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11 Dec 2014
Computerworld: Cisco Acquires Neohapsis for Security Advisory Company

The acquisition is expected to close next month. In a move designed to strengthen security services for its customers, Cisco announced on Wednesday that it started the procedures for acquiring Neohapsis, a privately-held security advisory company based in Chicago. The end goal is for Cisco to be able to deliver solutions that would help customers become aware of the risks they’re facing and benefit from new business models with structured approaches for increased protection. Neohapsis will be part of Cisco Security Services, a group led by Senior Vice President and General Manager Bryan Palma.

10 Dec 2014
Communications Today: Cisco Accelerates Local Innovation to Help Enable Digital India Vision

Cisco today showcased three products conceptualised, architected and designed out of India that will help enable the vision of a digitised nation. In India, with a rapidly increasing number of people, devices, machines and sensors coming online across the Internet of Everything, companies require new capabilities to succeed. As India digitises, the way in which applications are architected and delivered is being shaped by the demands of Big Data, the Internet of Everything, mobility, video and cloud.

09 Dec 2014
Var India: Cisco and IL&FS Technologies LTS Announce Strategic Collaboration to Develop Smart Cities

Cisco and ILFS Technologies Ltd (ITL) have entered into a strategic collaboration to utilize the Internet of Everything to develop digital solutions for India’s infrastructure and smart cities. Prem Saigal, Chairman, ITL, and Dinesh Malkani, President, Cisco India & SAARC, made the announcement along with Anil Menon, Cisco Deputy Chief Globalization Officer and President, Smart + Connected Communities, and Durga Prasad, CEO, ITL. The collaboration between Cisco and ITL will focus on bringing together the best-in-class, complementary capabilities of both companies. Cisco's vision of the Internet of Everything, which is the intelligent connection of people, processes, data, and things, is already revolutionizing the way our cities operate, creating a more dynamic digital economy and also bringing new, richer experiences to citizens. IL&FS’s deep expertise in infrastructure development in India along with ITL’s excellent technology services capabilities strongly complements Cisco IoE architecture and robust vertical solutions.

09 Dec 2014
CXO Today: How CIOs Can Prepare For Next-Gen Challenges

Whoever said the role of CIO is changing were not incorrect. With companies taking giant technology leaps, workforce expecting anywhere-anytime work opportunities and social media influencing business decisions, the Chief Information Officer must realize the need to have a new set of business rules. Every decision about technology adoption needs to factor in three fundamental conditions: Market transition, technology transition and economy. After that, there is a need to look internally to deliver value with regard to speed, capacity, cost and scale. “Most importantly, CIOs must focus on business infrastructure, not just technology infrastructure. The IT model must be policy driven,” says V C Gopalratnam, President, IT & CIO, APJ&C, advising CIOs to adopt the BOST model—Business, Operations, Systems and Technology, in the same order. At Cisco India summit in Bengaluru, he said the CIO must come out of his shell and see where the world is moving.

04 Dec 2014
Fortune India: Cisco and IBM Speed Data Center Transformation with New Integrated Infrastructure Solution Delivered by Business Partners

As cloud, big data and the Internet of Things drive the modernization of the data center, Cisco and IBM today announced the availability of an integrated solution that combines the innovation of Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure with the efficiency of the IBM Storwize storage system. Available through qualified Business Partners globally, the VersaStack™ solution is designed to deliver high levels of ease, efficiency and versatility for cloud, big data and analytics, and mobility deployments. Over time, the platform will be optimized for IBM business applications, while integrating Cisco innovations such as Cisco® Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and Cisco Intercloud Fabric.

04 Dec 2014
Infotech Lead: Server Market: HP and IBM slip, Dell and Cisco Gain in Q3

The server market share of HP and IBM decreased, while Dell and Cisco gained in Q3 2014, said IDC. HP’s server market share dipped to 26.5 percent in Q3 2014 from 27.9 percent in Q3 2013, while IBM share nosedived to 18.2 percent from 23.2 percent. Dell increased server market share to 17.8 percent from 17 percent, while Cisco share jumped to 6.2 percent from 4.9 percent. Cisco’s server revenue increased 31.2 percent, gaining 1.3 points of market share.

02 Dec 2014
Her Story: Cisco’s Karen Walker: ‘In Work and in Life, learn How to Delegate’

The article talks about the early life of Karen and her move into technology. It captures Karen’s journey into the technology industry and further talks about the challenges faced by her as a woman in the business. In the story, Karen mentions about her professional journey that started with HP and how it got her into the high-tech world. She then talks about her experience with digital marketing team in India which has been impressive and closes the interview by giving advice to women on how to maintain work-life balance.

28 Nov 2014
The Economic Times – Corporate Dossier: India's Best Companies for CSR

In the first installment of a two edition special, ET Corporate Dossier, in league with Futurescape and IIM Udaipur, presents the definitive listing of companies with the best programmes for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Cisco Systems India has been listed No. 26 out of 100 top CSR companies in India.

21 Nov 2014
DQ Channels: Enterprise App Project Squared Launched by Cisco

A business collaboration app, Project Squared has been introduced by Cisco. The app combines chat, audio, video, multi-party meetings and content sharing in a single experience that supports the demanding collaboration needs of modern teams. Project Squared is built upon the Cisco Collaboration Cloud, a new, next-generation platform aligned with Cisco’s Intercloud strategy, to enable these best-in-class collaboration experiences. In building the Cisco Collaboration Cloud platform, Cisco leveraged the learning’s and technologies from its market-leading web conferencing, video telepresence, unified communications, and voice products.

21 Nov 2014
India Today: Smart cities: Art of smart

Companies such as IBM, Cisco, Siemens and Microsoft, which supply the rhetoric, maps and hardware for much of this work around the world, have a grander view of the future. Says Anil Menon, president, Smart+Connected Communities at Cisco: "After the waves of globalised IT and engineering services, global public services could be India's big boom." He describes the ways this is already happening, like when hospitals in the US rely on diagnostics and analytics from India, or wealthy farmers hook up to investment advice in faraway locations. Cisco, he says, is a provider of digital architecture that can either work with service providers for a share of the revenue, charge a fee, or provide end-to-end solutions.

19 Nov 2014
Express Computer: Cisco Unveils Cloud Based Collaboration App

Cisco has launched Project Squared – a cloud-based collaboration app that combines chat, audio, video, multi-party meetings and content sharing in a single experience that supports the demanding collaboration needs of modern teams. Project Squared is Cisco’s answer to the challenges many workers face on a daily basis: Stay connected across devices, time zones, and project teams. Quickly get up to speed on projects already in progress. Share thoughts and ideas with people both inside and outside the company without violating company security requirements.

18 Nov 2014
DQ Channels: SITI Cable Selects Cisco DOCSIS 3.0 Technology

Cisco announced that SITI Cable has selected Cisco DOCSIS 3.0 technology for the introduction of next-generation cable broadband services in the country. With DOCSIS 3.0 technology, SITI Cable will be offering its subscribers Internet speeds of upto 100 Mbps, as well as high speed data networks and access to more content online compared with that offered by existing telecom Internet service providers (ISPs).

18 Nov 2014
Infotech Lead: Cisco Launches BE6000S Collaboration Targeting Midsized Companies

Enterprise networking vendor Cisco today launched the Business Edition 6000S (BE6000S), a collaboration platform targeting midsized companies. Cisco BE6000S delivers essential collaboration capabilities such as voice, video, instant messaging, presence and paging for customers with 10-25 users. Cisco said the new BE6000 platform increases the video capacity by 25 percent to support more simultaneous video calls, enabling more users to collaborate with video. Customers can also enable video recording and streaming functionality on their BE6000. For midsize organizations, Cisco offers a migration path to higher capacity Business Edition 6000 (BE6000) platforms. More than two million users are using BE6000 globally since its launch in 2011, said Cisco.

15 Nov 2014
IT Var: Cisco’s Before, During and After Strategy

The video features Pravin Srinivasan, Head, Security Sales, India and SAARC, CISCO systems (India) Pvt Ltd. highlighting the trends he has witnessed in the network security industry over the last few years and Cisco’s product and market strategy in India to address the new emerging threat landscape. Pravin Srinivasan also talks about Cisco’s IoT focus and how security issues are addressed in this environment. He emphasizes that security forms the backbone for the IoT, because without a sound security framework, we would be opening a wide platform to threats. From the Cisco point of view, security is built into every aspect of the IoT.

15 Nov 2014
Deccan Herald: Cisco Helps Bengaluru Police to Launch Remote FIR Registration KIOSK

Residents of Bengaluru won't have to go all the way to a police station or figure out the jurisdiction of a case when they want to file a first information report (FIR). The facility was developed by Cisco and has been set up by the Bengaluru Police at Mantri Mall in Malleswaram as a pilot project for three months. Anticipating the success of the project, Cisco plans to start manufacturing the kiosks in India. "The first kiosk was imported from the UK and modified for localisation in Bengaluru, but we are planning to start manufacturing the entire unit in India itself," Dinesh Malkani, President at Cisco India, told ET.

12 Nov 2014
Business World: How to Create a Digital India

Dinesh Malkani, President, Cisco India & SAARC, explains how private-public partnerships can lead to a successful creation of a digital India. he government’s Digital India vision is one of the most exciting initiatives the country has embraced to leapfrog us to the 21st century. What was once a visionary notion is now the new normal: technology is really as essential as the three utilities: water, gas, and electricity. Our government leaders have made it clear that broadband highways are as important as national highways. Through the government’s Digital India programme, infrastructure will be offered as a utility to every citizen, governance and services will be on demand, and citizens will be digitally empowered. The opportunity to live, work, play and learn in a Digital India is finally at hand. Neither the government itself nor anyone company can do this alone – PPPs will be key to making a Digital India happen. There is a huge opportunity for the industry to partner with the government in the Digital India program, help transform the life experiences of 1.2 billion Indians and drive India’s return to the centre of the world’s stage.

10 Nov 2014
Business World: Cisco to Invest $140 Mn in Indian IT Start-Ups

Cisco Systems, the American IT major, would be investing around $140 million (Rs 860 crore) to acquire minority stakes in Indian technology start-ups in the next three years, according to Hilton Romanski, senior vice president, corporate development, Cisco. The company has already invested $100 million in 15 Indian technology companies. “We are looking at a three to five year window to invest $140 million in acquiring minority stake in Indian start-ups,” Romanski told Business world. Unlike most private equity funds, Cisco is looking at a bigger horizon where it can incubate some of the start-ups where it invests. The IT and ITes sector has received investments of around $4 billion in 190 deals till October 2014, the highest since 2008.

10 Nov 2014
Infotech Lead: Microsoft, IBM, Amazon, Google, Cisco Top 5 Cloud Service Providers

Microsoft, IBM, Amazon, Google and Cisco are the top five cloud service providers for North American enterprises, an Infonetics Research survey revealed. Factors driving enterprise respondents’ adoption of off-premises cloud include increased performance, agility, scalability, and reduced costs, the survey said. Cloud-as-a-service (CaaS) adoption grows through 2016, while infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS), and software-as-a-service (SaaS) decline.

10 Nov 2014
Infotech Lead: Minimize Opex by Drawing Virtual Security Lines

According to a Cisco connected world technology Report, Gen Y views Internet to be as essential as food, air and water. Gen Y would accept a lower-paying job that has more flexibility with regard to device choice, social media access, and mobility than a higher-paying job with less flexibility. This means that the workplace looks a lot different today, as the next generation of global workers enters the workplace with expectations and demands about how, when, and where they access information. “Solutions like Cisco TrustSec controlled by the Cisco’s Identity Services Engine (ISE) offers for context-aware policy definition and enforcement,” said Hariprasad Holla, technical marketing engineer, Cisco Enterprise Security, Cisco India.

07 Nov 2014
CRN: Cisco Launches Three New Partner Specializations For Internet Of Things

The internet of things (IoT) is becoming a powerful, world-changing force, something that cannot be ignored and IT major Cisco Systems intends to be a leading player in the space. The IT giant is looking to leverage its “fog computing” initiative to drive IoT. Fog computing is based on the idea of putting applications, storage, analytics and other distributed computing capabilities at the edge of the network. While industry watchers believe it is too early to predict the success of fog computing and whether it can power IoT, CEO John Chambers, is highly optimistic. At the recent Cisco Internet of Things World Forum, Chambers explains Fog computing enables a new breed of applications and services, and allows a fruitful interplay between the cloud and the fog, particularly when it comes to data management and analytics.

05 Nov 2014
The Tribune: The Pleasure of Working

Cisco India has a campus environment that offers facilities such as fully equipped gymnasium, music/band room, wide range of indoor games, outdoor sports, amphitheatre, day care facilities, concierge services, cafeteria, and more to provide employees with a world class work environment. For Rasick Gowda, Communications Manager at Cisco India, workplace facilities certainly enhance productivity levels. “We have an open and collaborative environment that fosters creativity and teamwork.

04 Nov 2014
The Economic Times: Data Centre Traffic to Triple: Report

Global data centre traffic will triple by 2018 and cloud solutions will account for 76% of total traffic by then from 54% last year, according to a report by network equipment maker Cisco. Data centres comprise a group of inter-connected computer servers that are used by businesses and consumers for storing, processing and distributing data. Cloud is a virtual storage space that refers to servers connected to the Internet The Cisco report, called Cisco Global Cloud Index, said that by 2018, half of the world’s population will have residential Internet access and about 53% user content will be supported by personal cloud storage services.

04 Nov 2014
DQ Channels: Channel’s Cisco Monogamy

Cisco should be happy this year as it managed to just pip HP—a scenario repeated from last year. Cisco has scored heavily on most categories under product quality and online support as well as after-sales support. However, Cisco needs to put in real effort in developing its marketing support as the survey results indicate that the company has scored low points from channel partners as compared to most of its  peers. Furthermore, Cisco has lost ground in all the sub-parameters in the overall relationship management criteria .For one more year, Cisco has emerged winner in the DQ Channels channel satisfaction survey 2014 in the category of active networking. Stiff competition prevailed in this segment, and at the end, the company with extra uber, won the top spot.

01 Nov 2014
Communications Today: Cisco Unveils Smart City Model for Digital India

Cisco has unveiled Cisco Smart City as a blueprint for the future of smart and connected communities in India. The Cisco Smart City, unveiled along with the announcement of the next phase of the company's India site, symbolizes what the digitization of a country means for the future of work, education, healthcare, and the electronic delivery of citizen services.

01 Nov 2014
Indian Infrastructure: Digital Infrastructure

Based on a presentation by Aamer Azeemi, Managing Director, Cisco Consulting Services - The concept of smart cities has gained significant importance after the central government stated its plans for developing 100 smart cities across India. In the past five years or so. there has been an exponential increase in the number of devices connected to the internet. The number is estimated to increase from 12.5 billion in 2010 to 25 billion in 2015 and to over 50 billion in 2020. The rapid pace of development of digital infrastructure has further led to the development of applications in this space. The portfolio developed and technologies deployed by Cisco will put together a viable service operating model and a financial model to enable affordable and realistic provisioning of services to all sections of society in those cities.

30 Oct 2014
Financial Express: Security Risks in the Internet Era

Pravin Srinivasan, Lead, Security Sales, Cisco India and SAARC - The Internet is now con­necting peo­ple and things at a breathtaking pace and bringing to­gether infor­mation from previously unconnected sources; it is promising expanded business capabilities, a richer user-experi­ence and hence unprecedented economic opportunities. Over the next decade, this network of phys­ical objects accessed through the Internet-the "Internet of Things", will bring billions of data-generat­ing devices online and connect this vast stream of data with peo­ple, processes and other devices. Every organisation must be prepared. The possibility of an attack cannot be ignored. Hence, it is always advisable to have a contingency plan that can be put into effect as soon as there is a strike instead of going into a dis­orderly crisis mode.

29 Oct 2014
EFY Times: Cisco Awards Molex for Excellence in Technology Alignment

Molex Incorporated, a leading global manufacturer of electronic solutions, today announced that it has received the 2014 award for excellence in technology alignment from Cisco. Cisco presented awards to suppliers in recognition of their contributions to Cisco’s success in fiscal year 2014. At the event, Cisco recognized the hard work and dedication of its strategic suppliers and manufacturing partners—underscoring the company’s commitment to close collaboration with its supply network to drive customer satisfaction, innovation, and operational efficiency.

20 Oct 2014
CRN: Cisco Readies For Software-Focused Partner Program Launch

Cisco Systems is readying for the launch of a software-focused partner program it plans to debut at its 2015 Cisco Partner Summit in Montreal, as the networking giant looks to accelerate its push into the cloud and software-defined data center era. Cisco is also preparing to roll out Cisco ONE Software, a new sales model that's designed to streamline and simplify the way customers buy software from Cisco.

17 Oct 2014
Financial Express: Cisco Chief Bullish on India

Pinning hopes on the new NDA government, global tech major Cisco chairman John Chambers today said he is quite bullish on India and expressed confidence that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will drive reforms and deliver. "The change in government, I think Prime Minister Modi is going to be a great leader...I am extremely optimistic about this leadership change in India and the future of the country," he said at the Internet of Things (IoT) Conference here.

17 Oct 2014
CXO Today: Can Cisco’s Fog Computing See Through IoT?

The internet of things (IoT) is becoming a powerful, world-changing force, something that cannot be ignored and IT major Cisco Systems intends to be a leading player in the space. The IT giant is looking to leverage its “fog computing” initiative to drive IoT. Fog computing is based on the idea of putting applications, storage, analytics and other distributed computing capabilities at the edge of the network. While industry watchers believe it is too early to predict the success of fog computing and whether it can power IoT, CEO John Chambers, is highly optimistic. At the recent Cisco Internet of Things World Forum, Chambers explains Fog computing enables a new breed of applications and services, and allows a fruitful interplay between the cloud and the fog, particularly when it comes to data management and analytics.

17 Oct 2014
CIOL: Cisco and Sensity Systems Partnership Delivers Smart city Applications Platform

Cisco and Sensity Systems, the pioneer of Light Sensory Networks (LSN), have entered into a strategic relationship that utilizes Sensity’s NetSense platform as a foundation for Cisco’s City Infrastructure Management (CIM) software. As part of the agreement, Cisco joins Sensity’s NetSense Partner Program to create a joint solution that converts city lighting infrastructure into a distributed sensing platform for Smart City applications, such as smart parking, lighting, retail analytics, and public safety and security.

16 Oct 2014
Mouseworld Now: Embracing IoT

MouseWorld Now has carried a byline by Swapna Bapat – Senior Product Manager –Enterprise Segment Lead, Cisco Systems India, and Anand Oswal – Senior Director Engineering, Cisco Systems India titled ‘Embracing IoT’. The article talks about how the internet has become a vital part of our daily lives and the rapid growth of cloud, social media etc.

15 Oct 2014
Business World: Moving Beyond Vision: The Internet Of Things

It’s the third wave of the internet. From being just a vision, today the Internet of Things (IoT) has arrived. That’s what Wim Elfrink, Executive Vice President for Industry Solutions and Chief Globalisation Officer, Cisco said during his keynote address on the first day of the Second Internet of Things World Forum in Chicago. At the IoT World Forum, Cisco also announced the expansion of its fog computing strategy along with the second phase of its IOx platform for industrial scale IoT deployments. Under the fog computing strategy, Cisco customers can exploit opportunities created by IoT through its ability to offer networking, compute and storage from cloud to fog. Cisco also outlined the components of its IoE Software and Services Suite, which expands its IoT offerings and drives IoE value. It has also signed up 11 corporations and education institutions to a new global consortium aimed at employing more people, and re-skilling up to 2 million network engineers today.

14 Oct 2014
The Hindustan Times: Cisco Invests in 3 Indian Start-Ups, More on the Way

In a sign of grow­ing interest in Indian start-ups among global tech-giants, Ciscohas made three investments in early-stage companies within four months of launching a$40-million (^240-crore) India Innovation Fund. "The pipeline is so good that we should be having a situation where within 12 months a signif­icant portion will be deployed. Then we will decide how much more early stage funding we want to do," Joydeep Bose, managing director, corporate strategy, investments and mergers &acquisitions, Cisco India. Besides early stage fund­ing, Cisco India is also draw­ing from $250 million (31,525 crore) global fund for venture investments in small technol­ogy firms.

10 October 2014
Information Week: Changing Paradigms of Technology Financing

The onset of the financial crisis in 2008 prompted a restructuring of the global economic order. The global economy was shaped by a confluence of powerful forces resulting in an environment that, while different from the past, was no less rich in possibilities for those who were prepared. In the Asia Pacific region, the altered environment threw up two key trends that seem to have converged to change the way organizations approach information and communications technology (ICT) procurement.

October 2014
Var India: Cisco to Address Advanced Threats from Endpoint to Network to Cloud

Addressing customers’ needs to combat zero-day attacks and advanced persistent threats (APTs), Cisco has broadened its Advanced Malware Protection and data center security offerings. These innovations, spanning the Cisco security portfolio, protect against threats across the full attack continuum – before, during, and after an attack. The innovation to both portfolios, along with today’s acquisition of Threat GRID, further supports Cisco’s strategy to deliver intelligent cybersecurity for the real world

08 October 2014
The Times of India: E-City to Turn Smart from Jan

Come January 2015. The buzzword in Electronics City, Southeast Bangalore, will be smart. Be it parking, water management, surveillance or community information, there will be technology-assisted intelli­gent systems to manage it. The Karnataka government, in association with Cisco and Electronics City Indus­tries Association (ELCIA), will unveil the first phase of Asia's first Internet of Things (IoT) Innovation Hub by January 2015. By June, the project will be complete, said Roshan Baig, minister for infrastructure.

04 October 2014
A&S India: Cisco Unveils ‘Cisco Smart City’ as Model for Digital India

In line with its commitment to collaborate with the government in its vision of a Digital India, Cisco announced the ‘Cisco Smart City’ as a blueprint for the future of smart and connected communities in India. The Cisco Smart City, unveiled along with the announcement of the next phase of the company’s India site, symbolizes what the digitization of a country means for the future of work, education, healthcare and the electronic delivery of citizen services.

04 October 2014
Teleanalysis: Guadalajara to Become Smart City

Guadalajara Ciudad Creativa would become a smart city, thanks to Cisco. Today, Fideicomiso Ciudad Creativa Digital Guadalajara and Cisco has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish the future steps in order to formalize its collaboration for smart city. Under the agreement, Cisco will share global best practices in smart cities and together with Fideicomiso Ciudad Creativa Digital Guadalajara will establish the applicable steps with the city of Guadalajara to deploy a pilot project on city infrastructure, telecommunications and urban services.

01 October 2014
VAR India:  Cisco Adds Over 30 Intercloud Partners

Demonstrating accelerating momentum for its new cloud business, Cisco has announced new cloud partners and customers, an updated array of cloud service offerings, and key cloud organization leadership appointments. Today’s news builds on the plans announced in March by Cisco to build the world's largest global Intercloud together with its partners to address customer requirements for a globally distributed, highly secure cloud platform capable of meeting the robust demands of the Internet of Everything. Designed for high-value application workloads, with real-time analytics and "near infinite" scalability, Cisco’s open Intercloud allows local hosting and local provider options that enable data sovereignty. The hybrid cloud capabilities that differentiate the Cisco Cloud are built upon the Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and Cisco Intercloud Fabric technologies.

01 October 2014
The Times of India: The Fearless Generation

The byline authored by Seema Nair, HR head, Cisco India talks about  how collaborative work culture is the way forward for companies to accommodate millennials in the workplace.

12 Dec 2014
Yahoo Finance: At 30, Cisco Sees Double-Digit Growth Ahead Again

Cisco Systems (CSCO) turns 30 years old this week. But as business currently stands, there's little reason to celebrate. Sales have declined in three of the past four quarters, profitability has dropped in five straight, and in August the company said it was cutting 6,000 jobs, or 8 percent of its workforce. Skeptics see the company's ubiquitous networking gear getting uprooted by an industry-wide shift to cloud computing and a decoupling of hardware and software.

11 Dec 2014
Computerworld: Cisco Acquires Neohapsis for Security Advisory Company

The acquisition is expected to close next month. In a move designed to strengthen security services for its customers, Cisco announced on Wednesday that it started the procedures for acquiring Neohapsis, a privately-held security advisory company based in Chicago. The end goal is for Cisco to be able to deliver solutions that would help customers become aware of the risks they’re facing and benefit from new business models with structured approaches for increased protection. Neohapsis will be part of Cisco Security Services, a group led by Senior Vice President and General Manager Bryan Palma.

10 Dec 2014
Communications Today: Cisco Accelerates Local Innovation to Help Enable Digital India Vision

Cisco today showcased three products conceptualised, architected and designed out of India that will help enable the vision of a digitised nation. In India, with a rapidly increasing number of people, devices, machines and sensors coming online across the Internet of Everything, companies require new capabilities to succeed. As India digitises, the way in which applications are architected and delivered is being shaped by the demands of Big Data, the Internet of Everything, mobility, video and cloud.

09 Dec 2014
Var India: Cisco and IL&FS Technologies LTS Announce Strategic Collaboration to Develop Smart Cities

Cisco and ILFS Technologies Ltd (ITL) have entered into a strategic collaboration to utilize the Internet of Everything to develop digital solutions for India’s infrastructure and smart cities. Prem Saigal, Chairman, ITL, and Dinesh Malkani, President, Cisco India & SAARC, made the announcement along with Anil Menon, Cisco Deputy Chief Globalization Officer and President, Smart + Connected Communities, and Durga Prasad, CEO, ITL. The collaboration between Cisco and ITL will focus on bringing together the best-in-class, complementary capabilities of both companies. Cisco's vision of the Internet of Everything, which is the intelligent connection of people, processes, data, and things, is already revolutionizing the way our cities operate, creating a more dynamic digital economy and also bringing new, richer experiences to citizens. IL&FS’s deep expertise in infrastructure development in India along with ITL’s excellent technology services capabilities strongly complements Cisco IoE architecture and robust vertical solutions.

09 Dec 2014
CXO Today: How CIOs Can Prepare For Next-Gen Challenges

Whoever said the role of CIO is changing were not incorrect. With companies taking giant technology leaps, workforce expecting anywhere-anytime work opportunities and social media influencing business decisions, the Chief Information Officer must realize the need to have a new set of business rules. Every decision about technology adoption needs to factor in three fundamental conditions: Market transition, technology transition and economy. After that, there is a need to look internally to deliver value with regard to speed, capacity, cost and scale. “Most importantly, CIOs must focus on business infrastructure, not just technology infrastructure. The IT model must be policy driven,” says V C Gopalratnam, President, IT & CIO, APJ&C, advising CIOs to adopt the BOST model—Business, Operations, Systems and Technology, in the same order. At Cisco India summit in Bengaluru, he said the CIO must come out of his shell and see where the world is moving.

04 Dec 2014
Fortune India: Cisco and IBM Speed Data Center Transformation with New Integrated Infrastructure Solution Delivered by Business Partners

As cloud, big data and the Internet of Things drive the modernization of the data center, Cisco and IBM today announced the availability of an integrated solution that combines the innovation of Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure with the efficiency of the IBM Storwize storage system. Available through qualified Business Partners globally, the VersaStack™ solution is designed to deliver high levels of ease, efficiency and versatility for cloud, big data and analytics, and mobility deployments. Over time, the platform will be optimized for IBM business applications, while integrating Cisco innovations such as Cisco® Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and Cisco Intercloud Fabric.

04 Dec 2014
Infotech Lead: Server Market: HP and IBM slip, Dell and Cisco Gain in Q3

The server market share of HP and IBM decreased, while Dell and Cisco gained in Q3 2014, said IDC. HP’s server market share dipped to 26.5 percent in Q3 2014 from 27.9 percent in Q3 2013, while IBM share nosedived to 18.2 percent from 23.2 percent. Dell increased server market share to 17.8 percent from 17 percent, while Cisco share jumped to 6.2 percent from 4.9 percent. Cisco’s server revenue increased 31.2 percent, gaining 1.3 points of market share.

02 Dec 2014
Her Story: Cisco’s Karen Walker: ‘In Work and in Life, learn How to Delegate’

The article talks about the early life of Karen and her move into technology. It captures Karen’s journey into the technology industry and further talks about the challenges faced by her as a woman in the business. In the story, Karen mentions about her professional journey that started with HP and how it got her into the high-tech world. She then talks about her experience with digital marketing team in India which has been impressive and closes the interview by giving advice to women on how to maintain work-life balance.

28 Nov 2014
The Economic Times – Corporate Dossier: India's Best Companies for CSR

In the first installment of a two edition special, ET Corporate Dossier, in league with Futurescape and IIM Udaipur, presents the definitive listing of companies with the best programmes for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Cisco Systems India has been listed No. 26 out of 100 top CSR companies in India.

21 Nov 2014
DQ Channels: Enterprise App Project Squared Launched by Cisco

A business collaboration app, Project Squared has been introduced by Cisco. The app combines chat, audio, video, multi-party meetings and content sharing in a single experience that supports the demanding collaboration needs of modern teams. Project Squared is built upon the Cisco Collaboration Cloud, a new, next-generation platform aligned with Cisco’s Intercloud strategy, to enable these best-in-class collaboration experiences. In building the Cisco Collaboration Cloud platform, Cisco leveraged the learning’s and technologies from its market-leading web conferencing, video telepresence, unified communications, and voice products.

21 Nov 2014
India Today: Smart cities: Art of smart

Companies such as IBM, Cisco, Siemens and Microsoft, which supply the rhetoric, maps and hardware for much of this work around the world, have a grander view of the future. Says Anil Menon, president, Smart+Connected Communities at Cisco: "After the waves of globalised IT and engineering services, global public services could be India's big boom." He describes the ways this is already happening, like when hospitals in the US rely on diagnostics and analytics from India, or wealthy farmers hook up to investment advice in faraway locations. Cisco, he says, is a provider of digital architecture that can either work with service providers for a share of the revenue, charge a fee, or provide end-to-end solutions.

19 Nov 2014
Express Computer: Cisco Unveils Cloud Based Collaboration App

Cisco has launched Project Squared – a cloud-based collaboration app that combines chat, audio, video, multi-party meetings and content sharing in a single experience that supports the demanding collaboration needs of modern teams. Project Squared is Cisco’s answer to the challenges many workers face on a daily basis: Stay connected across devices, time zones, and project teams. Quickly get up to speed on projects already in progress. Share thoughts and ideas with people both inside and outside the company without violating company security requirements.

18 Nov 2014
DQ Channels: SITI Cable Selects Cisco DOCSIS 3.0 Technology

Cisco announced that SITI Cable has selected Cisco DOCSIS 3.0 technology for the introduction of next-generation cable broadband services in the country. With DOCSIS 3.0 technology, SITI Cable will be offering its subscribers Internet speeds of upto 100 Mbps, as well as high speed data networks and access to more content online compared with that offered by existing telecom Internet service providers (ISPs).

18 Nov 2014
Infotech Lead: Cisco Launches BE6000S Collaboration Targeting Midsized Companies

Enterprise networking vendor Cisco today launched the Business Edition 6000S (BE6000S), a collaboration platform targeting midsized companies. Cisco BE6000S delivers essential collaboration capabilities such as voice, video, instant messaging, presence and paging for customers with 10-25 users. Cisco said the new BE6000 platform increases the video capacity by 25 percent to support more simultaneous video calls, enabling more users to collaborate with video. Customers can also enable video recording and streaming functionality on their BE6000. For midsize organizations, Cisco offers a migration path to higher capacity Business Edition 6000 (BE6000) platforms. More than two million users are using BE6000 globally since its launch in 2011, said Cisco.

15 Nov 2014
IT Var: Cisco’s Before, During and After Strategy

The video features Pravin Srinivasan, Head, Security Sales, India and SAARC, CISCO systems (India) Pvt Ltd. highlighting the trends he has witnessed in the network security industry over the last few years and Cisco’s product and market strategy in India to address the new emerging threat landscape. Pravin Srinivasan also talks about Cisco’s IoT focus and how security issues are addressed in this environment. He emphasizes that security forms the backbone for the IoT, because without a sound security framework, we would be opening a wide platform to threats. From the Cisco point of view, security is built into every aspect of the IoT.

15 Nov 2014
Deccan Herald: Cisco Helps Bengaluru Police to Launch Remote FIR Registration KIOSK

Residents of Bengaluru won't have to go all the way to a police station or figure out the jurisdiction of a case when they want to file a first information report (FIR). The facility was developed by Cisco and has been set up by the Bengaluru Police at Mantri Mall in Malleswaram as a pilot project for three months. Anticipating the success of the project, Cisco plans to start manufacturing the kiosks in India. "The first kiosk was imported from the UK and modified for localisation in Bengaluru, but we are planning to start manufacturing the entire unit in India itself," Dinesh Malkani, President at Cisco India, told ET.

12 Nov 2014
Business World: How to Create a Digital India

Dinesh Malkani, President, Cisco India & SAARC, explains how private-public partnerships can lead to a successful creation of a digital India. he government’s Digital India vision is one of the most exciting initiatives the country has embraced to leapfrog us to the 21st century. What was once a visionary notion is now the new normal: technology is really as essential as the three utilities: water, gas, and electricity. Our government leaders have made it clear that broadband highways are as important as national highways. Through the government’s Digital India programme, infrastructure will be offered as a utility to every citizen, governance and services will be on demand, and citizens will be digitally empowered. The opportunity to live, work, play and learn in a Digital India is finally at hand. Neither the government itself nor anyone company can do this alone – PPPs will be key to making a Digital India happen. There is a huge opportunity for the industry to partner with the government in the Digital India program, help transform the life experiences of 1.2 billion Indians and drive India’s return to the centre of the world’s stage.

10 Nov 2014
Business World: Cisco to Invest $140 Mn in Indian IT Start-Ups

Cisco Systems, the American IT major, would be investing around $140 million (Rs 860 crore) to acquire minority stakes in Indian technology start-ups in the next three years, according to Hilton Romanski, senior vice president, corporate development, Cisco. The company has already invested $100 million in 15 Indian technology companies. “We are looking at a three to five year window to invest $140 million in acquiring minority stake in Indian start-ups,” Romanski told Business world. Unlike most private equity funds, Cisco is looking at a bigger horizon where it can incubate some of the start-ups where it invests. The IT and ITes sector has received investments of around $4 billion in 190 deals till October 2014, the highest since 2008.

10 Nov 2014
Infotech Lead: Microsoft, IBM, Amazon, Google, Cisco Top 5 Cloud Service Providers

Microsoft, IBM, Amazon, Google and Cisco are the top five cloud service providers for North American enterprises, an Infonetics Research survey revealed. Factors driving enterprise respondents’ adoption of off-premises cloud include increased performance, agility, scalability, and reduced costs, the survey said. Cloud-as-a-service (CaaS) adoption grows through 2016, while infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS), and software-as-a-service (SaaS) decline.

10 Nov 2014
Infotech Lead: Minimize Opex by Drawing Virtual Security Lines

According to a Cisco connected world technology Report, Gen Y views Internet to be as essential as food, air and water. Gen Y would accept a lower-paying job that has more flexibility with regard to device choice, social media access, and mobility than a higher-paying job with less flexibility. This means that the workplace looks a lot different today, as the next generation of global workers enters the workplace with expectations and demands about how, when, and where they access information. “Solutions like Cisco TrustSec controlled by the Cisco’s Identity Services Engine (ISE) offers for context-aware policy definition and enforcement,” said Hariprasad Holla, technical marketing engineer, Cisco Enterprise Security, Cisco India.

07 Nov 2014
CRN: Cisco Launches Three New Partner Specializations For Internet Of Things

The internet of things (IoT) is becoming a powerful, world-changing force, something that cannot be ignored and IT major Cisco Systems intends to be a leading player in the space. The IT giant is looking to leverage its “fog computing” initiative to drive IoT. Fog computing is based on the idea of putting applications, storage, analytics and other distributed computing capabilities at the edge of the network. While industry watchers believe it is too early to predict the success of fog computing and whether it can power IoT, CEO John Chambers, is highly optimistic. At the recent Cisco Internet of Things World Forum, Chambers explains Fog computing enables a new breed of applications and services, and allows a fruitful interplay between the cloud and the fog, particularly when it comes to data management and analytics.

05 Nov 2014
The Tribune: The Pleasure of Working

Cisco India has a campus environment that offers facilities such as fully equipped gymnasium, music/band room, wide range of indoor games, outdoor sports, amphitheatre, day care facilities, concierge services, cafeteria, and more to provide employees with a world class work environment. For Rasick Gowda, Communications Manager at Cisco India, workplace facilities certainly enhance productivity levels. “We have an open and collaborative environment that fosters creativity and teamwork.

04 Nov 2014
The Economic Times: Data Centre Traffic to Triple: Report

Global data centre traffic will triple by 2018 and cloud solutions will account for 76% of total traffic by then from 54% last year, according to a report by network equipment maker Cisco. Data centres comprise a group of inter-connected computer servers that are used by businesses and consumers for storing, processing and distributing data. Cloud is a virtual storage space that refers to servers connected to the Internet The Cisco report, called Cisco Global Cloud Index, said that by 2018, half of the world’s population will have residential Internet access and about 53% user content will be supported by personal cloud storage services.

04 Nov 2014
DQ Channels: Channel’s Cisco Monogamy

Cisco should be happy this year as it managed to just pip HP—a scenario repeated from last year. Cisco has scored heavily on most categories under product quality and online support as well as after-sales support. However, Cisco needs to put in real effort in developing its marketing support as the survey results indicate that the company has scored low points from channel partners as compared to most of its  peers. Furthermore, Cisco has lost ground in all the sub-parameters in the overall relationship management criteria .For one more year, Cisco has emerged winner in the DQ Channels channel satisfaction survey 2014 in the category of active networking. Stiff competition prevailed in this segment, and at the end, the company with extra uber, won the top spot.

01 Nov 2014
Communications Today: Cisco Unveils Smart City Model for Digital India

Cisco has unveiled Cisco Smart City as a blueprint for the future of smart and connected communities in India. The Cisco Smart City, unveiled along with the announcement of the next phase of the company's India site, symbolizes what the digitization of a country means for the future of work, education, healthcare, and the electronic delivery of citizen services.

01 Nov 2014
Indian Infrastructure: Digital Infrastructure

Based on a presentation by Aamer Azeemi, Managing Director, Cisco Consulting Services - The concept of smart cities has gained significant importance after the central government stated its plans for developing 100 smart cities across India. In the past five years or so. there has been an exponential increase in the number of devices connected to the internet. The number is estimated to increase from 12.5 billion in 2010 to 25 billion in 2015 and to over 50 billion in 2020. The rapid pace of development of digital infrastructure has further led to the development of applications in this space. The portfolio developed and technologies deployed by Cisco will put together a viable service operating model and a financial model to enable affordable and realistic provisioning of services to all sections of society in those cities.

30 Oct 2014
Financial Express: Security Risks in the Internet Era

Pravin Srinivasan, Lead, Security Sales, Cisco India and SAARC - The Internet is now con­necting peo­ple and things at a breathtaking pace and bringing to­gether infor­mation from previously unconnected sources; it is promising expanded business capabilities, a richer user-experi­ence and hence unprecedented economic opportunities. Over the next decade, this network of phys­ical objects accessed through the Internet-the "Internet of Things", will bring billions of data-generat­ing devices online and connect this vast stream of data with peo­ple, processes and other devices. Every organisation must be prepared. The possibility of an attack cannot be ignored. Hence, it is always advisable to have a contingency plan that can be put into effect as soon as there is a strike instead of going into a dis­orderly crisis mode.

29 Oct 2014
EFY Times: Cisco Awards Molex for Excellence in Technology Alignment

Molex Incorporated, a leading global manufacturer of electronic solutions, today announced that it has received the 2014 award for excellence in technology alignment from Cisco. Cisco presented awards to suppliers in recognition of their contributions to Cisco’s success in fiscal year 2014. At the event, Cisco recognized the hard work and dedication of its strategic suppliers and manufacturing partners—underscoring the company’s commitment to close collaboration with its supply network to drive customer satisfaction, innovation, and operational efficiency.

20 Oct 2014
CRN: Cisco Readies For Software-Focused Partner Program Launch

Cisco Systems is readying for the launch of a software-focused partner program it plans to debut at its 2015 Cisco Partner Summit in Montreal, as the networking giant looks to accelerate its push into the cloud and software-defined data center era. Cisco is also preparing to roll out Cisco ONE Software, a new sales model that's designed to streamline and simplify the way customers buy software from Cisco.

17 Oct 2014
Financial Express: Cisco Chief Bullish on India

Pinning hopes on the new NDA government, global tech major Cisco chairman John Chambers today said he is quite bullish on India and expressed confidence that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will drive reforms and deliver. "The change in government, I think Prime Minister Modi is going to be a great leader...I am extremely optimistic about this leadership change in India and the future of the country," he said at the Internet of Things (IoT) Conference here.

17 Oct 2014
CXO Today: Can Cisco’s Fog Computing See Through IoT?

The internet of things (IoT) is becoming a powerful, world-changing force, something that cannot be ignored and IT major Cisco Systems intends to be a leading player in the space. The IT giant is looking to leverage its “fog computing” initiative to drive IoT. Fog computing is based on the idea of putting applications, storage, analytics and other distributed computing capabilities at the edge of the network. While industry watchers believe it is too early to predict the success of fog computing and whether it can power IoT, CEO John Chambers, is highly optimistic. At the recent Cisco Internet of Things World Forum, Chambers explains Fog computing enables a new breed of applications and services, and allows a fruitful interplay between the cloud and the fog, particularly when it comes to data management and analytics.

17 Oct 2014
CIOL: Cisco and Sensity Systems Partnership Delivers Smart city Applications Platform

Cisco and Sensity Systems, the pioneer of Light Sensory Networks (LSN), have entered into a strategic relationship that utilizes Sensity’s NetSense platform as a foundation for Cisco’s City Infrastructure Management (CIM) software. As part of the agreement, Cisco joins Sensity’s NetSense Partner Program to create a joint solution that converts city lighting infrastructure into a distributed sensing platform for Smart City applications, such as smart parking, lighting, retail analytics, and public safety and security.

16 Oct 2014
Mouseworld Now: Embracing IoT

MouseWorld Now has carried a byline by Swapna Bapat – Senior Product Manager –Enterprise Segment Lead, Cisco Systems India, and Anand Oswal – Senior Director Engineering, Cisco Systems India titled ‘Embracing IoT’. The article talks about how the internet has become a vital part of our daily lives and the rapid growth of cloud, social media etc.

15 Oct 2014
Business World: Moving Beyond Vision: The Internet Of Things

It’s the third wave of the internet. From being just a vision, today the Internet of Things (IoT) has arrived. That’s what Wim Elfrink, Executive Vice President for Industry Solutions and Chief Globalisation Officer, Cisco said during his keynote address on the first day of the Second Internet of Things World Forum in Chicago. At the IoT World Forum, Cisco also announced the expansion of its fog computing strategy along with the second phase of its IOx platform for industrial scale IoT deployments. Under the fog computing strategy, Cisco customers can exploit opportunities created by IoT through its ability to offer networking, compute and storage from cloud to fog. Cisco also outlined the components of its IoE Software and Services Suite, which expands its IoT offerings and drives IoE value. It has also signed up 11 corporations and education institutions to a new global consortium aimed at employing more people, and re-skilling up to 2 million network engineers today.

14 Oct 2014
The Hindustan Times: Cisco Invests in 3 Indian Start-Ups, More on the Way

In a sign of grow­ing interest in Indian start-ups among global tech-giants, Ciscohas made three investments in early-stage companies within four months of launching a$40-million (^240-crore) India Innovation Fund. "The pipeline is so good that we should be having a situation where within 12 months a signif­icant portion will be deployed. Then we will decide how much more early stage funding we want to do," Joydeep Bose, managing director, corporate strategy, investments and mergers &acquisitions, Cisco India. Besides early stage fund­ing, Cisco India is also draw­ing from $250 million (31,525 crore) global fund for venture investments in small technol­ogy firms.

10 October 2014
Information Week: Changing Paradigms of Technology Financing

The onset of the financial crisis in 2008 prompted a restructuring of the global economic order. The global economy was shaped by a confluence of powerful forces resulting in an environment that, while different from the past, was no less rich in possibilities for those who were prepared. In the Asia Pacific region, the altered environment threw up two key trends that seem to have converged to change the way organizations approach information and communications technology (ICT) procurement.

October 2014
Var India: Cisco to Address Advanced Threats from Endpoint to Network to Cloud

Addressing customers’ needs to combat zero-day attacks and advanced persistent threats (APTs), Cisco has broadened its Advanced Malware Protection and data center security offerings. These innovations, spanning the Cisco security portfolio, protect against threats across the full attack continuum – before, during, and after an attack. The innovation to both portfolios, along with today’s acquisition of Threat GRID, further supports Cisco’s strategy to deliver intelligent cybersecurity for the real world

08 October 2014
The Times of India: E-City to Turn Smart from Jan

Come January 2015. The buzzword in Electronics City, Southeast Bangalore, will be smart. Be it parking, water management, surveillance or community information, there will be technology-assisted intelli­gent systems to manage it. The Karnataka government, in association with Cisco and Electronics City Indus­tries Association (ELCIA), will unveil the first phase of Asia's first Internet of Things (IoT) Innovation Hub by January 2015. By June, the project will be complete, said Roshan Baig, minister for infrastructure.

04 October 2014
A&S India: Cisco Unveils ‘Cisco Smart City’ as Model for Digital India

In line with its commitment to collaborate with the government in its vision of a Digital India, Cisco announced the ‘Cisco Smart City’ as a blueprint for the future of smart and connected communities in India. The Cisco Smart City, unveiled along with the announcement of the next phase of the company’s India site, symbolizes what the digitization of a country means for the future of work, education, healthcare and the electronic delivery of citizen services.

04 October 2014
Teleanalysis: Guadalajara to Become Smart City

Guadalajara Ciudad Creativa would become a smart city, thanks to Cisco. Today, Fideicomiso Ciudad Creativa Digital Guadalajara and Cisco has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish the future steps in order to formalize its collaboration for smart city. Under the agreement, Cisco will share global best practices in smart cities and together with Fideicomiso Ciudad Creativa Digital Guadalajara will establish the applicable steps with the city of Guadalajara to deploy a pilot project on city infrastructure, telecommunications and urban services.

01 October 2014
VAR India:  Cisco Adds Over 30 Intercloud Partners

Demonstrating accelerating momentum for its new cloud business, Cisco has announced new cloud partners and customers, an updated array of cloud service offerings, and key cloud organization leadership appointments. Today’s news builds on the plans announced in March by Cisco to build the world's largest global Intercloud together with its partners to address customer requirements for a globally distributed, highly secure cloud platform capable of meeting the robust demands of the Internet of Everything. Designed for high-value application workloads, with real-time analytics and "near infinite" scalability, Cisco’s open Intercloud allows local hosting and local provider options that enable data sovereignty. The hybrid cloud capabilities that differentiate the Cisco Cloud are built upon the Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and Cisco Intercloud Fabric technologies.

01 October 2014
The Times of India: The Fearless Generation

The byline authored by Seema Nair, HR head, Cisco India talks about  how collaborative work culture is the way forward for companies to accommodate millennials in the workplace.

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