Analyst Commentary

A sustained shift to an ‘intent-based’ networking framework drove Cisco’s improved financial results

Cisco returned to growth in 4Q17, predominantly due to stronger Switching sales

Cisco (NasdaqGS: CSCO) ended 2017 posting its first quarterly top-line growth since 3Q15 as sales grew 2.7% year-to-year. Stronger sales of Catalyst 9000 switches, part of Cisco’s intent-based networking portfolio, drove the vast majority of growth, as next-generation features such as centralized management and closed-loop feedback resonated with campus customers. With Cisco’s strategy delivering stronger financial results, the compan...

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