20 Slippery Questions With Cisco CEO John Chambers

Is This Cisco's Generation Of Computing?

This is a fourth generation occurring. The prior generation was servers and ASICs and the players like Intel, and a Dell putting it all together or an IBM or an HP putting it all together. Cisco does those combinations too. But don't think of us in the old model, think of us in terms of the Apple model. Think of architecture and where the differentiation is and how the money is made and compare that to the Android model. That's exactly what we're going to do with this.

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