Stories by Jack McCarthy and Mark Jones

  • Cabletron ponders unit spin-off

    A Cabletron Systems executive confirmed last week the company is considering spinning off parts of its business to strengthen its position in the highly competitive computer networking market. Cabletron would create a separate company out of its Spectrum software unit and possibly others, offering stock for the new company publicly while maintaining a majority ownership, said Bob Travis, Cabletron's director of analyst relations.