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  • Cisco: US Trade Rep. backing Arista product import ban

    Cisco says: “For Arista’s customers and partners, the cease and desist order blocks the marketing, sale or distribution of all inventory of imported infringing products.”

    26 Aug. 16 01:52 Written by Michael Cooney
  • MIT is dragging hard-wired network chips into the agile era

    Cloud computing is changing the demands on networks more quickly than ever. Now researchers say it’s possible to program routers all the way down to their packet-forwarding chips in the quest to keep up.

    24 Aug. 16 11:21 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • AFP to stage new raid in NBN leaks investigation

    Labor’s Senator Stephen Conroy has revealed that Australian Federal Police “will conduct a raid on Department of Parliamentary Services at Parliament House this morning to access the emails of Labor staff members”.

    24 Aug. 16 09:32 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Arista plans its own take on all-seeing network software

    Arista Networks has a way to constantly stream and analyze state information from network devices. Today, enterprises have to set it up themselves, but Arista is about to build “state streaming” into its CloudVision software.

    23 Aug. 16 20:00 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Equinix cuts ribbon on fourth Sydney data centre

    Data centre provider Equinix has formally launched its fourth Sydney facility, SY4, although it already has more than 20 customers operating out of it according to Jeremy Deutsch, the company’s local managing director.

    22 Aug. 16 12:34 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Cisco to shed 5,500 staff in refocus on IoT, security, and cloud

    Cisco Systems plans to lay off about 7 percent of its global workforce in a restructuring that will see it further focus on hot IT areas such as the Internet of things, security, collaboration, next-generation data centers and the cloud.

    18 Aug. 16 07:19 Written by Martyn Williams
  • Cisco will jettison 5,500 jobs

    During its earnings announcement the company said total revenue was $48.7 billion, an increase of 3% over last year. Still the company faces challenges in its core switching and routing business.

    18 Aug. 16 06:47 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Optus Business strikes $20m Wi-Fi deal

    Optus Business will roll out Wi-Fi to 81 shopping centres and six corporate sites under a $20 million deal struck with Vicinity Centres.

    17 Aug. 16 16:28 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Is Cisco set to cut 14,000 jobs?

    Industry reports have it that Cisco will soon – possibly as early as today -- cut as many as 14,000 jobs – or about 20% of its 73,000 member workforce.
    According to a report from tech site CRN the cuts emphasize the Cisco’s growing emphasis on software which is requiring staff with a different set of skills, CRN reported. Early retirement plans have already been offered to employees as well.

    17 Aug. 16 15:07 Written by Michael Cooney
  • NBN to add 2.5 million homes to network in FY17

    By the end of FY17, NBN is planning to have some 5.4 million premises able to order a National Broadband Network service — adding some 2.5 million premises to the network’s footprint during the year.

    16 Aug. 16 11:15 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • A Google Fiber move to wireless could keep it competitive

    Google Fiber is reportedly hoping to rely on wireless technology instead of fiber-optic cables in about 12 major cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago and Dallas, where it has planned faster internet service.

    16 Aug. 16 05:43 Written by Matt Hamblen
  • Cisco uncovers security threat in industrial control system

    Cisco’s security intelligence and research group Talos, said that it had reported a serious vulnerability in Rockwell Automation’s industrial control system – the MicroLogix 1400 programmable logic controller (PLC).
    The Simple Network Management Protocol exploit could let an attacker take complete remote control of the MicroLogix system and modify the device firmware, letting an invader run his own malicious code on the device.

    16 Aug. 16 02:57 Written by Michael Cooney

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