Robbins Making His Mark
Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins continues to shake up the networking giant like never before, unveiling in an internal memo obtained by CRN plans to reorganize the company's 25,000-member engineering unit into four new teams.
"It has become very clear that we must be organized to best align to our customers’ needs within this ever-changing environment," wrote Robbins in the memo to employees.
San Jose, Calif.-based Cisco is consolidating its engineering organization into four groups to target its key areas of focus: Networking, Security, Cloud Services and Platforms, and Internet of Things and Applications.
The network leader named the leaders who will run the new areas, while also saying goodbye to Kelly Ahuja, senior vice president of Cisco's service provider business. Here are eight key changes partners need to know about the company's new engineering strategy.