Thursday, June 23, 2011

A Cisco engineer says changes at Cisco are good

From one long-term employee's view, the old Cisco is on its way back to town.

While attending the Cloud Leadership Forum in Santa Clara this week, I had lunch today with a Cisco engineer who has worked for the company for 11 years. He was strikingly optimistic about the company, telling me that it feels like the old Cisco from about eight years ago is coming back. "Crises is good," he told me and then recounted a whole list of positive changes as a result of Cisco's recent reorganizations. He says he feels the company is becoming less scattered on experimental markets for growth, and more focused on its core routing/switching, network engineering roots (although he remained candidly critical about some aspects of the company).

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