Unformatted text preview: CISCO SYSTEMS Group members: Kevin Hixson, , Hena Hyder, Omer Khan, Sobin Matthews, Trevor Vanderwerken is a global company headquartered in San Jose, California, USA, that designs and sells networking and communications technology and services under three brands. The Foundation of Cisco Len Bosack and Sandy Lerner, a married couple that worked in computer operations staff at Stanford University, founded Cisco Systems in 1984. The company was at first geared toward enabling disparate computer networks to communicate with each other and share information. The Cisco name came from an abbreviation of San Francisco. The symbol represents the Golden Gate Bridge. The Foundation of Cisco Cisco recognized the importance of starting well in its supply chain by having excellent interaction and communication with its strategic supplier partners from the beginning. The company found that it needed honest information about whether it was causing undue pain for any of its suppliers because its goal was to have a virtual closedloop supply chain that worked and worked well. The CEO John T. Chambers is Chairman of the Board and CEO of Cisco Systems, Inc. Chambers joined Cisco in 1991 as senior vice president, Worldwide Sales and Operations. He assumed the role of President and CEO in 1995. Since January 1995, when he assumed the role of CEO, Chambers has grown the company from $1.2 billion in annual revenues to its current run rate of approximately $30 billion. Prior to joining Cisco, he spent eight years at Wang Laboratories and six years with IBM He holds a law degree and a bachelor of science/bachelor of arts degree in business from West Virginia University. He later received a Masters of Business Administration degree in finance and management from Indiana University. He is married and has two adult children. Technology While Cisco was not the first company to develop and sell a router (a device that forwards computer traffic between two or more networks), it did create the first commercially successful multiprotocol router to allow previously incompatible computers to communicate using different network protocols. Company Slogan
"Cisco has helped enable "the Internet to change the way the world works, lives, plays, and learns" John Chambers, CEO, Cisco Systems Forces of Innovation (Chapter 12) After two decades of growth and success, Cisco Systems is seeking to continue its "tradition of innovation, business best practices, and social responsibility" John Chambers, CEO: "Cisco focuses its technology on where the market is going, not where it has been. Financial Highlights CISCO teaches others Cisco has set up Cisco Networking Academies in 150 countries aimed at teaching students to design and maintain computer networks. Cisco provides certifications to professionals in the networking field. These include: CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional) CCDP (Cisco Certified Design Professional) CCIP (Cisco Certified Internetwork Professional) CCSP (Cisco Certified Security Professional) CCVP (Cisco Certified Voice Professional) CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) CCDA (Cisco Certified Design Associate) CCSI (Cisco Certified Systems Instructor) The company has its corporate headquarters in San Jose, California, and also many outposts in other countries. The company was a 200203 recipient of the Ron Brown Award CISCO's Acquisitions
2007 March 28, SpansLogic, develops processors that improve packet processing speeds across the network. March 15, WebEx, makes applications that enable online group meetings and secure instant messaging. March 13, NeoPath, a provider of highperformance and highly scalable file storage management solutions. March 5, Utah Networks, acquired selected technology assets of Utah Networks, the operator of the social networking site Tribe.net. February 21, Reactivity, XML gateway provider enabling customers to deploy, secure, and accelerate XML and web services. February 8, Five Across, software developer of 'social networking' technologies that allows businesses to create 'MySpacelike' communities on their websites. January 4, Ironport, a developer of security software that scans e mail for viruses and spam. Cisco Today Industry Position Demonstrating confidence in Cisco's market position, Cisco's market capitalization today is currently over twice that of its top 11 North American competitors. With more than 35,000 employees in five theaters worldwide, Cisco has long led the market for Internet routers and switches, both in market share and innovation; and more recently expanded its presence into six advanced technology markets wireless, home networking, security, optical, IP telephony and storage. Combined, these core and advanced technologies comprise Cisco's vision of the Intelligent Information Network. Cisco is the number one or two player in almost every market in which it competes, and continues to deliver innovations that extend its Intelligent Information Network. Acknowledging Cisco's industry leadership, BusinessWeek named Cisco one of the Top 50 market performers, Fortune magazine designated Cisco one of America's "Most Admired Companies" and Forbes magazine called Cisco one of the "Leading Companies in the World." As important to Cisco as market leadership is its adherence to the strictest ethical principles, earning Cisco a designation by Business Ethics Magazine as one of its "Business Ethics: 100 Best Corporate Citizens." Video Human Network Video ...
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