Thousands of jobs at Edinburgh systems company at risk

Cisco are based at Gyleview House. Picture; Google
Cisco are based at Gyleview House. Picture; Google
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Thousands of jobs at Cisco Systems – which has a base in Edinburgh – could be in the firing line following reports that the tech firm is about to slash up to 14,000 staff globally.

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Cisco is poised to axe workers from its global operations as part of a transition from a software to hardware-focused business, technology news site CRN reported, citing sources close to the company.

The move would mark the largest job cull in the company’s history.

Cisco, which launched its UK operations in 1992, employs around 5000 people in 14 towns and cities across the country, including Edinburgh, London and Manchester.