Cisco is the company to watch for future acquisitions and business forays, VAR representatives said during SearchITChannel.com Advisory Board call Tuesday. The networking giant’s recent strides into the data center and giving HP potentially serious competition, as well as its plays in UC and video, have shown just what Cisco can accomplish. And many VARs see the company as a competitive threat.
Advisory board members attributed much of this to Cisco CEO and visionary, John Chambers, who one board member likened to former president Bill Clinton.
“I’d be a lot more concerned with John Chambers putting his sights on me than whatever the current CEO of Microsoft is doing,” said one board member.
Chinese telcom giant Huawei also came up as a company to watch in coming months.