Video is Key but is Video Surveillance?

Author: John Honovich, Published on Dec 08, 2009

Cisco executives continue to advocate the core role of video in driving the networking business and the growth of their company. However, much of that video growth is from video surveillance? It appears that video surveillance is of only minor importance to Cisco as a whole.

In Cisco's public explanations as well as their F1Q10 analyst call, the focus is clearly on videoconferencing, collaboration and consumer video use. While the word 'video' is mentioned 25 times in the analyst call, no mention is made of video surveillance. The focus is clearly on the growth in tele-presence adoption and revenues.

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