Cisco earnings call transcript in the form of a word cloud

Ever wonder what a Cisco earnings call might look like transformed into a word cloud? Okay, maybe it's just me

It's been said that using word clouds is lazy journalism, but I've been trying to come up with some way to spot trends within the gobblygook that is tech industry executive speak. I poured the transcript from Cisco's earnings call with CEO John Chambers and friends into Wordle.net to see if anything jumped out. While the less-than-stellar results don't really come across in this infographic, perhaps the fact that the terms "customers" and "emerging" pop out is a good sign of Cisco's focus, which included increased R&D expenditures on new data center products. I was a little surprised the the word "cloud" itself didn't get mentioned enough to break through the word cloud.

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