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A Unified Form of Flattery

May 16, 2006 - 2 Comments

For several years now the industry has accepted the fact that it’s no longer a question of why wireless, rather a question of when wireless. The user demand for mobility and wireless connectivity has outpaced that of many other technologies, including IP telephony, personal storage and desktop video.Of course mobility doesn’t imply that we cut the cord forever, rather that we have the ability to access resources in a uniform way irrespective of where or how we’re connected. This need for seamless mobility across a variety of network types (wired / wireless, voice / data / video, local / wide) is not without its challenges.A necessary deliverable on the path to true mobility is the unification of networks. Cisco has been actively working on integrating its wired and wireless product portfolios as a way of achieving this.But, don’t just take our word for it. Even our competitors have realized this is the way to go. Check it out here.After all, imitation IS the highest form of flattery!

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  1. Oh yeah. That strategy bit the hell out of MSFT…:^|

  2. Alan, There is a little more behind this HP integration that meets the eye. FMC has been known for years, and I do not believe that they are imitating Cisco or Cisco’s vision. You are missing a very key element that is sitting in this product and its direction. You still don’t get it. Copying the value proposition of others will eventually get you in the end.