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Consumer Shakeup

Cisco's Consumer Business Group saw a 15 percent revenue decline during its second fiscal quarter, so it was likely there'd be some fallout. But a shake-up is indeed a shake-up: Jonathan Kaplan, Cisco's senior vice president and general manager (pictured), consumer products, exited the company, and the Consumer Business Group was brought under Marthin De Beer, senior vice president of Cisco's Emerging Technologies Business Group and TelePresence Business Group. That puts De Beer, widely respected inside Cisco and among channel partners, on the hot seat for wringing growth out of everything from Flip cameras to Linksys and Valet home networking products and Cisco's Umi home telepresence line.

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