Cisco Partner Survey: Data Center Hot, WAN Op Not (And Other Interesting Findings)

A Slow Start To Q3

Of the 81 Cisco partners to take Baird's survey, one-third of them said their Cisco sales fell short of their expectations in Cisco's third fiscal quarter, ending this month. Forty-one percent of partners, meanwhile, said their sales for the quarter were in line with expectations, while the minority, 26 percent, said they exceeded expectations.

Baird said partners attributed the sluggish quarter to weaker-than-expected sales in certain Cisco product lines, such as collaboration, where Cisco itself saw sales slide 7 percent year over year in its second fiscal quarter.

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