Lies, Damn Lies and Green-Washing

Interesting to see a little Cisco video up on its website:

CISCO video

It talks about “green” networking being basically a load of b******s – “just paint a switch green and you have green switching” – but has it got something to hide? Intriguingly, Marie Hattar, Cisco VP of Marketing, states that “the 6500 series (data centre, chassis-based) has the most power efficient power supplies on the market. Well, excuse me but I have evidence to the contrary, however you interpret it. Don’t you just love marketeers…

So, on a very different note I see that John McHugh who was General Manager of ProCurve for a gazillion years then mysteriously left the company is now at Nortel as VP of Enterprise Products. Not only does the plot thicken, but is this the definitive case of jumping out of the frying pan into the fire? At least he left before Mark Hurd decided that everyone’s salaries should be cut…

But then, at least at ProCurve he was guaranteed a salary. Meantime, I’m trying to contact him to find out how he’s going to rescue Nortel. Good luck John – I’m here if you need me…