whyiswhy 12/5/2012 | 3:01:45 PM
re: 3Com Tastes the Bain The demise of 3Com comes as no surprize to SV old timers as its oppulent Santa Clara headquarters sits partly on top of what once was Edelweiss dairies extensive manure ripeing pits.

The aroma from those pits was a real eye opener for those lucky enough to be commuting at the intersection of 237 and Lawrence. It was often accompanied a wide area of ground "fog" in the winter months. The dairy was also a source of fresh milk and cheap (come and get it) compost for many decades.

It would be poetic if it wasn't so pathetic.

dsb 12/5/2012 | 3:01:43 PM
re: 3Com Tastes the Bain Wasn't buying tipping point the strategic move that was suppossed to help 3com get to the next generation of technology? And now they are spinning it off?
bollocks187 12/5/2012 | 3:01:40 PM
re: 3Com Tastes the Bain the management is dead and useless.
runnyme 12/5/2012 | 3:01:39 PM
re: 3Com Tastes the Bain and the work force are not competitive enough.
BlueFox 12/5/2012 | 3:01:39 PM
re: 3Com Tastes the Bain No. Buying US Robotics was suppossed to help them get the next generation of technology. Even I knew that 56K modems were soon going to be a Fry's commodity item.

Now they think partnering with Huawei will save their sorry mistakes.
bollocks187 12/5/2012 | 3:01:38 PM
re: 3Com Tastes the Bain I do not think that is the case.

Reality is today China has cheap engineers - which on the average are not as talented as West-3COM. In the future this will change as the chinese engineers aspire to become real middle class.

The challenge at 3COM has been the management have never really made an effort to turn or grow the company. Great brand but lousy execution. I'm sure there are many at 3COM who share these same sentiments. Now as an escape they go for the buyoutish approach.

Fire the management

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