In networking, as long as CCNA/CCNP/etc continues to be a standard, they will continue to dominate. Companies build engineers and technicians and they would probably try to avoid big changes that would disrupt that investment they made.
Do you believe Cisco is only concerned about the demand side of the equation? or do you think there's more competition in the supply part? -- for years Cisco has been buying itself out of trouble (M&A's of smaller firms). Do you think that will stop or has stopped?
I wouldn't necessarily say it's the fear of adopting v6. It is a hesitance to change what already works. I think the best strategy would be to build it in house in a sandbox and see the ramifications prior to pushing the changes live. Then it will also give an idea of any mandatory/recommended equipment upgrades needed.
How would Cisco fair in crowding area of cloud computing market? Had Cisco acquired Skype talk instead of WebEx communications that would have probably contributed to its market base better in consumer market. What do you think?
EBN Dialogue enables and encourages you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Not only editors and journalists, but the entire EBN community is able to comment and ask questions. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats.
Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
While no one really can accurately predict the future, we can take guidance from another Drucker saying which is the best way to predict the future is to create it.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.