1. Modcomp acquired all the system components from one supplier. Using a single vendor can make it easier to connect system elements but may mean passing up superior technologies from other vendors in specific areas. (For example, a company that specializes in surveillance cameras might have better ones than Cisco does.) Discuss the pros and cons of a single-vendor approach versus a “best of breed” approach, where each component is selected individually as being the best of its kind.
2. At the end of the case, Nicholas Corrochano praises Cisco, which offers products and services to support all these capabilities. However, so do other vendors. Given that, do you feel that Corrochano’s comments were appropriate?

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