Reorg complete, Cisco hops back on the acquisition trail

Cisco, an incredibly active acquirer, is ready to start doing deals again, according to John Chambers. We think it should be focusing on the cloud and beefing up its core networking skills by buying some of the companies we list in our story.

Cisco Scoops Up Starent to Manage Mobile Data Deluge

ciscostarentThe rush to deliver the web on the go has led Cisco (s csco) to offer $2.9 billion for Starent (s star), a telecommunications equipment company whose boxes help manage the different types of traffic traversing mobile and wired networks. The gear is especially important for mobile networks, as they handle more types of radio signals and where limited resources such as spectrum force operators to prioritize different types of IP traffic. Read More about Cisco Scoops Up Starent to Manage Mobile Data Deluge