Some of the other remarks made by Cisco CEO John Chambers this week during the Q4 conference call with analysts was support for Cisco's management structure. The structure of councils, committees and collaborative boards has raised questions on its overall effectiveness.
Chambers this week sought to put those concerns to rest. He said the management structure is "operating very effectively" and allows for "speed, scale, flexibility and rapid replications."
Chambers also indicated that Cisco's movement into 30 adjacent markets is not a distraction -- and may actually increase.
"We will continue to move into additional market adjacencies, and are currently at 30."
It's likely that not all will be successful. But with the way the company's going right now, they'll hit more than they miss.
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