Media reports of job losses in San Jose and Sydney. It appears that Cisco is now outsourcing to contractors in Bangalore. Not all jobs are going to India. Depending on technology positions are building up in other North America sites.

Cisco has been hit with a massive $1.9bn patent-infringement bill for copying cybersecurity tech from Centripetal Networks and pushing the company out of lucrative government contracts.

Cisco’s interest in Tel Aviv-based Portshift is a sign that the company’s customers are raising it as an issue. Cisco is seeking to improve their hardware making it more intrinsically secure. Once the acquisition has closed, the Portshift team is expected to join Cisco’s ET&I group.

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