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  1. April 16, 2014

    The perils of the chief who stays too long at the top

    To the news that General Electric’s board of directors has been meeting in solemn conclave to debate whether its chief...

  2. February 13, 2014

    Whole Foods Markets falls on growth outlook

    Shares in upscale US grocer Whole Foods Market tumbled on Thursday after the company trimmed the top end of its outlook and...

  1. February 12, 2014

    Cisco unnerves with profit margin squeeze

    Revenues at Cisco Systems tumbled 8 per cent in the latest quarter as it struggled with falling demand from emerging markets...

  2. January 28, 2014

    Analytics and mobility among big 2014 trends

    Cloud computing, data analytics, mobility and socially en­abled business processes are reshaping corporate IT, while the...

  3. The World

    January 22, 2014

    Davos morning: Internet of things, fitness challenges and China

    #Davos Everyone who is anyone is talking about Xi's consolidation of power in China - a combo of Mao and the market —...

  4. January 7, 2014

    CES 2014: Cisco boss hails ‘internet of everything’

    The “internet of everything” connecting devices, people and things, will drive the next wave of global innovation and...

  5. Business Blog

    December 16, 2013

    Golden Flannel Day 4: COC spouting bull

    Today’s prize is for a person, not for a word. It is awarded to a big-name CEO who in the course of 2013 has shown...

  6. December 13, 2013

    Cisco warns emerging market weakness is no blip

    Weak demand in emerging markets was more than a short-term “blip” and likely to have a broad impact on US companies for some...

  7. November 15, 2013

    Cisco and Huawei: spy games

    There was one incredible plotline in Cisco Systems’ fiscal first-quarter numbers this week – and it was not weak revenue...

  8. November 14, 2013

    Cisco: Signalling short-circuit

    When your stock tumbles 10 per cent after a weak sales forecast, no one will dwell on a Freudian slip of the business...

  9. November 13, 2013

    Cisco cites emerging markets backlash on NSA leaks for sales slump

    Cisco Systems warned its revenues could fall as much as 10 per cent in the current quarter, sparking fears that the US...

  10. August 15, 2013

    Cisco leads Wall Street sell-off

    US equities sold off broadly on Thursday with IT equipment maker Cisco down after warning on global demand and cutting 5 per...

  11. August 14, 2013

    Cisco cuts jobs on ‘inconsistent’ global demand

    Cisco warned that global demand for IT equipment and services continued to be unstable and the computer networking company...

  12. May 15, 2013

    Cisco optimism sparks relief rally

    Cisco Systems sounded an optimistic note amid the sluggish recovery in the global IT market, clearing some of the stock...

  13. March 6, 2013

    Tech groups face endgame on foreign cash

    A $500bn game of chicken. That’s what it feels like as a handful of the biggest US technology companies posture over what...

  14. February 26, 2013

    Cisco looks to invest in Europe and Canada

    The chief executive of Cisco said on Tuesday he was looking to invest some of the network equipment company’s $46.4bn gross...

  15. beyondbrics

    January 30, 2013

    CEE tech: Cisco snaps up Czech security group Cognitive

    Nicholas Watson of bne John Chambers is true to his word. Just weeks after the Cisco Systems chief executive said he had...

  16. January 6, 2013

    The first word in mangled meanings

    The bullshit market knows only one phase: the bull phase. So it is no surprise that 2012 turned out to be yet another bumper...

  17. FT Alphaville

    November 14, 2012

    The 6am Cut London

    Signs of strengthening US demand support optimism about a global economic rebound, according to Cisco’s latest forecast....

  18. November 13, 2012

    Cisco hails recovery in US demand

    Cisco shares enjoyed a 7 per cent relief rally in after-market trading after the US network equipment maker said a recovery...

  19. November 12, 2012

    Rating agencies wait to pass verdict on US

    As Republicans and Democrats manoeuvre to avoid the fiscal cliff they have to remember one crucial constituency: the rating...

  20. August 15, 2012

    Cisco raises dividend as it beats estimates

    Cisco reported quarterly profits and revenues ahead of analysts’ expectations and announced a big boost in its quarterly...

  21. May 10, 2012

    JPMorgan drops on portfolio losses

    JPMorgan Chase fell as much as 5.5 per cent in after-market trading as it reported “significant losses in its synthetic...

  22. May 10, 2012

    Cisco says customers delay tech purchases

    Cisco has cast renewed gloom over the technology sector as it warned that the European financial crisis and increasing...

  23. March 15, 2012

    Cisco back on deal trail with $5bn NDS move

    Cisco Systems has ended an acquisition drought with the announcement of a $5bn deal to buy NDS, a maker of software for TV...

  24. February 9, 2012

    Cisco back on the acquisition trail

    Cisco Systems is back on the acquisition trail after the network equipment maker reported it was emerging “reinvigorated”,...

  25. January 8, 2012

    And the winners of 2011’s guff awards are...

    There is an economic law that says all markets are cyclical save one: the bullshit market, which knows only the bull phase....

  26. November 10, 2011

    Cisco Systems aided by quickening order growth

    Shares in Cisco Systems jumped in after-hours trading as the biggest seller of networking equipment reported accelerating...

  27. September 28, 2011

    Boardroom dangers of Silicon Valley’s insularity

    After the spectacular leadership bust-up at Yahoo, co-founder Jerry Yang and Carol Bartz, the just-dumped chief executive,...

  28. September 13, 2011

    Cisco revitalised by sweeping reorganisation

    Cisco Systems executives forecast annual earnings growth of about 8 per cent over the next three years as it seeks to...

  29. August 11, 2011

    Cisco shares up 18% after sales increase

    Cisco Systems’ shares jumped more than 18 per cent after the networking equipment maker reported increased sales and orders,...

  30. August 5, 2011

    S&P cuts US debt rating to double A plus

    Standard & Poor’s has downgraded the US credit rating by one notch from triple A to double A plus in a contentious and...

  31. July 17, 2011

    Debt talks are litmus test of ability to avoid stalemate

    Those on both sides of the argument about raising the federal debt limit like to invoke the threat of the credit rating...

  32. FT Alphaville

    July 5, 2011

    Overnight sovereign defaults? It must be the super-credible ECB

    Alternative title: The European Central Bank — true maestros of ratings shopping, as bad now as the Fed in the crisis....

  33. FT Alphaville

    May 23, 2011

    Cisco accused over China crackdown

    Senior executives at Cisco Systems worked closely with Chinese government security agents to tailor hardware and software...

  34. May 23, 2011

    Lawsuit links Cisco with China crackdown

    Senior executives at Cisco Systems worked closely with Chinese government security agents to tailor hardware and software...

  35. FT Tech Hub

    May 16, 2011

    EA chief tells how to "fail well"

    While commencement speeches typically focus on the opportunities and successes that lie ahead in life, John Riccitiello,...

  36. May 16, 2011

    Tech conglomerates: competition bites

    Cisco Systems’ poor recent performance has been attributed to two problems. After decades of diversification, the...

  37. May 12, 2011

    Cisco issues warning on profit and sales

    Cisco Systems warned that sales and profit in the current quarter would fall below expectations and announced it would take...

  38. FT Tech Hub

    May 5, 2011

    Cisco reshuffle to simplify management

    Cisco Systems, under investor pressure from disappointing profits and a scatter-shot approach to new markets, on Thursday...

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