Cisco’s net sales increase by 5% year over year in second quarter of fiscal year 2012

Infotech Lead America:Cisco reported net sales of $12.1 billion in its second quarter results for the period ended January 26, 2013.”Cisco delivered record earnings per share this quarter and record revenue for the 8th quarter in a row in a challenging economic environment. We continue to drive the innovation, quality and leadership our customers expect, and we remain focused on consistent returns to our shareholders,” said John Chambers, Cisco chairman and chief executive officer.

Net sales for the first six months of fiscal 2013 were $24.0 billion, compared with $22.8 billion for the same period in 2012. Cash flows from operations were $3.3 billion for the second quarter of fiscal 2013, compared with $2.5 billion for the first quarter of fiscal 2013, and compared with $3.1 billion for the second quarter of fiscal 2012.

Cash and cash equivalents and investments were $46.4 billion at the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2013, compared with $45.0 billion at the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2013, and compared with $48.7 billion at the end of fiscal 2012.

John Chambers, Cisco chairman and chief executive officer

Cisco plans to invest $6 million in the venture capital fund Monashees Capital, a leading Brazilian VC focused on Internet companies and online education.

Cisco unveiled its new “Internet of Everything” global integrated marketing campaign, with a message that connecting people, process, data and things will make the network more valuable than ever. Belkin has announced its intent to acquire Cisco’s Linksys product line.

Cisco has acquired Cloupia, a software company that automates converged data center infrastructure, allowing enterprises and service providers to simplify the deployment and configuration of physical and virtual resources from a single management console. Cisco also completed the acquisition of privately held Meraki, cloud networking offering midmarket customers easy-to-deploy, on-premise networking solutions that can be centrally managed from the cloud.

Cisco completed the acquisition of Cariden Technologies, a supplier of network planning, design and traffic management solutions and also of BroadHop, a provider of next-generation policy control and service management technology for carrier networks worldwide.

Cisco unveiled Videoscape Unity, its new and expanded Videoscape video services delivery platform, empowering service providers and media companies to deliver new intuitive and synchronized multiscreen video experiences.

Cisco announced new solutions under the Cisco Unified Access umbrella to simplify network design by converging wired and wireless networks. Cisco’s StadiumVision Mobile is a solution that delivers live video to mobile devices to create an entirely new fan experience in sports and entertainment venues.

Cisco’s Wi-Fi location data analytics platform will help businesses enhance customer experiences and create new monetization opportunities to meet the needs of the growing number of connected consumers. Two new connected health offerings, Connected Health solutions and HealthPresence 2.5 have been designed to meet the increasing need in healthcare for software and services that help enable efficient, convenient, high-quality patient care, and more collaboration across the healthcare continuum.

Cisco announced that Turkiye Is Bankasi has deployed a Cisco Borderless Networks and Collaboration infrastructure. ME Bank in Australia selected a Cisco and NetApp FlexPod for VMware solution.

SingTel uses Cisco’s services and Xerox uses Cisco Unified Computing System to deliver its cloud-based global managed print services.

Eastlink of Canada is using Cisco Videoscape to power its new mobile video platform, Eastlink To Go. Telefonica Global Solutions has also selected Cisco for its enhanced Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network.

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