Cover Story: Chambers Preps Cisco For Toughest Transition Yet
No stranger to change, Cisco CEO John Chambers has been through market transitions before. But the rapid shift to software-defined networking and cloud is a transition that is in direct contrast to Cisco's hardware business. As Cisco plans to go to market with cloud services through its new Intercloud strategy, there is another question weighing heavily on partners' minds.
Chambers, who’s sat at the helm of Cisco for nearly two decades, has said he plans to retire anytime between now and 2016. In an interview with CRN editors last month, Chambers detailed Cisco's game plan for capitalizing on the rapidly shifting IT landscape and why he believes Cisco will be a leader in software-defined networking and cloud — both during and after his tenure.