajasthan' and said that it will be a catalyst for the digital transformation. Raje further said that Rajasthan is the first state in the country to have implemented an integrated and unified e-governance framework

22 Dec 2015
The Economic Times: Cisco Reviewing Product Code After Juniper Software was Altered
Cisco Systems Inc said on Monday that it is reviewing its product code for "malicious modification" in the wake of rival Juniper Networks Inc's disclosure last week that it had found unauthorized code in its firewall software. The company said in a blog posting that it so far has "no indication of unauthorized code" in its products, but that it was conducting an additional review to make sure it had not been tampered with.

22 Dec 2015
Mint: We Are Committed to Manufacturing in India
John Chambers is Executive Chairman of networking equipment pioneer Cisco Systems Inc and the chairman- designate of lobby group US India Business Council (he takes over in January). Chambers was recently named the second-best chief executive in the world by Harvard Business Review. In an interview over Telepresence, Chambers discussed technology, management, India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

21 Dec 2015
The Financial Express: Chat with TV on View
Chat with TV on view during the last IPL season, a group of seven engineers—Harisha N, Maheshwari D, Anbalagan R, Santosh M, Prashant Hiremath, Ramya S and Rajath Pai—at Cisco

21 Dec 2015
The Financial Express: Jaipur Rides the Digital Wave
Jaipur rides the digital wave The city administration has created digital infrastructure to offer citizens amenities like intelligent kiosks, wireless broadband, safety and security services, traffic management and environmental updates Sudhir Choudhary

21 Dec 2015
TeleAnalysis: Rajasthan to Invest Rs 300 Cr on Smart Grid
The government of Rajasthan is planning to invest Rs 300 crore in smart grid initiative to provide societies and economies with essential energy resources. As per smart grid plan, the energy department of Rajasthan has embarked upon creating three classes of transformations- upgradation and modernization of electrical transmission infrastructure, addition of the digital layer to leverage benefits of ICTs and deployment of smart solutions and tools for intelligent operations, which are the essence of the smart grid and are, needed to provide stable, secure and smart transmission grids

17 Dec 2015
Economic Times: Jaipur to Set Up Innovation Lab for Smart City Solutions
Jaipur will soon boast of its own state set up innovation lab and has already identified some startups that it intends to work with, as part of its broader smart city ambitions, a government official said, report ET.

17 Dec 2015
Economic Times: Cisco Systems in Talks with Several State Governments for Smart City Projects
Cisco Systems, which sells telecom equipment and video conferencing hardware to top firms globally, is in talks with several state governments for smart city projects, at a time when it is undertaking similar projects in states such as Rajasthan. 

17 Dec 2015
Hindu: India’s investment Climate Better: Cisco
The investment environment in the country has improved significantly in the past 18 months, enabling businesses to focus more on performance rather than worrying about factors such as an unpredictable tax regime and interest rates, Dinesh Malkani, President for Cisco (India and SAARC) said.

17 Dec 2015
Economic Times: Cisco Builds Smart, Digs Deep here for Future Blueprints
Cisco Systems, which sells telecom equip­ment and video­conferencing hardware to top firms glob­ally, is in talks with several state governments for smart city projects, at a time when it is under­taking similar projects in states such as Rajasthan. In an interview with ET, Cisco In­dia and Saarc President Dinesh Malkani said the company is cur­rently also looking to increase the pace of its investments in Indian startups that are building disrup­tive tech solutions in areas such as Internet of things, cloud comput­ing and analytics. 

16 Dec 2015
Times of India: IT Important for Achieving Good Governance, Says Raje
Chief minister Vasundhara Raje on Tuesday inaugurated the third phase of state data centre at Yojana Bhawan. Highlighting the importance of information technology, Raje claimed that it has great importance for achieving good governance.“Through information technology , not only people are benefited but it also helps government to work in order and discipline. Through this, our dream of digital Rajasthan and digital India will be realized,“ said Raje.

15 Dec 2015
Financial Chronicle: Smart Bytes
A quote from Mr. Amit Phadnis. Every device is getting connected to the internet and the lines are blurring between in­dustries. For example, how do we define Ola or Uber? Are they web service providers or car ag­gregators? We don't yet have set definitions

14 Dec 2015
New Indian Express: Innovating in India for India and World: Cisco
In a Digital India, the rapidly-expanding mobile network requires a multi-gigabit fast, reliable and temperature-hardened access network while enterprise connectivity needs a dense and fast aggregation network. Cisco India, the Indian division of the $47.14-billion revenue Silicon Valley-based networking solutions giant Cisco Systems, is making some of the products which will ensure it can be done, with products developed in India.

14 Dec 2015
Economic Times: We Compete Against Market Transitions Not Competitors
John Chambers, Executive Chairman of US technology giant Cisco, spoke with ET's Krithika Krishnamurthy on the company's India business and the next frontier of growth for the $138-billion firm the net­working company's strategy on the sidelines of Cisco's recent Internet of Things World Forum in Dubai.

11 Dec 2015
Financial Express: Cisco Plans to Invest $240 m in Startup Space
IT major Cisco has committed to invest $240 million in the startup space. The investments will be targeted at startups that build products with global appeal. It is looking to invest in startups that specializes in cloud computing, mobile technologies and Internet of things (IoT).

11 Dec 2015
Financial Chronicle: Smart Bytes
Over the last one year or more, we have started to work along with product development teams of customers to develop solutions together. The process is iterative and every iteration is im­plemented on-the-go to check its viability

10 Dec 2015
Financial Chronicle: Cisco Ties Up with Apple to Exploit Digitisation Opportunity
Networking major Cisco bets on the co-development model - close working partnerships with customers and other ecosystem players - to take on the digitisation opportunity. The company has recently announced partnerships with Philips, Ericsson and Apple to co-create joint solutions.

10 Dec 2015
Economic Times: Cisco Releases Three Products, All Made-In-India for the World
On the occasion of its 20th anniversary in India, Cisco unveiled three products that it conceptualized and made in the country that it claims will enable service providers and large companies reinvent the way in which services are built and delivered.

10 Dec 2015
Business Standard: Cisco Unveils Networking Products for Web Firms
Global telecom products major Cisco on Thursday unveiled three networking products, designed and developed by its Indian arm for digital transformation of large web-based enterprises. The Cisco Network Convergence System (NCS) 1000 Series, Cisco Network Convergence System (NCS) 5000 Series and the 5520 and 8540 Series Wireless LAN Controllers were showcased at its iExpo 2015, being held here to mark its two-decade-old presence in the sub-continent.

10 Dec 2015
Business Today: Cisco Says India R&D Accounted for 9% of Global Patents in this Year
Technology giant Cisco today said its research and development team in India accounted for nine per cent of the total 1,100 patents issued to the US-based company this year. Globally, Cisco was issued 1,100 patents by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), of which 100 were from India in 2015.

09 Dec 2015
Business Standard: Philips Partners Cisco, SAP for Smart Lighting in Cities, Offices
Dutch consumer and healthcare electronics giant Philips, that is betting big on India's lighting space, on Wednesday announced two collaborations that promise to make streets and buildings smarter in terms of energy conserving and optimisation. The pact with Cisco on connected lighting creates new value in energy saving, building efficiency and employee productivity that will be made possible with the Internet of Things, where objects and processes of every-day use are interconnected for optimal use of resources, the company said

08 Dec 2015
Wall Street Journal: Cisco Joins Race to Cloud-Based Calls, Video
Voice and video communications are among the latest corporate functions to move to the cloud. Cisco Systems Inc., which sells office phones and videoconferencing hardware, jumped on the bandwagon Tuesday with plans to offer similar capabilities as services over the Internet.

07 Dec 2015
Reuters: Cisco Chairman Promises 'Win-Win' Deal with China over Network Control
Cisco’s (CSCO.O) executive chairman on Monday declined to say whether it would cede to China’s demands to be able to control equipment deployed in the world’s largest internet market, instead pledging to find a “win-win” solution. The world’s top maker of switching equipment and routers that run the Internet has a bet big on China, announcing in June it would invest more than $10 billion in the country along with local business partners

05 Dec 2015
New Indian Express: Cisco Launches New Product to Automate Network
With barely five per cent to 10 per cent of networks being automated today, Cisco is tapping an untapped op­portunity and it has hence introduced a product that would automate network and network services. Cisco announced a new software release for its Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) to enhance its software-defined networking (SDN) which is a new approach to designing, building and managing networks that separates the network's 'brain' and 'muscle'. "Customers tell me that only five to 10 per cent of their networks are automated today," said Soni Jiandani, senior vice-president at Cisco.

19 Nov 2015
Infotech Lead: Cisco Announces Tech Start-Up Programs in Singapore
Infocomm Investments and Cisco signed an agreement to nurture Singapore-focused start-ups to participate in the Cisco-Technopreneur Action Group, Platform Accelerated Start-ups (TAG.PASS) Smart Innovation Program. The program will assist start-ups to create applications using sensors, big data, analytics and Internet of Things (IoT) across industry verticals like healthcare, the public sector, education, manufacturing and financial services, to enable the country’s Smart Nation vision.

18 Nov 2015
Fortune: Cisco's Latest Diversity Stats Show Little Progress for Women or Minorities
Cisco Systems released an updated “corporate social responsibility” report, which includes the company’s most recent employee diversity numbers. Unlike most tech companies, which only recently started sharing such statistics, Cisco began releasing its demographic breakdown a decade ago. But its admirable tradition of transparency hasn’t necessarily resulted in a noticeable increase in diversity. This year’s results, in fact, are largely unchanged from the year before. And the year before that. Take the percentage of women at Cisco—which has a worldwide employee base of 71,822—for example. In fiscal year 2013, this number was at 23%. The ratio was the same in fiscal 2014, and in this most recent year.

16 Nov 2015
Business Insider: Cisco CEO Not Big On Spin-Ins
Cisco’s emphasizing the establishment of small internal “start-ups” for innovation rather than forming, funding and acquiring spin-in companies to develop new products for key markets. CEO Chuck Robbins says Cisco is setting up small teams internally to “give them big hairy problems to solve” in areas the company prioritizes for product development and revenue growth. Such areas include data center, security, service provider routing, software programmability – including automation and orchestration -- collaboration, and analytics for the Internet of Things. 

16 Nov 2015
Infotech Lead: Is Manufacturing Sector Aiming for Digital Investment?
A Cisco study indicates that global manufacturing companies are aiming for digital investments. 86 percent of manufacturers view the transition from product-centric to service-oriented revenue models as a core part of their strategies. 29 percent say services will grow faster than the product aspect of their business, said Cisco. Cisco studied 625 manufacturing decision makers across 13 countries.

14 Nov 2015
Economic Times:  Cisco Ql Profit Jumps 33% On Strong Growth In Ems
Cisco reported a 32.9 per cent rise in net profit to $2.4 billion for the September quarter on the back of strong growth in emerging markets, including India. The company had posted a net profit of $1.8 billion in the same quarter last fiscal. Cisco CEO and Director Charles Robbins said on a conference call that the company has witnessed over 40 per cent growth in India. Cisco’s India business has continued to grow at a steady pace over the last five quarters.

13 Nov 2015
Economic Times: Cisco Revenue up 4% to $ 12.7 BN, Net Income Up 33% in Q1
Network equipment maker Cisco Systems Inc's quarterly revenue rose 3.6 per cent as demand rose for its high-end switching equipment and data center services. Net income rose to $2.43 billion, or 48 cents per share, in the first quarter ended Oct. 24, from $1.83 billion, or 35 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose to $12.68 billion from $12.25 billion a year earlier

11 Nov 2015
Hindu Business Line: Cisco India Veteran Takes Over as Head of Services, India & SAARC
Three months after Raghunandan Kadambi, Head of Services, Cisco India & SAARC, quit citing personal reasons, Amit Malik, a Cisco veteran of 11 years, has taken over the role, effective November 9. Malik will report to Dinesh Malkani, President of Cisco India & SAARC, and be responsible for the sales of Cisco Services to the enterprise, public sector and commercial segments; playing a crucial role in helping the company’s sales force move from selling products to selling solutions, architectures and outcomes

10 Nov 2015
Financial Express: Ericsson, Cisco Partner to Create Futuristic Network
Swedish communication technology and services firm Ericsson and American technology company Cisco on Monday said they are partnering to create networks of the future. "The multi-faceted relationship will offer customers the best of both companies: routing, data centre, networking, cloud, mobility, management and control, and global services capabilities," Cisco and Ericsson said in a joint statement.

07 Nov 2015
Financial Express: L&T Technology Services and Cisco Launch Global Internet of Things (IoT) Solutions Centre
Mr. Dinesh Malkani, President, Cisco India & SAARC and Mr. Amit Phadnis, President Engineering and India Site, Cisco along with Mr. S.N. Subrahmanyan, Deputy MD, L&T group of companies and Dr. Keshab Panda, Chief Executive, L&T Technology Services at the inauguration of the Cisco and L&T Technology Services Global Internet of Things (IoT) Solutions Centre in the L&T Technology Services campus at Manyata Tech Park, Bangalore.

05 Nov 2015
Hindu Business Line: Cisco Arm Invests in Two Early-Stage Start-Ups
The article was a result of the interaction with Joydeep Bose, Managing Director, Cisco Investments - Asia Pacific Japan. Cisco Investments, the venture capital arm of networking major Cisco, has invested in two early-stage Indian start-ups under its India Innovation theme. The investments will be forked out from the $40 million allocation to the India Innovation theme, announced last June. As a part of this, Cisco has already invested in four Indian start-ups — Covacsis, Mobstac, Ineda and MobiKwik. All the start-ups that Cisco invests in, are building disruptive solutions that align with Cisco’s business, including cloud, data centre, switching and routing. For every investment it makes, Cisco acquires an 18-20 per cent stake in the start-ups. Besides contributing capital to early-stage companies, Cisco Investments helps accelerate the development of these companies by connecting them to expertise and resources such as Cisco IT, business leaders, VCs, and network of partners and customers through major industry events, such as Cisco Live. The $40-million allocation to fund early-stage start-ups under the India Innovation theme is a part of the $250 million that was announced in early 2014, focusing on next generation technologies globally such as Big Data & Analytics, Internet of Things, Connected Mobility, Storage, Silicon and Content Technology Ecosystem.

05 Nov 2015
Bloomberg: Cisco’s New CEO Embraces the Cloud
This year, Chuck Robbins inherited one of the toughest gigs in technology, replacing John Chambers as chief executive officer of Cisco Systems. From 2000 to 2010, the networking equipment pioneer averaged 13 percent annual sales growth. Since then, 4.3 percent. Robbins says Cisco has already seen the clouds on the horizon. Robbins isn’t exactly chucking out Cisco’s old product lines, but his sales team is focusing increasingly on the company’s white-box-like Nexus switches and more open management software. That group of products accounted for $438 million in revenue in Cisco’s August earnings report—not a huge chunk of the $12.8 billion in overall revenue, but more than double the product line’s 2014 total.

04 Nov 2015
Business Insider: Former Cisco CEO John Chambers Predicts 500 Billion Connected Devices by 2025
Speaking at Fortune’s Global Forum, Cisco’s executive chairman and former CEO John Chambers said that 500 billion devices will be connected to the internet by 2025. That estimate is far higher than previous analyst forecasts. For comparison, in our new IoT Ecosystem Report, BI Intelligence estimated that there are around 10 billion devices connected to the internet right now, and we predict that number will grow to 34 billion by 2020. He also predicted that digital technologies including the IoT, cloud, and mobile will make 40% of companies in the world today irrelevant in 10 years, as many companies will fail to keep up with the accelerating pace of innovation in digital technology

03 Nov 2015
Information Week: Cisco: Public Cloud To Grow 44% Annually Through 2019
Cisco's annual Global Cloud Index measures cloud traffic and utilization now and projected for five years. Global cloud traffic from enterprise data centers to public cloud providers will quadruple between now and 2019, according to projections by Cisco Systems in its fifth annual Global Cloud Index. That means the amount of traffic will increase from 2.1 zettabytes in 2014 to 8.6 zettabytes in 2019. A zettabyte (ZB) is 1,000 exabytes, which in turn is 1,000 petabytes.

03 Nov 2015
CRN: Cisco Launches New 'Lucrative' Security Products, Services For Partners
Cisco has announced it is advancing its Security Everywhere strategy deeper into the cloud, network, and endpoints with new security products and features, and a threat awareness service as organizations execute on their digital transformation.
Specifically, Cisco is adding Cisco Cloud Access Security (CAS), which provides visibility and data security for cloud-based applications; Identity Services Engine (ISE) enhancements, extending visibility and control for network and endpoints with new location access controls; and Threat Awareness Service, which provides organizations with threat visibility into their networks.

07 Jan 2016
EFY Times: CES 2016: Cisco Expands Its Cloud Video Solutions; Gains Market Traction
At CES today Cisco is showing service providers, media and entertainment companies how they can deliver multiscreen TV experiences from one cloud, over any access network, anywhere. Cisco’s Infinite™cloud software video entertainment solutions are currently provided as a service (aaS) to over 70 content and service providers worldwide. These solutions are helping them grow their businesses by delivering services faster and reducing operating costs.

05 Jan 2016
IT Voice: Cisco Inks OEM Deal with Startup Springpath, Preps UCS Hyper-Converged Appliance
Cisco Systems is preparing a new hyper-converged appliance that combines its UCS servers with technology gained from an OEM agreement with hyper-converged software startup Springpath, multiple sources with knowledge of the matter told CRN on Monday. The sources said Cisco has also made an undisclosed investment in Springpath, which was founded in 2012 by former VMware storage engineers as Storvisor and emerged from stealth mode under its new name last February.

04 Jan 2016
Financial Post: Cisco Aims to Unify Collaboration Technologies in New Spark Service
Cisco Spark is a cloud-based service that originally allowed team conversations in online meeting rooms. Over time, it has been becoming a richer medium, linking phone calls, conferencing, messaging, and video. When people think of Cisco, the first thing that comes to mind is networking, yet the company is firmly entrenched in many other areas. One of its better-known initiatives is in collaboration, where it owns the market-leading conferencing platform, WebEx.

04 Jan 2016
DQ Week: Cisco Wins US Patent Dispute Over Wi-Fi Technology
Cisco Systems Inc did not infringe a patent holding companys Wi-Fi technology, a US appeals court ruled, reversing a near $64-million judgment against the networking equipment maker in the long running patent dispute.

01 Jan 2016
The Financial Express: Smart Planning for Smart Cities
In 2015, one of the major topics of discussion was smart cities. When the year started, the opening session during the various conferences held was always titled “What is a smart city?”, which has now given way to a discussion on implementation of a smart city. People have moved away from the scepticism that unless basic challenges of waste, water, traffic are not resolved, we should not think about a smart city. The same challenges can be resolved in the realm of a smart city by leveraging technology as an important enabler.

31 Dec 2015
The Financial Express: Digital Disruption is a Reality Today
IN 2015 there were more mobile subscribers (7.4 billion) than people (7.3 billion) on earth. Cisco estimates that, in 2019, there will be 545 million Internet users, 654.1 million smartphones users and 1.6 billion networked devices in India. In 2019, mobile data traffic will be equivalent to 51X the volume of the entire Indian Internet in 2015 while video will be 66% of India’s mobile data traffic.

30 Dec 2015
The Hindu Business Line: Cisco Wins US Patent Dispute over Wi-Fi Tech
Cisco Systems Inc did not infringe a patent holding company's wifi technology, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Monday, reversing a near $64-million judgment against the networking equipment maker in the long-running patent dispute. After eight years of litigation that also included a trip to the U.S. Supreme Court, the decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said Cisco was not liable for directly infringing or inducing others to infringe a patent held by Commil USA LLC on a way to help spread wireless signals over a large area, where multiple access points are needed.              

30 Dec 2015
E-Gov: eINDIA 2015 – Lokesh Lohiya, Business Developmen Lead- Smart and Safe Cities, Cisco
Cisco is not new to smart cities. Globally, we have been doing this for quite a long time. In India, we started with point solutions and we were active in most of the safe cities projects that we have done. We have kickstarted a project in Vijaywada, and we are already on a completion for a project in Jaipur where they are doing a complete smart city for 26 locations. When we travel across many cities of the country, we are actually surprised to see that a lot of smart and intelligent solutions are already in place. However, the challenge is that these work in silos, these don’t integrate or communicate with each other.

29 Dec 2015
Daily News: Cisco India Summit' Highlights Fast Going Digital Era
The 'Cisco India Summit' which concluded last week in the Indian capital city of Jaipur highlighted the fast going digital era in India and said the benefits of this Digital concept would be extended to other countries including the neighboring Sri Lanka . Delivering the key note address at the opening of the 'Cisco India Summit', Cisco, India and SAARC President Dinesh Malkani at a well attended forum said India has already embraced the Digital Transformation in collaboration with Cisco. He said Digitization will be key to how cities, communities and countries maintain global competitiveness and it will help to increase the GDP growth , foster innovation and thereafter to create new employment avenues.

28 Dec 2015
E-Gov: eINDIA 2015 – Pusrushottam Kaushik, MD, Sales, Growth Verticals, Cisco India & SAARC
Digital India theme practically has two stories: the rural side of things where 70 per cent of people live but the problems there are very different. Problems of teachers not being there, problems of hospitals where doctors are not there, banking and many others. Looking at some of these problems where we say whether technology can play a role and bridge the gap where doctors, teachers and banking experts are available to take these 70 per cent of people to stay there is something which we certainly can help.

22 Dec 2015
ANI: Rajasthan to Become Innovation and Knowledge Hub: Raje at CISCO India Summit
While addressing the CISCO India Summit at the SMS Convention Centre in Jaipur, Rajasthan, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said that the state government is working towards achieving the goal of digitally empowering every citizen to enhance their quality of life. Raje also invited IT industries for investing in the state to promote 'Digital Rajasthan' and said that it will be a catalyst for the digital transformation. Raje further said that Rajasthan is the first state in the country to have implemented an integrated and unified e-governance framework

22 Dec 2015
The Economic Times: Cisco Reviewing Product Code After Juniper Software was Altered
Cisco Systems Inc said on Monday that it is reviewing its product code for "malicious modification" in the wake of rival Juniper Networks Inc's disclosure last week that it had found unauthorized code in its firewall software. The company said in a blog posting that it so far has "no indication of unauthorized code" in its products, but that it was conducting an additional review to make sure it had not been tampered with.

22 Dec 2015
Mint: We Are Committed to Manufacturing in India
John Chambers is Executive Chairman of networking equipment pioneer Cisco Systems Inc and the chairman- designate of lobby group US India Business Council (he takes over in January). Chambers was recently named the second-best chief executive in the world by Harvard Business Review. In an interview over Telepresence, Chambers discussed technology, management, India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

21 Dec 2015
The Financial Express: Chat with TV on View
Chat with TV on view during the last IPL season, a group of seven engineers—Harisha N, Maheshwari D, Anbalagan R, Santosh M, Prashant Hiremath, Ramya S and Rajath Pai—at Cisco

21 Dec 2015
The Financial Express: Jaipur Rides the Digital Wave
Jaipur rides the digital wave The city administration has created digital infrastructure to offer citizens amenities like intelligent kiosks, wireless broadband, safety and security services, traffic management and environmental updates Sudhir Choudhary

21 Dec 2015
TeleAnalysis: Rajasthan to Invest Rs 300 Cr on Smart Grid
The government of Rajasthan is planning to invest Rs 300 crore in smart grid initiative to provide societies and economies with essential energy resources. As per smart grid plan, the energy department of Rajasthan has embarked upon creating three classes of transformations- upgradation and modernization of electrical transmission infrastructure, addition of the digital layer to leverage benefits of ICTs and deployment of smart solutions and tools for intelligent operations, which are the essence of the smart grid and are, needed to provide stable, secure and smart transmission grids

17 Dec 2015
Economic Times: Jaipur to Set Up Innovation Lab for Smart City Solutions
Jaipur will soon boast of its own state set up innovation lab and has already identified some startups that it intends to work with, as part of its broader smart city ambitions, a government official said, report ET.

17 Dec 2015
Economic Times: Cisco Systems in Talks with Several State Governments for Smart City Projects
Cisco Systems, which sells telecom equipment and video conferencing hardware to top firms globally, is in talks with several state governments for smart city projects, at a time when it is undertaking similar projects in states such as Rajasthan. 

17 Dec 2015
Hindu: India’s investment Climate Better: Cisco
The investment environment in the country has improved significantly in the past 18 months, enabling businesses to focus more on performance rather than worrying about factors such as an unpredictable tax regime and interest rates, Dinesh Malkani, President for Cisco (India and SAARC) said.

17 Dec 2015
Economic Times: Cisco Builds Smart, Digs Deep here for Future Blueprints
Cisco Systems, which sells telecom equip­ment and video­conferencing hardware to top firms glob­ally, is in talks with several state governments for smart city projects, at a time when it is under­taking similar projects in states such as Rajasthan. In an interview with ET, Cisco In­dia and Saarc President Dinesh Malkani said the company is cur­rently also looking to increase the pace of its investments in Indian startups that are building disrup­tive tech solutions in areas such as Internet of things, cloud comput­ing and analytics. 

16 Dec 2015
Times of India: IT Important for Achieving Good Governance, Says Raje
Chief minister Vasundhara Raje on Tuesday inaugurated the third phase of state data centre at Yojana Bhawan. Highlighting the importance of information technology, Raje claimed that it has great importance for achieving good governance.“Through information technology , not only people are benefited but it also helps government to work in order and discipline. Through this, our dream of digital Rajasthan and digital India will be realized,“ said Raje.

15 Dec 2015
Financial Chronicle: Smart Bytes
A quote from Mr. Amit Phadnis. Every device is getting connected to the internet and the lines are blurring between in­dustries. For example, how do we define Ola or Uber? Are they web service providers or car ag­gregators? We don't yet have set definitions

14 Dec 2015
New Indian Express: Innovating in India for India and World: Cisco
In a Digital India, the rapidly-expanding mobile network requires a multi-gigabit fast, reliable and temperature-hardened access network while enterprise connectivity needs a dense and fast aggregation network. Cisco India, the Indian division of the $47.14-billion revenue Silicon Valley-based networking solutions giant Cisco Systems, is making some of the products which will ensure it can be done, with products developed in India.

14 Dec 2015
Economic Times: We Compete Against Market Transitions Not Competitors
John Chambers, Executive Chairman of US technology giant Cisco, spoke with ET's Krithika Krishnamurthy on the company's India business and the next frontier of growth for the $138-billion firm the net­working company's strategy on the sidelines of Cisco's recent Internet of Things World Forum in Dubai.

11 Dec 2015
Financial Express: Cisco Plans to Invest $240 m in Startup Space
IT major Cisco has committed to invest $240 million in the startup space. The investments will be targeted at startups that build products with global appeal. It is looking to invest in startups that specializes in cloud computing, mobile technologies and Internet of things (IoT).

11 Dec 2015
Financial Chronicle: Smart Bytes
Over the last one year or more, we have started to work along with product development teams of customers to develop solutions together. The process is iterative and every iteration is im­plemented on-the-go to check its viability

10 Dec 2015
Financial Chronicle: Cisco Ties Up with Apple to Exploit Digitisation Opportunity
Networking major Cisco bets on the co-development model - close working partnerships with customers and other ecosystem players - to take on the digitisation opportunity. The company has recently announced partnerships with Philips, Ericsson and Apple to co-create joint solutions.

10 Dec 2015
Economic Times: Cisco Releases Three Products, All Made-In-India for the World
On the occasion of its 20th anniversary in India, Cisco unveiled three products that it conceptualized and made in the country that it claims will enable service providers and large companies reinvent the way in which services are built and delivered.

10 Dec 2015
Business Standard: Cisco Unveils Networking Products for Web Firms
Global telecom products major Cisco on Thursday unveiled three networking products, designed and developed by its Indian arm for digital transformation of large web-based enterprises. The Cisco Network Convergence System (NCS) 1000 Series, Cisco Network Convergence System (NCS) 5000 Series and the 5520 and 8540 Series Wireless LAN Controllers were showcased at its iExpo 2015, being held here to mark its two-decade-old presence in the sub-continent.

10 Dec 2015
Business Today: Cisco Says India R&D Accounted for 9% of Global Patents in this Year
Technology giant Cisco today said its research and development team in India accounted for nine per cent of the total 1,100 patents issued to the US-based company this year. Globally, Cisco was issued 1,100 patents by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), of which 100 were from India in 2015.

09 Dec 2015
Business Standard: Philips Partners Cisco, SAP for Smart Lighting in Cities, Offices
Dutch consumer and healthcare electronics giant Philips, that is betting big on India's lighting space, on Wednesday announced two collaborations that promise to make streets and buildings smarter in terms of energy conserving and optimisation. The pact with Cisco on connected lighting creates new value in energy saving, building efficiency and employee productivity that will be made possible with the Internet of Things, where objects and processes of every-day use are interconnected for optimal use of resources, the company said

08 Dec 2015
Wall Street Journal: Cisco Joins Race to Cloud-Based Calls, Video
Voice and video communications are among the latest corporate functions to move to the cloud. Cisco Systems Inc., which sells office phones and videoconferencing hardware, jumped on the bandwagon Tuesday with plans to offer similar capabilities as services over the Internet.

07 Dec 2015
Reuters: Cisco Chairman Promises 'Win-Win' Deal with China over Network Control
Cisco’s (CSCO.O) executive chairman on Monday declined to say whether it would cede to China’s demands to be able to control equipment deployed in the world’s largest internet market, instead pledging to find a “win-win” solution. The world’s top maker of switching equipment and routers that run the Internet has a bet big on China, announcing in June it would invest more than $10 billion in the country along with local business partners

05 Dec 2015
New Indian Express: Cisco Launches New Product to Automate Network
With barely five per cent to 10 per cent of networks being automated today, Cisco is tapping an untapped op­portunity and it has hence introduced a product that would automate network and network services. Cisco announced a new software release for its Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) to enhance its software-defined networking (SDN) which is a new approach to designing, building and managing networks that separates the network's 'brain' and 'muscle'. "Customers tell me that only five to 10 per cent of their networks are automated today," said Soni Jiandani, senior vice-president at Cisco.

19 Nov 2015
Infotech Lead: Cisco Announces Tech Start-Up Programs in Singapore
Infocomm Investments and Cisco signed an agreement to nurture Singapore-focused start-ups to participate in the Cisco-Technopreneur Action Group, Platform Accelerated Start-ups (TAG.PASS) Smart Innovation Program. The program will assist start-ups to create applications using sensors, big data, analytics and Internet of Things (IoT) across industry verticals like healthcare, the public sector, education, manufacturing and financial services, to enable the country’s Smart Nation vision.

18 Nov 2015
Fortune: Cisco's Latest Diversity Stats Show Little Progress for Women or Minorities
Cisco Systems released an updated “corporate social responsibility” report, which includes the company’s most recent employee diversity numbers. Unlike most tech companies, which only recently started sharing such statistics, Cisco began releasing its demographic breakdown a decade ago. But its admirable tradition of transparency hasn’t necessarily resulted in a noticeable increase in diversity. This year’s results, in fact, are largely unchanged from the year before. And the year before that. Take the percentage of women at Cisco—which has a worldwide employee base of 71,822—for example. In fiscal year 2013, this number was at 23%. The ratio was the same in fiscal 2014, and in this most recent year.

16 Nov 2015
Business Insider: Cisco CEO Not Big On Spin-Ins
Cisco’s emphasizing the establishment of small internal “start-ups” for innovation rather than forming, funding and acquiring spin-in companies to develop new products for key markets. CEO Chuck Robbins says Cisco is setting up small teams internally to “give them big hairy problems to solve” in areas the company prioritizes for product development and revenue growth. Such areas include data center, security, service provider routing, software programmability – including automation and orchestration -- collaboration, and analytics for the Internet of Things. 

16 Nov 2015
Infotech Lead: Is Manufacturing Sector Aiming for Digital Investment?
A Cisco study indicates that global manufacturing companies are aiming for digital investments. 86 percent of manufacturers view the transition from product-centric to service-oriented revenue models as a core part of their strategies. 29 percent say services will grow faster than the product aspect of their business, said Cisco. Cisco studied 625 manufacturing decision makers across 13 countries.

14 Nov 2015
Economic Times:  Cisco Ql Profit Jumps 33% On Strong Growth In Ems
Cisco reported a 32.9 per cent rise in net profit to $2.4 billion for the September quarter on the back of strong growth in emerging markets, including India. The company had posted a net profit of $1.8 billion in the same quarter last fiscal. Cisco CEO and Director Charles Robbins said on a conference call that the company has witnessed over 40 per cent growth in India. Cisco’s India business has continued to grow at a steady pace over the last five quarters.

13 Nov 2015
Economic Times: Cisco Revenue up 4% to $ 12.7 BN, Net Income Up 33% in Q1
Network equipment maker Cisco Systems Inc's quarterly revenue rose 3.6 per cent as demand rose for its high-end switching equipment and data center services. Net income rose to $2.43 billion, or 48 cents per share, in the first quarter ended Oct. 24, from $1.83 billion, or 35 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose to $12.68 billion from $12.25 billion a year earlier

11 Nov 2015
Hindu Business Line: Cisco India Veteran Takes Over as Head of Services, India & SAARC
Three months after Raghunandan Kadambi, Head of Services, Cisco India & SAARC, quit citing personal reasons, Amit Malik, a Cisco veteran of 11 years, has taken over the role, effective November 9. Malik will report to Dinesh Malkani, President of Cisco India & SAARC, and be responsible for the sales of Cisco Services to the enterprise, public sector and commercial segments; playing a crucial role in helping the company’s sales force move from selling products to selling solutions, architectures and outcomes

10 Nov 2015
Financial Express: Ericsson, Cisco Partner to Create Futuristic Network
Swedish communication technology and services firm Ericsson and American technology company Cisco on Monday said they are partnering to create networks of the future. "The multi-faceted relationship will offer customers the best of both companies: routing, data centre, networking, cloud, mobility, management and control, and global services capabilities," Cisco and Ericsson said in a joint statement.

07 Nov 2015
Financial Express: L&T Technology Services and Cisco Launch Global Internet of Things (IoT) Solutions Centre
Mr. Dinesh Malkani, President, Cisco India & SAARC and Mr. Amit Phadnis, President Engineering and India Site, Cisco along with Mr. S.N. Subrahmanyan, Deputy MD, L&T group of companies and Dr. Keshab Panda, Chief Executive, L&T Technology Services at the inauguration of the Cisco and L&T Technology Services Global Internet of Things (IoT) Solutions Centre in the L&T Technology Services campus at Manyata Tech Park, Bangalore.

05 Nov 2015
Hindu Business Line: Cisco Arm Invests in Two Early-Stage Start-Ups
The article was a result of the interaction with Joydeep Bose, Managing Director, Cisco Investments - Asia Pacific Japan. Cisco Investments, the venture capital arm of networking major Cisco, has invested in two early-stage Indian start-ups under its India Innovation theme. The investments will be forked out from the $40 million allocation to the India Innovation theme, announced last June. As a part of this, Cisco has already invested in four Indian start-ups — Covacsis, Mobstac, Ineda and MobiKwik. All the start-ups that Cisco invests in, are building disruptive solutions that align with Cisco’s business, including cloud, data centre, switching and routing. For every investment it makes, Cisco acquires an 18-20 per cent stake in the start-ups. Besides contributing capital to early-stage companies, Cisco Investments helps accelerate the development of these companies by connecting them to expertise and resources such as Cisco IT, business leaders, VCs, and network of partners and customers through major industry events, such as Cisco Live. The $40-million allocation to fund early-stage start-ups under the India Innovation theme is a part of the $250 million that was announced in early 2014, focusing on next generation technologies globally such as Big Data & Analytics, Internet of Things, Connected Mobility, Storage, Silicon and Content Technology Ecosystem.

05 Nov 2015
Bloomberg: Cisco’s New CEO Embraces the Cloud
This year, Chuck Robbins inherited one of the toughest gigs in technology, replacing John Chambers as chief executive officer of Cisco Systems. From 2000 to 2010, the networking equipment pioneer averaged 13 percent annual sales growth. Since then, 4.3 percent. Robbins says Cisco has already seen the clouds on the horizon. Robbins isn’t exactly chucking out Cisco’s old product lines, but his sales team is focusing increasingly on the company’s white-box-like Nexus switches and more open management software. That group of products accounted for $438 million in revenue in Cisco’s August earnings report—not a huge chunk of the $12.8 billion in overall revenue, but more than double the product line’s 2014 total.

04 Nov 2015
Business Insider: Former Cisco CEO John Chambers Predicts 500 Billion Connected Devices by 2025
Speaking at Fortune’s Global Forum, Cisco’s executive chairman and former CEO John Chambers said that 500 billion devices will be connected to the internet by 2025. That estimate is far higher than previous analyst forecasts. For comparison, in our new IoT Ecosystem Report, BI Intelligence estimated that there are around 10 billion devices connected to the internet right now, and we predict that number will grow to 34 billion by 2020. He also predicted that digital technologies including the IoT, cloud, and mobile will make 40% of companies in the world today irrelevant in 10 years, as many companies will fail to keep up with the accelerating pace of innovation in digital technology

03 Nov 2015
Information Week: Cisco: Public Cloud To Grow 44% Annually Through 2019
Cisco's annual Global Cloud Index measures cloud traffic and utilization now and projected for five years. Global cloud traffic from enterprise data centers to public cloud providers will quadruple between now and 2019, according to projections by Cisco Systems in its fifth annual Global Cloud Index. That means the amount of traffic will increase from 2.1 zettabytes in 2014 to 8.6 zettabytes in 2019. A zettabyte (ZB) is 1,000 exabytes, which in turn is 1,000 petabytes.

03 Nov 2015
CRN: Cisco Launches New 'Lucrative' Security Products, Services For Partners
Cisco has announced it is advancing its Security Everywhere strategy deeper into the cloud, network, and endpoints with new security products and features, and a threat awareness service as organizations execute on their digital transformation.
Specifically, Cisco is adding Cisco Cloud Access Security (CAS), which provides visibility and data security for cloud-based applications; Identity Services Engine (ISE) enhancements, extending visibility and control for network and endpoints with new location access controls; and Threat Awareness Service, which provides organizations with threat visibility into their networks.

Let Us Help


  • Call 1800 103 7723 (Pre-Sales)
    1800 100 1364 (Tech Support - Enterprise)
    1800 102 5553 (Tech Support - SMB)
  • Submit Enquiry
  • E-mail