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Cisco’s iPhone Trademark

Given Apple’s numerous requests for permissions to use Cisco’s iPhone trademark over the past several years and our extensive discussions with them recently, it is our belief that with their announcement today, Apple intends to agree to the final document and public statement that were distributed to them last night and that addressed a few remaining items. We expect to receive a signed agreement today. Penny Bruce, Director, Corporate Public Relations, Cisco

Cisco Solution Provider Weighs in on IronPort Acquisition

In a follow-up article to the Cisco announcement of the acquisition of leading messaging security vendor, IronPort, ChannelWebNews quoted the CEO of Atrion Networking, which works with both Cisco and IronPort, on the ideal timing of the purchase.”œWe’re seeing a number of people that I would call early adopters [replacing their mail security solutions] in the last year and really looking for more manageable, easier-to-use, higher-performance solutions. You’re going to see an explosion of anti-spam/mail security-type solutions being purchased and replaced in the next few years.” Read More »

Cisco C-Scape Conference – Field of Dreams

Based on the first day here, I’d say this is a really well done analyst conference. People are well looked after, and the WiFi access is pretty good. Cisco has mixed up the format and made things a bit more interactive and conversational, instead of straight up presentations.The overall content has been fairly high level, but still some good takeaways. I only cover a small amount of Cisco’s world, so I can’t really comment on everything in detail.I also got some photos and a video clip to post, but I don’t have the tools with me to upload to my PC unfortunately. I’ll get those up here when I get back on Thursday.John Chambers gave the opening presentation, and he sure is fun to watch. He knows how to work the room, and roams all over, constantly moving, and never misses a beat. If you want to see for yourself, come back in a couple of days when I get my video clip posted.If anyone can build a field of dreams -- and sell you on the vision, it’s Mr. Chambers. As you’ll soon see, I mean this both literally and figuratively. Read More »

Video the Future for Cisco

A key idea that emerged from the C-Scape Conference in San Jose was that Cisco’s future will be inextricably linked to video. Numerous bloggers picked up on this concept in their blogs about the conference.GigaOM Chambers: Video is the killer appInformationWeek Blog Cisco’s Telepresent FutureVoIP Service Solution The Future is Bright for Video

Visionary Flair Marks C-Scape Conference

Cisco CEO John Chambers spoke passionately at the opening event of the two-day Cisco-sponsored C-Scape Conference in San Jose, describing the culture of change and innovation that Cisco and countries, governments and businesses worldwide are embracing.”In India, the country is on fire, the most optimistic young people anywhere in the world are in India, you can see the confidence building,” said Chambers.”In Singapore, they are thinking 10 years out, building the gateway to the future. They are changing models, building infrastructure to provide a gig to the home. Cisco is partnering uniquely with these key players around the world.” Read More »