Networking giant Cisco Systems Inc. reported good news/bad news numbers in its fiscal first-quarter 2024 results this week, handily beating expectations but lowering its outlook. Revenue and earnings for the quarter were $14.67 billion and $1.11 per share, respectively, compared wth Street expectations of $14.61 billion and $1.03 per share. However, Cisco’s outlook was lower than expected.

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Cisco Systems Inc. typically announces some new products at its annual reseller event, Partner Summit this week in Miami. But equally important are initiatives to enable its global ecosystem of partners to be more successful by directing them into emerging areas, since about 90% of its business flows through the channel.

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With its fiscal first-quarter earnings reported Wednesday, networking giant Cisco Systems Inc. started off the year with a bang.

Cisco’s numbers are always an important industry litmus test because it’s the biggest networking vendor and has the broadest portfolio. How their quarter goes is a general indicator for the direction of the network, collaboration, service provider spending and security.

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