Like many other publicly-traded companies, Juniper Networks sees a cloudy future. A look at some things the company might have to do
Last week Juniper Networks released its third quarter results showing revenue of US$1 billion, up four per cent from the previous quarter and one per cent from the same quarter a year ago.
Yet as Jim Duffy of Network World U.S. points out in this analysis, things may not be well for the network equipment manufacturer. During a conference call with financial analysts the company said that the four quarter will show a drop in earnings. Is this a sign of a slowing global economy, as many other companies are reporting this month, or an indication of bigger trouble?
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If you think so, then Duffy’s opinion of what Juniper needs to do to turn around its fortunes and spur growth will strike a chord. Better leadership, better execution, clearer direction are among the things he calls for. Read this and ponder.
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