Brocade Pokes Cisco in the Eye, Switches for IBM

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  1. the clash was inevitable. it is not the networking cabinet that is the interesting battle, it is touching the business process that is. there is a *huge* services industry build around aligning technology infrastructure (hardware and applications) to optimally support the business process. *that* is the IBM and HP crown jewel, being a trusted consultant to the CIO.

    but things are changing – networks are becoming more important, the flow of information is now just as important as its safe location. business intelligence is dreived from that flow. thus the clash between the traditional enterprise technology stalwarts (IBM, HP. MSFT) and Cisco (as the latter pacman’d its way up the stack) was a long time coming.

    let them al try to battle Cisco when it comes to networking. the *really* interesting battle however will be if Cisco can carve itself a niche touching the business process with its software.

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