Bits | Cisco’s New CEO Envisions Big Changes

Photo Charles Robbins, the chief executive of Cisco.Credit Paul Sakuma/Cisco If Cisco Systems’ new chief executive has his way, in a couple of years he will have a very different company. In his first big public statement since he took the helm in July, Charles H. Robbins said Cisco would move away from selling individual switches and routers — the plumbing of the Internet and other modern communications systems. Instead, Cisco will stress integrated parts with lots of software, so that new applications and business uses could be readily deployed. “Companies do not want to be in the business of putting things together,” he said. “A massively distributed network is where we are headed.” He also said Wall Street would need to start seeing Cisco in new ways, as it…


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