Before Cisco CTO Padmasree Warrior was hired by Cisco, she was the CTO of Motorola and dismissed in her blog the introduction of the Apple iPhone. However within 9 months of the Apple iPhone introduction, Motorola sales had collapsed by more than $4 billion (Page 1) and Motorola operating earnings dropped $3.8 billion to a loss of $534 million, leaving Warrior with absolutely no future as the CTO of Motorola.
In my opinion, Warrior is now repeating her Motorola failure at Cisco. For example, during the first 9 months of Cisco's 2009 fiscal year under Warrior's leadership as CTO, Cisco sales plummeted $1.6 billion (Page 4) and operating income nose-dived $1 billion. Additionally, a UBS analyst is reporting that Cisco's losing market share across the board.
How so you may ask?
Well, lets do a comparison of which device makes it easier to upload a video to YouTube.
Apple iPhone 3G S
Cisco Flip Video Camera
I Rest My Case!
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