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Networld+Interop 2001
Las Vegas Notebook
by Jim Bennett (May 6, 2001)

Event Overview
Interop Day One
Interop Day Two: Theme
Interop Day Two: Sessions
Microsoft's MOM

This six day event is in its 15th year and features essential networking, Internet and telecommunications, in spite of the ongoing telecom and PC meltdowns. For example, Sycamore Networks was traveling at Warp speed, with hypersonic stock prices and soaring sales. Other players were buying cutting edge equipment and entire companies. Second quarter sales of Sycamore are expected to be only one third of projected revenues. The stock just tanked at over $7 per share, down from a 52 week high of over $170.

On the PC side, the blue light specials are in full swing. Welcome drops in retail prices occur across the board, ranging from 5 to over 30 per cent, and it's just starting. While consumers may cheer, enterprise IT budgets are being slashed, revenues are vanishing, workers are being laid off, while most companies are just holding on, but some are even going out of business

Many companies suffering this pain are here at the show, including Microsoft, Cisco, ATT, Juniper Networks and others. I plan to talk to their executives and hear their comments and plans for future profitability.

Interop Day One

Copyright 2001 Jim Bennett All rights reserved.

Article Indexes
  Products Index
  People Index
  Events Index

Product Briefs
Desktop PCs & Servers
  Ergo Thunder Brick 2
Eizo FlexScan Displays
Future Power epower
HP NetServer LXr 8500
Meridian Snap! Server
Digital Cameras
  3Com HomeConnect
Agfa ePhoto 780c
Canon A5 Zoom
Kodak DC265
Minolta 3D 1500
Nikon D1
Olympus C2000
Toshiba PDR-M4 & M5
Notebooks & Mobile
  3Com Palm VII
Fosa Mini Notebook
Pionex Elite
Quantex Celeron Laptop
Sharp Actius PC-A250
Sony F250/F290 Notebooks
Talontek MPC-2000
Mobile/Wireless Communications
  3Com 56K GSM Modem
Novatel Merlin Modem
Xircom Ethernet CompactCard
Mobile Software
  Etak Traffic Touch
DataViz Documents To Go
Softbook E-book System
  Agfa SnapScan Touch
Visioneer Strobe Pro
  Brother MP-21 C Portable
Tektronix Phaser 780
Xerox 480cx
Software & Books
  Avid Cinema for Windows
Caere PageKeeper Pro
Corex Area Code Fix
Docent Outliner
Macmillan Office 2K Books
Paragon FoneSync
Symantec pcAnywhere 9.0
Sybari Antigen 5.5
V-Communications AutoSave
  InFocus 330
Mitsubishi S120
  Club Photo
Intelliquis Traffic Builder
NETSilicon NET+Works
Panasite Web Builder
  Calluna 250 Mb PCCard
Castlewood 2.2Gb ORB
Iomega Clik!
Teac CD-W 54E
Batteries & Power
  Duracell Ultra Battery
Electrofuel PowerPad
Eveready Energizer ACCU
Graphics & Video
  Belkin USB Video Bus
Daeyang VR Headset
Kodak/Intel Picture CD
Nogatech USB TV
Number Nine SR9
  Logitech Cordless mouse
Raritan Switchman
Targus USB MiniMouse
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