CRN Exclusive: 30 Tough Questions For Cisco's John Chambers


Change Is In The Air

John Chambers sat down with CRN editors last month in his San Jose, Calif. office, where the 19-year Cisco Systems CEO got candid on everything from Cisco's rivalry with VMware to the steps he's taken to ensure his succession plan -- when carried out -- happens as smoothly as possible.

Chambers also shed light on Cisco's emerging Intercloud strategy, the looming impact of the NSA revelations on Cisco's business and why Satya Nadella, in his opinion, is "perfect for Microsoft." The following are 30 insights from Chambers on these topics and more. Take a look.