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Cisco Emerges From Restructuring 13,000 Employees Lighter 138

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the that'll-be-ten-grand-for-another-year dept.
Joining the ranks of accepted submitters, Zibodiz writes with an article in PC World about Cisco restructuring. From the article: "Cisco Systems emerged from 150 days of restructuring on Tuesday ... The networking company started to streamline its operations and refocus itself on a few core businesses earlier this year after posting disappointing financial results. The subsequent restructuring shut down its Flip consumer camcorder unit and other businesses and eliminated 12,900 jobs, with almost 23,000 employees moved in the process. Executives laid out some more details on Tuesday at Cisco's annual financial analyst conference in San Jose, California. Cisco's five areas of focus now are its core routing and switching business, collaboration, data-center virtualization, video, and tying these elements together in an overall architecture." Zibodiz further writes "Perhaps the most interesting thing to me is that Cisco had 12,900 employees that were doing things other than 'routing and switching, collaboration, virtualization, video, and ... architecture.'"
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Cisco Emerges From Restructuring 13,000 Employees Lighter

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 14, 2011 @10:40AM (#37398686)

    Cisco is one of the most annoying, difficult companies to buy from.

    They have so many products, with many different feature levels, with many different service contracts, that no one I have talked to understands what they sell.

    I've actually had to say to them:

    I AM TRYING TO GIVE YOU MONEY. THIS IS A VITAL FUNCTION FOR ANY BUSINESS. INSTEAD OF MAKING IT EASY FOR ME TO GIVE YOU MONEY, YOU ARE MAKING IT HARD FOR ME TO GIVE YOU MONEY!

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