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Feb 14, 2012

No silver bullet to fight security threats – Check Point

By Nicola Leske

(Reuters) – Internet and network security provider Check Point Software Technology warned there was no permanent fix to ward off the increasing threat from hackers and malware – a situation that will help the company thrive.

“There’s a revolution in the threat landscape,” Check Point president Amnon Bar-Lev told Reuters in an interview on Tuesday.

Feb 9, 2012

LinkedIn upbeat for 2012 on members, product growth

By Nicola Leske

(Reuters) – Professional networking service LinkedIn’s outlook for the current quarter and the full year surpassed expectations as the company banks on continued strong product and subscription growth after its fourth-quarter revenue beat estimates.

The company’s performance and outlook is keenly watched by investors as an indication of whether the business model of Internet companies is solid — especially in light of Facebook’s filing for an IPO last week.

Feb 8, 2012

Cisco Q3 revenue outlook strong after Q2 beat

Feb 8 (Reuters) – Network equipment maker Cisco
Systems Inc promised further revenue growth after its
second quarter results beat estimates, thanks to a
restructuring, leading to a dividend increase.

The company, a sector bellwether because of its global scale
and diverse client base, forecast 5 to 7 percent growth in
fiscal third-quarter revenue.

Feb 6, 2012

Cisco seen reporting solid second quarter

Feb 6 (Reuters) – A year after network equipment maker
Cisco Systems Inc (CSCO.O: Quote, Profile, Research) unnerved investors with yet another
weak quarterly outlook the company looks set to report a stable
quarter buoyed in part by improving enterprise demand in the
United States.

Analysts on average expect Cisco to post earnings of 43
cents a share excluding items, up 16.2 percent, in the quarter
that runs until end-January, on a revenue increase of almost 8
percent to $11.23 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

Jan 31, 2012
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Cisco tries to free up internet traffic jam

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There is nothing more infuriating than a slow mobile connection. With people bringing their own devices to  workand everywhere else, wireless networks will be working hard to accommodate the mobile traffic flood.  

Here’s where Cisco comes in: On Tuesday, it unveiled a wireless access point called the Aironet 3600 Series, which can increase the speed of connection by up to 30 percent on any kind of mobile device no matter how weak or strong the network is. 

Jan 28, 2012

RIM CEO eyes “significant” plans for BlackBerry

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Research in Motion’s Thorsten Heins plans to waste no time in his new job. The BlackBerry maker’s chief executive said he will present the board with his plan for company’s future in just a matter of weeks.

The German-born executive, who took over from two longstanding co-CEOs on Saturday, said his plans for RIM would be “significant” though he did not divulge details in an interview with Reuters.

Jan 27, 2012

Juniper, Riverbed woes may be good news for Cisco

Jan 27 (Reuters) – Network equipment maker Cisco
(CSCO.O: Quote, Profile, Research) may have reason to rejoice despite bleak outlooks from
smaller rivals Juniper Networks (JNPR.N: Quote, Profile, Research) and Riverbed Technology
(RVBD.O: Quote, Profile, Research) amid signs that it is winning back market share from
its peers.

Cisco’s chief executive John Chambers promised his
shareholders in September that Cisco would go after Juniper and
it looks like he is delivering on that promise.

Jan 25, 2012

New BlackBerry CEO dashes hopes for quick turnaround

FRANKFURT/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Research in Motion Ltd’s (RIM.TO: Quote, Profile, Research) could have chosen a fiery, inspirational new CEO but they chose a stoic engineer instead, dashing investor hopes for a quick turnaround for the struggling BlackBerry maker.

The softspoken and bespectacled Thorsten Heins, who had worked at Germany’s Siemens AG (SIEGn.DE: Quote, Profile, Research) for more than 20 years before RIM, failed to inspire Wall Street on Monday as he pledged to continue on the same path as his predecessors.

Jan 25, 2012

Xerox sees 2012 EPS growth after solid 4th quarter

By Nicola Leske

(Reuters) – Xerox Corp (XRX.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) aims to increase earnings this year by potentially more than 9 percent after it reported fourth-quarter results in line with estimates on the back of solid growth in its services business.

Once popularly known for its office copiers and printers, Xerox now only makes 45 percent of its revenue from those kinds of products, and that area is growing more slowly than Xerox’s services business.

Jan 23, 2012

Profile: New RIM CEO dashes hopes for quick turnaround

FRANKFURT/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Research in Motion Ltd’s could have chosen a fiery, inspirational new CEO but they chose a stoic engineer instead, dashing investor hopes for a quick turnaround for the struggling BlackBerry maker.

The softspoken and bespectacled Thorsten Heins, who had worked at Germany’s Siemens AG for more than 20 years before RIM, failed to inspire Wall Street on Monday as he pledged to continue on the same path as his predecessors.