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November 13, 2012
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  • Cisco CEO is expected to address macroeconomic challenges
    The chief executive of Cisco Systems is likely to use the company's pending first-quarter earnings report to temper annual revenue expectations, according to analysts who expect John Chambers to cite the European economy and the looming "fiscal cliff" as the basis for a lackluster 2013 forecast. Analysts say they are not concerned about Q1 earnings, which they expect to come in at 46 cents a share, but the prospect of a pessimistic guidance from Chambers has led some to lower their investment recommendations. Reuters (11/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • AT&T to make Microsoft Office 365 an SaaS for small businesses
    Microsoft Office 365's productivity tools will be available through a software-as-a-service offering from AT&T to 300,000 customers in small businesses, this article notes. Those cloud-based tools will include Microsoft's Lync instant-messaging platform as well as the Excel, Word and PowerPoint programs. Network World (11/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Deal aims to explore how Twitter affects TV ratings
    Nielsen has bought SocialGuide, which condenses TV-related Twitter buzz into a channel-based viewing guide. The company will be blended into NM Incite, a joint venture by Nielsen and McKinsey & Co. "The opportunity in social TV is too big to ignore and there is a need for standard metrics and research to uncover the effect of social TV on programming and advertising strategies," says NM Incite CEO Andrew Somosi. VentureBeat (11/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Technology Trends 
  • Big Switch hypes SDN push with new products, customers, partners
    A month after scoring $25 million in new venture capital, Big Switch Networks has unveiled several software-defined networking products based on the OpenFlow specification and says it is working with more than two dozen ecosystem partners that will support the products. The company's SDN product suite is composed of three components: Big Network Controller; Big Tap, a monitoring application; and the Big Virtual Switch. GigaOm (11/12), Network World (11/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Mellanox takes on metro Ethernet
    Mellanox Technology is touting the latest expansion of its InfiniBand product line, with new enhancements that could one day make the computer-networking technology suitable for metro regions. The company is introducing a series of products, including a low-end InfiniBand switch and a family of long-haul switches -- among them the MetroX-2 TX6200 for campuses, which will be available in the third quarter, and the MetroX-3, capable of supporting capacities of 40 Gbps over 100 kilometers. The Register (U.K.) (11/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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