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The Cisco kids?

The AP has reported that execs in Cisco’s Brazilian business unit have been arrested on suspicion of smuggling and tax fraud. Yikes.

Add this to the “storage / networking police blotter” over the last year, which has included such bizarre cases as the HP pretexting flak and a more recent instance of a NetApp manager accused of embezzling travel funds.

Anybody care to start a betting pool on which people from which big company will show up in the news next? It could be like a game of Clue…“EMC, middle managers, jaywalking, in New York City!” “IBM, Board of Directors, unpaid parking violations, in Research Triangle!”

Okay, maybe that’s just me.

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Do you think this investment means Cisco will grow its desktop virtualization business?
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I think this article overlooks the other, and you could argue stronger, side of Parallels business which is the hoster control panel business. I think this move may signal Cisco's interest in leveraging hosters as the gateway to SMB IT...but maybe less in actually driving desktop virtualization.
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Desktop virtualization leading technology trend in Today's IT, which involves huge datacentre investment. definitely Cisco will make move to have large pie.
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