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Cisco names two more to new CEO's team

CTO and Chief Digital Officer tabbed on Robbins' first day in the corner office

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Silver Peak CEO: We're re-imagining the WAN for a cloud world

Silver Peak made its name as a top provider of wide-area network optimization capabilities. But the company has its sights set on a loftier goal today: Completely changing the way you build your entire WAN. Silver Peak is moving...

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Petition to remove Reddit CEO tops 200K signatures

In what became the last straw for Reddit moderators, the firing of a popular employee has sparked an all-out rebellion against the social-sharing platform's chief executive with hundreds of thousands calling for her dismissal.

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5 ways to cultivate a culture of IT innovation

For CIOs and other IT leaders, helping to establish an innovation culture might mean upending business-as-usual.

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CIOs seek cybersecurity solutions, bigger voice in C-suite

Tech chiefs come together to sift through security issues, ranging from cybersecurity to budgets to CISO roles.

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Why Twitter's CEO is looking for a job

Some investors and industry watchers have been calling for management changes for nearly a year because user growth has stalled and the company has failed to perform well financially.

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Cisco Live!: In pictures

Incoming and outgoing Cisco CEOs John Chambers and Chuck Robbins weren’t the only attractions at the annual Cisco event in San Diego this week.

Outgoing Cisco CEO Chambers fesses up to mistakes, touts company’s grit

Reflecting on a two-decade tenure as Cisco CEO marked by enviable success, John Chambers says he wishes the company could have moved faster.

Apple's Tim Cook breaks into top 10 CEO list

Apple CEO Tim Cook today moved up several spots in an annual ranking of the top chief executives in the U.S., climbing eights spots and breaking into the Top 10 for the first time.

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Cisco announces new CEO’s executive team, more departures

Cisco this week announced the leadership team under new CEO Chuck Robbins and three more high-level executives transitioning out of the company.

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Cisco’s two presidents resigning

Cisco’s co-presidents plan to resign on the eve of the company’s new CEO taking the reins.

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Inside CEO paychecks

Who got raises, who took cuts, and who knocked Larry Ellison off his perch as highest paid tech CEO.

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Tech's highest paid CEOs

Analysis of 50 tech CEO pay packages shows Apple chief Tim Cook getting one of the biggest raises and newcomers John Chen of Blackberry and Satya Nadella of Microsoft earning the most.

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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.

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