Analysts were largely enthusiastic about H-P's (HPQ) $2.7B acquisition of 3Com (COMS), saying it...

|About: 3Com Corporation (COMS)|By:, SA News Editor

Analysts were largely enthusiastic about H-P's (HPQ) $2.7B acquisition of 3Com (COMS), saying it was one of the biggest values in the networking space, and second only to Cisco in the breadth of its enterprise portfolio. Cisco responded swiftly, saying on its blog that networking acquisitions "only validate the fact that networking is becoming the platform for all forms of communications and (information technology)."