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Juniper CEO speaking

I stumbled on an interview with Juniper CEO, Kevin Johnson for Fortune Tech. The interview covers many points about the networking market, they discussed Juniper’s competitive advantages, the GDP recession and its effect on the economics of the networking industry, Juniper’s market share, Juniper’s strategy and vision for the next few years compared to Cisco and many other interesting things at least for guys like me :). Read the full interview: Juniper CEO: Why Cisco’s approach is wrong

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Measuring your SUCCESS

Try to ask five different persons about what success means to each of them and you will get at least five different answers. Try yourself Now: What is your definition of SUCCESS and do you consider yourself successful?. For me, success is a feeling about one’s status compared to some reference or metric; the metric can be a self imposed or an external one set by others or the environment. This can be a quantity of something, schedule, internal/external state, role model or anything else.

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It is time to make a CHANGE

One thing in life is not changing and that is that it is changing. We are networking guys; we know this better than anyone else, everyday we see a new technology coming or an old one diminishing. Somethings go and others come back. Bear with me a little; take a moment to think of your daily life from the time you get up in the morning to the time you go back to your bed; think of your routine, actions, thoughts, people you meet, transportation, etc. When was the last time you made a change? Even a simple one? Life …

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Cisco Profit up 79% Stock down 8%

Last Wednesday Cisco announced its fourth fiscal quarter financial reports. Cisco reported a 79% jump in profit however its stock price fell down by 8% in after hours trading as sales were slightly below analysts’ expectations. The question is Why this strong negative reaction? Lets take a closer look; the world is being very cautious recently about financial and economic indicators, no one really knows what is going to happen as economic and financial indicators are so confusing and showing mixed signals. Some indicators warn of  the possibility of a double dip recession while others indicate that things is still …

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Simple Ideas Create Great Realities

“Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet has free access to the sum of all human knowledge.” Jimmy Wales. All the great achievements in human history began as a simple idea in someone’s head. The above statment is no different. The above statement was nothing but the vision of Jimmy Wales the founder of wikipedia. Over many years hundreds of volunteers have transformed this man’s vision into reality. Over the past eight years wikipedia has been there for you and for everyone of us. Today wikipedia needs you to operate, grow and to spread the benefits …

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Cisco or Juniper, Which one should I choose?

Being in charge of choosing the right boxes for a service provider network is definitely a hard task specially if it is a large network migration and this is exactly what we were doing in the past few months. The challenge here is that your are faced with a lot of choices that will affect the future business of your company. You will need to see a little bit in the future and consider the traffic needs, the new features and technology trends in the few years to come.

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