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Executive Spotlight: Interview With Diane Gongaware, VP of U.S. Public Sector Services at Cisco Systems, Inc.

ExecutiveBiz talked with Diane Gongaware, vice president of U.S. Public Sector Services at Cisco Systems, about federal cybersecurity challenges, the government’s progress in adopting the cloud and what products Cisco will be launching soon. “Agencies need an architectural, not piecemeal, approach that will allow them to leverage each area of …

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Cisco Systems Hires New Executives

Cisco Systems has recently hired two former Juniper Networks employees for its own service provider sales force. Sales executives Neal Oristano and Jim Labovites will join Cisco as the firm’s newest vice presidents. Oristano’s role at Cisco will be as vice president of global service provider market segment sales and …

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Profile: Bill Cooper of Cisco Systems

As director of cyber programs at Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO), Bill Cooper is tasked with cybersecurity strategy, solution development, partner alliances and business development within the firm’s federal business area. Cooper re-joined Cisco Systems after a nearly five-year stint at Teradata Government Systems, where he was responsible for all …

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IBM, Dell, Cisco Systems Make the Green IT Leaders List

IBM, HP and Cisco have all made it onto the list of environmentally-friendly IT leaders. The “Summary report: Low carbon and Environmental Leadership in the ICT Industry by Gartner and WWF, 2010” study identifies the top 10 IT companies in terms of all-around greener performance. The top all-around performers include …

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Cisco Acquires Tail-f Systems for $175M

Cisco announced Tuesday their intention to acquire privately held Tail-f Systems for $175 million, a plan set in motion by AT&T to reshape and virtualize telecommunications networks in the cloud. Cisco aims to incorporate Tail-f into its cloud and virtualization group to increase marketability in telecom infrastructure, the company said …

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Deloitte, Cisco Execs Call for Gov’t Contact Center Modernization

Digital delivery of government services

Marc Mancher, a principal at Deloitte Consulting, and Alan Balutis, a senior director of North American public sector at Cisco Systems’ business solutions group, have said that agencies should integrate artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies with digital call centers to continuously deliver information and services to the public during the coronavirus pandemic or national emergencies.

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Cisco’s Alan Balutis Suggests Approach to Accelerate Transition to EIS Telecom Contract


Alan Balutis, a Distinguished Fellow and senior director for North American public sector for Cisco Systems’ global strategy and consulting arm, wrote in a FedScoop article published Friday the lack of authority of agency chief information officers could be one of the reasons why agencies are slow to transition to the General Services Administration’s $50B Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions telecommunications contract. 

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