Cisco hires former Motorola CTO

Cisco Systems has snapped up Motorola's former chief technology officer, adding valuable experience in mobile communications to the ranks of the world's largest Internet networking supplier, an Associated Press report said.

The Associated Press report said the appointment of Padmasree Warrior highlights San Jose-based Cisco's intensifying efforts to find inventive ways to deliver as much bandwidth-intensive multimedia content to as many different types of electronic devices as possible.

Warrior said in an interview that her talks with Cisco began before her departure from Motorola.

She said she is excited about finding ways Cisco can benefit from video mobility, or moving video among different networks and kinds of devices, and the rise of social networking web sites, according to the report.

Cisco makes routers and switches that direct Internet traffic. The company is profiting handsomely from Internet service providers' infrastructure upgrades to handle the growing amount of voice, video and data traffic flowing across their networks and increasingly to mobile devices such as laptops and cell phones.

The Associated Press report further said Warrior's resignation from Motorola came amid a big management shakeup at the world's third-largest cell phone handset maker.