It hurts when the technology you built your business on starts to drag you down. And that’s just what’s happening at Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO), which reported a 2.6% drop in quarterly revenue last week. The drop came from lessening demand for Cisco’s switches, its chief legacy product. Cisco does have a restructuring plan, however, including cost cuts, layoffs, strategic acquisitions, and repositioning itself toward a cloud model.
Not so fast, Michael told CNBC World listeners late last week. “You can’t cut your way to growth,” he says. And moving a hardware-based business to the cloud is going to cost a lot more and take a lot longer than anyone else thinks. Michael graded Cisco’s quarterly report a “C to C- quarterly” – and so it’s not on his “Buy” list right now. What legacy tech business also reorienting itself toward the cloud model is? Watch the video below to find out.