The Lippis Report Issue 02: Welcome Route Control to the Industry

April 2nd, 2002

In the last Lippis Report we discussed that networking is now in the Dark Ages with corporate capital spending low, an IPO market shut down for nearly two years and venture money nearly dried up. One would think that innovation is dead and, in the service provider market, you would be correct. But following the Dark Ages was a Period of Enlightenment and entrepreneurs now see the light. They have their head screwed on the right way and are looking at the one sure way to successfully enter the enterprise market; deliver value that can be measured with hard Return On Investment (ROI) parameters. Cost avoidance and feature selling are things of the past.
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