Market evolution: Cisco picks a new path forward

Cisco's future isn't about selling routers and switches, but instead, CEO John Chambers is focused on software and services as the driver of growth. What does this say about how the technology market is evolving?

College grads pick contractors as desirable employers

Government contractors will be represented on a list of the 100 most desirable places to work, according to a survey of recent college grads.

Red River nabs $500M contract for Cisco support

Red River to provide technical and professional engineering services for Cisco products to the U.S. Army.

$10B NGEN competition gets down to two

Hewlett-Packard adds Lockheed Martin to its team as the competition comes down to HP and Harris.

Cisco to buy Lightwire in $271M cash deal

Lightwire acquisition will allow Cisco to deliver cost-effective, high-speed networks with the next generation of optical connectivity.

Cisco suffers fourth quarter losses, but looks ahead

While Cisco fiscal fourth quarter was down, its CEO is looking forward.

10,000 job cuts loom at Cisco

The reduction in headcount by 14 percent is driven by a need to revive profit growth.

Cisco's cloud director leaves for rival Juniper

Cisco's cloud director leaves for new Juniper gig.

U.S. technology’s footprint grows in post-Mubarak Egypt

Several major U.S. technology giants are looking at Egypt as an IT outsourcing destination, pledging training and other support, including a $10 million investment.

Cisco sets off fire sale of Linksys, other poorly performing units

Cisco is looking to unload its Linksys business and other poorly performing units may be soon to follow.

Cisco issues warning about performance

Analysts think it may take several quarters before turnaround is completed at Cisco Systems.

Cisco launches reorg

Networking company makes changes to fix poor performance.

Cisco exec Paul Brubaker joins new company

The former Cisco executive who led its Internet Business Solutions Group accepts a top post at D.C.-based IT consulting firm Synteractive.

Cisco cloud buy expands its services

Cisco intends to buy software provider NewScale.

FedStore hires industry veteran to run the shop

Skip Trahern, a 27-year industry veteran, is taking the reins as president of FedStore Corp.

Quartet of contractors team to pursue NGEN

Harris Corp., Computer Sciences Corp., General Dynamics Information Technology and Cisco Systems are teaming to pursue an anticipated five-year, Navy Department contract to provide network transport services for the Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN) initiative.

9 companies to watch in 2011

The New Year brings challenges and opportunities for many companies. Editor Nick Wakeman picks nine companies worth following in 2011.