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Cisco Accused Of Selling Unneeded Routers To State Of West Virginia

Officials with the State of West Virginia are accusing Cisco of talking them into buying routers that were far more powerful -- and expensive -- than what the state needed for an IT infrastructure upgrade project, according to a report from Ars Technica. West Virginia officials contend that a Cisco engineer assigned to the project steered them into buying nearly 1,200 of its new 3945 series routers, which cost more than $20,000 each, when the state's needs could have been met with less sophisticated routers. Cisco claims it was merely following the state's directions, but this case has potential PR disaster written all over it.


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