Cisco Systems' recent major investment in KPMG LLP has resulted in scepticism from industry players. They claim the alliance will result in bad tidings for existing customers and partners of both companies, delivering technologically biased services and edging out smaller partners.
IBM and Cisco Systems yesterday announced a $US2 billion technology agreement, as well as Cisco's acquisition of portions of IBM's networking intellectual property.
3Com has created a new sales channel - the Advanced Distribution Partners (ADP) Program - to address the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore, appointing ECS Computers Asia as its first ADP here.
Nortel last week bought some help in its effort to unify call centres with electronic commerce by purchasing Periphonics, a maker of interactive voice response (IVR) systems.
One of the biggest hits at this year's Novell BrainShare event held in Sydney recently was Phil Montgomery, a young Australian network engineer, whose company, Netoria, and its leading edge directory technology, were acquired by Novell in late May.
Madge Networks has struck a serious blow to the future of competitor Olicom, announcing late yesterday the acquisition of its token ring business.
Nortel Networks resellers have until December to complete free voice fundamentals and gain certification or face a "review" of their reseller status.
Packeteer is shipping a device that would make it easier to migrate networks based on IBM's System Network Architecture (SNA) to newer IP-based technologies.
Ninemsn portal host Hostworks last week signed a networking contract with Cabletron that coincides with its move to become a fully independent ISP.
Cisco Systems yesterday announced its move into the optical transport segment of the networking market with the acquisitions of Cerent for $US6.9 billion and Monterey Networks for $500 million.
Aiming to plunder what it sees as a prosperous market for new networking equipment, 3Com last week launched the Education Industry Program (EIP) and began recruiting resellers as EIP Business Partners.
Cisco Systems has agreed to purchase little-known networking company Cerent for $US6.9 billion in stock -- Cisco's biggest acquisition to date.
A new distributed network at a resort on Queensland's South Stradbroke Island is helping it achieve the goal of a cashless society. Couran Cove Resort has completed the rollout of 3Com hubs, networked across the island via switches using fibre optic modules to support and manage point-of-sale outlets and initiatives such as environmental control systems.
Cisco Systems has agreed to purchase UK-based Calista for $US55 million in stock, the US networking company announced last week.
TownPagesNet.com has signed an agreement worth 20 million pounds ($US32 million) with NCR, which calls for NCR to manufacture, install and maintain a network of touch-screen kiosks in the UK.
Getronics last week posted healthy results for the first six months of this year after buying Wang in one of the first indications the market has accepted the combined company.
In a move that could signal EMC's commitment to offering an open, flexible, component-based storage area network (SAN) architecture based on newly acquired Data General's technology, Data General has signed an OEM agreement with switch maker Brocade Communications Systems.
Rival networking giants Lucent Technologies and Cisco Systems both continued on their growth-through-acquisition paths today, with Lucent announcing that it has agreed to pick up Excel Switching, and Cisco disclosing plans to buy Internet technology developer MaxComm Technologies.
Former Intel national sales manager Archie Wilson has landed at 3Com in a newly created position -- country manager, Australia and New Zealand.
The time of global technical assistance has arrived on Sydney's doorstep following the unveiling of Cisco Systems' $US45 million Asia Pacific Technical Assistance Centre (TAC).
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