Is Cisco gaining market share at Nortel’s expense?

March 6, 2009
Cisco taking share from Nortel?
Network World
Cisco Subnet writes about Cisco, Juniper and Nortel market share based on Q4 earnings.

“Cisco and Juniper may be picking up enterprise market share from bankrupt Nortel, which just posted a Q4 loss of $2.13 billion this week. Market tracker Technology Business Research (TBR) believes Nortel’s bankruptcy is costing the company enterprise and carrier customers, who are questioning Nortel’s ability to meet long-term obligations and fulfill contracts while it deals with its Chapter 11 restructuring — even though Nortel says it is winning new business during the process. TBR believes that Nortel’s decline will grow worse in 2009.”

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The Pre will be Palm’s downfall
ZD Net
Andrew Nusca explains why the wait for the new Palm Pre smartphone may be a potential downfall for the company.

“Consumers are still waiting for the fabled Pre two months after the big reveal – and may wait up to four more, according to the original ‘first half of 2009′ timetable – is shameful. Not because consumers are left anticipating a new phone, but because Palm revealed so very much about the device (and its revolutionary new operating system webOS) at CES and yet still hasn’t made public a firm launch date, much less actually produced the thing.”

How to Structure Your Managed Services Offering
Paul Barnett offers advice to managed service providers on how they can best market themselves to customers.

“Setting prices for your plans can daunting, but don’t get too hung up on it. Remember you can always change it! Remember, your offering is only one component of your MSP business. It must be packaged with a good management/monitoring tool and a solid business and marketing plan. But, the most important ingredient is your belief in the concept of managed services. If you don’t believe, you won’t get your customers to believe either.”

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