5 Companies Prevail Despite Cisco's Authority


There have been many companies that have tried to compete with the great
Cisco and failed.  Nortel, Aruba Networks, Alcatel-Lucent, and 3com just to name a few have all tried to go toe-to-toe with Cisco and have been left in the dust.  On the other hand, there have been a select few who have managed to thrive despite Cisco’s obvious dominance.  Here are 5 that have prevailed… 

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Myth Busters: Common Myths about Third-Party IT Maintenance

In the not so far distant past the world was roaring, and “rolling in the dough” so to speak; and third party IT maintenance was not very high up on the food chain.  But lately, there hasn’t been as much “dough rolling,” and many organizations are turning to 3rd party IT maintenance to accommodate severe budget constraints and reductions in capital expenditures.  Companies have been forced to retain equipment for longer periods of time, and organizations are doing more with less.  What they are finding out is with third-party IT maintenance they can actually limit their service expenditures without compromising uptime or performance. 

CIOs Are Not Ready To Switch Networking Gear

If it wasn't common knowledge before that Cisco and other big OEMs force customers into buying new equipment before ready or corner them into OEM maintenance contracts, it may be now.  The Wall Street Journal posted the following yesterday June 26, 2012 bringing to the attention of the public just what big OEM's like Cisco are trying to do... 

 

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