As someone supporting the Cisco Wireless Networking Business Unit, I have it easy: great technology to evangelize, and well positioned in the marketplace. Even with majority market share, we continue to break our own records each quarter, with larger deal sizes, higher growth rates, and award-winning new technology. As Cisco executes on John Chamber’s prescriptive plan, wireless has a lot to offer – a star alongside collaboration as the top two growth areas in Cisco, with 32% growth this quarter.
In case you missed it, in our Q3 earnings transcript you’ll see that John affirmed what we in Wireless already know:
“Starting with the current environment, as we make these changes, we will stay very focused on five Company priorities; leadership in our core, i.e. routing, switching and services, which includes comprehensive security and mobility solutions; second, collaboration; third, data center virtualization and cloud; fourth, video; and fifth, architectures for business transformation. These five Company priorities are the key drivers of the future of the network and core Internet.”
Network Access, however you choose it – wired, wireless, VPN or ? – will be a primary focus for Cisco for as long as, well, there are networks.