Cisco has its swagger back.
When the networking provider hosted Wall Street analysts at its San Jose headquarters Tuesday for its annual update on the state of the business, the most striking thing was the full-scale return of confidence. After a year in which most of tech has struggled to regain its footing in a global financial crisis, CEO John Chambers and his lieutenants told the financial community that they're poised to grow sales faster than big companies typically can.
To be specific, Chambers says that in normal economic times Cisco (CSCO) can deliver annual sales growth of 12-17%. Off of his current revenue base of $36 billion, that translates into a promise to find more than $4.3 billion in new revenue this year alone. More
Technology isn't a cure-all for getting employees to talk to each other. In fact, it can be the enemy.
By Scott Raskin, CEO, Mindjet
How do you harness the creativity of your workforce? In this age of Twitter, Facebook and other so-called Web 2.0 tools, technology seems like an obvious way to get employees to collaborate. Ditto your suppliers, customers and other interested parties.
But collaboration, high-tech or otherwise, isn't so easy to MOREOct 5, 2009 10:00 AM ET
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