Marian Haas minced no words when talking about Cisco, who’s now a competitor to HP after HP’s $2.7 billion acquisition of 3Com.
John rushed down to the HP campus to grab an interview after the news was announced and came out with a winner. You should really go check it out.
The money quote: “…if you go down a couple levels down in the [Cisco] organization someone there is saying ‘Oh shit!’ They are fearing now that up and down the stack we now have a better value proposition and better platform in every layer in the architecture than Cisco has.”
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Our prior coverage on the HP acquisition news as it broke: