"My view on Cisco is that they went through a process that's leading to less bureaucracy and more effective operations," he added.

Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters expect Cisco to report first-quarter revenue of $11.03 billion, and earnings of 39 cents a share, compared to revenue of $10.75 billion and profit of 42 cents in the prior year's quarter.

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