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Time to Short Brocade?

At, we believe in buying great companies for the long term. However, not every company commands a fair price, and many trade for far more than they're actually worth.

5 Stocks That Are Cheaper Than You Think

There are a lot of reasons to dislike excess cash on a company's balance sheet. The simple fact is that most CEOs are not Warren Buffett and so capital allocation is probably not one of their foremost skills.

Cisco launches Small Business NSS 300 Series Smart Storage

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) has announced the release of Cisco Small Business NSS 300 Series Smart Storage, desktop network storage solutions.

Integrated with business applications, NSS 300 Series Smart Storage will offer the end users a highly secure method to store and share critical business data.

The new desktop network storage solution boasts of high performance, integrated business applications, simplified configuration and management, more flexibility, energy-efficient operation.

Cisco Small Business NSS 300 Series Smart Storage list prices range from $913 to $5,625 USD, depending on the model.

Is Cisco the Next Microsoft?

Cisco Systems (Nasdaq: CSCO) is starting to look like the next Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) to me. And no, I don't think that's a good thing.

Cisco gets green light on Tanberg purchase

Washington -- European and U.S. anti-competitive regulators said Monday they had approved of the proposed Cisco Systems Inc. purchase of videoconferencing firm Tanberg ASA.

The U.S. Department of Justice said Monday the deal would not be anti-competitive. The European Commission also cleared the transaction, the Justice Department said.

The purchase would not hamper competition "due to the evolving nature of the videoconferencing market and the commitments Cisco has made to the European Commission," the Justice Department said in a statement.

Cisco unveils new routing system CRS-3

Cisco System on Tuesday unveiled a high-speed routing system for the Internet which can download and transmit videos, photos, and documents at a rate three times higher than the current hardware.

Cisco Systems touts mega-router

San Jose -- U.S. technology giant Cisco ended weeks of speculation Tuesday with the announcement it had designed a new router system with vastly larger traffic capacity.

Cisco Systems Inc. said its CDS-3 Carrier Routing System had "12 times the traffic capacity of the nearest competing system."

In midday trading, the Nasdaq composite index of tech-dominated stock was up 0.73 percent, out-performing both the Standard & Poor's 500 and the Dow Jones industrial average. Cisco shares rose 0.27 percent.

Which Stocks Will Be 2020's 10-Baggers?

Pop quiz, hot shot. Name the company that's most likely to be a 10-bagger by 2020.

Cisco Wins, No Matter What

On an otherwise pretty severe market day, Cisco Systems (Nasdaq: CSCO) managed to buck the trend. Thanks to an awesome earnings report, Cisco shares have edged up a sliver today while the overall market tanked.

Google offers additional space, drops storage prices

New York, November 12 -- Google’s Gmail users are now entitled to over 7GB of free storage along with a free Picasa Web account of 1GB. Also, one can buy additional space by paying a price.