The company did note that revenue generated by the sale of servers, storage and networking grew by 15% in the second quarter while software revenue grew by 17%. Services revenue, however, only increased by 2%, it said.
Roberts believes the issues faced by Cisco and HP are unique and don't reflect a broader trend.
"The data and anecdotal reports all point to strong growth going forward," said Roberts.
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