Totally agreed. Cisco market share portion is being cut holding by Huawei. Huawei has been growing rapidly even in Africa market predominately of Cisco in the last few years. Compounding market situation for Cisco - ZTE another emerging big thing forcing its way to developing markets. Also we need to bear in mind that startup techies & small and medium enterprises are also cutting back on hardware expenses or alternatively shopping for low end hardware stuffs. How best do you think Cisco can stop Huawei in particular?
I think there is still a fear/indecision among many organizations about how the switch the v6 will affect their environments. Although most newer devices over the past few years have the capability, most will stick with v4 until they are forced to make the change.
Cisco is facing stiff compeitition from companies like Huawei. Huawei was earlier selling infrastructure to U.S. telecom operators but now it aims to provide equipment to large businesses, a market dominated by Cisco Systems. Needs to be if Cisco can stop the Huawei from capturing its market.
It is very difficult to predict better future now with the financial crisis signs too gloomy. With that, many things are suffering in making it to the light of the day. And another reason for Ipv6 not boosting Cisco's future - not enough awareness and education towards migration and deployment of version 6 internet protocols.
May be it always works in a chain. Once people become conservative it has effects on big financial institutions followed by IT companies and software institutions who are back bone of the banks solutions. This will be followed by lowering infrastructure investment and will impact companies like Cisco significantly. This may not be situation with other industries like energy.
I think one of the reason for such a sharp fall is investors are bearish about the IT sector after the Cognizant reported bad set of numbers. I read somewhere that for the first time since the Lehman Brothers crisis, the Cognizant has lowered its forecast for the full year, largely on account of financial services clients in North America.
I'm surprised that with the IPv6 transition starting to pick up steam, there's not more confidence in Cisco acquiring more value in the near future. This is a sign that the financial industry is throwing a damper even over businesses that should have a successful outlook.
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