Can Cisco Expand Into Asian Data Centers?

Geoff Johnson, research vice president of enterprise communications applications at Gartner, said in an e-mail interview that Cisco's Unified Computing System (UCS) signaled that it wanted to be more than just a "plumber installing hardware". Johnson, based in Brisbane, Australia, noted that Cisco has been at market leadership in many areas of networking such as LAN and telephony, but it has traditionally been less strong in, for example, contact centers.

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