PAYING OFF: Chuck Robbins, Chairman and CEO of Cisco, strategy of diversifying into a more software-optimized business is paying off.

PAYING OFF: Chuck Robbins, Chairman and CEO of Cisco, strategy of diversifying into a more software-optimized business is paying off.

Cisco software, subscription strategies pay off

IDG NEWS: Cisco's fiscal year 2018 results say deferred product revenue related to recurring software and subscription offers increased 23 percent over 2017.

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Cisco’s strategy of diversifying into a more software-optimized business is paying off – literally.

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