Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Cisco looks to reboot its business model

As Cisco prepares to embark on the largest workforce reduction in its history, company watchers openly wonder if its business model is collapsing. Core markets like switching and routing, with their fat profit margins, were helping fund Cisco's incursions into its 30 or so market adjacencies.
And Cisco entered most of these market adjacencies through acquisition - about 150 acquisitions since 1993.

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