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Cisco on the Move for Increasing Profits – Lay Off 1,300 Employees

Cisco Systems is on the move to reduce its cost and increase profits. This appears to be good for the company but a bad part for the employees that will be affected.

The company is reported to lay off  its global workforce by 2%, which means 1,300 positions will be removed.

According to Karen Tillman, spokesperson of Cisco, said, “part of our plan to drive simplicity, speed of decisions and agility across Cisco,” “We routinely review our business to determine where we need to align investment based on growth opportunities.” she added.

This lay off announcement made by the company came after a year when they also announced a plan of cutting 14% of the workforce making it 11,500 employees laid off and 15% in the VP level.

Cisco also moved into new markets in an effort to increase profits but somehow the company lost market share, though they are still leading in the IP routing market. With regards to Ethernet business, they are still challenged with competing companies such as Huawei and HP.

However, the CEO of Cisco, John Chambers, has the high hopes for positive changes with the actions that they are taking now. In a note he said, “In a cautious IT spending environment, we continue to outperform our competitors.”


Google Purchases 1, 030 IBM Patents For IP Catalog Strengthening

Google-Patents-IBMGoogle has confirmed it snapped a bunch of IBM copyrights, in a move that is considered to be self-protective against the increasing quantity of IP-based lawsuits.  The 1,030 copyrights acquired cover a broad range of technologies, SEO by the Sea rumors, including memory and microprocessor chip fabrication/architecture, server and router plan, and software programming like relational databases, object oriented programming and more.

The spokesperson of Google said, though refused to expose the financial details of the agreement with IBM, “Like many tech companies, at times we’ll acquire patents that are relevant to our business.”

The choice is in contrast to comments by Larry Page, Google CEO, earlier this month, where the chief executive refused that the Android copyright status was serious, and argued that instead of getting IP, the company would focus on developing its own technologies.  “We’re really committed to Android,” Page suggested, “[but] we will support it in a cost-effective manner.”

What falls under the banner of “cost-effective” is uncertain, even though it seems likely that Page was referring to the huge $4.5bn a consortium counting in Microsoft and Apple jointly paid recenttly for a cache of Nortel copyrights, keeping ownership away from Google. Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google, in the meantime, sent away lawsuits by competitions as proof of jealousy and a shortfall in innovation.

Next in the Google sights is considered to be InterDigital, an R&D firm that develops, patents and licenses wireless technologies.  The company filed a copyright violation suit against Nokia, ZTE, and Huawei earlier this week.


China’s Huawei Succeeds in Banning Motorola

The manufacturer of Chinese telecom equipment, Huawei has won a beginning injunction from a U.S. court excluding Motorola Inc. from moving business coverts in a premeditated contract with Nokia Siemens Networks.

The federal judge in Chicago order on Tuesday forbids Motorola, which is a seller of Huawei equipment, from moving some off the record information concerning the Chinese company pending resolution of the argument.

Previous month, Huawei Technologies Ltd. filed a complaint saying projected $1.2 billion sale of Motorola of its network equipment business to Nokia Siemens Networks, a Finnish-German joint business enterprise, would inappropriately move those secrets to a contender.

The things to see of the case are the increasing global existence of Chinese companies and their hard work to vie in technology markets. Huawei is one of the biggest makers of the world in telecom gear, with sales of $28 billion previous year, although has great effort to increase a toehold in the U.S. market against rivals such as Cisco Systems Inc.


Motorola decided prior year to sell its network equipment division to Nokia Siemens Networks however completion of the acquisition has been postponed while Chinese anti-monopoly controllers appraise it.

The verdict of Sharon Johnson Coleman, the U.S. District Judge distinguished that Motorola planned providing previous employees who move to Nokia Siemens Networks with access to secret Huawei information. It was not a ultimate choice but the judge said Huawei had a “realistic probability of victory” in showing its business would be debilitated.

The spokesman of Huawei received the result and wishes to resolve the argument so the Motorola sale could continue.

Ross Gan, a spokeperson said in a statement that “We have no interest in stopping the transaction between Motorola and our direct competitor.  We will, on the other hand, perform whatever is necessary to defend the product of our company’s many years of innovation.”

Previous week, Huawei decided to scrap it’s acquire of a small U.S. computer company, 3Leaf Systems, following a government safety panel declined to support the agreement.

In July, Motorola filed a court case condemning Huawei of attempting to steal trade secrets. Huawei deprived of the accusations.

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