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Huawei’s Yearslong Rise Is Littered With Accusations of Theft and Dubious Ethics - WSJ
By Chuin-Wei Yap and Dan Strumpf in Hong Kong with Dustin Volz, Kate O’Keeffe and Aruna Viswanatha in Washington
May 25, 2019
5G  Cisco  Huawei  industrial_espionage  intellectual_property  theft  trade_secrets 
may 2019 by jerryking
Every Company Is Now a Tech Company
Dec. 4, 2018 | WSJ | By Christopher Mims.

There was a time when the primary role of leaders at most companies was management. The technology required to do the work of a company could be bought or siloed in an “IT department,” treated more as a cost center than a source of competitive advantage.

But now we’ve entered a period of upheaval, driven by connectivity, artificial intelligence and automation. The changes affect the world of business so profoundly that every company is now a tech company. But now companies born before the first internet bubble also must realize they can no longer function as non-tech businesses......The question is, how does a non-tech company become a tech company quickly? Increasingly, the answer is bringing tech talent into the highest executive ranks, adding deeply knowledgeable and indispensable “technical co-founders” long after the company was founded......To put it another way: When faced with a competitor like Amazon, do you do as Walmart did, and invest heavily in tech firms and technical knowledge? Or do you go the way of Sears…into bankruptcy court?

In August 2016, Walmart announced it would acquire e-commerce startup Jet.com for $3.3 billion, the largest ever deal of an old-line bricks-and-mortar company buying an e-commerce company. The acquisition was about a transfusion of new minds as much as Jet’s technology, which was far ahead of Walmart’s online operation at the time....Mr. Lore is now chief of e-commerce at Walmart......Walmart’s e-commerce business revenue grew 43% in the last quarter alone....Wal-Mart is successfully pursuing a “second-mover strategy” against Amazon....Things don’t always go this smoothly. In fact, when well-established companies acquire tech-savvy startups in order to bring aboard engineers and executives--acqui-hires-- it’s usually a disaster.....Within the first three years after an acquisition, 60% of employees at a startup leave......That rate of turnover is twice that of employees hired the old-fashioned way. What’s worse, the employees who leave tend to be the most aggressive and entrepreneurial—and more likely to launch a competing startup.....For large companies stuck between the rock of disruption and the hard place of acquiring startups that can’t hold on to key employees, what’s to be done?[sounds like a cultural clash] John Chambers, who was chief executive at Cisco for more than 20 years, where he oversaw 180 acquisitions, has some answers. In his new book, “Connecting the Dots,” Mr. Chambers outlines some rules. For one, corporate cultures should align. Also, it helps if the company you’re buying already has significant traction in the market..... it’s essential to promote the leaders of acquired companies into your own ranks. Mr. Chamber’s rule at Cisco was that a third of the company’s leaders should be promoted from within, a third should be recruited from outside, and a third should come from acquisitions. .......As the competitive landscape continues to change and technology becomes ever more essential to how business is done, investments that might have seemed too risky a few years ago now may sometimes turn out to be the best path to survival.
acquihires  artificial_intelligence  automation  Amazon  books  Christopher_Mims  connecting_the_dots  CTOs  Cisco  cultural_clash  digital_savvy  e-commerce  Jet  John_Chambers  large_companies  post-deal_integration  reinvention  silo_mentality  technology  Wal-Mart 
december 2018 by jerryking
GE, Cisco flex major muscle in trend toward 'Industrial Internet' - The Globe and Mail
DAVID MILSTEAD
The Globe and Mail
Published Friday, Jun. 05, 2015

What GE did, says William Blair & Co. analyst Nicholas Heymann, is write software to collect data from its equipment – from locomotives to jet engines – and develop algorithms that help its customers make better plans, like a railway predicting where to add capacity based on port traffic, or where an airline should develop a hub for travel in 2020....Cisco, the global leader in the routers that allow computer networks to communicate, has spent $1-billion setting up six global “Internet of Everything” data centres and committed $100-million to an innovation fund. It’s promoting app development in developer communities and is working to create technical standards for the industry. It’s deployed Internet of Things offerings at several major customers, including Shell and Harley-Davidson,
algorithms  Cisco  GE  Industrial_Internet  predictive_analytics  sensors  technical_standards 
june 2015 by jerryking
Cisco’s CEO on Staying Ahead of Technology Shifts - HBR
John Chambers
FROM THE MAY 2015 ISSUE

Mr. Chambers said that customers are the best indicators of when to make investments in new technology. “That’s one reason I spend so much time listening to CIOs, CTOs, and CEOs during sales calls,”
HBR  Cisco  anticipating  ksfs  transitions  indicators  market_intelligence  John_Chambers  IBM  layoffs  CEOs  market_windows  disruption  customer_relationships  sales_calls  CIOs  CTOs  listening 
may 2015 by jerryking
John Chambers and Myron Ullman: Stopping the Economy-Sapping Patent Trolls - WSJ
By JOHN CHAMBERS And MYRON E. ULLMAN
Feb. 16, 2015

Mr. Goodlatte’s bill includes a number of important reforms. For example, it would require disclosure of the actual basis for claims at an earlier point in the legal process; this will provide clarity, sharply reducing defense costs. It would also require transparency as to who is filing the suit, so that multiple suits from the same owner can be detected. It also would strengthen the right of winning defendants in bad cases to recover their legal costs.
patents  patent_law  Cisco  patent_trolls 
february 2015 by jerryking
Why tech giants are investing in STEM programs for students - The Globe and Mail
JENNIFER LEWINGTON
WATERLOO, ONT. — Special to The Globe and Mail
Published Tuesday, Oct. 28 2014, 5:00 AM EDT
Last updated Thursday, Oct. 30 2014,
STEM  uWaterloo  Google  Cisco  high_schools  outreach  coding  Lego  robotics  Kitchener-Waterloo 
november 2014 by jerryking
Cisco, IBM and HP chase startups’ fountain of youth - The Globe and Mail
ROBERT CYRAN
Cisco, IBM and HP chase startups’ fountain of youth
Subscribers Only

NEW YORK — Reuters Breakingviews

Published Monday, Dec. 23 2013
Silicon_Valley  Cisco  IBM  HP  mergers_&_acquisitions  Splunk  Tableau  Workday 
december 2013 by jerryking
15 INNOVATIVE WAYS (BIG AND SMALL) TO INNOVATE
February 22, 2013 | Report on Business Magazine| by Dawn Calleja, Shane Dingman, Tavia Grant, Jessica Leeder, Iain Marlow and Nathan VanderKlippe
innovation  Tavia_Grant  Iain_Marlow  Cisco  Pebble  root_cause  second-order  questions  clusters  large_companies  brands 
february 2013 by jerryking
'Telepresence' Is Taking Hold - WSJ.com
May 6, 2008 | WSJ| By JUSTIN SCHECK and BOBBY WHITE.
Improved Technology, High Gas Prices Draw Smaller Companies In
HP  Cisco  telepresence  vidoeconferencing  office-space 
february 2013 by jerryking
Intel Dials Up Business Calling - WSJ.com
May 22, 2007

Intel Dials Up Business Calling
Plan Aims to Make PC Better Conference Tool; TiVo-Style Playbacks

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Intel  videoconferencing  Cisco  telepresence 
december 2012 by jerryking
Mobile Data Traffic Explodes, Cisco Reports - IEEE Spectrum
POSTED BY: Robert Charette / Wed, February 02, 2011
Cisco  mobile  data 
july 2011 by jerryking
Cisco to Shut Flip Camcorder Business, Shed 550 Jobs - WSJ.com
APRIL 12, 2011 ,By ROGER CHENG And DON CLARK

Cisco Shuts Flip Camcorder Business, Scales Back Consumer Focus
Cisco  web_video 
april 2011 by jerryking
Vidyo: Videoconferencing's Best Hope?
August 5, 2010 | BusinessWeek | By Peter Burrows. A New
Jersey startup gets pricey and basic systems communicating—and could be
videoconferencing's ticket to the mainstream.
videoconferencing  start_ups  New_Jersey  HP  Cisco  Vidyo  telepresence  cheap_revolution 
august 2010 by jerryking
Review of Cisco's Valet, Wireless Router for Home - WSJ.com
MARCH 31, 2010 | Wall Street Journal | By KATHERINE BOEHRET. Feeling at Home With a Router
Cisco  wireless  home_based 
april 2010 by jerryking
The Gripping Statistic : How to Make Your Data Matter
Mon Aug 10, 2009 | Fast Company | By Dan Heath & Chip
Heath. A good statistic is one that aids a decision or shapes an opinion. For a stat to do either of those, it must be dragged within the everyday (e.g. using ratios or useful analogies). That's your job -- to do the dragging. In our world of billions and trillions, that can be a lot of manual labor. But it's worth it: A number people can grasp is a number that can make a difference.
analogies  base_rates  Cisco  Communicating_&_Connecting  contextual  data  data_journalism  high-impact  mathematics  narratives  numeracy  persuasion  probabilities  ratios  statistics  storytelling  sense-making  value_creation 
september 2009 by jerryking
Why New Grads Love Cisco -
September 3, 2009 | BusinessWeek | By Lindsey Gerdes

Cisco Choice, launched in 2006. Allows new grads to choose which
department they'll join and which manager they'll work for. After a
week-long overview of the company and a week of presentations from
managers at more than 30 business units, cohorts spend a final week
meeting with the managers and employees in each participant's five
favorite business units. Each employee then selected his or her top
three managers and await placement. Managers are eager to accept the
additional manpower because most of the training and salary costs come
out of the corporate budget, not their own.
Cisco  Colleges_&_Universities  onboarding  Freshbooks  new_graduates  retention 
september 2009 by jerryking
Corner Office - John Chambers of Cisco - Treasure Your Setbacks - Question - NYTimes.com
Aug. 1, 2009 | New York Times | Interview w. John Chambers,
chairman and CEO, Cisco Systems, conducted and condensed by Adam Bryant.
(1) We’re products of the challenges faced in life; (2) Becoming a
great company involves encountering major setbacks--near-death
experiences--and overcoming them; (3) During stressful events, it’s
valuable to be your calmest, most analytical self; (4) Today’s world
requires a different leadership style — more collaboration and teamwork
including using Web 2.0 tech; (5) Build relationships with people who
have dramatically different views from yours by identifying and focusing
on areas shared in common; (6) Moving too slow or moving too fast
without process behind it are both dangerous; (7) Interview questions -
tell me about your results;your mistakes and failures-what would you do
differently this time? who are the best people you recruited and
developed-where are they today? Customer-oriented? Good listeners?
Domain expertise? Sports played?
Cisco  CEOs  leadership  lessons_learned  interviews  hiring  interview_preparation  John_Chambers  setbacks  teams  stressful  resilience  bouncing_back  collaboration  dual-consciousness  dangers  internal_systems  relationships  calm  industry_expertise  dissension  process-orientation 
august 2009 by jerryking
Cisco CEO John Chambers Projects Strong Growth - WSJ.com
JULY 24, 2009 | Wall Street Journal | Interview of John Chambers by Michael S. Malone
Cisco  leadership  CEOs  management 
july 2009 by jerryking
That's the human network effect. - Cisco Mobile - Cisco Systems
Cisco ad which I need for City of Toronto proposal.

That's the human network effect. Welcome to the human network. cisco.com/ca/smb
Cisco  Toronto  economic_development 
april 2009 by jerryking
As Growth Slows, Ex-Allies Square Off in a Tech Turf War - WSJ.com
MARCH 16, 2009 | Wall Street Journal | by BEN WORTHEN and
JUSTIN SCHECK

Maturing tech industry is setting companies on a collision course, as
once-disparate technologies take on new capabilities in a "convergence"
of computers, software and networking. With the recession expected to
shrink sales across the industry, tech companies are turning on each
other in their search for growth.
Cisco  growth  competitive_landscape  HP  servers  Ben_Worthen  recessions  slow_growth  mature_industries 
march 2009 by jerryking
Cisco, Hunting for Growth, Enters Video Conferencing - WSJ.com
OCTOBER 23, 2006| Wall Street Journal pg. B8| by BOBBY WHITE

emerging markets technology group
videoconferencing  Cisco  telepresence 
march 2009 by jerryking

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