Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Cisco Plans Big Push Into Server Market - NYTimes.com

Perhaps Cisco should acquire EMC, if it seriously wants to play this game

The product — a server computer equipped with sophisticated virtualization software — is a bold but risky move by Cisco into an unfamiliar, intensely competitive market that typically produces far lower profits than Cisco makes from network gear. But it reflects the company’s ambition to grow beyond its roots as the so-called plumber of the Internet to offer everything from instant messaging software to digital stereos.

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Industry experts say that Cisco’s push into the server market will disrupt that comfortable symbiosis and could cause an all-out war among the tech titans for one another’s customers.

Cisco Plans Big Push Into Server Market - NYTimes.com

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