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Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Cisco Systems (CSCO) Stock Higher Today After Deutsche Bank Price Target Increase

Cisco Systems (CSCO) is 1.98% higher to $ 28.60 today after the German bank raised the price target to $ 32 from $ 30 and reiterated its buy recommendation. While historically correlated CSCO GDP share traded, argues Long term plus 50% of our call CISCO business growth, so that advanced services, data center switching, security and wireless capability grows 2x US.

GDP growth rate and the mid-60s, gross margins, see German banking said. Analysts during 2015 more modest expansion potential as Cisco Systems accelerates the transition of several of its business portfolio and network support services software revenue and recurring cloud. The stock has Mega Cap Top notion of Deutsche Bank.

A page from a better perspective of forward sales, we believe that service offerings cloud pull forward "sales of the hardware platform and are" architecturally sticky, suggesting the potential to gain market share from their peers, he added analysts. Regardless Equipment Reviews TheStreet rates CISCO SYSTEMS INC. as a purchase with a rating of A- Guest TheStreet Ratings team; this has to say about his recommendation:

We qualify CISCO SYSTEMS INC (CSCO) PURCHASE. This is due to the convergence of positive investment measures to help these people developed to overcome most of the people who qualify. The company's strengths can be seen in several areas such as revenue growth, attractive valuation, profit margins, financial position and results of most measures and performance expanded largely solid part with reasonable debt solid stock price. We believe these strengths outweigh the fact that the company subdued growth in net profit had.

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team go as follows: 
  • CSCO's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 5.6%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 1.3%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
  • The gross profit margin for CISCO SYSTEMS INC is rather high; currently it is at 65.71%. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Regardless of the strong results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 14.92% trails the industry average.
  • Despite currently having a low debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37, it is higher than that of the industry average, inferring that management of debt levels may need to be evaluated further. Even though the debt-to-equity ratio shows mixed results, the company's quick ratio of 3.03 is very high and demonstrates very strong liquidity.
  • Looking at where the stock is today compared to one year ago, we find that it is not only higher, but it has also clearly outperformed the rise in the S&P 500 over the same period, despite the company's weak earnings results. Turning our attention to the future direction of the stock, it goes without saying that even the best stocks can fall in an overall down market. However, in any other environment, this stock still has good upside potential despite the fact that it has already risen in the past year.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

640-864 Exam Question


Characterizing an existing network requires gathering as much information about the network as possible.Which of these choices describes the preferred order for the information-gathering process?

A. Site and network audits, traffic analysis, existing documentation and organizational input
B. Existing documentation and organizational input, site and network audits, traffic analysis
C. Traffic analysis, existing documentation and organizational input, site and network audits
D. Site and network audits, existing documentation and organizational input, traffic analysis

Answer : B

Explanation/Reference:Explanation:This section describes the steps necessary to characterize the existing network infrastructure and all sites. This process requires three steps:Step 1. Gather existing documentation about the network, and query the organization to discover additional information. Organization input, a network audit, and traffic analysis provide the key information you need. (Note that existing documentation may be inaccurate.)
Step 2. Perform a network audit that adds detail to the description of the network. If possible, use traffic-analysis information to augment organizational input when you are describing the applications and protocols used in the network.
Step 3. Based on your network characterization, write a summary report that describes the health of the network. With this information, you can propose hardware and software upgrades to support the network requirements and the organizational requirements.

640-864 Exam Question


According to Cisco, which four improvements are the main benefits of the PPDIOO lifecycle approach to network design? (Choose four.)

A. Faster ROI
B. Improved business agility
C. Increased network availability
D. Faster access to applications and services
E. Lower total cost of network ownership
F. Better implementation team engagement

Answer : BCDE

Explanation/Reference:Explanation:The PPDIOO life cycle provides four main benefits:
+ It improves business agility by establishing business requirements and technology strategies.
+ It increases network availability by producing a sound network design and validating the network operation.
+ It speeds access to applications and services by improving availability, reliability, security, scalability, and performance.
+ It lowers the total cost of ownership by validating technology requirements and planning for infrastructure changes and resource requirements.(Reference: Cisco CCDA Official Exam Certification Guide, 3rd Edition) described in the link below . Link:

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Global Data Centre Traffic To Triple By 2018 : Cisco

Traffic data center is ready to triple online in 2018 compared to current levels, with almost half the world's population, according to a study by Cisco. Network Solutions fourth annual US giant Cisco Global Cloud Index (2013-2018) predict strong growth in workloads in the cloud and storage traffic with private cloud segment Emerging significantly higher than the public cloud.

Cisco said traffic data center study projects to triple in the next five years, almost, with the cloud that 76% of all traffic data center. In 2018, half the world's population will have residential Internet access and more than half of these users (53%) the content will be support services personal cloud storage.

The study predicts that traffic overall data center is almost three times from 2013-2018, with annual growth rate (CAGR) of 23%, from 3.1 zettabyte / year in 2013 to 8.6 zettabyte / year in 2018. a zettabyte like a trillion gigabytes company added.

The 8.6 terabytes of center traffic forecast data for 2018 is equivalent to the transmission of all movies (approximately 500,000) and TV shows (3,000,000) ever made in Ultra High Definition (UHD) 250,000 times according to the study. Global cloud traffic is growing faster than the overall traffic of global data centers.In 2013, the cloud represents 54 percent of total traffic in the data center,and in 2018, the cloud will represent 76 percent of total traffic in the data center.

The data center traffic includes traffic data center to the user along with traffic data center to data center traffic stays within data centers, he added. In 2018, 53% of all residential Internet users worldwide use storage in the personal cloud and the average traffic cloud storage to the consumer by user will be 811 megabytes per month in 2018, compared to 186 megabytes per month in 2013, according to the study by Cisco.

When people talk of the cloud, which often focus on public cloud services or services of public cloud storage. However, a significant majority of workloads in the cloud today are transformed into private cloud environment, Cisco senior VP (service provider business, products and solutions), said Kelly Ahuja. Even with workloads public cloud has a significant growth in 2018, almost 70% of the workloads in the cloud will remain private cloud-related, requiring the ability to close workload through a public / private hybrid cloud environment, he added.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

640-864 Exam Question


Which four services does the architecture for Media Services contain? (Choose four.)

A. access services
B. transport services
C. storage services
D. forwarding services
E. session control services
F. security services
G. filtering services
H. remote access services

Answer : ABCE

Friday, 31 October 2014

Cisco,NBA Extend Digital Media Partnership

Cisco and the National Basketball Association have a new multi-year extension of their marketing partnership in which Cisco is its role as the official technology partner of the NBA,WNBA,NBA Development League and the USA Basketball announced continue.

In the past seven years, the NBA has experienced tremendous growth in the consumption of digital media.This initiative is a committee of executives from both companies that focus on the application of the principles of the Internet connectivity all on the court interprets the NBA have to improve, Cisco said in a press release.

Cisco also expanded its partnership to Brazil from the NBA World Games Rio 2014 in a preseason game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Miami Heat at HSBC Arena on October 11 The competition is the second game of the NBA mark ever in South America.

While in Rio, Cisco said it will be the league in restoring a local park come with two new courts in Palaphita Kitch,a place where children and families can create play.

Based on years of NBA players related to the media via Cisco TelePresence,Cisco said it will use to bring their video collaboration solutions with the latest technology to NBA players and media sports media in Rio and Sao Paulo near the face,personal interviews to promote the NBA World Games Rio 2014th

Today's partnership extension reflects our mutual and ongoing commitment to bringing innovation to the NBA and the game of basketball through the Internet of Everything,said Blair Christie,Cisco SVP and CMO.Together we are enabling new fan experiences and,with our new research and development initiative,will see the amazing things that can happen when we connect the unconnected.We also look forward to extending our relationship into Brazil and impacting that country in new ways by bringing their sport and fan experiences to a new level.

Cisco has consistently incorporated innovative technology solutions into our partnership, from enabling connections with our fans to transforming collaboration among our employees, said Emilio Collins,NBA EVP for global marketing partnerships.As we continue to look at growing the game experience and the ways in which it can be presented and consumed, we know that Cisco will play a vital leadership role with us.

Cisco said it will have a larger role in the WNBA's Inspiring Women platform,including the creation of a new Cisco WNBA Inspiring the Future Award.The annual award recognizes an exceptional female leader for her outstanding efforts in the field of technology education.

Cisco is its commitment to the NBA D-League as the presenting partner of the NBA D-League Draft to continue.For the fourth consecutive year,the NBA D-League will hold the entire project by Cisco WebEx online collaboration software,with all teams to participate in the location,away from their computers,tablets or smartphones,no matter where they are.

The technology supplier is also its support of several other NBA events including NBA All-Star continue. During NBA All-Star, Cisco will introduce new technology integrations, and at the annual summit of the NBA All-Star technology.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Cisco to Make New Investments in Japan To Promote IoE Innovation

Cisco announced today that investment, Cisco venture capital arm has Japan as one of its investment objectives for Internet All (OIE) selected ups and startups. As part of the Cisco 100 million Global Fund IO, Smart-FOA Co.Ltd.It is the first company in Japan to obtain financing on the basis of this initiative.

Accelerating globalization and market cycle changes and ideas and speed are important,and so on the key components for the competitiveness of companies in the manufacturing workplace. In order to integrate ideas and speed in the workplace manufacturing,innovation is necessary to unify the power of the work with the management of data flow and promote.FOA (Flow Oriented Approach) provides an innovative platform, the exchange of useful information for troubleshooting and real-time decisions through the creation of pieces of data, the raw data collected by sensors that combine to produce workplace to workplace skills and let it flow in the network.

The software allows the valuable information that you can access from anywhere, creating the next generation in the workplace, the concept of Fog Computing, corresponds to the distributed processes in the network perimeter. Together, Cisco Smart FOA and plan to extend this program from Japanese manufacturing jobs similar production environments worldwide through the joint development of solutions for the manufacturing industry based on Cisco IOx.

Masaharu Oku,CEO,Smart-FOA Co.Ltd.

The utilization of data from manufacturing workplaces is Japan's strong suit, and the concept of FOA was born out of consideration for the mission of further refining this utilization.We would like to promote the Internet of Everything (IoE) concept advocated by Cisco,as well as management innovation combining a people-focused FOA workplace with management in the manufacturing sector,and through these things we would like to provide the world's first FOA from Japan.

Yasufumi Hirai,President And General Manager,Cisco Systems G.K.

Cisco believes that investing in smart-FOA will contribute to increasing the capabilities of manufacturing workplaces that constitute Japan's greatest strength with the aim of realizing the Internet of Everything and generate new value by bringing together goods, people, processes and data. We expect IoT solutions from Japan to expand onto the global market.

Pratik Bose, Director, Corporate Development, Japan:

The Japanese government has pledged to transform the country advanced IT nation in the world in 2020, which will help create a new economy that is on the IT infrastructure a great opportunity for local entrepreneurs to new to develop technologies and applications.this investment in Smart-FOA,Cisco restart investment investment activities in Japan,with the first investment since 2001 and a new focus on improving the entrepreneurial activity and encourage the use of the local ecosystem.Cisco investment has appointed dedicated to investments in the local office in Tokyo and its first Executive.

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