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$265 million bid lost because Cisco equipment considered obsolete

Not only is Cisco's equipment not good enough, India Post considers it obsolete

Wed, 10/12/11 - 3:01pm    View comments

CiscoIndia PostCisco's disparaging marketing campaign against HP:

When "Good Enough" Is Not Good Enough

Has come home to roost in a big way!

How so?

Well, this week The Times of India is reporting that India's postal department (India Post), has rejected a $265 million (Rs 1,300-crore) bid to build an IT network that connects 30,000 of its offices, "citing the 'obsolete equipment' being provided by Cisco."

According to a top India Post official, awarding the project to any company using Cisco hardware would compromise a key requirement of the project; being scalable in the future due to obsolete equipment.

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