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By eweek  |  Posted 2003-04-14 Print this article Print

Chambers: Lets break that question into three pieces. The answers are yes, yes, and it depends. If youre asking about individual products, it gets very difficult to manage all of them at the same time. 3M could do it, but they were the exception.
Then the question is how you tie your products together. Our products tie very well together, and our customers want them to tie even tighter. Thats the end-to-end architecture.
The third is a management philosophy. If all the decisions have to be made at the top and not just the strategic ones, then there is a critical mass that, regardless of how effective your senior management team is, will stifle your growth and cause your company to get into trouble. We empower remarkably deep within the company. We set the strategy at the top, but then we empower it. I do not see it being a limitation at this time. Might it be in the future? I sure hope so, but well see. Because that means well be broader and deeper. Im very comfortable scaling where we are today, but I hope we enter enough new markets that its an issue we have to confront. eWEEK: IP telephony may be the hottest market out there. What is your vision for it?


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