Reached Friday, Cisco confirmed that the leaks were legit.
"We take the confidentiality of our internal communications seriously. Mike Quinn's statement reflected his passion, not an official corporate communication. Nonetheless, his comments reflect a legitimate concern about those who work at Cisco yet seek to damage the company. There are many appropriate channels to report concerns internally and externally if there are issues. Sending confidential communications to a blog site isn't one of them."
"Angry interoffice email is almost always a bad idea fraught with risk, but that inherent risk fairly screams - 'Don't hit send!' - when the purpose of your rant is to scold an unknown employee who leaked a memo to a blogger. I mean this unknown employee, who has already demonstrated a willingness to air company laundry, is certain to receive your rant; that's the point. And he's almost certain to pass it along.
"So you might as well post the angry email on your own Facebook page and cut out the middleman.
"Unless, of course, passing it along is exactly what a former CIA operations officer would want his target to do."
According to the internal Cisco email message as shown below, it now appears that my sources at Cisco (I'll leave you to guess who they are and just how high-up they rank) are being hunted down by Mike Quinn, Cisco's Vice President of Global Labs and Sustainability who's also a former 7-year CIA Operations Officer.
Naturally I'm very concerned for Cisco's customers!
Because Cisco's leaked internal confidential memo details for the world to see how Cisco's new sales culture is seeking to "define the buying agenda" of Cisco's customers.
Interestingly, earlier this morning Wall Street Analyst Mark Sue dropped the following tidbit:
"Cisco's salesforce is now compensated on profit contributions, not just bookings."
This is an open response to the person(s) that sent our internal confidential memo regarding the RFP response noted in the Subject line.
I want to advise you that no matter the color of your badge (blue or red), the years of service and or your CPC rating you have decided to violate the Code of Business Conduct. The company in response to a number of requests to share internally what our RFP contained once again is insulted by the lack of respect for the business and "family" internal to Cisco. The person or persons whom felt it was cool or correct to share this internal memo should now have the intestinal fortitude to stand up and admit that they did this, then resign.
I want you to remember that Cisco puts the groceries on your table every two weeks, not Brad Reese or other Slander Sheet Journalists. That you disrespected everyone else at Cisco. Now I know you do not have it in you to stand up and admit what you did, so I will now make you my "hobby." Ask around you will find out that I like to work on my hobbies.