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4 must-read IT leadership books

Your time is valuable and often limited, so we’ve hand-picked four books that cover the most important IT leadership issues today.

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Cisco’s Chambers: A retrospective

You don’t become one of the most admired and successful CEOs in Silicon Valley and in all of business by doing many things wrong.

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Interview of Everything: Cisco CEO Chambers on white boxes, SDN, leadership and the cloud

Little did we know that our interview with John Chambers at Cisco’s Texas Data Center Day in April might be our last with him as the company’s CEO. As we learned this week, he’ll hand the reins to Chuck Robbins in July, though will...

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New Cisco CEO: Meet the real Chuck Robbins

Cisco’s choice of Chuck Robbins, Senior VP of Worldwide Field Operations, as the company’s next CEO came as a surprise given that two Cisco presidents were seen as frontrunners for the job.

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Palo Alto CEO on partnerships, platforms, the Internet of Things

Palo Alto CEO Mark McLaughlin sat down recently to talk about a range of security issues with Network World Senior Editor Tim Greene.

Palo Alto CEO: Beware the Internet of Things – and watch your car

Corporate IT security pros need to consider the Internet of Things as a new and dangerous attack vector – oh, and we all should be particularly worried about the safety of our cars, says the top executive at Palo Alto Networks.

How Chambers kept a high profile

Cisco CEO John Chambers has rubbed elbows with many business, political and entertainment VIPs during his 20 years at the helm

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Cisco taps veteran Robbins to succeed Chambers as CEO

Cisco's Board has announced that it has appointed Chuck Robbins as CEO effective July 26, 2015. Current CEO John Chambers will continue to be chairman and will also assume the role of executive chairman on July 26.

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Having ‘the ear of the CEO’ is key to battling cyberthreats

Former FBI director stresses the importance of an enterprise-wide approach to cybersecurity, while Congress considers legislation to promote sharing threat information.

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Pure Storage CEO promises huge savings with flash

Scott Dietzen, CEO of Pure Storage, promises customers a savings of $500,000 -- and that's per storage appliance, per year.

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Google's Eric Schmidt double dips: To make second Virginia Tech commencement address

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has been named as the speaker for the 5,000-strong Virginia Tech Class of 2015 commencement on May 15 at Lane Stadium/Worsham Field.

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The CEO wants the CIO to keep it simple

Ditch 50-page documents in favor of one-pagers, says Satish Bapat, CEO of ING Life Japan.

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Here's what you need to know about HTC's new CEO, Cher Wang

Wang's a veteran of the business and her ideas for turning HTC's business around could prove to be the boost the company needs.

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Making the Case for Security

Our manager makes his debut before top management, and he has just a few minutes to get them to see what needs to be done to better secure the enterprise.

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How Choosing the Right CEO Can Change Your Business

The best way to select a CEO is to find someone who is a subject matter expert and has managed a P&L. Unfortunately, the process is not always based on such criteria. Columnist Rob Enderle takes a look at Ixia, a company that chose...

New Forescout CEO Wants to Make Partners an Offer They Can’t Refuse

ForeScout has named a new CEO who starts Monday with big plans for making the company’s products the remediation layer of choice for other vendors’ security offerings that find problems with endpoints but can’t fix them.

Extreme Networks CEO Touts Open SDN Strategy, Robust Wireless as Key Assets in Changing Net Market

It’s been about 15 months since Extreme Networks completed the acquisition of Enterasys Networks, a move that bolstered not only Extreme’s financial heft, but widened its switching line and beefed up its wireless LAN capabilities....

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Zuckerberg Talks Connectivity, Another Billion Users and Working with Google

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company could pick up another 1 billion users by 2020 and he would consider working with Google to extend Internet connectivity around the world.

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