Changes in system applications and programs are commonplace in government, according to Ron Huxter, chief technology officer for the Ministry of Government Services. At IBM's KnowledgeNow Executive Breakfast in Toronto Tuesday, Huxter, discussed how service oriented architecture (SOA) brings advantages to public sector service delivery.n
Cisco's enterprise business focus will be unaffected by its planned acquisition of Scientific-Atlanta Inc., but the US$6.9-billion buyout will strengthen its stake in the service provider market, according to a former official with Cisco Systems Canada Co.
Cisco Systems Inc. has agreed to acquire Scientific-Atlanta Inc. in a deal valued at US$6.9 billion, it said. The combination offers Cisco the fourth component of what the company is calling a quad play -- data, video, mobility and voice convergence. Cisco already has products that let service providers deliver data, voice and mobility. Scientific-Atlanta, a maker of cable set-top boxes, adds the video component.
The high-tech industry is facing a new reality of stiff competition, economic uncertainty and global instability, all of which have CEOs zeroing in on the bottom line, according to a survey being released tomorrow.