Cisco's Spending Spree: 18 Acquisitions

  • By

    Jessica Davis

    | Posted 2011-04-12
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newScale - March, 2011• Software that offers a service catalog and self-service portal for cloud services. • Privately held. Terms not disclosed.
Cisco's CEO John Chambers recently acknowledged what so many in the industry have been saying -- that Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO) has lost its focus in the technology industry. The networking giant has been spreading itself thin by dipping into markets such as consumer electronics at the expense of its dominance in markets that really matter to business. Certainly Cisco's recent acquisitions over the past few years have not all followed the straight path of providing networking and infrastructure to business. Here's a look at Cisco acquisitions: 18 over the last 33 months.
Jessica Davis covers the channel for eWeek and Channel Insider. Her technology journalism career began well before anyone heard of the World Wide Web and has included stints at Infoworld, Electronic News/EDN, and the Philadelphia Business Journal. Her work has also appeared on CNN and Forbes.com. She has covered hardware, software and networking, as well as the business side of technology. She has won several journalism awards, including a national ASBPE award for best staff-written column, and was named Marketing Computers hardest working tech journalist on their inaugural list of top tech journalists. Jessica can be reached at jessica.davis@ziffdavisenterprise.com

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