IT News Highlights: Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO)’s Global Outlook, Hewlett-Packard Company (HPQ)’s Platform, International Business Machines Corp. (IBM)’s New Innovations

Editor’s Note: Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO), Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ), International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM), Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN)

CFO Frank Calderoni Talks Cisco Systems’ Future And Global Outlook (CSCO) (Benzinga)
Executive Vice President and CFO of Cisco Systems Frank Calderoni talked about the tech company’s future growth and global outlook on CNBC’s Squawk Box Thursday morning. Calderoni stated that Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) has a good view due to their outreach on a global basis, with partners around the world to source for good trends. The company recently ended their fiscal year strong in late July, with top-line growth at six percent and a non-gap EPS growth of 11 percent for Q4, and as a $50 billion company, six percent top-line growth and a nine percent non-gap EPS. “So good growth top and bottom line,” said Calderoni.

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HP points Vertica analytics platform at healthcare (TechTarget)
As IT industry giant Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) works through a difficult multiyear rebuilding program, a rare bright spot has been its Vertica analytics platform. Like competitors International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM), Teradata and others, HP has found users ready to try column-based “data slicers” in order to speed up long-running analytical jobs that can stress conventional relational database systems (RDBMSes). Conversations with Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN) and MZI Healthcare — two software companies that have implemented Vertica-based analytics systems for clients in the fast-changing healthcare market — show how column-based databases can be highly useful for those in a complex industry.

IBM Customer Experience Lab Unveils New Social, Mobile and Big Data Innovations to Help C-Suite Leaders (PR Newswire)
International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) today unveiled a set of new innovations from its Customer Experience Lab, dedicated to helping business leaders gain deeper insights into individual customers and transform the way customers experience their products, services and brands through the use of mobile, social, cloud and advanced analytics technologies. Since the Lab’s launch in March 2013, IBM Research scientists and business consultants have worked together with more than 100 clients from across the world to co-create a variety of new technologies and services to transform the front office, revolutionizing how companies interact and engage with customers.

Cisco bets on new programmable 400G bps processor (PCWorld)
Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) has unveiled what it calls the world’s most scalable and programmable network processor, the nPower X1, which handles 400G bps to keep up with increasing Internet traffic volume. The architecture of networking hardware and software is going through some big changes thanks to the advent of software-defined networking, which has the potential to make networks more flexible and reduce operational expenditure. The X1 was built to allow administrators to reprogram its functionality on the fly, according to Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO).

HP Chromebook 14 with Intel Haswell unveiled (NDTV)
Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) has launched the Chromebook 14 at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco. The HP Chromebook 14 is the first Chromebook powered by an Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) Haswell processor. The company claims that the new Chromebook can last all day, thanks to the fourth-generation Intel Core (Haswell) processors that consumes less power to enhance battery life by approximately more than 2X over previous generations. It features a 14-inch diagonal high-definition (HD) display with a resolution of 1366×768 pixels. The Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) Chromebook 14 comes with a 16GB solid-state drive for fast start-up times. Connectivity ports on the new Chromebook include HDMI, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, headphone and microphone jack.

IBM’s “Close To $1 Billion” Trusteer Buy Extends Shlomo Kramer’s Winning Streak (Forbes)
A few weeks ago, International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) announced that it would buy information security service provider, Trusteer — with offices in Boston and Tel Aviv – for “close to $1 billion,” according to Reuters. This is just the latest in a chain of winning investments by Shlomo Kramer that brings him to a net worth of “about $1 billion,” according to Israeli newspaper Globes, which on August 15 suggested that Forbes “should take note” of Kramer. As he explained in a September 10 interview, Trusteer protects consumers and employees from viruses and hacker attacks. According to Kramer, Trusteer “provides next generation endpoint — including PCs, Macs, and smartphones — security. It protects online banking by consumers at hundreds of the largest banks — including Bank of America, HSBC, and RBC…”

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