What you should

By Deborah Gage  |  Posted 2003-07-02 Print this article Print

The router and switch giant keeps solidifying its grip. That makes it harder for executives to keep it honest.

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What you should do if your vendor controls a market
  • Find a second supplier
  • If possible, avoid relying on one organization.
  • Monitor new technology
  • Adopt an alternative, where available.
  • Use open standards
  • More equipment will come into the market.
  • Know your processes
  • Technology isn't the only answer.
  • Sources: The PITA Group, AMR Research

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    Based in Silicon Valley, Debbie was a founding member of Ziff Davis Media's Sm@rt Partner, where she developed investigative projects and wrote a column on start-ups. She has covered the high-tech industry since 1994 and has also worked for Minnesota Public Radio, covering state politics. She has written freelance op-ed pieces on public education for the San Jose Mercury News, and has also won several national awards for her work co-producing a documentary. She has a B.A. from Minnesota State University.


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