HP Vs. Cisco: Battle Of The Partner Conferences


5. CEO Keynote

CISCO: John Chambers was his usual charming and partner-centric self, and took pains to address Cisco supply chain issues. But some partners said they could have used less talk about why the company is such a powerhouse and more re-motivating of VARs to sell Cisco.

HP: Mark Hurd fired up partners with wit, an answer for every question and a simple message -- get in front of more customers, attack Cisco on margins in networking, and market share will come naturally.

VERDICT: Hurd came to win, Chambers seemed his usual self.

EDGE: HP

 



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