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24 Aug 2015
Moneycontrol: Digital Disruption in Banking
Around the world, banks are facing competition both within the financial services sector as well as from non-traditional banking institutions to deliver innovative digital services and provide the convenience and personalization that customers expect. In order to survive, banks must adopt new business models driven by technology or run the risk of losing customers and revenue. Banking customers express similar frustrations as well: they believe the value received from their banks is dependent on the pace at which banks adopt technology. According to a Cisco survey of 7,200 banking customers in 12 countries, technology enabled market disruptors like the Internet of Everything (IoE) and service enabled by IoE can help banks keep pace with customer demand by adopting solutions that offer expert advice, value-added services and convenience, whenever and wherever customers need them and do so securely.

21 Aug 2015
Business Standard: Haryana Govt and Cisco Sign MOU on Smart City Concept
The Haryana government’s secretariat of information technology and US-based CISCO Systems International BV have agreed to collaborate in “furthering the smart city concept” in Haryana. The two entities signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in the presence of Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar and industries minister Capt Abhimanyu in San Francisco on Thursday, an official spokesperson here said. Under the MoU, CISCO will share its expertise and experience in the development of smart cities the world over, particularly its “safe plus smart plus connected” community programmes, and “Internet of Everything” with focus on improving the quality of life through the use of technology.

20 Aug 2015
Banking Frontiers: Securing Banking Transactions
Arindam Mukherjee head - Banking & Financial Services Sales, Cisco India & SAARC - Today’s retail banking customers are technology savvy, using social and mobile platforms excessively to exchange information both personal as well as professional, and demand an ‘always connect’ mode across their device of choice. Not only are the customers increasingly tech savvy, but the workforce within the banking sector too is so. The next generation bank employees expect their workplace to be mobile. Whether enabling work to be done on a ‘bring your own device’ (BYOD) smartphone or tablet, accessing their virtualized desktop across various endpoints, or empowering a subject matter expert to service banking customers wherever they may be physically located, employees demand workplace flexibility.

20 Aug 2015
ET CIO: Making the Most of Internet of Things
Rajesh Shetty, Director, Enterprise Networking Sales, Cisco (India & SAARC) - Small and medium-sized businesses in India today have unprecedented access to new technologies, new markets, suppliers, and customers and are constantly looking at shaping industry conditions. Increased competition and expansion have driven them to reach out for IT and the Internet as a basic infrastructural requirement for optimizing efficient operations and businesses. In this context, SMBs are looking at The Internet of Things (IoT) to enable new business models which will help them improve business efficiencies and increase profit margins.

19 Aug 2015
CXO Today: Simplifying Device Deployments in Diverse Topologies
Amit Dutta, Product Manager, Cisco Systems - The complexity involved with today’s network deployments is manifold. SDN controllers are invented and deployed to abstract some of the complexity away from the network administrator, but Day 0 simplification is still considered an Opex burden due to the fact that deployment of devices is not automated or they cannot be deployed across divergent topologies. The networking industry itself is going through a paradigm shift, and it’s logical that the way we deploy and operate our devices will change as well. Complexity is good for tuning the network, but not for repetitive large scale tasks which can and should be automated. If Indian operators have such a solution then the proliferation of devices will increase allowing for larger and larger of the geography to be connected, as they would be free of the burden at Day 0, and presumably Day N.

19 Aug 2015
ET Telecom: Cisco Bets Big on Telcos’ Network Transformation Drive in India
Networking major Cisco expects its service provider business to grow exponentially in the coming years, as the country's telecom service providers transform their networks from legacy Time-division multiplexing (TDM)-based networks to complete Internet-protocol (IP) based networks. Sanjay Kaul Managing Director, Service Provider Business, India & SAARC, Cisco, told that the company is currently working with almost all the telecom operators to help them transform the network in to IP network. "In 3G and 4G, the backend you need is all IP. As 3G and 4G grow, our business grows exponentially," he said.

14 Aug 2015
The Economic Times: Catalyzing Connectedness
At The Economic Times - Cisco round table discussion, Nallinikanth Gollagunta, Managing Director, Commercial Sales, Cisco India & SAARC said, “The biggest thing you can get out of smart campuses is, to start with, 30% capex savings is a given. At any point in time, in a campus, you don't have more than 70% of your employees at all. That changes dramatically as you go into sales. We only build campuses today for 70% of the capacity we need. The second piece is what do we do on productivity. Almost the entire workforce we have on campus here are mobile, which means they don't have a dedicated cubicle. You get a cubicle assigned every day in the morning you come in. But you also want to mindfully mix the groups to­gether. And you want to do it in such a way that it adds to both the things. The challenge we have, which is an interesting one, is as you get mobile workforce in place, HR issues start becoming big because social connectivity has a problem.”

13 Aug 2015
The Financial Express: Strong U.S. Sales Help Cisco Beat Estimates
Network equipment maker Cisco Systems Inc reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit as strong demand for its products in the United States more than offset weakness elsewhere. Shares of Cisco, considered a bellwether for the performance of the broader network gear industry, rose nearly 4 percent in extended trading on Wednesday.

13 Aug 2015
Channel World: Cisco Warns Customers About Attacks Installing Rogue Firmware on Networking Gear
Installing rogue firmware on embedded devices has long been a concern for security researchers, and it seems that such attacks have started to gain ground with hackers. In an advisory Tuesday, Cisco Systems warned customers that it is aware of a limited number of cases where attackers have replaced the boot firmware on devices running its IOS operating system. IOS runs on most Cisco routers and switches and provides a complex set of networking tools and features. Attackers used valid administrative credentials in order to replace the ROMMON image on IOS devices, Cisco said.

09 Aug 2015
Deccan Herald: Cisco MD Pushes Re-Use of Car Parking Spaces
Cisco Consulting Services India Managing Director Aamer Azeemi said that technology alone cannot solve any challenges, whether it is in transportation sector or in smart cities. Addressing a panel discussion on ‘Innovation in Infrastructure for Transportation’ organised by CII here on Friday, Azeemi said, “Technology is an enabler and has to work along with smart planning, infrastructure, and smart governance.”

08 Aug 2015
e-Gov: Converting Necessity into Opportunity
A key participant in central government’s ambitious Smart City project, Cisco is helping implement solutions in the Indian context. Purushottam Kaushik, Managing Director, Cisco Systems India, highlights the role Cisco can play in both making and running of Smart Cities.

06 Aug 2015
The Telegraph: Cisco Keen on Smart Cities in Bengal
Cisco India may invest in smart cities in Bengal, besides projects in healthcare and education. "The interactions were extremely fruitful. We discussed their (Cisco's) possible participation in a range of projects - from smart cities to healthcare and education in rural areas. They know what they want to do in our state. I am very positive about the outcome of our discussions today," Bengal's information and technology minister Amit Mitra said after a meeting with Dinesh Malkani, president of Cisco India and SAARC, on the sidelines of an ICT East event.

05 Aug 2015
The Economic Times: Digital India Vision Hosts an Evening with a Mission - The NDTV Cisco Digitizing India Awards 2015 Gave Innovation a Fillip and Set the Ball Rolling for Digital Inclusion
Dinesh Malkani, President, Cisco India and SAARC, outlined the raison d'etre for such an event. "We wanted to recognise and celebrate the companies out there that are using technology to transform the way they interact with consumers. We wanted to see how universities and colleges are delivering high-quality education in a very different manner. We wanted to see if there were cities that are actually becoming smarter in the country," he elaborated.

05 Aug 2015
The Economic Times: 'Encourage, Fuel the Startup Ecosystem'
Dinesh Malkani, President, Cisco India & SAARC - We live in a very exciting time. I can say with all the statistics I've seen about the penetration of internet, about the number of mobile phones, about the applications that are being used and about things that we see in businesses every day, India is going to be one of the largest digitized nations in the world. It is going to be one of the most dramatic revolutions that we have seen.

03 Aug 2015
The Hindu Business Line: Mobile Banking Potential Largely Untapped, Says Cisco Executive
Banking will soon be very different from what it is today. Disruptive technologies that include Internet, video, social media and mobile, are all becoming potent enablers of enhanced customer experience and new product expectations. Bankers understand this and are increasingly investing in technologies, notes Arindam Mukherjee, Head (Banking and Financial Services), Cisco India and SAARC.

02 Aug 2015
Business Standard: PPP is the best Model in India's Digital Transformation: Dinesh Malkani
With the government pushing many of its ambitious projects such as Smart Cities, Digital India or Skill India, networking giant Cisco is warming up to play a bigger role in the country. In June, the company’s outgoing CEO John Chambers and incumbent (that time CEO-designate) Chuck Robbins flew to the country and announced a series of initiatives, reiterating the California-based company’s commitment to be part of those initiatives. Cisco’s president for India and SAARC, Dinesh Malkani talks about why the company is so optimistic about India.

01 Aug 2015
Broadcast&CableSat: Cloud, Client, and Network to Define the Next-Gen Video Experience

Aunindo Ghosh, Senior Product Manager, Cisco India talks about numerous trends that have been observed in the current video space which can be classified into three areas - cloud, network and clients.

31 Jul 2015
Voice&Data: Cut Down on TDD to Keep Cyber Attacks at Bay: Cisco Report
The digital economy and the Internet of Everything (IoE) are creating new attack vectors and as a result, organizations need to reduce time to detection (TTD) to ward off such attacks, a Cisco Midyear Security report says.

31 Jul 2015
DQ Top 20: Cisco Systems India
Cisco has been ranked No. 14 in the DQ top 20 annual rating. Cisco is discovering ways to expand and increase adoption of its solutions in India. It continues to invest in the wake of business opportunities generated by government initiatives. Despite facing stiff FY15. Its turnover for the fiscal stood competition from its at Rs.9,740 crore as against Rs.8,902 Chinese counter - crore in FY14. The company has a parts, Cisco Systems strong focus on India and is looking India managed to at ways to increase its presence in clock a 9% growth in the country. The company has also announced new local strategic initiatives, including the move to enable manufacturing in India to support the Digital India vision. It has announced plans for direct and indirect investment of& up to $20 mn over the next five years into the Cisco Networking Academy, with additional $40 mn for the next phase of expansion in India.

29 Jul 2015
The Economic Times: India Sees a Spike in Spam Mails
India witnessed a spike in spam mails among Japan, China and Asia Pacific countries in six months ended this May, said a new report by Cisco Systems Inc. on Wednesday.
The country saw an 85% increase in spam mails between December 2014 and May 2015, as compared with China, where it went down by 32% and Vietnam, which saw 24% decrease, according to data collated by the company. South Korea, too, saw a decline in spam volumes. In absolute numbers, the number of spam mails in India grew to 5.4 billion mails per day in the six-month period from 2.92 billion spam mails a day.

23 Jul 2015
Infotech lead: Letter from Chuck Robbins Before Taking Over as Cisco CEO
Cisco CEO-designate Chuck Robbins, who will be taking up the new position next week, has sent a sent a letter to the company employees. The past 90 days of my transition period have been as intense and inspiring as I expected, and I am even more excited about our next chapter. I have spent most of the last few months listening to our employees, customers, partners and shareholders around the world. It is clear to me that we have the right vision, strategy and assets to lead our customers and the market for the next decade. I also see where we can and will prioritize and accelerate areas that are critical to our future success, make changes where needed, drive greater simplification and clarity in our business, continue our focus on operational discipline, and invest in our exceptional culture.

22 Jul 2015
Bloomberg TV: Next Gen of India Inc.
Neeraj Arora, MD, Global Service provider is considered to be one of the top 40 leaders under 40 who’s claim to fame has been with the incubation of disruptive digital consulting business in Cisco APJC. In Bloomberg’s special segment on “Rising Stars”, he talks about the initiatives that Cisco has taken in the cloud space and the opportunities that lay ahead in this market.

20 Jul 2015
Business Standard: The Mobile Network
Global mobile data traffic will increase nearly tenfold between 2014 and 2019 on shift to smart devices, finds a Cisco report. While a majority of mobile traffic growth will come from videos, traffic from wearable’s will account for 1.4% of smartphone traffic by 2019.

20 Jul 2015
CXO Today: Cisco Leads India's Ethernet Switch & Router Market with 67.7% Share
2014 was one of the best years for the Indian networking market (LAN and WLAN included) with over 20 percent growth year on year, according to IDC. The market research firm expects a similar pattern in CY 2015 as well on the back of government initiatives and organisations willing to invest in future technologies. Cisco retained its dominance in the switch and router market. Revenue from the telcos and refresh business from well-established traditional clientele remained the key for vendor's growth. Apart from traditional verticals, education vertical provided a sustained demand to the market during Q1 that is further expected to grow with the start of new sessions.

13 Jul 2015
Dataquest: Adoption of IoE Services Will Result in 11% Increase in Bottom-Line Improvement for Banks: Arindam Mukherjee, Cisco
Networking giant, Cisco, is betting big on its Internet of Everything strategy, and believes that adoption of Internet-of-Everything (IoE) enabled services can transform the Indian banking space. Arindam Mukherjee, BFSI Head, Cisco India and SAARC gives his perspective on the potential and opportunity for Cisco in the emerging Internet of Everything space.

12 Jul 2015
ET CIO: How Internet of Everything is Powering Disruption in the Banking Sector
Arindam Mukherjee, Head - Banking & Financial Services Sales, Cisco India & SAARC - While the need to adopt IoT to survive and grow is a foregone conclusion, it will be the pace at which it happens combined with the creative and innovative way it is done that will determine the future of the industry. Banking and financial services have historically been very conventional sectors steeped in traditional practices. However, the industry is experiencing a tectonic shift, it is getting increasingly competitive due to introduction of new players, and complex due to the changes in consumer demographics and behaviour leading to a change in the way services are consumed and, introduction of new services and applications that will require the players to be more responsive.

10 Jul 2015
CNBC TV18: Execution, Speed of Network Rollout Key for Digital India
Robert Pepper, VP, Global Tech Policy, Cisco expresses his optimism post the Digital India week which was organized by the government. He hopes to see great progress in the next twelve months since the agenda for execution has been put in place.

10 Jul 2015
The Economic Times – Corporate Dossier: Making Smart Tech Work for India
V C Gopalratnam, IT and CIO -APJ&C, Chief of Strategy, Planning & Operations, Cisco India - The Internet of Things will have an impact on governance and business. The industry is experiencing a tectonic shift and getting increasingly competitive and complex. All of this is a result of the changes in consumer demographics and behaviour, leading to a change in the way services are consumed. Meanwhile concepts like the Internet of Everything (IoE) which Cisco defines as the convergence of people, process, data and things, are bringing about unprecedented disruption.

10 Jul 2015
The Economic Times - Corporate Dossier: The Task at Hand: Securing the Network
Many IT companies are developing security-aware hardware and software as the foundation of IoT, which makes security at the core of the hardware rather than an overlay. From then onwards, every part of the network is built for security. Networking companies like Cisco hopes to detect breaches in the network while they happen and take action almost instantly. “Malware introduces changes in the network when it begins to execute,” says Pravin Srinivasan, lead of security sales, Cisco India and SAARC.

10 Jul 2015
ET Telecom: M2M: A New Source of Revenue for Service Providers
Sanjay Kaul, Managing Director, Service Provider Sales, India & SAARC, Cisco - As the Internet of Things becomes a reality and more things start getting connected, organizations around the world will (in fact some are) use machine-to-machine (M2M) to improve efficiency, enable new business models, and enhance productivity and profitability. M2M technologies that encompass devices, networks, platforms and applications will allow networked machines to exchange information and take intelligent action.

08 Jul 2015
ET CIO: Cisco is on an Acquisition Roll and It Just Bought One of Its Vendors for $139 Million
Cisco announced on Tuesday that it was acquiring Carlsbad, California-based MaintenanceNet for $139 million. That sum includes cash for the company and "retention based incentives," for executives, Debbie Dunnam, Cisco senior VP of Global Customer Success said in a blog post. Cisco had been a customer of MaintenanceNet since 2009, Dunnam says. MaintenanceNet makes software that lets manufacturers easily keep track of their warranty customers and service agreements.

06 Jul 2015
The Financial Express: India is One of the Best Testbeds for Any Emerging Market: Dinesh Malkani
The government’s thrust on creation of smart cities across the country with manifold benefits for the citizens has thrown open the door for large scale adoption of technology to create the digital infrastructure which will deliver all kinds of public services. India has one of the largest and fastest growing urban population in the world with close to 590 million to be residing in urban areas by 2030. Cisco, the global technology giant which has a core focus on developing smart cities globally with projects also in India is geared up meet the requirements of a larger scale, said Dinesh Malkani, President, Cisco India and SAARC.

05 Jul 2015
The Financial Express: India is One of the Best Testbeds for Any Emerging Market: Dinesh Malkani
The government’s thrust on creation of smart cities across the country with manifold benefits for the citizens has thrown open the door for large scale adoption of technology to create the digital infrastructure which will deliver all kinds of public services. India has one of the largest and fastest growing urban population in the world with close to 590 million to be residing in urban areas by 2030. Cisco, the global technology giant which has a core focus on developing smart cities globally with projects also in India is geared up meet the requirements of a larger scale, said
Dinesh Malkani, President, Cisco India and SAARC.

03 Jul 2015
Governance Now: Cisco to Transform Orange City Nagpur into Smart City
The orange city of India will be a smart city soon. Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Cisco in San-Fransisco to make his home town a smart city. The project will look at ways to improve the quality of life in Nagpur using modern-day technology and meet the target of making it a safe and smart city. Cisco is a leader in the field of networking instruments and provides security solutions using CCTV, Internet intelligent transport system, and others.

03 Jul 2015
Communications Today: Cisco to Acquire OpenDNS for USD 635 Million
Cisco is making its biggest acquisition in 2015 by picking up privately-held OpenDNS for $635 million. The deal is set to close in the first quarter of Cisco's fiscal 2016, with OpenDNS staff to become part of the Cisco Security Business Group organization run by David Goeckeler, senior vice president and general manager.

01 Jul 2015
Bloomberg TV: Govt's Digital India Dream
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the ambitious 'Digital India' programme today. Digital India aims to transform the country into a digitally empowered knowledge economy. Nalinikanth Gollagunta talks about the business opportunities this mission holds for the India industry. Cisco’s global experience and its portfolio of products for Digital India is also highlighted upon during the interview. He also shares key factors for success of this vision.

26 Jun 2015
The Economic Times: Outgoing Cisco CEO John Chambers on successor Chuck Robbins: We finish each other's thoughts
Chambers has read the tea leaves better than most business heavyweights as he transitioned the company from $700 million to where it stands today.From being a router company, Cisco is today at the cusp of disruptions impacting lives in the digital domain through big-ticket collaborations with governments and institutions.In a heart-to-heart chat with Corporate Dossier, Chambers and Robbins outline their leadership styles, similarities and differences, past, present and future of staying relevant, and of course, what it takes to be on top of your game for two decades.

26 Jun 2015
The Times of India: Internet of Everything - Powering Disruption in the Banking Sector
Arindam Mukherjee, Head - Banking & Financial Services Sales, Cisco India & SAARC - A recent Cisco study revealed that using Internet of Everything, banks and financial service providers in India could see their bottom-lines increase by up to 11%.Besides these, there are some socio-economic factors in India that will drive growth in the sector, a news release by Cisco said.For instance the 'Digital India' campaign, which envisions a pivotal role for technology and internet to transform the lives of citizens.To make this happen, the government is committed to connecting all the 250,000 gram panchayats in India with broadband internet, and while that will happen by 2016, Indians have become one of the largest sets of mobile users in the world with smartphones growing at a breakneck speed.

26 Jun 2015
ET CIO: India an Example for World in Digitization: John Chambers
Chambers took a big bet on India when in 2007 he sent his chief globalization of­ficer Wim Elfrink to Bengaluru to establish the Globalization.“Our India site has helped develop disruptive business solutions, and it has created new go-to market channels and technologies for emerging markets", John Chambers, Executive Chairman, Cisco Systems.

25 Jun 2015
EFY Times: Cisco Advances Intercloud Initiative With New Application Partners And Hybrid Cloud Innovation 
Cisco today announced it is partnering with 35 independent software vendors (ISVs) to accelerate the creation of innovative cloud services for the Intercloud—the globally connected network of clouds Cisco is building with its partners.This first wave of hand-picked ISVs will offer cloud services to help customers capture the multitude of opportunities created by the Internet of Everything (IoE).

25 Jun 2015
NDTV: Cisco on Role in Building Smart Cities
With an airtime of over 12 minutes in the country’s leading news channel, NDTV Purushottam Kaushik, Managing Director, Sales, Growth Vertical, Cisco India & SAARC largely covers the importance of technology in building smart cities and how Cisco is playing a huge role in this sector.

24 Jun 2015
Times of India: 'Digital India is an Example for World’
Chambers took a big bet on India when in 2007 he sent his chief globalization of­ficer Wim Elfrink to Bengaluru to establish the Globalization.“Our India site has helped develop disruptive business solutions, and it has created new go-to market channels and technologies for emerging markets", John Chambers, Executive Chairman, Cisco Systems.

24 Jun 2015
Voice & Data: Cisco Signs Radware as an OEM for DDoS Mitigation
Radware has announced that it has been assigned by Cisco Systems, to provide its distributed denial of service (DDoS) mitigation technology for the new Cisco Firepower 9300 appliance designed for service providers.Cisco Systems selected Radware's DDoS mitigation technology as it correctly identifies and reduces cyber threats, especially those targeting application availability and it does so in the shortest amount of time.Radware's DDoS mitigation technology is a real-time, behavioral based, mitigation solution that helps protect against security threats targeted at the availability of the protected service, without blocking legitimate user traffic.

24 Jun 2015
Dataquest: Cisco Announces IoT Challenge; Offers Up to $2,50,000 in Prizes
Cisco has announced the ‘Cisco Grand Innovation Challenge’ calling upon entrepreneurs and innovators to develop solutions that can use the Internet of Things (IoT) to transform different industries.Announcing the contest, Cisco said, “With less than 1% of things in the physical world connected to the Internet, there is an incredible opportunity to connect the unconnected, creating vast opportunities to transform businesses and industries by re-inventing business processes, operational efficiencies and customer service innovations.The Cisco Innovation Grand Challenge will recognize startups, entrepreneurs and developers around the world with the most breakthrough digital technologies, products or business models across a variety of categories.”

22 Jun 2015
CIO Review: Opportunities for India in the Digital Economy
VC Gopalratnam, President, IT and CIO - APJ&C, Chief of Strategy, Planning & Operations, Cisco India - Headquartered in California, Cisco hardware, software and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible-providing easy access to information.The digital economy is the new productivity platform that some experts regard as the third industrial revolution.Digital revolution, also known as ‘The Internet Economy’ or Internet of Everything (IoE), is expected to generate new market growth opportunities, jobs and become the biggest business opportunity of mankind in the next 30 to 40 years.Nearly 40 percent of the global value at stake will have new winners and vendors in the next decade.This major opportunity of the digital economy has the power to change the lives of millions of people of India.It could be an important vehicle for change and it could provide the opportunity for India to dramatically expand its role and influence in the global economy and become a powerhouse of digital innovation.

22 Jun 2015
The Financial Express: Public Private Partnership for a Digital India
An authored article by Puneet Gupta, MD, Enterprise & Public Sector Sales, Cisco India &SAARC which talks about the importance of Public Private Partnerships to help realize the ‘Digital India’ vision.

19 Jun 2015
Times of India: Cisco to Help Speed Up Modi’s ‘Make in India’
Cisco, the global technology company that has been among the most aggressive in investing in India and using Indian engineering talent for global R&D and projects, on Thursday announced a slew of new commitments to the country.These included a major initiative to help accelerate the government's 'Make in India' programme and $60 million (Rs 378 crore) in fresh investments for some existing projects.The announcements were made by John Chambers, the company's executive chairman and outgoing CEO, and Chuck Robbins, the incoming CEO, soon after a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

19 Jun 2015
Hindustan Times: 'Everything Will Be Digital in This ERA'
Every company, country, can home and wearable is going to be digital soon, and the Internet of Things will enable this digitisation, Cisco chairman and CEO John Chambers told HT in an emailed interview.

18 Jun 2015
Hindustan Times: Investments in Technology Crucial for Digital India Dream
A byline authored by John Chambers, Chairman and CEO, Cisco which talks about the importance of investing in the right technology.In this article, John shares his views about how the investment in technology can help India completely transform how its citizens, businesses and the government interact, potentially adding $550 billion to $1 trillion in economic value for the country.

18 Jun 2015
The Hindu: 'Make in India': Cisco to Invest $2 Billion this Year
US technology giant Cisco on Thursday said that it is committed towards manufacturing in India and will invest $2 billion in the country this year.The company, which pumps in $1.7 billion every year, will invest additional $60 million in India on training and facility expansion."We are investing big in India.We are committing manufacturing in India.We need to skill people here for the jobs.We plan to directly and indirectly invest up to $20 million to train additional 1,20,000 students by 2020," CiscoSystems chairman and CEO John T Chambers said here.

16 Jun 2015
ET Telecom: Mobile Internet: The Business Case for Service Providers
A byline authored by Sanjay Kaul, Managing Director, Service Provider Sales, India & SAARC, Cisco which talks about the need for operators to transform their network architectures and evolve their legacy networks which is basically voice networks into data networks.

16 Jun 2015
Computer World: Cisco Releases VNI for 2014-2019
Networking giant, Cisco, has released its Visual Networking Index (VNI) for 2014.The figures cover a wide range of areas such as: IP traffic, Internet traffic, Fixed versus Wi-Fi versus mobile growth, devices, speed evolution, average traffic per user and household traffic.This is the tenth year that the vendor has produced this dataset and Cisco has a pretty good track record with its VNI, with predictions usually falling within ten per cent of actual figures.In the 2009-2014 VNI, predictions were for 34.2 per cent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) globally and actual figures came in at 35.6 per cent.

13 Jun 2015
IT News Online: Cisco Advances Intercloud Initiative with New Application Partners, Hybrid Cloud Innovation
Cisco announced it is partnering with 35 independent software vendors (ISVs) to accelerate the creation of innovative cloud services for the Intercloud, the globally connected network of clouds Cisco is building with its partners.This first wave of hand-picked ISVs will offer cloud services to help customers capture the multitude of opportunities created by the Internet of Everything (IoE).

12 Jun 2015
Express Computer: Cisco's Chambers Bets on India
Global IT giant Cisco is looking to grab a big role in India’s digital march, with thrust on smart cities and digitisation of government offices.A team of the company’s top management, led by its chairman and CEO John Chambers, is visiting India this week and is likely to announce a major partnership with the country.Cisco officials are tight-lipped about details of the visit, but industry sources told HT, “Manufacturing base is on top of the agenda and tie-ups with educational institutions to help them ride on internet will be next.” Cisco has about 11,000 employees in India and is likely to add another 1,000.

11 Jun 2015
Computer World: Cisco Aims to Cash in on Innovative Startups by Growing its Corporate Venture Fund
Cisco Investments, the venture capital unit within Cisco, is looking to boost the amount of money it pours into technology startups worldwide.Through the fund, Cisco currently invests between $200 million (£130 million) and $250 million (£162 million) annually in companies focusing on areas like networking, storage and the internet of things.But Janey Hoe, senior director at Cisco Investments, told Techworld today that the amount of money it spends on startups is likely to increase in coming years.

11 Jun 2015
The Economic Times: Big Data for Masses is Near
India's internet traffic and broadband speeds will jump in the coming years, potentially multiplying technology-backed gains for the country's millions in terms of public and private delivery of goods and services, according to Cisco's annual VNI report

10 Jun 2015
CIO: Cisco Has an SDN for You
Cisco is out to prove it has an SDN for everyone.At its Cisco Live conference, the company unveiled offerings to drive programmability across its product line to address the requirements of enterprises, service providers and mega-scale data centers.The additions are to Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) EVPN and NX-OS programmable network options.ACI is targeted at the mass market commercial, enterprise and public sector customers while BGP EVPN is aimed at service providers and programmable NX-OS at mega-scale data centers.

09 Jun 2015
Business Insider: Retiring Cisco CEO Delivers Dire Prediction: 40% of Companies will be Dead in 10 Years
Cisco's giant customer conference, Cisco Live, began on Monday in San Diego and was the last time that 20-year outgoing CEO John Chambers would impart his vision in a keynote speech.He says more than one-third of businesses today will not survive the next 10 years.The only ones that will survive will turn their companies into digital, techie versions of themselves, and many of will fail trying."40% of businesses in this room, unfortunately, will not exist in a meaningful way in 10 years," he told the 25,000 attendees, adding that 70% of companies will "attempt" to go digital, but only 30% of those that try it "will be successful."

09 Jun 2015
Infotech Lead: Cisco and HP Grab 13% Share Each in Cloud Infrastructure Market
Cisco and HP have 13 percent share each in the cloud infrastructure equipment market, said Synergy Research Group.HP’s growth over the last four quarters has slightly outpaced Cisco’s, allowing it to close the gap on its prime competitor.The other key vendors – based on their share in the cloud infrastructure equipment market in Q1 2015 — are Microsoft, Dell, IBM, EMC, VMware and Lenovo.

09 Jun 2015
Infotech Lead: Cisco Signs cBR-8 Cable Access Deal with Quickline
Cisco today announced its cBR-8 converged cable access platform (CCAP) deal with Quickline AG.The deployment of Evolved CCAP platform across its network footprint, including 21 independent cable operators in Switzerland, allows Quickline to utilize the multi-Gigabit DOCSIS 3.0 and 3.1 technologies and converged video capabilities to build the foundation for an evolution of its cable access architecture.

09 Jun 2015
Voice & Data: BT to Add Cisco Firepower Data and Systems Protection
BT will add Cisco FirePOWER Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention System (NGIPS) to the BT Assure portfolio of managed security services.This is aimed at strengthening data and systems protection to BT customers.Cisco FirePOWER NGIPS offers visibility into all of their network layers and contextual awareness of users, infrastructure and applications and protects the network against known and unknown threats before, during and after an attack.

05 Jun 2015
The Economic Times: Glimpsing the IoT future: Plants That Water Themselves and Post-It switches!
It was around a year back, when Chandrashekhar Raman, who used to handle Internet of Things go-to-market strategy for Cisco, started noticing a lot of curiosity and backyard innovation happening around IoT.He regularly came across techies in Cisco playing around stuff like Raspberry Pi and coming up with some interesting applications.All they need is an idea and Cisco will handle the support and investment.The IoT Lab, called ThingQbator, was inaugurated less than two months ago and already has some interesting projects rolling out.The lab, situated in the Cisco campus in Bengaluru, has about 30 employees in its beta program and already boasts of six minimum viable prototypes, some very interesting ones.

04 Jun 2015
Communications Today: Internet Traffic Set to Hit 2 Zettabytes by 2019 
Every year for the last ten years, Cisco has produced an annual Visual Networking Index (VNI) report that aims to forecast Internet traffic.As has been the case for the last decade, the new 2014 forecast once again is showing continued growth as the relentless demand for Internet bandwidth is set to grow unabated.The new forecast, which covers the period of 2014 to 2019, now expects IP traffic to hit a new high of 2 zettabytes in 2019.Looking at the traffic from a monthly perspective, in 2014 Cisco pegs monthly IP traffic at 59.9 exabytes, while in 2019 the number will reach 168 exabytes per month.

04 Jun 2015
Infotech Lead: Cisco Gains in Ethernet Switch Market, HP and Juniper Slip
Cisco gained in the Ethernet switch market in Q1 2015, while HP and Juniper experienced dips in share.Ethernet switch market share of Cisco rose to 62.4 percent in Q1 2015 from 60 percent in Q1 2014, said IDC.Cisco saw a strong growth in L2/L3 Ethernet switching that led to 5.5 percent growth.Cisco share in the 10GbE market fell to 61.1 percent from 61.8 percent.Cisco’s service provider and enterprise router revenue increased 10.3 percent.

02 Jun 2015
ET Telecom: Video Everywhere and the Challenges for Service Providers
Video services have never been more popular or more valuable.According to ABI Research, global revenues for pay TV have grown from approximately $150 billion to $250 billion in the past five years alone.But in this dynamic environment, service providers face new challenges.To meet these challenges service providers need to focus and adapt and evolve business models e.g.fully managed and hosted or as a combination.This lets service provider to focus on growing their business with options for leaving the infrastructure and management to specialists.A consumption-based model allows for the progressive migration of services starting from a lower cost base.

01 Jun 2015
Manufacturing Today: Connected Shopfloors
At manufacturing today think turf series in Pune, plant managers discussed various ways to go smart."What is the sort of innovation you are in search of that would drive your profit margins and production?" asked Tirthankar Mitra, director, Operations Sales, Cisco Systems at the Manufacturing Today Think Turf Series titled, 'making the shop-floor smart for manufacturers'.Presented by Cisco with BDB as the knowledge partners the event discussed issues that are at the heart of day-to-day shop-floor operations.Talking to a panel of 15 members from top manufacturing companies, Mitra presented the various opportunities a connected factory could present.

01 Jun 2015
Tele.net: "Cisco is Optimistic About Make in India"
Sanjay Kaul, Managing Director, Service Provider Business, Cisco India and SAARC - Even as the country progresses on the data growth trajectory, it continues to face several challenges in terms of building networks and architecture.The industry requires a fibre-based high bandwidth backhaul network to support data growth and enable data transmission at faster speeds.Cisco is emerging as a key stakeholder in this area, with several projects in India in its portfolio, including the upcoming Smart Cities project.He discusses the emerging opportunities and technologies in the Indian telecom industry, as well as the key issues faced by operators and the steps needed to overcome them.

31 May 2015
EFY Times: Cisco Introduces New Cloud And IoT Certifications to Address Key IoE Skills
To help enterprise professionals develop the key skills needed as a result of the Internet of Everything, today, Ciscoannounced new IoT and Cloud-focused career certifications.Available globally, the new Cisco® Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certifications expand Learning@Cisco’s industry leading portfolio, helping customers develop the critical skill sets needed for these technologies.

29 May 2015
ET Telecom: Axing the Bell Curve: How Microsoft, Cisco Bid Goodbye to Hated Appraisal Tool
Seema Nair Director HR, Cisco India & SAARC - Another large organisation to recently axe the bell curve is Cisco, which announced the decision in November 2014.Since then, Seema Nair, Director of HR, has been busy training the 900 managers who appraise Cisco India's 10,000 employees on the nuances of the new system, which are in many ways similar to Microsoft's."Abandoning the bell curve is a bold move and it sent shock waves through the organisation," she says."The senior leaders intuitively get it and they're the early adopters.But there will be some resistance down the ranks, as there is with any major change."

29 May 2015
CXO Today: India's Mobile Data Traffic Will Explode by 2019, Shows Cisco
The Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Forecast says annual Internet Protocol (IP) traffic will quadruple between 2014 and 2019.The 10th edition of the report, lists increase in consumption of mobile data, proliferation in number of networked devices (from 1.1 billion in 2014 to 1.6 billion in 2019), faster broadband speeds (average fixed broadband speed to increase from 4 Mbps in 2014 to 12 Mbps by 2019) and the increased consumption of video as factors expected to drive traffic growth.Collectively, these variables are expected to help IP traffic in India to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 33 percent – as against a corresponding global CAGR of 23 percent.

26 May 2015
ISMG: Banking's New Channels, Threats
A leading bank in India now believes that 80 percent of its consumer banking happens through its online channels - a dramatic change from just five years ago.Different versions of this story are playing out today throughout the financial services industry, as the appeal of non-traditional channels such as Web and mobile banking capture the imagination of banking institutions and their customers alike.These new business models necessitate a change in the threat focus for Indian banking institutions, says Pravin Srinivasan, head of security sales at Cisco India.

21 May 2015
NCN: Fortinet’s Best of Breed Solutions Combine with Cisco ACI to Deliver SDN Security
Fortinet announced the integration of Fortinet’s FortiGate best-of-breed next-generation firewall platform with the Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) Software Defined Networking, or SDN, fabric.As the industry’s fastest firewall appliance, the FortiGate integration with ACI will provide customers with firewall, advanced intrusion prevention (IPS), threat management and other security features in dynamic environments running Cisco networking fabric, for a variety of cloud and data centre use cases.The result for enterprises and service providers is greater agility of their cloud and data centre networks, while maintaining the highest levels of security, privacy and compliance.

20 May 2015
The Hindu Business Line: Cisco to Work with JDA to Make Jaipur a Smart City
Pink city Jaipur is embarking on the path of digitisation to transform itself into a smart city over the next few years, with the help of technology giant Cisco.As part of the process, Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) is drawing a blueprint that is expected to complete by the end of July and has partnered Cisco for its expertise in the segment.

20 May 2015
Express Computer: Video Analytics to Grow Exponentially in India: Cisco
While there are no industry reports indicating the market value or share, for Video Analytics, the market is assumed to be in the range of $5-20 million currently and is expected to grow more than $100 million in 5 years.Lokesh Lohiya, Business Development Manager - Connected Safety & Security, Cisco Systems, says, “Video Analytics will grow exponentially once the solution matures and stabilizes in accordance with Indian conditions.

15 May 2015
Communications Today: Cisco Q3 Revenues up 5.1 Percent
Cisco reported revenues for its fiscal third quarter to April of USD 12.1 billion, up 5.1 percent from a year earlier.The data centre segment showed the strongest growth, with revenues up 21 percent to USD 801 million.Wireless sales rose by 9 percent to USD 611 million, security was up 14 percent to USD 412 million, and collaboration products increased revenue 7 percent to USD 973 million.Cisco's main products, switches and routers grew revenue by respectively 6 and 4 percent in Q3.

15 May 2015
Broadcast and CableSat: A Bird's Eye View
Sanjay Kaul, Managing Director, Service Provider Business, Cisco India and SAARC - Cisco is a pioneer in developing video and broadband access technologies for some of the most successful cable TV and satellite broadcasters around the world.The company provides pay-TV to more than 40 million homes in India and is also enabling over 3.5 million broadband home passes through its leading cable TV service providers.India’s leading service providers (SPs) Airtel, Tata Sky, DEN, Hathaway, Videocon d2h, Asianet, and Siticable have all chosen to partner with Cisco to deliver enhanced consumer experiences.

14 May 2015
Communications Today: Cisco, Intel collaborate on NFV/SDN
Cisco is joining more than 130 vendors and service providers in the Intel Network Builders ecosystem, several of which demonstrated solutions at the NFV World Congress event in San Jose, Calif.The goal of network builders is to foster alliances between companies helping to advance network functions virtualization/software-defined networking and open standards technology.

14 May 2015
The Hind Business Line: Cisco Posts S2.44-Billion Profit
Cisco Systems Inc's quarterly profit edged past market estimates as demand for new switches, routers, wireless gear and servers made up for sluggish spending by telecom customers and weak sales in emerging markets."We are a cash and profit machine," outgoing Chief Executive John Chambers said in his last post earnings conference call.Revenue from Russia fell 41 percent in the in the third quarter ended April 25, the company said.Revenue from Brazil declined 1Q percent and from China 20 per cent.Total revenue increased 5.1 percent to $12.14 billion, ahead of an expected $12.07 billion.Its ne: profit rose to S2.44 billion, from $2.18 billion, a year ago.

13 May 2015
Computer World: Digging Deeper into the Cisco ASA Firewall REST API
Last year a fully functional virtualized ASA (ASAv) was introduced with the ASA 9.2.1 release.Combined with this virtualized offering and the increase in Sofware Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) the next logical step was for Cisco to develop an API to programmatically manage an ASA firewall.This gives customers a very flexible platform where common elements could be created and repurposed to orchestrate and automate deployments.

07 May 2015
SME Channels: John Chambers - Disrupt or Be Disrupted
Those were the fantastic days in Montreal, Canada.Cisco, the leader in many IT domains, exposed its ambition.With the tagline “Be Bold”, which is basically a call for the partners, to transform their business practices to adapt to the demanding business needs of the customers, John Chambers, CEO, Cisco, climbed up the gigantic stage and went on revealing his vision in a way which only John can do - moving from rows to rows of audience.Making the entire gathering of 2000+ partners spellbound, he released his doses of wisdom in consisted interval of time.First, the company (Cisco) is changing to adapt to the era of IOT, which Cisco terms as IOE or Internet of Everything.Secondly, how digitization is rapidly taking centre stage.

06 May 2015
Communications Today: Cisco Innovations Help Enable Secure Physical and Virtual Workload Portability
Cisco has announced new integrated solutions resulting from its multi-year commitment to work with Microsoft to drive performance improvements and deliver valuable cost savings and productivity enhancements.The new solutions simplify the movement and management of workloads between private and hybrid cloud environments by providing a seamless pathway to Microsoft Azure with Cisco intelligent application networking services.

06 May 2015
CIO: Interview of Everything: Cisco CEO Chambers on White Boxes, SDN, Leadership and the Cloud
John Chambers, CEO, Cisco - No.1 is the way I defined it in terms of the importance to the customers.The No.1 IT company isn't by volume, it's in relation to business customers because those are my customers, not the consumer.Almost every move in the market is either a move to align with where Cisco is going or to align to compete against us or to utilize that technology.So to say we were in the right spot at the right time would be an understatement and our strategy around architectures and how you tie this together to get business outcomes is working.I can't mention the companies, but you're seeing $100 million complete network upgrades.Not just to upgrade the network, but to position for the Internet of Everything, business transformation, security, etc.

05 May 2015
Hindustan Times: Employees Should Run the Show
Seema Nair, Head of Cisco india HR Operations - This company maintains a startup culture where there is a sense of excitement and feeling of ownership among employees.We maintain a database of interested candidates that helps us find the right talent at the right time.Our talent acquisition team is abreast with the latest business strategies and can accordingly gauge the expertise required to meet the current needs.We also use a good mix of traditional and modern hiring methods.Traditional methods include hiring through employee referrals which is a very strong programme for us.We also use social media platforms like Linkedln and job portals to advertise positions.

04 May 2015
The Economic Times: Cisco Names Chuck Robbins as CEO; John Chambers to Become Executive Chairman
John Chambers plans to step down after more than 20 years as the CEO of Cisco Systems Inc.The computer networking company named Chuck Robbins as Chambers' successor.He will take over the post on July 26.Chambers, who has served as CEO since January 1995, will continue to serve as board chairman.Cisco said that he has grown the business from $1.2 billion in annual revenue when he took on the CEO role to $48 billion in revenue in 2014.

03 May 2015
The Times of India: Internet of Everything to Play a Key Role in the Transition to Digital India
Around the world, governments, businesses and citizens are embracing the opportunity of the Internet of Everything (IoE) and Cisco estimates a potential value at stake of $14.4 trillion for private sector businesses over the next decade.In India, the IoE will play a key role in the transition to Digital India and will become the foundation of citizen services including infrastructure, utilities and governance on demand.Cisco is looking at creating value of up to $511 billion in India over the next decade.

01 May 2015
Channel World: Cisco's Chambers: A Retrospective
You don't become one of the most admired and successful CEOs in Silicon Valley and in all of business by doing many things wrong.Sure, there were missteps along the way for Cisco during the 20 year leadership of John Chambers.But they are outnumbered by the successes and overshadowed by the company's sustained growth over those two decades."The growth of the company, from what it was to what it became," will be the highlight of Chambers' career, says Glenn O'Donnell, a Forrester Research analyst."Cisco is one of the great success stories of Silicon Valley.That will be his legacy."

01 May 2015
DQ Channels: TV to be the Next-Gen Internet Carrier
Aunindo Ghosh, Senior Product Manager, Cisco Videoscape Solutions, India & SAARC - Cisco's Videoscape solution unleashes new video-driven experiences that make TV the medium of choice, carried forward across devices.It unifies the power of Cisco Videoscape cloud, network and client hardware and software assets in order to connectmedia companies, service providers and consumers to new experiences - with the flexibility to customize."Overall, I would say that cloud technologies, newer compression standards and HTML5 are paving the way for new pay-TV experiences.Monetization will happen through the innovative new services brought in by the above technologies, like video-on-demand, interactive applications, time-shifted viewing and targeted advertisements, to name but a few".

01 May 2015
The Economic Times - Corporate Dossier: Five Tech Giants that are Rekindling Their Entrepreneurial Zeal
With over $47 billion in revenues and 11,000 employees in India, the word nimble doesn't spring to mind when you think of Cisco.The company's leadership begs to differ.Cisco is focusing on building smaller, high-impact teams.Even on complex products, the company is trying to build nimble teams that are virtually self-sufficient: comprising developers, hardware engineers, software engineers, product managers, go-to market members and a customer representative.Amit Phadnis, President Engineering of Cisco India, believes it is ideal for such teams to scale up very fast, typically mirroring the first phase of a startup's growth trajectory.

01 May 2015
CIO: Cisco Partner Summit 2015: Targeting Security in the Data Center
Cisco has announced that it will be integrating its Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) with its Firepower intrusion prevention systems to help secure datacentre infrastructure.Cisco claims the integrated security solution, which launches in June 2015, will allow companies to secure their networks and datacentres from the infrastructure right through to the application level.Learn how smart CIOs are protecting customers from security breaches.As part of a singular package, Cisco is challenging rivals/partners such as Palo Alto and reducing infrastructure and management costs.

29 Apr 2015
ET Now: See More Consolidation for IT Cos in India: Cisco India
Cisco India MD, Aamer Azeemi, in an exclusive interview to ET Now, said that the pricing pressure will continue to plague the Indian sector and more consolidation is expected for the IT cos in India.

29 Apr 2015
The Hindu Business Line: Cisco Bets on $19-trillion ‘Internet of Everything’ Opportunity
Be bold, was the message running through the Cisco Partner Summit 2015 that was kicked off on Monday in Montreal, as John Chambers, CEO and Chairman of Cisco, highlighted the momentum around Cisco Partner Ecosystem and talked of new opportunities for partners around software and cloud.The summit is seeking to highlight the company’s strategy on partner ecosystems and how to drive the $19-trillion ‘Internet of Everything’ opportunity.The Internet of Everything (IoE) — the networked connection of people, process, data and things — is opening up new opportunities in both public and private sector.Cisco estimates that the public sector will account for $4.9 trillion.

27 Apr 2015
Bloomberg TV: Driving Digital Transformation
Sanjay Kaul, Managing Director, Service Provider Sales, Cisco India & SAARC - The panel discussion focuses on the major transformation that digital space has witnessed over the years and what are the new frontiers that IoT has in store for us ahead.Sanjay Kaul emphasizes on how Cisco is working very closely with the government to make smart city a reality.Cisco is excited to be a part of this project and is already witnessing the whole ecosystem coming together and contributing towards one vision.

27 Apr 2015
EFY Times: Cisco Launches New Advanced Malware Protection Capabilities And Incident Response Services For Customers At GISEC 2015
Cisco unveiled a host of new capabilities and services that give security professionals extensive intelligence and analysis on potential compromises and solutions to protect against, respond to and recover from attacks.Cisco announces the addition of AMP Threat Grid to the Cisco Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) portfolio, which integrates innovation acquired through last year’s acquisition of ThreatGRID.This integration provides the latest malware threat intelligence and dynamic malware analysis capabilities, both on-premise and in the cloud, that strengthens Cisco AMP’s continuous analysis and zero-day detection capabilities.

20 Apr 2015
India Infoline: All You Need to Know About a Smart City
To solve India’s perennial problem of booming urban population, PM Narendra Modi has proposed a solution: Build a smart city and provide affordable housing to all.The plan has already taken off, in the form of India's first smart city, Gujarat International finance Tec-city (GIFT) and is being built on the dusty parts of Sabarmati river in Gujarat.Existing cities like Dholera and Surat in Gujarat, and Visakhapatnam in the south-east, have already started work to transform into smart cities with the help from companies such as Microsoft Corp, IBM Corp and Cisco Systems.

20 Apr 2015
DQ Channels: Call for Digital Transformation of Oil & Gas Industry
As the oil prices have been falling since June 2014 and worldwide oil production is outpacing demand there emerges an immediate need to transform for oil producing companies.In a recent study conducted by Cisco it revealed a $50 bn oil and gas (O&G) firm can increase profit by 11 % if they enhance IoE adoption.It said adopting digital technologies Internet of Everything (IoE) powered can generate $600 bn.In Cisco’s 14 country survey intelligence from data was identified as the key area needed to improve efficiency, and data analytics as the IoE driver for faster, better decision-making.Cisco said industry adoption of IoE could bolster global GDP by up to 0.8 % or $816 bn.Digital transformation will result into $538 mn annual profit increase for a $50 bn O&G company.Cisco estimates that this IoE-driven value will come from improvements in asset utilization, process or supply chain efficiency, employee productivity, Capex savings, and market innovations.

16 Apr 2015
The Economic Times: Lucknow Police Deploying Smart Surveillance System to Make the City Safer
Lucknow has started deploying a smart surveillance system with integrated cameras and drones as part of an initiative to make the Uttar Pradesh capital safer.Mahindra Defence Systems and Cisco Systems are putting the project together under a .′40 crore contract.Cisco already has implemented a similar project in Navi Mumbai.The company is carrying out another five smart surveillance projects.Smart security surveillance is now one of the fastest growing businesses for Cisco in India, said Puneet Gupta, managing director (enterprise and public sector) at its India and Saarc unit.

15 Apr 2015
CNN Money: Identiv and Cisco to Provide Next-Generation Physical Access Solutions for the Internet of Everything
Identiv, Inc.today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Cisco Systems Inc.to provide solutions for the Internet of Everything (IoE).The IoE is the intelligent connection of people, processes, data and things to the Internet, bringing unprecedented economic opportunities to both the private and public sectors.Initially, Identiv will deliver a next-generation, networked physical access control system (PACS) solution that interacts with other IoE elements, such as Cisco virtual supervisor module (VSM) cameras and Cisco voice-over-IP (VoIP) telephony products.

14 Apr 2015
EFY Times: Cisco to Highlight the Importance of Security in the ‘Internet of Everything’ Era at GISEC 2015
Cisco announced that it is participating in the Gulf Information Security Expo & Conference (GISEC 2015), which will be held at Dubai World Trade Centre from April 26-28, 2015.With security becoming an increasingly bigger concern in the era of Internet of Everything (IoE), Cisco will use GISEC as a platform to highlight how physical and cybersecurity solutions need to work intelligently together to protect the networks, devices, applications and data that make up the IoE.

14 Apr 2015
The Telegraph: Global Hybrid Cloud Market 2015-2019 with Amazon, Cisco, IBM, HP, Microsoft, VM Ware, RightScale, Rackspace, Equnix, and Citrix Dominating the $84 Billion Market
Organizations adopt cloud technologies to leverage both cost savings and technical expertise to focus on its core business.The key delivery areas for the hybrid cloud market are Infrastructure as a Service, Software as a Service, and Platform as a Service.Hybrid cloud solutions include consulting, integration, cloud management, cloud security, and networking.Some of the key companies profiled in this report are Amazon Web Services, Cisco Systems, IBM Corp, Hewlett Packet, Microsoft Corporation, VM Ware, RightScale, Rackspace, Equnix, and Citrix Systems.

09 Apr 2015
Communications Today: Cisco Launches New Advanced Malware Protection Capabilities
Cisco unveiled a host of new capabilities and services that give security professionals extensive intelligence and analysis on potential compromises and solutions to protect against, respond to and recover from attacks.Cisco announces the addition of AMP Threat Grid to the Cisco Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) portfolio, which integrates innovation acquired through last year’s acquisition of ThreatGRID.This integration provides the latest malware threat intelligence and dynamic malware analysis capabilities, both on-premise and in the cloud, that strengthen Cisco AMP’s continuous analysis and zero-day detection capabilities.In addition, Cisco is introducing Incident Response Services that equip organizations with teams of information security experts that utilize threat intelligence and best practices for readiness and response from network to endpoint to cloud.

08 Apr 2015
The Economic Times: Cisco, Amex & Treeline invest $ 25 million in Mobikwik
Networking giant Cisco has invested in mobile wallet company MobiKwik as it looks to expand in the area of Internet of Things (IoT), where payments can be made by machines without human intervention.MobiKwik has raised close to $25 million in a Series B round led by Tree Line Asia.The other investors include Cisco Investments, American Express and the existing investor, Sequoia Capital.The funds will be used for investments in technology data analytics, brand building and growing the network of users and merchants, the company said.

07 Apr 2015
EFY Times: Cisco Surges Ahead Of Microsoft in UC Collaboration Market
The on-going battle for supremacy in the UC collaboration market continues to oscillate as revealed by the latest quarterly data from Synergy Research Group, which shows Cisco once again surging ahead of Microsoft as market leader.Furthermore, total revenues from the UC collaboration market reached an all-time high in the fourth quarter of 2014 (4Q14), according to the figures.

06 Apr 2015
Express Computer: Can We Have a Digital Highway?
Government of India has laid out an ambitious target of 600 million broadband subscribers by 2020.However, today we are having only 70-75 million subscribers.Sanjay Kaul, Managing Director, Service Provider Sales, Cisco India & SAARC says, “Broadband market in India is at an inception stage, we are yet to scratch the surface.There is demand for digital content, but we are yet to build the digital highway.”

03 Apr 2015
Communications Today: Cisco to Acquire Embrane for Network Services  
Cisco plans to beef up its SDN [software-defined networking] technology by acquiring Embrane, a startup with an architecture for virtualized network appliances.The acquisition will help Cisco enhance ACI [Application-Centric Infrastructure], its SDN architecture, and offer more choice to customers of the Nexus data center switch portfolio, Cisco said in a blog post.

01 Apr 2015
Communications Today: Ethernet Switch Revenue Reaches New Record
Cisco is the Ethernet switch and router market leader with 65.9 percent share in Q4 2014.The Ethernet switch and router market share of Juniper is 7.7 percent, HP 6.2 percent, Huawei 2.4 percent and D-Link 1.7 percent.Networkingmarket in India - including LAN and WLAN hardware - rose 20 percent in 2014, said IDC.The Indian Ethernet Switch market increased 27.5 percent year-on-year and fell 4.7 percent quarter on quarter to $125 million in Q4 2014.The router market increased 41.1 percent year on year and decreased 9.3 percent quarter on quarter to $69.4 million in Q4 2014.

31 Mar 2015
Business Standard: Powering the Bank of the Future
Arindam Mukherjee is the Vertical Head - Banking & Financial Services, Cisco India and SAARC - The banking sector is likely to be the most leveraged in the coming years, where the data monopoly between datacenter and end points would be dismantled through da-ta-based compute models built around analytics and cloud.It is therefore definitely an exciting I time for the technology industry 1in India.Cisco is forming partnerships with companies developing such apps.Big Data is driving technology expansion while devices are enabling true proliferation.Security is the prime concern as a consumer can come from anywhere using any digital medium.We offer an architecture play that is carefully crafted for the various security needs of an organization.We believe that a fully secured environment should not only prevent an attack, but in case of a breach, should be resilient enough to stop the attack from proliferating further.

27 Mar 2015
CIO: Cisco Inks 10-Year Global Deal with Covata
Networking multi-national corporation, Cisco, and data-centric security solution provider, Covata, have forged a long-term licensing agreement.The 10-year deal will allow Cisco to deliver the Covata platform and related products to their clients.As per the terms of the agreement, Cisco will license both the Covata product and platform technologies on a Software as a Service (SaaS) basis to its clients, as well as include the Covata platform technologies with Cisco products on a non-exclusive basis.

26 Mar 2015
The Hindu Business Line: Towards 5G and Beyond
Ishwar Parulkar, Distinguished Engineer and Mobility CTO, Cisco India - The Indian mobile phone user will have far-reaching global impact on this transformational technology and its uses.Wireless, mobile connectivity is rapidly overtaking wired, fixed connectivity that has dominated the internet since its inception.According to the Cisco VNI Index, the number of mobile-connected devices will grow from 7 to 11 billion and mobile data traffic will grow 10-fold in the next five years.We have gone through generations of cellular technology since the advent of 1G in the 1980s.Throughout this evolution, increasing speeds and efficient use of spectrum was the primary objective.However as we move towards 5G and beyond, the focus needs to shift from just speeding up the wireless interface to other aspects such as: densification via integration of access methods, virtualisation and cloud computing, the internet of things, and content-centric networking.

24 Mar 2015
CIO: Cisco, Microsoft Part of Optics Consortium Directing Data Center Standards
A group of big name vendors including Cisco, Microsoft, Dell, Intel, Broadcom, Juniper and Arista Networks this week created a consortium to address switch faceplate bandwidth density and airflow constraints caused by increasing networking speeds.The Consortium for On-Board Optics (COBO) is promoting collaboration in defining industry standards that permit relocating the optical module from the faceplate to inside the networking equipment where economic and environmental benefits can be achieved.

24 Mar 2015
Computer World: Cisco Live: How Internet of Things will be the Next Big Disruptor
Cisco's investment in the Internet of Things (IoT) will help Australia's key industries push into the 21st century, especially in areas of agriculture, resources, and astronomy.The company announced its Internet of Everything (IoE; its version of IoT) centre will be located in Sydney at Sirca, an organisation owned by 40 universities across Australia and New Zealand, and in Perth at the Curtin University campus, contributing $15 million over five years.

23 Mar 2015
CXO Today: Video Revolution: Moving to the Next Level
Video is becoming the next big thing in the world of technology.Cisco, a leader in this area, is bringing greater innovations in the industry though cutting-edge solutions in video technologies.At a recent visit to Kolkata, Aunindo Ghosh, Senior Product manager at Cisco Videoscape Solutions explains the latest trends, challenges and other innovations in the industry.

23 Mar 2015
The DQ Week: Microsoft and Cisco Partner Over Cloud
Cisco has extended relationship with Microsoft to accelerate service delivery for cloud providers.The Cisco Cloud Architecture for the Microsoft Cloud Platform will provide the building blocks for cloud providers to evolve beyond traditional Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offerings to create combined IaaS, Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions that deliver more value to their customers.The integration between Cisco and Microsoft technologies will aim to enable cloud providers to realize unprecedented value.This collaboration will deliver pre-packaged policy management libraries that allow cloud providers to implement applications more quickly with consistent policy management.

23 Mar 2015
Businessworld: 'Video and The Individual are Inseparable'
Yvette Kanouff, SVP and GM at Cisco for Service Provider Video Software and Solutions Group, predicted six years ago that targeted advertising will move to mobile devices with video becoming the central focus for an individual.She says that TV and the individual will becomd inseparable.Therefore cloud, as a delivery mechanism, will make on-demand TV even more popular.But the future is in understanding consumer behaviour.Cisco has bet big on video and Kanouff talks about Cisco's strategy in the world of consumer video.

20 Mar 2015
Computer World: CiscoLive: Creating Trust in a Brand via Cybersecurity
CiscoLive 2015, at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, hosted a cybersecurity panel asking exactly that.The panel consisted of Cisco's senior vice president and chief security and trust officer, STO, John Stewart, Telstra's CISO, Mike Burgess, Cisco's VP and CTO, security business group, Bret Hartman, National Australia Bank's CSO, David Powell, and the Australian Cyber Security Research Institute's CEO, Gary Blair.

20 Mar 2015
CIO: Cisco to Open $US15 Million Internet of Everything Innovation Centre
Cisco is set to invest $US15 million in Internet of Everything (IoE) Innovation Centre in Australia.The Innovation Centre is aimed at catalysing and showcasing IoE innovation and development, bringing together customers, industry partners, start-ups, application developers, accelerators, government organisations and universities.

19 Mar 2015
Express Computer: Cisco and Deutsche Telekom launch Intercloud Services
Cisco and Deutsche Telekom announced a number of newly developed Intercloud-based services for small - and medium-sized businesses and enterprise customers.The two companies announced their Intercloud collaboration in September 2014.Deutsche Telekom and Cisco are currently setting up the necessary infrastructure for a redundant Intercloud node in Deutsche Telekom’s data centers in Magdeburg and Biere near Berlin, Germany.

18 Mar 2015
Infotech Lead: Cisco Expands Evolved Programmable Network Portfolio
Cisco has expanded the Cisco Evolved Programmable Network (EPN) portfolio promising programmability, virtualization and orchestration capabilities.Cisco Evolved Programmable Network, an application centric network infrastructure, helps in expanding business and accelerates time to revenue while reducing costs and complexities of deploying new services.The new technologies include Cisco Application Engineered Routing, Cisco IOS XRv 9000 Virtual Router and high density 100GE line cards for the Cisco ASR 9000 series.Service providers can use these latest EPN innovations to increase profitability and service agility in delivering new revenue generating services to customers.According to Cisco Consulting Services, service providers have $1.7 trillion opportunity over the next decade as predicted by Internet of Everything (IoE).The Cisco EPN offers service providers the tools to evolve their network infrastructures to manage M2M unprecedented dynamic traffic patterns.

17 Mar 2015
Infotech Lead: Cisco Leads Security Appliance Market with 16.6% Share: IDC
Cisco is leading the security appliance market with 16.6 percent share in Q4 2014, said IDC.This was the first time since the fourth quarter of 2014 that Cisco failed to achieve double-digit year-over-year growth in a quarter.Check Point, the #2 security appliance vendor, has 13.2 percent revenue share in Q4 2014.It gained 1.2 share points year over year.Check Point achieved 14.4 percent revenue growth and shipment growth of 25.6 percent in the fourth quarter.Fortinet returned to the number 3 position with revenue growth of 27.4 percent and capturing 7.7 percent of revenues.

15 Mar 2015
Business Today: A Tale of 100 Smart Cities
India wants to build at least a 100 of them as per Prime Minister Narendra Modi's commitment to the nation.It's a monstrous ambition that is fast becoming a social and economic imperative as at least 50 per cent of Indians are set to live in urban areas by 2050, as against just 32 per cent today.India must provide for these 814 million people in cities with minimum disruption and least chaos.The existing cities have failed to do so for lack of focus or planning.There are global examples to look up to.Barcelona, for instance, prides itself in being a liveable city.Its citizens are at the centre of the smart city strategy."They were trying to protect the quality of life for Barcelona citizens and for tourists who come there.Smell sensors were put in garbage bins - if bins smell, it will impact the tourist, " says Anil Menon, Cisco's President of Smart+Connected Communities and Deputy Chief Globalization Officer.

13 Mar 2015
Dataquest: Wipro Launches Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure Experience Center
Wipro has launched its Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure experience center in its Electronic City campus.Dinesh Malkani, President, Cisco India & SAARC, said, “Cisco’s ACI can deliver an agile data center with simplified operations and increased application responsiveness to support a new generation of distributed applications.We are pleased to partner with Wipro to launch the ‘Cisco ACI Lab’ and look forward to working closely with Wipro to help customers understand the benefits of ACI as well develop the next generation of solutions”.

12 Mar 2015
Channel Infoline: Radware Integrates Platforms with Cisco ACI
Radware, a leading provider of application delivery and application security solutions for virtual and cloud data centers, has announced the integration of its Alteon and DefensePro platforms into Cisco's Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) fabric.Integrating Radware's platforms with Cisco's ACI will enable IT managers to gain greater value from their Cisco ACI deployment through automated tenant-based application delivery and security services.The integration will particularly benefit large enterprises, hosting service providers and ISPs with faster provisioning, automation and monitoring of applications.Cisco's ACI is a holistic architecture with centralized automation and policy-driven application profiles.It helps in strengthening the acuteness of the datacenter without undermining the application SLAs and performance.

11 Mar 2015
NDTV: The World of Women in Technology
Globally, women excelling in technology and leading tech giants are the exception and not the norm.This holds true even in India, despite the large number of engineering graduates who are women.How can women in technology come into their own in India? What more can Governments and corporates do? We talk about all this and the changing landscape for women in India, with Padmasree Warrior, listed consistently among the world's most powerful women and as Chief Technology and Strategy officer of the Indian leading tech giant Cisco.

06 Mar 2015
The Hindu Business Line: Go After Opportunities Aggressively, Says Padmasree
As Chief Technology and Strategy Officer of the $48-billion networking major, Cisco Systems Inc, Padmasree Warrior helps direct technology and operational innovation across the company.She also oversees strategic partnerships, mergers and acquisitions.Ahead of the International Women’s Day (March 8), she shares her experience on how women can get to top management roles.

03 Mar 2015
Infotech Lead: Server Revenue Share in Q4 2014: Dell, Cisco Gain, HP Slips
Gartner said Dell and Cisco gained, while HP fell in server revenue share during Q4 2014.The server revenue share of Dell increased to 17.3 percent in Q4 2014 from 15.2 percent in Q4 2013.Cisco grew its server revenue share to 5.5 percent from 4.7 percent.HP server revenue share fell marginally to 27.9 percent from 28.1 percent.

02 Mar 2015
Express Computer: ‘Cisco is Readying Frame Work for Digital India’
Cisco, the global networking products giant, has been closely engaged with the creation of smart cities in the country.Today, with the government’s Digital India programme to create 100 smart cities, the company is further enthused about its plans for the market with all signs pointing in the right direction, says Padmasree Warrior, chief technology & strategy officer, Cisco.

02 Mar 2015
The Financial Express: Budget has a Strong Focus on Innovation and R&D
Dinesh Malkani, President, Cisco India and SAARC - The Union Budget for 2015-16 is a far-sighted and inclusive budget that reflects positive messages and incentives that will carry forward the government’s momentum in growing India’s economy by raising its international profile as being more investment-friendly, business-friendly, fairer and transparent.Cisco remains committed to be India’s leading enabler of ICT, broadband and smart cities through its range of innovative, scalable, high-value technology offerings, solutions and services.We look forward to playing the role of partner and providing impetus to drive ‘Digital India’.Cisco will continue to partner with the government and industry to play a transformational role and create new solutions, capabilities and offer richer experiences to India’s citizens, the government and the industry.

02 Mar 2015
The Financial Express: Cisco is Readying Frame Work for Digital India: Padmasree Warrior, Cisco
Cisco, the global networking products giant, has been closely engaged with the creation of smart cities in the country.Today, with the government’s Digital India programme to create 100 smart cities, the company is further enthused about its plans for the market with all signs pointing in the right direction, says Padmasree Warrior, chief technology & strategy officer, Cisco.

01 Mar 2015
Telecom Live: Global Mobile Data Traffic with 3G Connectivity to Rise to 97 PC By 2019: Cisco
Cisco, in its annual update of the Cisco Visual Networking Index, said that the ongoing adoption of more powerful mobile devices and M2M connections combined with broader access to faster cellular networks are key contributors to significant mobile traffic growth.In 2014, 88 pc of global mobile data traffic was "smart" traffic, and with 3G connectivity it is expected to rise to 97 pc by 2019.

01 Mar 2015
Infrastructure Today: “Smart Cities Need an Integrated View”
Purushottam Kaushik, Managing Director, Growth Verticals, Sales, Cisco India, talks about the latest initiatives in India that his organisation is working on, and the state of the smart city ecosystem in the country.He talks about some of the initiatives the company has taken up like the smart cities, physical surveillance, which is not just a part of Internet of Everything (IOE) but of safe cities as well.

01 Mar 2015
Infrastructure Today: Enhancing Security Cover for Cities
Purushottam Kaushik, Managing Director, Growth Verticals, Sales, Cisco India, talks about the latest initiatives in India that his organisation is Working on, and the state of the smart city ecosystem in the country.He talks about some of the initiatives the company has taken up like the smart cities, physical surveillance, which is not just a part of Internet of Everything (IOE) but of safe cities as well.

01 Mar 2015
Communications Today: Cisco and Charter Enter into Agreement
Cisco and Charter Communications, Inc.have entered into an agreement through which Cisco will supply key produAs in support of Charter’s breakthrough next-generation video solution.The products will include Cisco’s cloud-based security suite, including downloadable security solution for set-top boxes, and seamless digital rights management solution to support video services on a range of IP devices.Cisco will supply a substantial share of Charter’s next-generationWorldbox volume and will continue to supply CableCARD boxes until Charter migrates all current and acquired systems to downloadable security solution.

01 Mar 2015
Construction World: Cisco Systems to Turn Visakhapatnam into Smart City
Visakhapatnam will be the first city to be taken up for development as a 'smart city' by Cisco Systems, the global IT networking major and the implementing company.The company is mulling to set up an incubation centre, either at Tirupati or Visakhapatnam, and living labs on the lines of those in Barcelona.

26 Feb 2015
Telecom Lead: Cisco Leads Telecom Service Provider Router Market in 2014
Cisco is continuing to lead the telecom service provider router market in 2014, said Dell’Oro Group.Alcatel Lucent took second place ranking.Juniper Networks and Huawei Technologies are in third and fourth positions, respectively.The size of the worldwide telecom service provider router market in 2014 was nearly $10 billion.

24 Feb 2015
Mint: Women Give Up because They Don't Have Role Models
For a woman who left India with just $100 in her pocket and a one-way ticket, Padmasree Warrior has come a long way.As chief technology and strategy officer of Cisco Systems Inc., she oversees strategic partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, integration of new business models, incubation of new technologies, and cultivation of technical talent.Prior to joining Cisco in 2008, Warrior was executive vice-president and chief technology officer at Motorola Inc., where she worked for almost 24 years.Forbes magazine named Warrior one of the world's 100 most powerful women for two consecutive years.In this interview, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Delhi alumna, who also has a Master’s degree from Cornell University, spoke of how Cisco is reinventing itself, her journey in the male-dominated tech world and her love of poetry and painting.

21 Feb 2015
Business Standard: Cisco Gears Up for 'Smart' India Play
Much before the talks around ‘smart cities’ and 'digital India’ gathered pace in India, networking giant Cisco way back in 2006 had demonstrated in India perhaps what a ‘smart city’ could possibly have, though not all.Cisco’s sprawling campus in Bengaluru which presently houses its Globalisation Centre East and is also referred as the second headquarter for the San Jose-headquartered company today is a living lab for many of the things that smart city stands for.

20 Feb 2015
Business Today:Exceptionally Good Time for us to Back Innovations from India and Create Success Stories: Joydeep Bose

In this article, Joydeep Bose, Managing Director, Cisco Investments talks about what has led to the interest in early stage investments and shares details about how Cisco investments operate.

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20 Feb 2015
The Economic Times: RailTel, Cisco to Offer Video Conferencing Service

RailTel Corporation of India, the telecom arm of Indian Railways, has joined hands with ICT solutions provider Cisco to provide video conferencing service in government departments.“RailTel’s Tele-Presence solution is a small step towards enabling a virtual world and it also complements the current corporate’s and government’s goals of ‘going green’ and supporting sustainability,” said RK Bahuguna, CMD, RailTel.He also stated that the use of telepresence will reduce travel costs, alleviate scheduling conflicts, increase productivity and promote a more cohesive work force across the many times zones of our new global economy.The RailTel’s Telepresence as a Service was introduced by A Seshagiri Rao, Director (Network, planning & Marketing), RailTel.

19 Feb 2015
Infotech Lead: Cisco Lights Path to Greater Road Safety, Fewer Traffic Headaches
With more than one billion vehicles worldwide on the road triggering billions of hours of traffic congestion (including more than five billion hours of travel delay each year in the United States alone), a majority of private and public stakeholders rank transportation as the infrastructure most in need of a major investment.Today, Cisco announced a suite of validated solutions that securely connect disparate transportation systems to increase safety and reduce roadside incidents, improve traffic flow, and provide a centralized view of highway systems.Utilizing the Internet of Everything, the Cisco Connected Roadways solution creates an end-to-end infrastructure that helps enable vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) applications.This approach offers new business models and growth opportunities for transportation authorities, cities, automakers and freight operators; a safer driving experience for motorists; and the underlying infrastructure to help support self-driving vehicles in the coming years.

17 Feb 2015
Moneycontrol: See 40% Growth from EM; India to Play Vital Role: Cisco
In this video interview, Anil Menon, President, Connected Communities, Cisco discusses that forty percent of Cisco’s growth would come from emerging markets and India would play a vital role that's the word coming in from Cisco.The interview also states that the company strongly believes that Make in India and smart cities will be the key pillars of economic development in the country.

16 Feb 2015
Communications Today: Rising SDN Wave, Cisco Sees Demand for Programmable Gear Soar in the Second Quarter
Software-defined networking poses a threat to the expensive proprietary appliances that the current industry leaders make most their living selling, but that hasn’t stopped Cisco Systems Inc.from achieving record growth in the second quarter.In contrast to other industry giants that have seen revenue growth slow in the face of customer demand for services riding on commodity hardware, Cisco is actually riding the wave.

14 Feb 2015
Moneycontrol: Cisco Reports Better Than Expected Results
Network equipment maker Cisco Systems reported stronger-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit as demand for switching equipment and routers helped make up for weak spending by the company's traditional telecom customers.Cisco, which saw its shares rise 5.6% in extended trading on Wednesday, has been trying to make a transition toward a new cycle of high-end switches and routers."We executed very well in a tough environment, and I'd say our strategy is playing out like we expected," Chief Financial Officer Kelly Kramer told Reuters.

12 Feb 2015
The Hindu Business Line: Robust Switching Sales Power Strong Quarter for Cisco
Network equipment maker Cisco Sys­tems reported stronger-than-expected N quarterly revenue and profit as demand for switching equipment and routers helped make up for weak spending by the company's traditional telecom customers."We executed very well in a tough environ­ment, and I'd say our strategy is playing out like we expected," chief financial officer Kelly Kramer said.Revenue from Cisco's hardware business rose 7.8% to $9.08 billion in the company's sec-ond quarter ended on January 24.Revenue from services, which includes the company's software and cloud offerings, rose 4.6 % to $2.86 billion.

12 Feb 2015
Express Computer: Cisco to Provide Video solutions to Videocon D2H
IT solutions provider Cisco has announced that Videocon d2h will deploy its video solutions Videoscape that would give high quality television viewing experience to the latter’s customers.“Cisco will collaborate with Videocon d2h to create an infrastructure that supports advanced services like 4K, OTT (Over the Top), VOD (Video on Demand), multi-screen video and multi-room DVR (Digital Video Recorder), on a high definition platform,” a statement said.

10 Feb 2015
The Hindu Business Line: ‘Smart City, Innovation are Cisco’s Key Priorities’
The $48-billion networking major Cisco has trained its sights on two key priority areas to grow its business in the country.“Smart Cities is a priority area for us.Creating products that not just serve the India market but also serve global markets, is another priority area for us,” said Cisco’s Chief Technology & Strategy Officer Padmasree Warrior.

06 Feb 2015
The Times of India: Cisco to Invest in Tech Startups in India
Cisco is looking at investing into new age technology startups that can help the company transform from being a networking company to becoming an end-to-end IT company."We are moving very quickly from being a leader in networking industry to becoming a leader in the IT industry," Cisco's chief strategy officer Padmasree Warrior told ET.

06 Feb 2015
Communications Today: Cisco VNI Mobile Forecast Projects Nearly 10-fold Global Mobile Data Traffic Growth
India, the second largest smartphone market globally, is expected to witness a mani-fold growth in the number of smartphones to over 650 million in the next four years, a study by networking solutions giant Cisco said today.The country also considered one of the world’s fastest growing Internet market, is expected to see the number of tablets hit more than 18 million by 2019, according to the US-based firm’s Visual Networking Index (VNI) global mobile data traffic forecast for 2014 to 2019.

05 Feb 2015
CNBC TV 18: Internet Biz will Grow 10 Times in India in 10 Yrs: Cisco
Technology major Cisco is betting big on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Digital India mission.In an exclusive conversation with CNBC-TV18, Cisco's Chief Technology Officer Padmasree Warrior says she is exploring opportunities to invest in electronics manufacturing in India.According to her, India’s internet business will increase 10 times.

05 Feb 2015
Express Computer Cisco Sees Business Opportunities in Digital India
At the recently concluded Cisco India Summit 2014, the company announced partnership with ITL to support ‘Digital India’ initiative.The company also launched new networking products to contribute to the ‘Make in India’ project Centered around the theme ‘Powering The Digital Economy’, the second annual edition of Cisco India Summit 2014 was held in Bangalore recently.The event highlighted Cisco’s initiative for playing a bigger role in the developmental programmes like the ‘Digital India’ and ‘Make in India’.“India is moving briskly in the direction of being a digital economy,” said Dinesh Malkani, President - Sales, Cisco India & SAARC, during his inaugural address at the summit.

03 Feb 2015
The Financial Express: India to Have 651 mn Smartphones, 18.7 mn Tablets by 2019
India, the second largest smartphone market globally, is expected to witness a mani-fold growth in the number of smartphones to over 650 million in the next four years, a study by networking solutions giant Cisco said today.The country also considered one of the world's fastest growing Internet market, is expected to see the number of tablets hit more than 18 million by 2019, according to the US-based firm's Visual Networking Index (VNI) global mobile data traffic forecast for 2014 to 2019.

01 Feb 2015
Voice&Data: Companies Eye the Smart City Pie

IT companies IBM and Cisco estimate the global smart city business to be worth $3 trillion and believe that close to $6 billion of it, is possible from India in the next five years.Cisco has created an integrated platform that incorporates top technology, applications and business models to improve the way communities and cities are designed, built and run - from lighting to waste management, from parking and traffic services to safety and security.According to Purushottamm Kaushik, Managing Director, Sales, Growth Verticals, Cisco India and SAARC, "The city of the future will be built on technologies like collaboration, video and data.Technology will be embedded into the city to deliver improved urban services like ublic safety and security, healthcare, intelligent buildings and green energy.With Telepresence in every home, the shift that a browser brought to the world of commerce through online business will be brought to the service industry through on demand services.The entire city will run on network information and offer citizen services."

24 Aug 2015
Moneycontrol: Digital Disruption in Banking
Around the world, banks are facing competition both within the financial services sector as well as from non-traditional banking institutions to deliver innovative digital services and provide the convenience and personalization that customers expect. In order to survive, banks must adopt new business models driven by technology or run the risk of losing customers and revenue. Banking customers express similar frustrations as well: they believe the value received from their banks is dependent on the pace at which banks adopt technology. According to a Cisco survey of 7,200 banking customers in 12 countries, technology enabled market disruptors like the Internet of Everything (IoE) and service enabled by IoE can help banks keep pace with customer demand by adopting solutions that offer expert advice, value-added services and convenience, whenever and wherever customers need them and do so securely.

21 Aug 2015
Business Standard: Haryana Govt and Cisco Sign MOU on Smart City Concept
The Haryana government’s secretariat of information technology and US-based CISCO Systems International BV have agreed to collaborate in “furthering the smart city concept” in Haryana. The two entities signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in the presence of Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar and industries minister Capt Abhimanyu in San Francisco on Thursday, an official spokesperson here said. Under the MoU, CISCO will share its expertise and experience in the development of smart cities the world over, particularly its “safe plus smart plus connected” community programmes, and “Internet of Everything” with focus on improving the quality of life through the use of technology.

20 Aug 2015
Banking Frontiers: Securing Banking Transactions
Arindam Mukherjee head - Banking & Financial Services Sales, Cisco India & SAARC - Today’s retail banking customers are technology savvy, using social and mobile platforms excessively to exchange information both personal as well as professional, and demand an ‘always connect’ mode across their device of choice. Not only are the customers increasingly tech savvy, but the workforce within the banking sector too is so. The next generation bank employees expect their workplace to be mobile. Whether enabling work to be done on a ‘bring your own device’ (BYOD) smartphone or tablet, accessing their virtualized desktop across various endpoints, or empowering a subject matter expert to service banking customers wherever they may be physically located, employees demand workplace flexibility.

20 Aug 2015
ET CIO: Making the Most of Internet of Things
Rajesh Shetty, Director, Enterprise Networking Sales, Cisco (India & SAARC) - Small and medium-sized businesses in India today have unprecedented access to new technologies, new markets, suppliers, and customers and are constantly looking at shaping industry conditions. Increased competition and expansion have driven them to reach out for IT and the Internet as a basic infrastructural requirement for optimizing efficient operations and businesses. In this context, SMBs are looking at The Internet of Things (IoT) to enable new business models which will help them improve business efficiencies and increase profit margins.

19 Aug 2015
CXO Today: Simplifying Device Deployments in Diverse Topologies
Amit Dutta, Product Manager, Cisco Systems - The complexity involved with today’s network deployments is manifold. SDN controllers are invented and deployed to abstract some of the complexity away from the network administrator, but Day 0 simplification is still considered an Opex burden due to the fact that deployment of devices is not automated or they cannot be deployed across divergent topologies. The networking industry itself is going through a paradigm shift, and it’s logical that the way we deploy and operate our devices will change as well. Complexity is good for tuning the network, but not for repetitive large scale tasks which can and should be automated. If Indian operators have such a solution then the proliferation of devices will increase allowing for larger and larger of the geography to be connected, as they would be free of the burden at Day 0, and presumably Day N.

19 Aug 2015
ET Telecom: Cisco Bets Big on Telcos’ Network Transformation Drive in India
Networking major Cisco expects its service provider business to grow exponentially in the coming years, as the country's telecom service providers transform their networks from legacy Time-division multiplexing (TDM)-based networks to complete Internet-protocol (IP) based networks. Sanjay Kaul Managing Director, Service Provider Business, India & SAARC, Cisco, told that the company is currently working with almost all the telecom operators to help them transform the network in to IP network. "In 3G and 4G, the backend you need is all IP. As 3G and 4G grow, our business grows exponentially," he said.

14 Aug 2015
The Economic Times: Catalyzing Connectedness
At The Economic Times - Cisco round table discussion, Nallinikanth Gollagunta, Managing Director, Commercial Sales, Cisco India & SAARC said, “The biggest thing you can get out of smart campuses is, to start with, 30% capex savings is a given. At any point in time, in a campus, you don't have more than 70% of your employees at all. That changes dramatically as you go into sales. We only build campuses today for 70% of the capacity we need. The second piece is what do we do on productivity. Almost the entire workforce we have on campus here are mobile, which means they don't have a dedicated cubicle. You get a cubicle assigned every day in the morning you come in. But you also want to mindfully mix the groups to­gether. And you want to do it in such a way that it adds to both the things. The challenge we have, which is an interesting one, is as you get mobile workforce in place, HR issues start becoming big because social connectivity has a problem.”

13 Aug 2015
The Financial Express: Strong U.S. Sales Help Cisco Beat Estimates
Network equipment maker Cisco Systems Inc reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit as strong demand for its products in the United States more than offset weakness elsewhere. Shares of Cisco, considered a bellwether for the performance of the broader network gear industry, rose nearly 4 percent in extended trading on Wednesday.

13 Aug 2015
Channel World: Cisco Warns Customers About Attacks Installing Rogue Firmware on Networking Gear
Installing rogue firmware on embedded devices has long been a concern for security researchers, and it seems that such attacks have started to gain ground with hackers. In an advisory Tuesday, Cisco Systems warned customers that it is aware of a limited number of cases where attackers have replaced the boot firmware on devices running its IOS operating system. IOS runs on most Cisco routers and switches and provides a complex set of networking tools and features. Attackers used valid administrative credentials in order to replace the ROMMON image on IOS devices, Cisco said.

09 Aug 2015
Deccan Herald: Cisco MD Pushes Re-Use of Car Parking Spaces
Cisco Consulting Services India Managing Director Aamer Azeemi said that technology alone cannot solve any challenges, whether it is in transportation sector or in smart cities. Addressing a panel discussion on ‘Innovation in Infrastructure for Transportation’ organised by CII here on Friday, Azeemi said, “Technology is an enabler and has to work along with smart planning, infrastructure, and smart governance.”

08 Aug 2015
e-Gov: Converting Necessity into Opportunity
A key participant in central government’s ambitious Smart City project, Cisco is helping implement solutions in the Indian context. Purushottam Kaushik, Managing Director, Cisco Systems India, highlights the role Cisco can play in both making and running of Smart Cities.

06 Aug 2015
The Telegraph: Cisco Keen on Smart Cities in Bengal
Cisco India may invest in smart cities in Bengal, besides projects in healthcare and education. "The interactions were extremely fruitful. We discussed their (Cisco's) possible participation in a range of projects - from smart cities to healthcare and education in rural areas. They know what they want to do in our state. I am very positive about the outcome of our discussions today," Bengal's information and technology minister Amit Mitra said after a meeting with Dinesh Malkani, president of Cisco India and SAARC, on the sidelines of an ICT East event.

05 Aug 2015
The Economic Times: Digital India Vision Hosts an Evening with a Mission - The NDTV Cisco Digitizing India Awards 2015 Gave Innovation a Fillip and Set the Ball Rolling for Digital Inclusion
Dinesh Malkani, President, Cisco India and SAARC, outlined the raison d'etre for such an event. "We wanted to recognise and celebrate the companies out there that are using technology to transform the way they interact with consumers. We wanted to see how universities and colleges are delivering high-quality education in a very different manner. We wanted to see if there were cities that are actually becoming smarter in the country," he elaborated.

05 Aug 2015
The Economic Times: 'Encourage, Fuel the Startup Ecosystem'
Dinesh Malkani, President, Cisco India & SAARC - We live in a very exciting time. I can say with all the statistics I've seen about the penetration of internet, about the number of mobile phones, about the applications that are being used and about things that we see in businesses every day, India is going to be one of the largest digitized nations in the world. It is going to be one of the most dramatic revolutions that we have seen.

03 Aug 2015
The Hindu Business Line: Mobile Banking Potential Largely Untapped, Says Cisco Executive
Banking will soon be very different from what it is today. Disruptive technologies that include Internet, video, social media and mobile, are all becoming potent enablers of enhanced customer experience and new product expectations. Bankers understand this and are increasingly investing in technologies, notes Arindam Mukherjee, Head (Banking and Financial Services), Cisco India and SAARC.

02 Aug 2015
Business Standard: PPP is the best Model in India's Digital Transformation: Dinesh Malkani
With the government pushing many of its ambitious projects such as Smart Cities, Digital India or Skill India, networking giant Cisco is warming up to play a bigger role in the country. In June, the company’s outgoing CEO John Chambers and incumbent (that time CEO-designate) Chuck Robbins flew to the country and announced a series of initiatives, reiterating the California-based company’s commitment to be part of those initiatives. Cisco’s president for India and SAARC, Dinesh Malkani talks about why the company is so optimistic about India.

01 Aug 2015
Broadcast&CableSat: Cloud, Client, and Network to Define the Next-Gen Video Experience

Aunindo Ghosh, Senior Product Manager, Cisco India talks about numerous trends that have been observed in the current video space which can be classified into three areas - cloud, network and clients.

31 Jul 2015
Voice&Data: Cut Down on TDD to Keep Cyber Attacks at Bay: Cisco Report
The digital economy and the Internet of Everything (IoE) are creating new attack vectors and as a result, organizations need to reduce time to detection (TTD) to ward off such attacks, a Cisco Midyear Security report says.

31 Jul 2015
DQ Top 20: Cisco Systems India
Cisco has been ranked No. 14 in the DQ top 20 annual rating. Cisco is discovering ways to expand and increase adoption of its solutions in India. It continues to invest in the wake of business opportunities generated by government initiatives. Despite facing stiff FY15. Its turnover for the fiscal stood competition from its at Rs.9,740 crore as against Rs.8,902 Chinese counter - crore in FY14. The company has a parts, Cisco Systems strong focus on India and is looking India managed to at ways to increase its presence in clock a 9% growth in the country. The company has also announced new local strategic initiatives, including the move to enable manufacturing in India to support the Digital India vision. It has announced plans for direct and indirect investment of& up to $20 mn over the next five years into the Cisco Networking Academy, with additional $40 mn for the next phase of expansion in India.

29 Jul 2015
The Economic Times: India Sees a Spike in Spam Mails
India witnessed a spike in spam mails among Japan, China and Asia Pacific countries in six months ended this May, said a new report by Cisco Systems Inc. on Wednesday.
The country saw an 85% increase in spam mails between December 2014 and May 2015, as compared with China, where it went down by 32% and Vietnam, which saw 24% decrease, according to data collated by the company. South Korea, too, saw a decline in spam volumes. In absolute numbers, the number of spam mails in India grew to 5.4 billion mails per day in the six-month period from 2.92 billion spam mails a day.

23 Jul 2015
Infotech lead: Letter from Chuck Robbins Before Taking Over as Cisco CEO
Cisco CEO-designate Chuck Robbins, who will be taking up the new position next week, has sent a sent a letter to the company employees. The past 90 days of my transition period have been as intense and inspiring as I expected, and I am even more excited about our next chapter. I have spent most of the last few months listening to our employees, customers, partners and shareholders around the world. It is clear to me that we have the right vision, strategy and assets to lead our customers and the market for the next decade. I also see where we can and will prioritize and accelerate areas that are critical to our future success, make changes where needed, drive greater simplification and clarity in our business, continue our focus on operational discipline, and invest in our exceptional culture.

22 Jul 2015
Bloomberg TV: Next Gen of India Inc.
Neeraj Arora, MD, Global Service provider is considered to be one of the top 40 leaders under 40 who’s claim to fame has been with the incubation of disruptive digital consulting business in Cisco APJC. In Bloomberg’s special segment on “Rising Stars”, he talks about the initiatives that Cisco has taken in the cloud space and the opportunities that lay ahead in this market.

20 Jul 2015
Business Standard: The Mobile Network
Global mobile data traffic will increase nearly tenfold between 2014 and 2019 on shift to smart devices, finds a Cisco report. While a majority of mobile traffic growth will come from videos, traffic from wearable’s will account for 1.4% of smartphone traffic by 2019.

20 Jul 2015
CXO Today: Cisco Leads India's Ethernet Switch & Router Market with 67.7% Share
2014 was one of the best years for the Indian networking market (LAN and WLAN included) with over 20 percent growth year on year, according to IDC. The market research firm expects a similar pattern in CY 2015 as well on the back of government initiatives and organisations willing to invest in future technologies. Cisco retained its dominance in the switch and router market. Revenue from the telcos and refresh business from well-established traditional clientele remained the key for vendor's growth. Apart from traditional verticals, education vertical provided a sustained demand to the market during Q1 that is further expected to grow with the start of new sessions.

13 Jul 2015
Dataquest: Adoption of IoE Services Will Result in 11% Increase in Bottom-Line Improvement for Banks: Arindam Mukherjee, Cisco
Networking giant, Cisco, is betting big on its Internet of Everything strategy, and believes that adoption of Internet-of-Everything (IoE) enabled services can transform the Indian banking space. Arindam Mukherjee, BFSI Head, Cisco India and SAARC gives his perspective on the potential and opportunity for Cisco in the emerging Internet of Everything space.

12 Jul 2015
ET CIO: How Internet of Everything is Powering Disruption in the Banking Sector
Arindam Mukherjee, Head - Banking & Financial Services Sales, Cisco India & SAARC - While the need to adopt IoT to survive and grow is a foregone conclusion, it will be the pace at which it happens combined with the creative and innovative way it is done that will determine the future of the industry. Banking and financial services have historically been very conventional sectors steeped in traditional practices. However, the industry is experiencing a tectonic shift, it is getting increasingly competitive due to introduction of new players, and complex due to the changes in consumer demographics and behaviour leading to a change in the way services are consumed and, introduction of new services and applications that will require the players to be more responsive.

10 Jul 2015
CNBC TV18: Execution, Speed of Network Rollout Key for Digital India
Robert Pepper, VP, Global Tech Policy, Cisco expresses his optimism post the Digital India week which was organized by the government. He hopes to see great progress in the next twelve months since the agenda for execution has been put in place.

10 Jul 2015
The Economic Times – Corporate Dossier: Making Smart Tech Work for India
V C Gopalratnam, IT and CIO -APJ&C, Chief of Strategy, Planning & Operations, Cisco India - The Internet of Things will have an impact on governance and business. The industry is experiencing a tectonic shift and getting increasingly competitive and complex. All of this is a result of the changes in consumer demographics and behaviour, leading to a change in the way services are consumed. Meanwhile concepts like the Internet of Everything (IoE) which Cisco defines as the convergence of people, process, data and things, are bringing about unprecedented disruption.

10 Jul 2015
The Economic Times - Corporate Dossier: The Task at Hand: Securing the Network
Many IT companies are developing security-aware hardware and software as the foundation of IoT, which makes security at the core of the hardware rather than an overlay. From then onwards, every part of the network is built for security. Networking companies like Cisco hopes to detect breaches in the network while they happen and take action almost instantly. “Malware introduces changes in the network when it begins to execute,” says Pravin Srinivasan, lead of security sales, Cisco India and SAARC.

10 Jul 2015
ET Telecom: M2M: A New Source of Revenue for Service Providers
Sanjay Kaul, Managing Director, Service Provider Sales, India & SAARC, Cisco - As the Internet of Things becomes a reality and more things start getting connected, organizations around the world will (in fact some are) use machine-to-machine (M2M) to improve efficiency, enable new business models, and enhance productivity and profitability. M2M technologies that encompass devices, networks, platforms and applications will allow networked machines to exchange information and take intelligent action.

08 Jul 2015
ET CIO: Cisco is on an Acquisition Roll and It Just Bought One of Its Vendors for $139 Million
Cisco announced on Tuesday that it was acquiring Carlsbad, California-based MaintenanceNet for $139 million. That sum includes cash for the company and "retention based incentives," for executives, Debbie Dunnam, Cisco senior VP of Global Customer Success said in a blog post. Cisco had been a customer of MaintenanceNet since 2009, Dunnam says. MaintenanceNet makes software that lets manufacturers easily keep track of their warranty customers and service agreements.

06 Jul 2015
The Financial Express: India is One of the Best Testbeds for Any Emerging Market: Dinesh Malkani
The government’s thrust on creation of smart cities across the country with manifold benefits for the citizens has thrown open the door for large scale adoption of technology to create the digital infrastructure which will deliver all kinds of public services. India has one of the largest and fastest growing urban population in the world with close to 590 million to be residing in urban areas by 2030. Cisco, the global technology giant which has a core focus on developing smart cities globally with projects also in India is geared up meet the requirements of a larger scale, said Dinesh Malkani, President, Cisco India and SAARC.

05 Jul 2015
The Financial Express: India is One of the Best Testbeds for Any Emerging Market: Dinesh Malkani
The government’s thrust on creation of smart cities across the country with manifold benefits for the citizens has thrown open the door for large scale adoption of technology to create the digital infrastructure which will deliver all kinds of public services. India has one of the largest and fastest growing urban population in the world with close to 590 million to be residing in urban areas by 2030. Cisco, the global technology giant which has a core focus on developing smart cities globally with projects also in India is geared up meet the requirements of a larger scale, said
Dinesh Malkani, President, Cisco India and SAARC.

03 Jul 2015
Governance Now: Cisco to Transform Orange City Nagpur into Smart City
The orange city of India will be a smart city soon. Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Cisco in San-Fransisco to make his home town a smart city. The project will look at ways to improve the quality of life in Nagpur using modern-day technology and meet the target of making it a safe and smart city. Cisco is a leader in the field of networking instruments and provides security solutions using CCTV, Internet intelligent transport system, and others.

03 Jul 2015
Communications Today: Cisco to Acquire OpenDNS for USD 635 Million
Cisco is making its biggest acquisition in 2015 by picking up privately-held OpenDNS for $635 million. The deal is set to close in the first quarter of Cisco's fiscal 2016, with OpenDNS staff to become part of the Cisco Security Business Group organization run by David Goeckeler, senior vice president and general manager.

01 Jul 2015
Bloomberg TV: Govt's Digital India Dream
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the ambitious 'Digital India' programme today. Digital India aims to transform the country into a digitally empowered knowledge economy. Nalinikanth Gollagunta talks about the business opportunities this mission holds for the India industry. Cisco’s global experience and its portfolio of products for Digital India is also highlighted upon during the interview. He also shares key factors for success of this vision.

26 Jun 2015
The Economic Times: Outgoing Cisco CEO John Chambers on successor Chuck Robbins: We finish each other's thoughts
Chambers has read the tea leaves better than most business heavyweights as he transitioned the company from $700 million to where it stands today.From being a router company, Cisco is today at the cusp of disruptions impacting lives in the digital domain through big-ticket collaborations with governments and institutions.In a heart-to-heart chat with Corporate Dossier, Chambers and Robbins outline their leadership styles, similarities and differences, past, present and future of staying relevant, and of course, what it takes to be on top of your game for two decades.

26 Jun 2015
The Times of India: Internet of Everything - Powering Disruption in the Banking Sector
Arindam Mukherjee, Head - Banking & Financial Services Sales, Cisco India & SAARC - A recent Cisco study revealed that using Internet of Everything, banks and financial service providers in India could see their bottom-lines increase by up to 11%.Besides these, there are some socio-economic factors in India that will drive growth in the sector, a news release by Cisco said.For instance the 'Digital India' campaign, which envisions a pivotal role for technology and internet to transform the lives of citizens.To make this happen, the government is committed to connecting all the 250,000 gram panchayats in India with broadband internet, and while that will happen by 2016, Indians have become one of the largest sets of mobile users in the world with smartphones growing at a breakneck speed.

26 Jun 2015
ET CIO: India an Example for World in Digitization: John Chambers
Chambers took a big bet on India when in 2007 he sent his chief globalization of­ficer Wim Elfrink to Bengaluru to establish the Globalization.“Our India site has helped develop disruptive business solutions, and it has created new go-to market channels and technologies for emerging markets", John Chambers, Executive Chairman, Cisco Systems.

25 Jun 2015
EFY Times: Cisco Advances Intercloud Initiative With New Application Partners And Hybrid Cloud Innovation 
Cisco today announced it is partnering with 35 independent software vendors (ISVs) to accelerate the creation of innovative cloud services for the Intercloud—the globally connected network of clouds Cisco is building with its partners.This first wave of hand-picked ISVs will offer cloud services to help customers capture the multitude of opportunities created by the Internet of Everything (IoE).

25 Jun 2015
NDTV: Cisco on Role in Building Smart Cities
With an airtime of over 12 minutes in the country’s leading news channel, NDTV Purushottam Kaushik, Managing Director, Sales, Growth Vertical, Cisco India & SAARC largely covers the importance of technology in building smart cities and how Cisco is playing a huge role in this sector.

24 Jun 2015
Times of India: 'Digital India is an Example for World’
Chambers took a big bet on India when in 2007 he sent his chief globalization of­ficer Wim Elfrink to Bengaluru to establish the Globalization.“Our India site has helped develop disruptive business solutions, and it has created new go-to market channels and technologies for emerging markets", John Chambers, Executive Chairman, Cisco Systems.

24 Jun 2015
Voice & Data: Cisco Signs Radware as an OEM for DDoS Mitigation
Radware has announced that it has been assigned by Cisco Systems, to provide its distributed denial of service (DDoS) mitigation technology for the new Cisco Firepower 9300 appliance designed for service providers.Cisco Systems selected Radware's DDoS mitigation technology as it correctly identifies and reduces cyber threats, especially those targeting application availability and it does so in the shortest amount of time.Radware's DDoS mitigation technology is a real-time, behavioral based, mitigation solution that helps protect against security threats targeted at the availability of the protected service, without blocking legitimate user traffic.

24 Jun 2015
Dataquest: Cisco Announces IoT Challenge; Offers Up to $2,50,000 in Prizes
Cisco has announced the ‘Cisco Grand Innovation Challenge’ calling upon entrepreneurs and innovators to develop solutions that can use the Internet of Things (IoT) to transform different industries.Announcing the contest, Cisco said, “With less than 1% of things in the physical world connected to the Internet, there is an incredible opportunity to connect the unconnected, creating vast opportunities to transform businesses and industries by re-inventing business processes, operational efficiencies and customer service innovations.The Cisco Innovation Grand Challenge will recognize startups, entrepreneurs and developers around the world with the most breakthrough digital technologies, products or business models across a variety of categories.”

22 Jun 2015
CIO Review: Opportunities for India in the Digital Economy
VC Gopalratnam, President, IT and CIO - APJ&C, Chief of Strategy, Planning & Operations, Cisco India - Headquartered in California, Cisco hardware, software and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible-providing easy access to information.The digital economy is the new productivity platform that some experts regard as the third industrial revolution.Digital revolution, also known as ‘The Internet Economy’ or Internet of Everything (IoE), is expected to generate new market growth opportunities, jobs and become the biggest business opportunity of mankind in the next 30 to 40 years.Nearly 40 percent of the global value at stake will have new winners and vendors in the next decade.This major opportunity of the digital economy has the power to change the lives of millions of people of India.It could be an important vehicle for change and it could provide the opportunity for India to dramatically expand its role and influence in the global economy and become a powerhouse of digital innovation.

22 Jun 2015
The Financial Express: Public Private Partnership for a Digital India
An authored article by Puneet Gupta, MD, Enterprise & Public Sector Sales, Cisco India &SAARC which talks about the importance of Public Private Partnerships to help realize the ‘Digital India’ vision.

19 Jun 2015
Times of India: Cisco to Help Speed Up Modi’s ‘Make in India’
Cisco, the global technology company that has been among the most aggressive in investing in India and using Indian engineering talent for global R&D and projects, on Thursday announced a slew of new commitments to the country.These included a major initiative to help accelerate the government's 'Make in India' programme and $60 million (Rs 378 crore) in fresh investments for some existing projects.The announcements were made by John Chambers, the company's executive chairman and outgoing CEO, and Chuck Robbins, the incoming CEO, soon after a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

19 Jun 2015
Hindustan Times: 'Everything Will Be Digital in This ERA'
Every company, country, can home and wearable is going to be digital soon, and the Internet of Things will enable this digitisation, Cisco chairman and CEO John Chambers told HT in an emailed interview.

18 Jun 2015
Hindustan Times: Investments in Technology Crucial for Digital India Dream
A byline authored by John Chambers, Chairman and CEO, Cisco which talks about the importance of investing in the right technology.In this article, John shares his views about how the investment in technology can help India completely transform how its citizens, businesses and the government interact, potentially adding $550 billion to $1 trillion in economic value for the country.

18 Jun 2015
The Hindu: 'Make in India': Cisco to Invest $2 Billion this Year
US technology giant Cisco on Thursday said that it is committed towards manufacturing in India and will invest $2 billion in the country this year.The company, which pumps in $1.7 billion every year, will invest additional $60 million in India on training and facility expansion."We are investing big in India.We are committing manufacturing in India.We need to skill people here for the jobs.We plan to directly and indirectly invest up to $20 million to train additional 1,20,000 students by 2020," CiscoSystems chairman and CEO John T Chambers said here.

16 Jun 2015
ET Telecom: Mobile Internet: The Business Case for Service Providers
A byline authored by Sanjay Kaul, Managing Director, Service Provider Sales, India & SAARC, Cisco which talks about the need for operators to transform their network architectures and evolve their legacy networks which is basically voice networks into data networks.

16 Jun 2015
Computer World: Cisco Releases VNI for 2014-2019
Networking giant, Cisco, has released its Visual Networking Index (VNI) for 2014.The figures cover a wide range of areas such as: IP traffic, Internet traffic, Fixed versus Wi-Fi versus mobile growth, devices, speed evolution, average traffic per user and household traffic.This is the tenth year that the vendor has produced this dataset and Cisco has a pretty good track record with its VNI, with predictions usually falling within ten per cent of actual figures.In the 2009-2014 VNI, predictions were for 34.2 per cent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) globally and actual figures came in at 35.6 per cent.

13 Jun 2015
IT News Online: Cisco Advances Intercloud Initiative with New Application Partners, Hybrid Cloud Innovation
Cisco announced it is partnering with 35 independent software vendors (ISVs) to accelerate the creation of innovative cloud services for the Intercloud, the globally connected network of clouds Cisco is building with its partners.This first wave of hand-picked ISVs will offer cloud services to help customers capture the multitude of opportunities created by the Internet of Everything (IoE).

12 Jun 2015
Express Computer: Cisco's Chambers Bets on India
Global IT giant Cisco is looking to grab a big role in India’s digital march, with thrust on smart cities and digitisation of government offices.A team of the company’s top management, led by its chairman and CEO John Chambers, is visiting India this week and is likely to announce a major partnership with the country.Cisco officials are tight-lipped about details of the visit, but industry sources told HT, “Manufacturing base is on top of the agenda and tie-ups with educational institutions to help them ride on internet will be next.” Cisco has about 11,000 employees in India and is likely to add another 1,000.

11 Jun 2015
Computer World: Cisco Aims to Cash in on Innovative Startups by Growing its Corporate Venture Fund
Cisco Investments, the venture capital unit within Cisco, is looking to boost the amount of money it pours into technology startups worldwide.Through the fund, Cisco currently invests between $200 million (£130 million) and $250 million (£162 million) annually in companies focusing on areas like networking, storage and the internet of things.But Janey Hoe, senior director at Cisco Investments, told Techworld today that the amount of money it spends on startups is likely to increase in coming years.

11 Jun 2015
The Economic Times: Big Data for Masses is Near
India's internet traffic and broadband speeds will jump in the coming years, potentially multiplying technology-backed gains for the country's millions in terms of public and private delivery of goods and services, according to Cisco's annual VNI report

10 Jun 2015
CIO: Cisco Has an SDN for You
Cisco is out to prove it has an SDN for everyone.At its Cisco Live conference, the company unveiled offerings to drive programmability across its product line to address the requirements of enterprises, service providers and mega-scale data centers.The additions are to Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) EVPN and NX-OS programmable network options.ACI is targeted at the mass market commercial, enterprise and public sector customers while BGP EVPN is aimed at service providers and programmable NX-OS at mega-scale data centers.

09 Jun 2015
Business Insider: Retiring Cisco CEO Delivers Dire Prediction: 40% of Companies will be Dead in 10 Years
Cisco's giant customer conference, Cisco Live, began on Monday in San Diego and was the last time that 20-year outgoing CEO John Chambers would impart his vision in a keynote speech.He says more than one-third of businesses today will not survive the next 10 years.The only ones that will survive will turn their companies into digital, techie versions of themselves, and many of will fail trying."40% of businesses in this room, unfortunately, will not exist in a meaningful way in 10 years," he told the 25,000 attendees, adding that 70% of companies will "attempt" to go digital, but only 30% of those that try it "will be successful."

09 Jun 2015
Infotech Lead: Cisco and HP Grab 13% Share Each in Cloud Infrastructure Market
Cisco and HP have 13 percent share each in the cloud infrastructure equipment market, said Synergy Research Group.HP’s growth over the last four quarters has slightly outpaced Cisco’s, allowing it to close the gap on its prime competitor.The other key vendors – based on their share in the cloud infrastructure equipment market in Q1 2015 — are Microsoft, Dell, IBM, EMC, VMware and Lenovo.

09 Jun 2015
Infotech Lead: Cisco Signs cBR-8 Cable Access Deal with Quickline
Cisco today announced its cBR-8 converged cable access platform (CCAP) deal with Quickline AG.The deployment of Evolved CCAP platform across its network footprint, including 21 independent cable operators in Switzerland, allows Quickline to utilize the multi-Gigabit DOCSIS 3.0 and 3.1 technologies and converged video capabilities to build the foundation for an evolution of its cable access architecture.

09 Jun 2015
Voice & Data: BT to Add Cisco Firepower Data and Systems Protection
BT will add Cisco FirePOWER Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention System (NGIPS) to the BT Assure portfolio of managed security services.This is aimed at strengthening data and systems protection to BT customers.Cisco FirePOWER NGIPS offers visibility into all of their network layers and contextual awareness of users, infrastructure and applications and protects the network against known and unknown threats before, during and after an attack.

05 Jun 2015
The Economic Times: Glimpsing the IoT future: Plants That Water Themselves and Post-It switches!
It was around a year back, when Chandrashekhar Raman, who used to handle Internet of Things go-to-market strategy for Cisco, started noticing a lot of curiosity and backyard innovation happening around IoT.He regularly came across techies in Cisco playing around stuff like Raspberry Pi and coming up with some interesting applications.All they need is an idea and Cisco will handle the support and investment.The IoT Lab, called ThingQbator, was inaugurated less than two months ago and already has some interesting projects rolling out.The lab, situated in the Cisco campus in Bengaluru, has about 30 employees in its beta program and already boasts of six minimum viable prototypes, some very interesting ones.

04 Jun 2015
Communications Today: Internet Traffic Set to Hit 2 Zettabytes by 2019 
Every year for the last ten years, Cisco has produced an annual Visual Networking Index (VNI) report that aims to forecast Internet traffic.As has been the case for the last decade, the new 2014 forecast once again is showing continued growth as the relentless demand for Internet bandwidth is set to grow unabated.The new forecast, which covers the period of 2014 to 2019, now expects IP traffic to hit a new high of 2 zettabytes in 2019.Looking at the traffic from a monthly perspective, in 2014 Cisco pegs monthly IP traffic at 59.9 exabytes, while in 2019 the number will reach 168 exabytes per month.

04 Jun 2015
Infotech Lead: Cisco Gains in Ethernet Switch Market, HP and Juniper Slip
Cisco gained in the Ethernet switch market in Q1 2015, while HP and Juniper experienced dips in share.Ethernet switch market share of Cisco rose to 62.4 percent in Q1 2015 from 60 percent in Q1 2014, said IDC.Cisco saw a strong growth in L2/L3 Ethernet switching that led to 5.5 percent growth.Cisco share in the 10GbE market fell to 61.1 percent from 61.8 percent.Cisco’s service provider and enterprise router revenue increased 10.3 percent.

02 Jun 2015
ET Telecom: Video Everywhere and the Challenges for Service Providers
Video services have never been more popular or more valuable.According to ABI Research, global revenues for pay TV have grown from approximately $150 billion to $250 billion in the past five years alone.But in this dynamic environment, service providers face new challenges.To meet these challenges service providers need to focus and adapt and evolve business models e.g.fully managed and hosted or as a combination.This lets service provider to focus on growing their business with options for leaving the infrastructure and management to specialists.A consumption-based model allows for the progressive migration of services starting from a lower cost base.

01 Jun 2015
Manufacturing Today: Connected Shopfloors
At manufacturing today think turf series in Pune, plant managers discussed various ways to go smart."What is the sort of innovation you are in search of that would drive your profit margins and production?" asked Tirthankar Mitra, director, Operations Sales, Cisco Systems at the Manufacturing Today Think Turf Series titled, 'making the shop-floor smart for manufacturers'.Presented by Cisco with BDB as the knowledge partners the event discussed issues that are at the heart of day-to-day shop-floor operations.Talking to a panel of 15 members from top manufacturing companies, Mitra presented the various opportunities a connected factory could present.

01 Jun 2015
Tele.net: "Cisco is Optimistic About Make in India"
Sanjay Kaul, Managing Director, Service Provider Business, Cisco India and SAARC - Even as the country progresses on the data growth trajectory, it continues to face several challenges in terms of building networks and architecture.The industry requires a fibre-based high bandwidth backhaul network to support data growth and enable data transmission at faster speeds.Cisco is emerging as a key stakeholder in this area, with several projects in India in its portfolio, including the upcoming Smart Cities project.He discusses the emerging opportunities and technologies in the Indian telecom industry, as well as the key issues faced by operators and the steps needed to overcome them.

31 May 2015
EFY Times: Cisco Introduces New Cloud And IoT Certifications to Address Key IoE Skills
To help enterprise professionals develop the key skills needed as a result of the Internet of Everything, today, Ciscoannounced new IoT and Cloud-focused career certifications.Available globally, the new Cisco® Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certifications expand Learning@Cisco’s industry leading portfolio, helping customers develop the critical skill sets needed for these technologies.

29 May 2015
ET Telecom: Axing the Bell Curve: How Microsoft, Cisco Bid Goodbye to Hated Appraisal Tool
Seema Nair Director HR, Cisco India & SAARC - Another large organisation to recently axe the bell curve is Cisco, which announced the decision in November 2014.Since then, Seema Nair, Director of HR, has been busy training the 900 managers who appraise Cisco India's 10,000 employees on the nuances of the new system, which are in many ways similar to Microsoft's."Abandoning the bell curve is a bold move and it sent shock waves through the organisation," she says."The senior leaders intuitively get it and they're the early adopters.But there will be some resistance down the ranks, as there is with any major change."

29 May 2015
CXO Today: India's Mobile Data Traffic Will Explode by 2019, Shows Cisco
The Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Forecast says annual Internet Protocol (IP) traffic will quadruple between 2014 and 2019.The 10th edition of the report, lists increase in consumption of mobile data, proliferation in number of networked devices (from 1.1 billion in 2014 to 1.6 billion in 2019), faster broadband speeds (average fixed broadband speed to increase from 4 Mbps in 2014 to 12 Mbps by 2019) and the increased consumption of video as factors expected to drive traffic growth.Collectively, these variables are expected to help IP traffic in India to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 33 percent - as against a corresponding global CAGR of 23 percent.

26 May 2015
ISMG: Banking's New Channels, Threats
A leading bank in India now believes that 80 percent of its consumer banking happens through its online channels - a dramatic change from just five years ago.Different versions of this story are playing out today throughout the financial services industry, as the appeal of non-traditional channels such as Web and mobile banking capture the imagination of banking institutions and their customers alike.These new business models necessitate a change in the threat focus for Indian banking institutions, says Pravin Srinivasan, head of security sales at Cisco India.

21 May 2015
NCN: Fortinet’s Best of Breed Solutions Combine with Cisco ACI to Deliver SDN Security
Fortinet announced the integration of Fortinet’s FortiGate best-of-breed next-generation firewall platform with the Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) Software Defined Networking, or SDN, fabric.As the industry’s fastest firewall appliance, the FortiGate integration with ACI will provide customers with firewall, advanced intrusion prevention (IPS), threat management and other security features in dynamic environments running Cisco networking fabric, for a variety of cloud and data centre use cases.The result for enterprises and service providers is greater agility of their cloud and data centre networks, while maintaining the highest levels of security, privacy and compliance.

20 May 2015
The Hindu Business Line: Cisco to Work with JDA to Make Jaipur a Smart City
Pink city Jaipur is embarking on the path of digitisation to transform itself into a smart city over the next few years, with the help of technology giant Cisco.As part of the process, Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) is drawing a blueprint that is expected to complete by the end of July and has partnered Cisco for its expertise in the segment.

20 May 2015
Express Computer: Video Analytics to Grow Exponentially in India: Cisco
While there are no industry reports indicating the market value or share, for Video Analytics, the market is assumed to be in the range of $5-20 million currently and is expected to grow more than $100 million in 5 years.Lokesh Lohiya, Business Development Manager - Connected Safety & Security, Cisco Systems, says, “Video Analytics will grow exponentially once the solution matures and stabilizes in accordance with Indian conditions.

15 May 2015
Communications Today: Cisco Q3 Revenues up 5.1 Percent
Cisco reported revenues for its fiscal third quarter to April of USD 12.1 billion, up 5.1 percent from a year earlier.The data centre segment showed the strongest growth, with revenues up 21 percent to USD 801 million.Wireless sales rose by 9 percent to USD 611 million, security was up 14 percent to USD 412 million, and collaboration products increased revenue 7 percent to USD 973 million.Cisco's main products, switches and routers grew revenue by respectively 6 and 4 percent in Q3.

15 May 2015
Broadcast and CableSat: A Bird's Eye View
Sanjay Kaul, Managing Director, Service Provider Business, Cisco India and SAARC - Cisco is a pioneer in developing video and broadband access technologies for some of the most successful cable TV and satellite broadcasters around the world.The company provides pay-TV to more than 40 million homes in India and is also enabling over 3.5 million broadband home passes through its leading cable TV service providers.India’s leading service providers (SPs) Airtel, Tata Sky, DEN, Hathaway, Videocon d2h, Asianet, and Siticable have all chosen to partner with Cisco to deliver enhanced consumer experiences.

14 May 2015
Communications Today: Cisco, Intel collaborate on NFV/SDN
Cisco is joining more than 130 vendors and service providers in the Intel Network Builders ecosystem, several of which demonstrated solutions at the NFV World Congress event in San Jose, Calif.The goal of network builders is to foster alliances between companies helping to advance network functions virtualization/software-defined networking and open standards technology.

14 May 2015
The Hind Business Line: Cisco Posts S2.44-Billion Profit
Cisco Systems Inc's quarterly profit edged past market estimates as demand for new switches, routers, wireless gear and servers made up for sluggish spending by telecom customers and weak sales in emerging markets."We are a cash and profit machine," outgoing Chief Executive John Chambers said in his last post earnings conference call.Revenue from Russia fell 41 percent in the in the third quarter ended April 25, the company said.Revenue from Brazil declined 1Q percent and from China 20 per cent.Total revenue increased 5.1 percent to $12.14 billion, ahead of an expected $12.07 billion.Its ne: profit rose to S2.44 billion, from $2.18 billion, a year ago.

13 May 2015
Computer World: Digging Deeper into the Cisco ASA Firewall REST API
Last year a fully functional virtualized ASA (ASAv) was introduced with the ASA 9.2.1 release.Combined with this virtualized offering and the increase in Sofware Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) the next logical step was for Cisco to develop an API to programmatically manage an ASA firewall.This gives customers a very flexible platform where common elements could be created and repurposed to orchestrate and automate deployments.

07 May 2015
SME Channels: John Chambers - Disrupt or Be Disrupted
Those were the fantastic days in Montreal, Canada.Cisco, the leader in many IT domains, exposed its ambition.With the tagline “Be Bold”, which is basically a call for the partners, to transform their business practices to adapt to the demanding business needs of the customers, John Chambers, CEO, Cisco, climbed up the gigantic stage and went on revealing his vision in a way which only John can do - moving from rows to rows of audience.Making the entire gathering of 2000+ partners spellbound, he released his doses of wisdom in consisted interval of time.First, the company (Cisco) is changing to adapt to the era of IOT, which Cisco terms as IOE or Internet of Everything.Secondly, how digitization is rapidly taking centre stage.

06 May 2015
Communications Today: Cisco Innovations Help Enable Secure Physical and Virtual Workload Portability
Cisco has announced new integrated solutions resulting from its multi-year commitment to work with Microsoft to drive performance improvements and deliver valuable cost savings and productivity enhancements.The new solutions simplify the movement and management of workloads between private and hybrid cloud environments by providing a seamless pathway to Microsoft Azure with Cisco intelligent application networking services.

06 May 2015
CIO: Interview of Everything: Cisco CEO Chambers on White Boxes, SDN, Leadership and the Cloud
John Chambers, CEO, Cisco - No.1 is the way I defined it in terms of the importance to the customers.The No.1 IT company isn't by volume, it's in relation to business customers because those are my customers, not the consumer.Almost every move in the market is either a move to align with where Cisco is going or to align to compete against us or to utilize that technology.So to say we were in the right spot at the right time would be an understatement and our strategy around architectures and how you tie this together to get business outcomes is working.I can't mention the companies, but you're seeing $100 million complete network upgrades.Not just to upgrade the network, but to position for the Internet of Everything, business transformation, security, etc.

05 May 2015
Hindustan Times: Employees Should Run the Show
Seema Nair, Head of Cisco india HR Operations - This company maintains a startup culture where there is a sense of excitement and feeling of ownership among employees.We maintain a database of interested candidates that helps us find the right talent at the right time.Our talent acquisition team is abreast with the latest business strategies and can accordingly gauge the expertise required to meet the current needs.We also use a good mix of traditional and modern hiring methods.Traditional methods include hiring through employee referrals which is a very strong programme for us.We also use social media platforms like Linkedln and job portals to advertise positions.

04 May 2015
The Economic Times: Cisco Names Chuck Robbins as CEO; John Chambers to Become Executive Chairman
John Chambers plans to step down after more than 20 years as the CEO of Cisco Systems Inc.The computer networking company named Chuck Robbins as Chambers' successor.He will take over the post on July 26.Chambers, who has served as CEO since January 1995, will continue to serve as board chairman.Cisco said that he has grown the business from $1.2 billion in annual revenue when he took on the CEO role to $48 billion in revenue in 2014.

03 May 2015
The Times of India: Internet of Everything to Play a Key Role in the Transition to Digital India
Around the world, governments, businesses and citizens are embracing the opportunity of the Internet of Everything (IoE) and Cisco estimates a potential value at stake of $14.4 trillion for private sector businesses over the next decade.In India, the IoE will play a key role in the transition to Digital India and will become the foundation of citizen services including infrastructure, utilities and governance on demand.Cisco is looking at creating value of up to $511 billion in India over the next decade.

01 May 2015
Channel World: Cisco's Chambers: A Retrospective
You don't become one of the most admired and successful CEOs in Silicon Valley and in all of business by doing many things wrong.Sure, there were missteps along the way for Cisco during the 20 year leadership of John Chambers.But they are outnumbered by the successes and overshadowed by the company's sustained growth over those two decades."The growth of the company, from what it was to what it became," will be the highlight of Chambers' career, says Glenn O'Donnell, a Forrester Research analyst."Cisco is one of the great success stories of Silicon Valley.That will be his legacy."

01 May 2015
DQ Channels: TV to be the Next-Gen Internet Carrier
Aunindo Ghosh, Senior Product Manager, Cisco Videoscape Solutions, India & SAARC - Cisco's Videoscape solution unleashes new video-driven experiences that make TV the medium of choice, carried forward across devices.It unifies the power of Cisco Videoscape cloud, network and client hardware and software assets in order to connectmedia companies, service providers and consumers to new experiences - with the flexibility to customize."Overall, I would say that cloud technologies, newer compression standards and HTML5 are paving the way for new pay-TV experiences.Monetization will happen through the innovative new services brought in by the above technologies, like video-on-demand, interactive applications, time-shifted viewing and targeted advertisements, to name but a few".

01 May 2015
The Economic Times - Corporate Dossier: Five Tech Giants that are Rekindling Their Entrepreneurial Zeal
With over $47 billion in revenues and 11,000 employees in India, the word nimble doesn't spring to mind when you think of Cisco.The company's leadership begs to differ.Cisco is focusing on building smaller, high-impact teams.Even on complex products, the company is trying to build nimble teams that are virtually self-sufficient: comprising developers, hardware engineers, software engineers, product managers, go-to market members and a customer representative.Amit Phadnis, President Engineering of Cisco India, believes it is ideal for such teams to scale up very fast, typically mirroring the first phase of a startup's growth trajectory.

01 May 2015
CIO: Cisco Partner Summit 2015: Targeting Security in the Data Center
Cisco has announced that it will be integrating its Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) with its Firepower intrusion prevention systems to help secure datacentre infrastructure.Cisco claims the integrated security solution, which launches in June 2015, will allow companies to secure their networks and datacentres from the infrastructure right through to the application level.Learn how smart CIOs are protecting customers from security breaches.As part of a singular package, Cisco is challenging rivals/partners such as Palo Alto and reducing infrastructure and management costs.

29 Apr 2015
ET Now: See More Consolidation for IT Cos in India: Cisco India
Cisco India MD, Aamer Azeemi, in an exclusive interview to ET Now, said that the pricing pressure will continue to plague the Indian sector and more consolidation is expected for the IT cos in India.

29 Apr 2015
The Hindu Business Line: Cisco Bets on $19-trillion ‘Internet of Everything’ Opportunity
Be bold, was the message running through the Cisco Partner Summit 2015 that was kicked off on Monday in Montreal, as John Chambers, CEO and Chairman of Cisco, highlighted the momentum around Cisco Partner Ecosystem and talked of new opportunities for partners around software and cloud.The summit is seeking to highlight the company’s strategy on partner ecosystems and how to drive the $19-trillion ‘Internet of Everything’ opportunity.The Internet of Everything (IoE) — the networked connection of people, process, data and things — is opening up new opportunities in both public and private sector.Cisco estimates that the public sector will account for $4.9 trillion.

27 Apr 2015
Bloomberg TV: Driving Digital Transformation
Sanjay Kaul, Managing Director, Service Provider Sales, Cisco India & SAARC - The panel discussion focuses on the major transformation that digital space has witnessed over the years and what are the new frontiers that IoT has in store for us ahead.Sanjay Kaul emphasizes on how Cisco is working very closely with the government to make smart city a reality.Cisco is excited to be a part of this project and is already witnessing the whole ecosystem coming together and contributing towards one vision.

27 Apr 2015
EFY Times: Cisco Launches New Advanced Malware Protection Capabilities And Incident Response Services For Customers At GISEC 2015
Cisco unveiled a host of new capabilities and services that give security professionals extensive intelligence and analysis on potential compromises and solutions to protect against, respond to and recover from attacks.Cisco announces the addition of AMP Threat Grid to the Cisco Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) portfolio, which integrates innovation acquired through last year’s acquisition of ThreatGRID.This integration provides the latest malware threat intelligence and dynamic malware analysis capabilities, both on-premise and in the cloud, that strengthens Cisco AMP’s continuous analysis and zero-day detection capabilities.

20 Apr 2015
India Infoline: All You Need to Know About a Smart City
To solve India’s perennial problem of booming urban population, PM Narendra Modi has proposed a solution: Build a smart city and provide affordable housing to all.The plan has already taken off, in the form of India's first smart city, Gujarat International finance Tec-city (GIFT) and is being built on the dusty parts of Sabarmati river in Gujarat.Existing cities like Dholera and Surat in Gujarat, and Visakhapatnam in the south-east, have already started work to transform into smart cities with the help from companies such as Microsoft Corp, IBM Corp and Cisco Systems.

20 Apr 2015
DQ Channels: Call for Digital Transformation of Oil & Gas Industry
As the oil prices have been falling since June 2014 and worldwide oil production is outpacing demand there emerges an immediate need to transform for oil producing companies.In a recent study conducted by Cisco it revealed a $50 bn oil and gas (O&G) firm can increase profit by 11 % if they enhance IoE adoption.It said adopting digital technologies Internet of Everything (IoE) powered can generate $600 bn.In Cisco’s 14 country survey intelligence from data was identified as the key area needed to improve efficiency, and data analytics as the IoE driver for faster, better decision-making.Cisco said industry adoption of IoE could bolster global GDP by up to 0.8 % or $816 bn.Digital transformation will result into $538 mn annual profit increase for a $50 bn O&G company.Cisco estimates that this IoE-driven value will come from improvements in asset utilization, process or supply chain efficiency, employee productivity, Capex savings, and market innovations.

16 Apr 2015
The Economic Times: Lucknow Police Deploying Smart Surveillance System to Make the City Safer
Lucknow has started deploying a smart surveillance system with integrated cameras and drones as part of an initiative to make the Uttar Pradesh capital safer.Mahindra Defence Systems and Cisco Systems are putting the project together under a .′40 crore contract.Cisco already has implemented a similar project in Navi Mumbai.The company is carrying out another five smart surveillance projects.Smart security surveillance is now one of the fastest growing businesses for Cisco in India, said Puneet Gupta, managing director (enterprise and public sector) at its India and Saarc unit.

15 Apr 2015
CNN Money: Identiv and Cisco to Provide Next-Generation Physical Access Solutions for the Internet of Everything
Identiv, Inc.today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Cisco Systems Inc.to provide solutions for the Internet of Everything (IoE).The IoE is the intelligent connection of people, processes, data and things to the Internet, bringing unprecedented economic opportunities to both the private and public sectors.Initially, Identiv will deliver a next-generation, networked physical access control system (PACS) solution that interacts with other IoE elements, such as Cisco virtual supervisor module (VSM) cameras and Cisco voice-over-IP (VoIP) telephony products.

14 Apr 2015
EFY Times: Cisco to Highlight the Importance of Security in the ‘Internet of Everything’ Era at GISEC 2015
Cisco announced that it is participating in the Gulf Information Security Expo & Conference (GISEC 2015), which will be held at Dubai World Trade Centre from April 26-28, 2015.With security becoming an increasingly bigger concern in the era of Internet of Everything (IoE), Cisco will use GISEC as a platform to highlight how physical and cybersecurity solutions need to work intelligently together to protect the networks, devices, applications and data that make up the IoE.

14 Apr 2015
The Telegraph: Global Hybrid Cloud Market 2015-2019 with Amazon, Cisco, IBM, HP, Microsoft, VM Ware, RightScale, Rackspace, Equnix, and Citrix Dominating the $84 Billion Market
Organizations adopt cloud technologies to leverage both cost savings and technical expertise to focus on its core business.The key delivery areas for the hybrid cloud market are Infrastructure as a Service, Software as a Service, and Platform as a Service.Hybrid cloud solutions include consulting, integration, cloud management, cloud security, and networking.Some of the key companies profiled in this report are Amazon Web Services, Cisco Systems, IBM Corp, Hewlett Packet, Microsoft Corporation, VM Ware, RightScale, Rackspace, Equnix, and Citrix Systems.

09 Apr 2015
Communications Today: Cisco Launches New Advanced Malware Protection Capabilities
Cisco unveiled a host of new capabilities and services that give security professionals extensive intelligence and analysis on potential compromises and solutions to protect against, respond to and recover from attacks.Cisco announces the addition of AMP Threat Grid to the Cisco Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) portfolio, which integrates innovation acquired through last year’s acquisition of ThreatGRID.This integration provides the latest malware threat intelligence and dynamic malware analysis capabilities, both on-premise and in the cloud, that strengthen Cisco AMP’s continuous analysis and zero-day detection capabilities.In addition, Cisco is introducing Incident Response Services that equip organizations with teams of information security experts that utilize threat intelligence and best practices for readiness and response from network to endpoint to cloud.

08 Apr 2015
The Economic Times: Cisco, Amex & Treeline invest $ 25 million in Mobikwik
Networking giant Cisco has invested in mobile wallet company MobiKwik as it looks to expand in the area of Internet of Things (IoT), where payments can be made by machines without human intervention.MobiKwik has raised close to $25 million in a Series B round led by Tree Line Asia.The other investors include Cisco Investments, American Express and the existing investor, Sequoia Capital.The funds will be used for investments in technology data analytics, brand building and growing the network of users and merchants, the company said.

07 Apr 2015
EFY Times: Cisco Surges Ahead Of Microsoft in UC Collaboration Market
The on-going battle for supremacy in the UC collaboration market continues to oscillate as revealed by the latest quarterly data from Synergy Research Group, which shows Cisco once again surging ahead of Microsoft as market leader.Furthermore, total revenues from the UC collaboration market reached an all-time high in the fourth quarter of 2014 (4Q14), according to the figures.

06 Apr 2015
Express Computer: Can We Have a Digital Highway?
Government of India has laid out an ambitious target of 600 million broadband subscribers by 2020.However, today we are having only 70-75 million subscribers.Sanjay Kaul, Managing Director, Service Provider Sales, Cisco India & SAARC says, “Broadband market in India is at an inception stage, we are yet to scratch the surface.There is demand for digital content, but we are yet to build the digital highway”.

03 Apr 2015
Communications Today: Cisco to Acquire Embrane for Network Services  
Cisco plans to beef up its SDN [software-defined networking] technology by acquiring Embrane, a startup with an architecture for virtualized network appliances.The acquisition will help Cisco enhance ACI [Application-Centric Infrastructure], its SDN architecture, and offer more choice to customers of the Nexus data center switch portfolio, Cisco said in a blog post.

01 Apr 2015
Communications Today: Ethernet Switch Revenue Reaches New Record
Cisco is the Ethernet switch and router market leader with 65.9 percent share in Q4 2014.The Ethernet switch and router market share of Juniper is 7.7 percent, HP 6.2 percent, Huawei 2.4 percent and D-Link 1.7 percent.Networkingmarket in India - including LAN and WLAN hardware - rose 20 percent in 2014, said IDC.The Indian Ethernet Switch market increased 27.5 percent year-on-year and fell 4.7 percent quarter on quarter to $125 million in Q4 2014.The router market increased 41.1 percent year on year and decreased 9.3 percent quarter on quarter to $69.4 million in Q4 2014.

31 Mar 2015
Business Standard: Powering the Bank of the Future
Arindam Mukherjee is the Vertical Head - Banking & Financial Services, Cisco India and SAARC - The banking sector is likely to be the most leveraged in the coming years, where the data monopoly between datacenter and end points would be dismantled through da-ta-based compute models built around analytics and cloud.It is therefore definitely an exciting I time for the technology industry 1in India.Cisco is forming partnerships with companies developing such apps.Big Data is driving technology expansion while devices are enabling true proliferation.Security is the prime concern as a consumer can come from anywhere using any digital medium.We offer an architecture play that is carefully crafted for the various security needs of an organization.We believe that a fully secured environment should not only prevent an attack, but in case of a breach, should be resilient enough to stop the attack from proliferating further.

27 Mar 2015
CIO: Cisco Inks 10-Year Global Deal with Covata
Networking multi-national corporation, Cisco, and data-centric security solution provider, Covata, have forged a long-term licensing agreement.The 10-year deal will allow Cisco to deliver the Covata platform and related products to their clients.As per the terms of the agreement, Cisco will license both the Covata product and platform technologies on a Software as a Service (SaaS) basis to its clients, as well as include the Covata platform technologies with Cisco products on a non-exclusive basis.

26 Mar 2015
The Hindu Business Line: Towards 5G and Beyond
Ishwar Parulkar, Distinguished Engineer and Mobility CTO, Cisco India - The Indian mobile phone user will have far-reaching global impact on this transformational technology and its uses.Wireless, mobile connectivity is rapidly overtaking wired, fixed connectivity that has dominated the internet since its inception.According to the Cisco VNI Index, the number of mobile-connected devices will grow from 7 to 11 billion and mobile data traffic will grow 10-fold in the next five years.We have gone through generations of cellular technology since the advent of 1G in the 1980s.Throughout this evolution, increasing speeds and efficient use of spectrum was the primary objective.However as we move towards 5G and beyond, the focus needs to shift from just speeding up the wireless interface to other aspects such as: densification via integration of access methods, virtualisation and cloud computing, the internet of things, and content-centric networking.

24 Mar 2015
CIO: Cisco, Microsoft Part of Optics Consortium Directing Data Center Standards
A group of big name vendors including Cisco, Microsoft, Dell, Intel, Broadcom, Juniper and Arista Networks this week created a consortium to address switch faceplate bandwidth density and airflow constraints caused by increasing networking speeds.The Consortium for On-Board Optics (COBO) is promoting collaboration in defining industry standards that permit relocating the optical module from the faceplate to inside the networking equipment where economic and environmental benefits can be achieved.

24 Mar 2015
Computer World: Cisco Live: How Internet of Things will be the Next Big Disruptor
Cisco's investment in the Internet of Things (IoT) will help Australia's key industries push into the 21st century, especially in areas of agriculture, resources, and astronomy.The company announced its Internet of Everything (IoE; its version of IoT) centre will be located in Sydney at Sirca, an organisation owned by 40 universities across Australia and New Zealand, and in Perth at the Curtin University campus, contributing $15 million over five years.

23 Mar 2015
CXO Today: Video Revolution: Moving to the Next Level
Video is becoming the next big thing in the world of technology.Cisco, a leader in this area, is bringing greater innovations in the industry though cutting-edge solutions in video technologies.At a recent visit to Kolkata, Aunindo Ghosh, Senior Product manager at Cisco Videoscape Solutions explains the latest trends, challenges and other innovations in the industry.

23 Mar 2015
The DQ Week: Microsoft and Cisco Partner Over Cloud
Cisco has extended relationship with Microsoft to accelerate service delivery for cloud providers.The Cisco Cloud Architecture for the Microsoft Cloud Platform will provide the building blocks for cloud providers to evolve beyond traditional Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offerings to create combined IaaS, Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions that deliver more value to their customers.The integration between Cisco and Microsoft technologies will aim to enable cloud providers to realize unprecedented value.This collaboration will deliver pre-packaged policy management libraries that allow cloud providers to implement applications more quickly with consistent policy management.

23 Mar 2015
Businessworld: 'Video and The Individual are Inseparable'
Yvette Kanouff, SVP and GM at Cisco for Service Provider Video Software and Solutions Group, predicted six years ago that targeted advertising will move to mobile devices with video becoming the central focus for an individual.She says that TV and the individual will becomd inseparable.Therefore cloud, as a delivery mechanism, will make on-demand TV even more popular.But the future is in understanding consumer behaviour.Cisco has bet big on video and Kanouff talks about Cisco's strategy in the world of consumer video.

20 Mar 2015
Computer World: CiscoLive: Creating Trust in a Brand via Cybersecurity
CiscoLive 2015, at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, hosted a cybersecurity panel asking exactly that.The panel consisted of Cisco's senior vice president and chief security and trust officer, STO, John Stewart, Telstra's CISO, Mike Burgess, Cisco's VP and CTO, security business group, Bret Hartman, National Australia Bank's CSO, David Powell, and the Australian Cyber Security Research Institute's CEO, Gary Blair.

20 Mar 2015
CIO: Cisco to Open $US15 Million Internet of Everything Innovation Centre
Cisco is set to invest $US15 million in Internet of Everything (IoE) Innovation Centre in Australia.The Innovation Centre is aimed at catalysing and showcasing IoE innovation and development, bringing together customers, industry partners, start-ups, application developers, accelerators, government organisations and universities.

19 Mar 2015
Express Computer: Cisco and Deutsche Telekom launch Intercloud Services
Cisco and Deutsche Telekom announced a number of newly developed Intercloud-based services for small - and medium-sized businesses and enterprise customers.The two companies announced their Intercloud collaboration in September 2014.Deutsche Telekom and Cisco are currently setting up the necessary infrastructure for a redundant Intercloud node in Deutsche Telekom’s data centers in Magdeburg and Biere near Berlin, Germany.

18 Mar 2015
Infotech Lead: Cisco Expands Evolved Programmable Network Portfolio
Cisco has expanded the Cisco Evolved Programmable Network (EPN) portfolio promising programmability, virtualization and orchestration capabilities.Cisco Evolved Programmable Network, an application centric network infrastructure, helps in expanding business and accelerates time to revenue while reducing costs and complexities of deploying new services.The new technologies include Cisco Application Engineered Routing, Cisco IOS XRv 9000 Virtual Router and high density 100GE line cards for the Cisco ASR 9000 series.Service providers can use these latest EPN innovations to increase profitability and service agility in delivering new revenue generating services to customers.According to Cisco Consulting Services, service providers have $1.7 trillion opportunity over the next decade as predicted by Internet of Everything (IoE).The Cisco EPN offers service providers the tools to evolve their network infrastructures to manage M2M unprecedented dynamic traffic patterns.

17 Mar 2015
Infotech Lead: Cisco Leads Security Appliance Market with 16.6% Share: IDC
Cisco is leading the security appliance market with 16.6 percent share in Q4 2014, said IDC.This was the first time since the fourth quarter of 2014 that Cisco failed to achieve double-digit year-over-year growth in a quarter.Check Point, the #2 security appliance vendor, has 13.2 percent revenue share in Q4 2014.It gained 1.2 share points year over year.Check Point achieved 14.4 percent revenue growth and shipment growth of 25.6 percent in the fourth quarter.Fortinet returned to the number 3 position with revenue growth of 27.4 percent and capturing 7.7 percent of revenues.

15 Mar 2015
Business Today: A Tale of 100 Smart Cities
India wants to build at least a 100 of them as per Prime Minister Narendra Modi's commitment to the nation.It's a monstrous ambition that is fast becoming a social and economic imperative as at least 50 per cent of Indians are set to live in urban areas by 2050, as against just 32 per cent today.India must provide for these 814 million people in cities with minimum disruption and least chaos.The existing cities have failed to do so for lack of focus or planning.There are global examples to look up to.Barcelona, for instance, prides itself in being a liveable city.Its citizens are at the centre of the smart city strategy."They were trying to protect the quality of life for Barcelona citizens and for tourists who come there.Smell sensors were put in garbage bins - if bins smell, it will impact the tourist, " says Anil Menon, Cisco's President of Smart+Connected Communities and Deputy Chief Globalization Officer.

13 Mar 2015
Dataquest: Wipro Launches Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure Experience Center
Wipro has launched its Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure experience center in its Electronic City campus.Dinesh Malkani, President, Cisco India & SAARC, said, “Cisco’s ACI can deliver an agile data center with simplified operations and increased application responsiveness to support a new generation of distributed applications.We are pleased to partner with Wipro to launch the ‘Cisco ACI Lab’ and look forward to working closely with Wipro to help customers understand the benefits of ACI as well develop the next generation of solutions.”

12 Mar 2015
Channel Infoline: Radware Integrates Platforms with Cisco ACI
Radware, a leading provider of application delivery and application security solutions for virtual and cloud data centers, has announced the integration of its Alteon and DefensePro platforms into Cisco's Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) fabric.Integrating Radware's platforms with Cisco's ACI will enable IT managers to gain greater value from their Cisco ACI deployment through automated tenant-based application delivery and security services.The integration will particularly benefit large enterprises, hosting service providers and ISPs with faster provisioning, automation and monitoring of applications.Cisco's ACI is a holistic architecture with centralized automation and policy-driven application profiles.It helps in strengthening the acuteness of the datacenter without undermining the application SLAs and performance.

11 Mar 2015
NDTV: The World of Women in Technology
Globally, women excelling in technology and leading tech giants are the exception and not the norm.This holds true even in India, despite the large number of engineering graduates who are women.How can women in technology come into their own in India? What more can Governments and corporates do? We talk about all this and the changing landscape for women in India, with Padmasree Warrior, listed consistently among the world's most powerful women and as Chief Technology and Strategy officer of the Indian leading tech giant Cisco.

06 Mar 2015
The Hindu Business Line: Go After Opportunities Aggressively, Says Padmasree
As Chief Technology and Strategy Officer of the $48-billion networking major, Cisco Systems Inc, Padmasree Warrior helps direct technology and operational innovation across the company.She also oversees strategic partnerships, mergers and acquisitions.Ahead of the International Women’s Day (March 8), she shares her experience on how women can get to top management roles.

03 Mar 2015
Infotech Lead: Server Revenue Share in Q4 2014: Dell, Cisco Gain, HP Slips
Gartner said Dell and Cisco gained, while HP fell in server revenue share during Q4 2014.The server revenue share of Dell increased to 17.3 percent in Q4 2014 from 15.2 percent in Q4 2013.Cisco grew its server revenue share to 5.5 percent from 4.7 percent.HP server revenue share fell marginally to 27.9 percent from 28.1 percent.

02 Mar 2015
Express Computer: ‘Cisco is Readying Frame Work for Digital India’
Cisco, the global networking products giant, has been closely engaged with the creation of smart cities in the country.Today, with the government’s Digital India programme to create 100 smart cities, the company is further enthused about its plans for the market with all signs pointing in the right direction, says Padmasree Warrior, chief technology & strategy officer, Cisco.

02 Mar 2015
The Financial Express: Budget has a Strong Focus on Innovation and R&D
Dinesh Malkani, President, Cisco India and SAARC - The Union Budget for 2015-16 is a far-sighted and inclusive budget that reflects positive messages and incentives that will carry forward the government’s momentum in growing India’s economy by raising its international profile as being more investment-friendly, business-friendly, fairer and transparent.Cisco remains committed to be India’s leading enabler of ICT, broadband and smart cities through its range of innovative, scalable, high-value technology offerings, solutions and services.We look forward to playing the role of partner and providing impetus to drive ‘Digital India’.Cisco will continue to partner with the government and industry to play a transformational role and create new solutions, capabilities and offer richer experiences to India’s citizens, the government and the industry.

02 Mar 2015
The Financial Express: Cisco is Readying Frame Work for Digital India: Padmasree Warrior, Cisco
Cisco, the global networking products giant, has been closely engaged with the creation of smart cities in the country.Today, with the government’s Digital India programme to create 100 smart cities, the company is further enthused about its plans for the market with all signs pointing in the right direction, says Padmasree Warrior, chief technology & strategy officer, Cisco.

01 Mar 2015
Telecom Live: Global Mobile Data Traffic with 3G Connectivity to Rise to 97 PC By 2019: Cisco
Cisco, in its annual update of the Cisco Visual Networking Index, said that the ongoing adoption of more powerful mobile devices and M2M connections combined with broader access to faster cellular networks are key contributors to significant mobile traffic growth.In 2014, 88 pc of global mobile data traffic was "smart" traffic, and with 3G connectivity it is expected to rise to 97 pc by 2019.

01 Mar 2015
Infrastructure Today: “Smart Cities Need an Integrated View”
Purushottam Kaushik, Managing Director, Growth Verticals, Sales, Cisco India, talks about the latest initiatives in India that his organisation is working on, and the state of the smart city ecosystem in the country.He talks about some of the initiatives the company has taken up like the smart cities, physical surveillance, which is not just a part of Internet of Everything (IOE) but of safe cities as well.

01 Mar 2015
Infrastructure Today: Enhancing Security Cover for Cities
Purushottam Kaushik, Managing Director, Growth Verticals, Sales, Cisco India, talks about the latest initiatives in India that his organisation is Working on, and the state of the smart city ecosystem in the country.He talks about some of the initiatives the company has taken up like the smart cities, physical surveillance, which is not just a part of Internet of Everything (IOE) but of safe cities as well.

01 Mar 2015
Communications Today: Cisco and Charter Enter into Agreement
Cisco and Charter Communications, Inc.have entered into an agreement through which Cisco will supply key produAs in support of Charter’s breakthrough next-generation video solution.The products will include Cisco’s cloud-based security suite, including downloadable security solution for set-top boxes, and seamless digital rights management solution to support video services on a range of IP devices.Cisco will supply a substantial share of Charter’s next-generationWorldbox volume and will continue to supply CableCARD boxes until Charter migrates all current and acquired systems to downloadable security solution.

01 Mar 2015
Construction World: Cisco Systems to Turn Visakhapatnam into Smart City
Visakhapatnam will be the first city to be taken up for development as a 'smart city' by Cisco Systems, the global IT networking major and the implementing company.The company is mulling to set up an incubation centre, either at Tirupati or Visakhapatnam, and living labs on the lines of those in Barcelona.

26 Feb 2015
Telecom Lead: Cisco Leads Telecom Service Provider Router Market in 2014
Cisco is continuing to lead the telecom service provider router market in 2014, said Dell’Oro Group.Alcatel Lucent took second place ranking.Juniper Networks and Huawei Technologies are in third and fourth positions, respectively.The size of the worldwide telecom service provider router market in 2014 was nearly $10 billion.

24 Feb 2015
Mint: Women Give Up because They Don't Have Role Models
For a woman who left India with just $100 in her pocket and a one-way ticket, Padmasree Warrior has come a long way.As chief technology and strategy officer of Cisco Systems Inc., she oversees strategic partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, integration of new business models, incubation of new technologies, and cultivation of technical talent.Prior to joining Cisco in 2008, Warrior was executive vice-president and chief technology officer at Motorola Inc., where she worked for almost 24 years.Forbes magazine named Warrior one of the world's 100 most powerful women for two consecutive years.In this interview, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Delhi alumna, who also has a Master’s degree from Cornell University, spoke of how Cisco is reinventing itself, her journey in the male-dominated tech world and her love of poetry and painting.

21 Feb 2015
Business Standard: Cisco Gears Up for 'Smart' India Play
Much before the talks around ‘smart cities’ and 'digital India’ gathered pace in India, networking giant Cisco way back in 2006 had demonstrated in India perhaps what a ‘smart city’ could possibly have, though not all.Cisco’s sprawling campus in Bengaluru which presently houses its Globalisation Centre East and is also referred as the second headquarter for the San Jose-headquartered company today is a living lab for many of the things that smart city stands for.

20 Feb 2015
Business Today: Exceptionally Good Time for us to Back Innovations from India and Create Success Stories: Joydeep Bose

In this article, Joydeep Bose, Managing Director, Cisco Investments talks about what has led to the interest in early stage investments and shares details about how Cisco investments operate.

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20 Feb 2015
The Economic Times: RailTel, Cisco to Offer Video Conferencing Service

RailTel Corporation of India, the telecom arm of Indian Railways, has joined hands with ICT solutions provider Cisco to provide video conferencing service in government departments.“RailTel’s Tele-Presence solution is a small step towards enabling a virtual world and it also complements the current corporate’s and government’s goals of ‘going green’ and supporting sustainability,” said RK Bahuguna, CMD, RailTel.He also stated that the use of telepresence will reduce travel costs, alleviate scheduling conflicts, increase productivity and promote a more cohesive work force across the many times zones of our new global economy.The RailTel’s Telepresence as a Service was introduced by A Seshagiri Rao, Director (Network, planning & Marketing), RailTel.

19 Feb 2015
Infotech Lead: Cisco Lights Path to Greater Road Safety, Fewer Traffic Headaches
With more than one billion vehicles worldwide on the road triggering billions of hours of traffic congestion (including more than five billion hours of travel delay each year in the United States alone), a majority of private and public stakeholders rank transportation as the infrastructure most in need of a major investment.Today, Cisco announced a suite of validated solutions that securely connect disparate transportation systems to increase safety and reduce roadside incidents, improve traffic flow, and provide a centralized view of highway systems.Utilizing the Internet of Everything, the Cisco Connected Roadways solution creates an end-to-end infrastructure that helps enable vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) applications.This approach offers new business models and growth opportunities for transportation authorities, cities, automakers and freight operators; a safer driving experience for motorists; and the underlying infrastructure to help support self-driving vehicles in the coming years.

17 Feb 2015
Moneycontrol: See 40% Growth from EM; India to Play Vital Role: Cisco
In this video interview, Anil Menon, President, Connected Communities, Cisco discusses that forty percent of Cisco’s growth would come from emerging markets and India would play a vital role that's the word coming in from Cisco.The interview also states that the company strongly believes that Make in India and smart cities will be the key pillars of economic development in the country.

16 Feb 2015
Communications Today: Rising SDN Wave, Cisco Sees Demand for Programmable Gear Soar in the Second Quarter
Software-defined networking poses a threat to the expensive proprietary appliances that the current industry leaders make most their living selling, but that hasn’t stopped Cisco Systems Inc.from achieving record growth in the second quarter.In contrast to other industry giants that have seen revenue growth slow in the face of customer demand for services riding on commodity hardware, Cisco is actually riding the wave.

14 Feb 2015
Moneycontrol: Cisco Reports Better Than Expected Results
Network equipment maker Cisco Systems reported stronger-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit as demand for switching equipment and routers helped make up for weak spending by the company's traditional telecom customers.Cisco, which saw its shares rise 5.6% in extended trading on Wednesday, has been trying to make a transition toward a new cycle of high-end switches and routers."We executed very well in a tough environment, and I'd say our strategy is playing out like we expected," Chief Financial Officer Kelly Kramer told Reuters.

12 Feb 2015
The Hindu Business Line: Robust Switching Sales Power Strong Quarter for Cisco
Network equipment maker Cisco Sys­tems reported stronger-than-expected N quarterly revenue and profit as demand for switching equipment and routers helped make up for weak spending by the company's traditional telecom customers."We executed very well in a tough environ­ment, and I'd say our strategy is playing out like we expected," chief financial officer Kelly Kramer said.Revenue from Cisco's hardware business rose 7.8% to $9.08 billion in the company's sec-ond quarter ended on January 24.Revenue from services, which includes the company's software and cloud offerings, rose 4.6 % to $2.86 billion.

12 Feb 2015
Express Computer: Cisco to Provide Video solutions to Videocon D2H
IT solutions provider Cisco has announced that Videocon d2h will deploy its video solutions Videoscape that would give high quality television viewing experience to the latter’s customers.“Cisco will collaborate with Videocon d2h to create an infrastructure that supports advanced services like 4K, OTT (Over the Top), VOD (Video on Demand), multi-screen video and multi-room DVR (Digital Video Recorder), on a high definition platform,” a statement said.

10 Feb 2015
The Hindu Business Line: ‘Smart City, Innovation are Cisco’s Key Priorities’
The $48-billion networking major Cisco has trained its sights on two key priority areas to grow its business in the country.“Smart Cities is a priority area for us.Creating products that not just serve the India market but also serve global markets, is another priority area for us,” said Cisco’s Chief Technology & Strategy Officer Padmasree Warrior.

06 Feb 2015
The Times of India: Cisco to Invest in Tech Startups in India
Cisco is looking at investing into new age technology startups that can help the company transform from being a networking company to becoming an end-to-end IT company."We are moving very quickly from being a leader in networking industry to becoming a leader in the IT industry," Cisco's chief strategy officer Padmasree Warrior told ET.

06 Feb 2015
Communications Today: Cisco VNI Mobile Forecast Projects Nearly 10-fold Global Mobile Data Traffic Growth
India, the second largest smartphone market globally, is expected to witness a mani-fold growth in the number of smartphones to over 650 million in the next four years, a study by networking solutions giant Cisco said today.The country also considered one of the world’s fastest growing Internet market, is expected to see the number of tablets hit more than 18 million by 2019, according to the US-based firm’s Visual Networking Index (VNI) global mobile data traffic forecast for 2014 to 2019.

05 Feb 2015
CNBC TV 18:Internet Biz will Grow 10 Times in India in 10 Yrs: Cisco
Technology major Cisco is betting big on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Digital India mission.In an exclusive conversation with CNBC-TV18, Cisco's Chief Technology Officer Padmasree Warrior says she is exploring opportunities to invest in electronics manufacturing in India.According to her, India’s internet business will increase 10 times.

05 Feb 2015
Express Computer Cisco Sees Business Opportunities in Digital India
At the recently concluded Cisco India Summit 2014, the company announced partnership with ITL to support ‘Digital India’ initiative.The company also launched new networking products to contribute to the ‘Make in India’ project Centered around the theme ‘Powering The Digital Economy’, the second annual edition of Cisco India Summit 2014 was held in Bangalore recently.The event highlighted Cisco’s initiative for playing a bigger role in the developmental programmes like the ‘Digital India’ and ‘Make in India’.“India is moving briskly in the direction of being a digital economy,” said Dinesh Malkani, President - Sales, Cisco India & SAARC, during his inaugural address at the summit.

03 Feb 2015
The Financial Express: India to Have 651 mn Smartphones, 18.7 mn Tablets by 2019
India, the second largest smartphone market globally, is expected to witness a mani-fold growth in the number of smartphones to over 650 million in the next four years, a study by networking solutions giant Cisco said today.The country also considered one of the world's fastest growing Internet market, is expected to see the number of tablets hit more than 18 million by 2019, according to the US-based firm's Visual Networking Index (VNI) global mobile data traffic forecast for 2014 to 2019.

01 Feb 2015
Voice&Data: Companies Eye the Smart City Pie
IT companies IBM and Cisco estimate the global smart city business to be worth $3 trillion and believe that close to $6 billion of it, is possible from India in the next five years.Cisco has created an integrated platform that incorporates top technology, applications and business models to improve the way communities and cities are designed, built and run - from lighting to waste management, from parking and traffic services to safety and security.According to Purushottamm Kaushik, Managing Director, Sales, Growth Verticals, Cisco India and SAARC, "The city of the future will be built on technologies like collaboration, video and data.Technology will be embedded into the city to deliver improved urban services like ublic safety and security, healthcare, intelligent buildings and green energy.With Telepresence in every home, the shift that a browser brought to the world of commerce through online business will be brought to the service industry through on demand services.The entire city will run on network information and offer citizen services".

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