The Dark Clouds Over Cisco – Can Cisco Systems Reinvent Data Analysis?

Tom Sandford writes: A lot can change in 30 years of business, especially if the company is synonymous with the market segment.
Since its founding in 1984, Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO) has grown to be worth $47 billion, with 72,000 global employees. But as IT hardware demand falls victim to the cloud, the company is scrambling to recoup losses from its biggest moneymaker.