Introduction Cisco Systems Inc. is an U.S. based multinational company which is headquartered in San Jose, California. The firm designs and sells solutions for networking and communication under four brands: Cisco, Linksys, WebEx and Scientific Atlanta.
About the Company Len Bosack and Sandy Lerner, a married couple who worked at Stanford University founded Cisco Systems in 1984. The name “Cisco” is an abbreviation of San Francisco. Company’s logo is inspired from Golden Gate Bridge’s figure.
About the Company Company’s production base is in San Jose, California, U.S.A. More than 50000 employees in over 150 countries are working in Cisco. CISCO SYSTEMS INC. is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Over the 80 percent of internet infrastructure are Cisco products. Current CEO of the company is John T. Chambers
About the Company Cisco made 28.48 billion turnover and $5.58 billion net income in 2006.
Timeline Cisco shipped its first product, the MEIS Subsystem (Ethernet interface for DECSYSTEM-20) in 1985. The company went public in 1990. Bosack and Lerner walked away from the company with $170 million. In 1999 Cisco acquired Cerent Corp. For about $7 billion. That was the most expensive acquisition at that time.
Timeline In March 2000 Cisco was the most valuable company in the world. In 2003 Cisco acquired Linksys, a computer networking hardware manufacturer.
Timeline The company was a recepient of the Ron Brown Award with Fannie Mae (Federal National Mortgage Association) in 2002-03. In October 2006, Cisco launched a new logo which is graphically simplier and more stylized than the original.
A Story of Success…The basic idea behind Ciscowas to find easier ways toconnect different types ofcomputer systems. Withoutdoubt it was not an easyjob. On the other hand theywere not the first companyto develop and sell a router,but the company was thefirst who created acommercially successfullmulti-protocol router.
Cisco Operations in TurkeyCisco Systems is operating since 1996 in Turkey. In thattime the firm has provided infrastructure services tocompanies such as Koç, Eczacıbaşı, Turkcell and TürkTelekom. Cisco is planning to invest $250 million inTurkey for the next 5 years. Cisco also organisedciscoexpo in in turkey in 2006 which is an organisationabout technologic developments organised every year in25 companies. As a nice detail Taşkın who works as asystem engineer for ciscos wireless communication wonCisco innovator award for his br1410 design.
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