Cisco Can't Save the Market

“If the stock market is not going to reverse on these results tomorrow, then we do have a problem.”-Tal Liani, analyst at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, speaking on Thursday’s Cisco conference call.

Cisco Systems (CSCO) after the close yesterday posted stunningly good results for its January quarter, and provided April quarter guidance that was way above Street expectations. CEO John Chambers could not have sounded more optimistic about the quarter and the outlook if he tried; he said the company saw a broad-based recovery across all geographies and product sectors. The company is seeing continued improvement in enterprise spending, a surprise surge in demand from carriers, and a turnaround in Europe, which has been lagging an IT spending recovery in the U.S.

Read the rest of this post on the original site

Must-Reads from other Websites

Panos Mourdoukoutas

Why Apple Should Buy China’s Xiaomi

Paul Graham

What I Didn’t Say

Benjamin Bratton

We Need to Talk About TED

Mat Honan

I, Glasshole: My Year With Google Glass

Chris Ware

All Together Now

Corey S. Powell and Laurie Gwen Shapiro

The Sculpture on the Moon

About Voices

Along with original content and posts from across the Dow Jones network, this section of AllThingsD includes Must-Reads From Other Websites — pieces we’ve read, discussions we’ve followed, stuff we like. Six posts from external sites are included here each weekday, but we only run the headlines. We link to the original sites for the rest. These posts are explicitly labeled, so it’s clear that the content comes from other websites, and for clarity’s sake, all outside posts run against a pink background.

We also solicit original full-length posts and accept some unsolicited submissions.

Read more »