Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Mobile Opportunity: The Real Lesson of Cisco's Billion-Dollar Flip Debacle

Some insightful analysis (via Louis Gray)

Most online analysis of the announcement doesn't really explain what happened.  The consensus is that Flip was doomed by competition with smartphones, but that says more about the mindset of the tech media than it does about Cisco's actual decisions.  I think the reality is that Cisco just doesn't know how to manage a consumer business.
There are important lessons in that for all tech companies.

Mobile Opportunity: The Real Lesson of Cisco's Billion-Dollar Flip Debacle

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