Cisco Systems, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of Internet Protocol based networking products and services related to the communications and information technology industry. The firm operates through the following geographical segments: the Americas, EMEA, and APJC. Its product comprises of the following categories: Switches, Routers, Wireless, Network Management Interfaces and Modules, Optical Networking, Access Points, Outdoor and Industrial Access Points, Next-Generation Firewalls, Advanced Malware Protection, VPN Security Clients, Email, and Web Security. The company was founded by Sandra Lerner and Leonard Bosack on December 10, 1984 and is headquartered in San Jose, CA.
Current Cisco products include:
- Webex Meetings
- Webex Teams
- Webex Room Kit & Mini
- Webex Share
- Cisco Huddle to Boardroom
- Cisco Security & Scalability
- Website: cisco.com
- HQ: San Jose, CA
- Service Area: Worldwide
- Amy Chang, SVP of Collaboration Technology Group
- Aruna Ravichandran, Vice President Global Marketing, CMO, Collaboration / Webex
- Alexandra Zagury, Vice President, Global Collaboration Sales
- Cullen Jennings, CTO of Collaboration and one of only 16 “Cisco Fellows”
- “Cisco” is short for San Francisco, the city where Stanford computer scientists Leonard Bosack and Sandy Lerner founded the company in 1984. That’s why in Cisco’s early days, Bosack and Lerner insisted on branding its products with the lowercase “cisco”. Cisco’s logo, which may initially appear to be just a series of vertical lines, represents the Golden Gate Bridge, with the two taller lines signifying the towers.
- Cisco was officially incorporated on December 10, 1984 in California and went public on February 16, 1990. NASDAQ NM: CSCO (Common Stock). Chuck Robbins is the Chief Executive Officer of Cisco with the Q4 FY’16 Employee Count being 73,711 and the company’s Revenue being $12.6 Billion at the end of FY’16. In Nigeria, Olakunle Oloruntimehin is the General Manager looking after +/- 45 employees at Cisco Nigeria.
- Cisco’s price surged to nearly $80 at the apex of the dot-com bubble in March 2000, making it the most valuable company in the world with a market cap of $500 billion. However, that rally wasn’t sustainable, since the stock was trading at nearly 240 times earnings. The bubble popped, and Cisco’s subsequent plunge made it a cautionary tale of the dot-com bust.
- Cisco’s fastest-growing business is its Cybersecurity unit, which grew its revenue by 14% annually to $528 million last quarter and accounted for 6% of its product revenues. Cisco has been aggressively expanding that business through big investments and acquisitions.