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IT Updates: Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO)’s New Recruit, Hewlett-Packard Company (HPQ) & International Business Machines Corp. (IBM)’s Acquisition

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

Cisco recruits former Motorola exec Cozzolino in reorganization of cable division (Fierce Cable)
Cisco said late Thursday that it recruited Motorola Mobility veteran Joe Cozzolino to its set-top business following a reorganization of its Service Provider Video Technology Group. Cozzolino, who left Motorola Mobility after Arris bought the company from Google earlier this year, will run Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO)’s service provider video infrastructure unit. Cozzolino’s team will sell cable modems, video gateways, set-tops, encoders, decoders and other hardware, Marthin De Beer, SVP of Cisco’s video and collaboration group, wrote in a blog post.

Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO)

HP EliteBook Revolve 810 first impressions: Solid convertible notebook (ZDNet)
Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) has long served up good laptops for the enterprise and the 11.6-inch EliteBook Revolve is a highly portable model for the business professional. Its styling is reminiscent of the convertible notebooks of old with a screen that swivels around to form a touch tablet. When you tap the closed lid of the Revolve it feels like cheap plastic but in reality the laptop meets the MIL specifications for ruggedness. The construction is durable yet the laptop only weighs in at just over three pounds to keep things light. The 11.6-inch screen means the Revolve is only slightly bigger than the industry standard for size, the MacBook Air.

IBM Completes Acquisition of Cybersecurity Firm Trusteer (American Banker)
International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) announced Tuesday that it has acquired Trusteer, an Israeli company that provides organizations with counter-fraud and cybersecurity software. The deal, first announced in August, is of a piece with IBM’s efforts to sharpen its focus on bank technology, malware and financial crimes. Among the Trusteer services International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) will add to its security portfolio are systems that identify and remove malware and fraudulent activity; cloud-delivered security software that provides firms with real-time updates on threats; and software that detects compromised mobile devices.

Cisco reorganises service provider video business (Telecompaper)
Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) announced a reorganisation of its Service Provider Video business, following its takeover of NDS. The group has been split into two business entities. The first is SP Video Software and Solutions business, which spans content security, software and solutions, including Videoscape offerings, conditional access, and services and delivery.

HP’s ‘Recline’ all-in-ones can be used with the touchscreen hanging off the desk (engadget)
At this point, all-in-one desktops tend to follow a formula: most of them have a touchscreen, along with an articulating stand so you can use it in tabletop mode, at a near-flat angle. All told, that gives folks a good deal of flexibility, but Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) wants to go even further. The company just introduced the “Recline” series of all-in-ones, which incorporate a patent-pending hinge that allows the touchscreen to hang off the table, close to your lap. (Yep, HP’s market research team found there are, in fact, people who would prefer to use their all-in-one this way.) Et voilà! That’s why this thing is named the Recline: you can position it with the touchscreen half off the desk, and it won’t topple over because the PC’s center of gravity is halfway between the base and the display.

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