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Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Today, networks are an essential part of business, education, government and home communications, and Cisco's Internet Protocol-based (IP) networking solutions are the foundation of these networks.

Cisco was founded in 1984 by a small group of computer scientists from Stanford University. Since the company's inception, Cisco engineers have been leaders in the development of Internet Protocol (IP)-based networking technologies. Today, with more than 47,000 employees worldwide, this tradition of innovation continues with industry-leading products and solutions in the company's core development areas of routing and switching, as well as in advanced technologies such as:

  • IP Communications
  • Network Security
  • Wireless LAN
  • Storage Area Networking
  • Home Networking
  • Hosted Small Business Solutions
  • Video Systems
  • Application Networking Services

Cisco has been at the heart of many historic changes in technology, and that continues to be true today. Now, at a time when the technology industry is going through a period of dramatic change, Cisco is the market leader in multiple areas, such as routing and switching, unified communications, wireless and security. The company helped catalyze the industry's move toward IP and, now that it is fully underway, the company is at the center of fundamental changes in the way the world communicates.

 

The Network is the Platform

The emergence of the network as a platform is changing the entire value chain of technology and placing the network squarely at the center of innovation: as many as 14 billion devices will be connected to the Internet by 2010. The explosion of devices will be fueled by more and more services and tasks being handled online, from phone calls to personalized searches to downloading videos, games and other forms of entertainment.

 

The role of the network is evolving beyond that of infrastructure. It is emerging as a secure platform for delivering the customized and personalized experience that 21st century users expect - whether that means delivering new services as a carrier, boosting productivity for businesses of any size or consumers looking for real-time, personalized entertainment and services.

 

As an increasingly intelligent network evolves into a platform, users will be able to communicate from any device and in whatever mode they choose.

 

Cisco is leading the transition to a network-centric technology environment. By combining its core strength (IP) with intelligence, the company is creating a powerful communications platform that will serve as the basis for the convergence of data, voice, video and mobile communications in a secure, integrated architecture.

Below are three examples of how the transition to a network-centric architecture is having profound and dramatic effect on entire industries:

  • IP Communications and IP Video
    Communications networks are going through a transformation empowered by the Internet and networking technology. When the Internet was at its earliest stages as a business and consumer tool, Cisco had a vision for how IP technology would transform voice and video communications. In 1998, Cisco acquired a small Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) company and began developing this technology. Today Cisco is the global leader in IP communications equipment, selling over 7.5 million IP phones worldwide, including to more than 70 percent of Fortune 500 companies. Now Cisco is building on that leadership to develop IP-based video technologies to transform the way video content is delivered to the home and within companies. We are aggressively moving into a new realm of IP, with the promise of IPTV on the horizon, and pervasive video on the Internet.
     
  • Emergency Responder Communications
    As 9-11, Hurricane Katrina and other national emergencies have demonstrated, our federal, state and local emergency first responders need the means to communicate effectively in times of crisis. Cisco has developed IP-based technology that addresses today's voice communications interoperability requirement, enabling communications across any type of device, whether push-to-talk (radio) systems, cell phones or landline phones. This technology, called IPICS (IP Interoperability and Collaboration System) is now being field tested in several locations in the United States. This is one of the industry's first systems designed to easily integrate disparate push-to-talk radio systems together with widely deployed voice, video and data networks. One of the most promising features of the IPICS technology is it can enable preexisting communications systems to interoperate, eliminating the need to completely replace deployed systems. Cisco IPICS delivers the "right information to the right person in the right format at the right time."
     
  • Healthcare Information Technology
    Quality health care is one our most vital national needs. There is a growing consensus that our health-care system is outdated, inefficient, and most worrisome, prone to errors. The Bush Administration has worked to modernize the health care system through electronic health records and information sharing that will improve the quality of health care and reduce costs. Cisco has taken a leadership position in driving this change. First, it has developed the technologies that enable the networking of health information. Second, it is helping create regional and national health data networks that will enable information sharing so that critical patient information is available to health-care providers in a timely fashion. Finally, Cisco is practicing what it preaches by adopting health-care IT within its own health programs and creating incentives for employees' doctors to modernize their systems.

Research and Development

Cisco innovates in many different ways: via technology development and the expansion of technologies after their initial invention, and through adjacent technology and market extension. We also innovate through world-class integration and scaling of acquisitions, by starting new business models, and in the way we partner with other companies.

Culture of Innovation:
 
  • Organic development - $3.22 Billion + spent on R&D in Fiscal Year 2005
  • Active acquirer of/investor in innovative start-ups - Cisco has acquired 108 companies since 1993
  • US R&D facilities in San Jose, CA; Boxborough, MA; Richardson, TX; Lawrenceville, GA; and Raleigh, NC
  • Other major R&D facilities in Bangalore, India; Shanghai, China and Herzliya, Israel; Smaller facilities in North America, Europe and Asia

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We currently provide high quality, new and used network equipment from the following well-known manufacturers:

Foundry Networks, Inc.

Foundry Networks, Inc. provides high-performance enterprise and service provider switching, routing, security, and application traffic management solutions including edge and backbone Ethernet switches, Web and content-aware application switches, network-wide security solutions, wireless LAN and access points, wide area access routers and internet provider edge and service provider core MPLS routers. Used Foundry network equipment

 

Nortel Networks

Nortel delivers innovative technology solutions encompassing end-to-end broadband, Voice over IP, multimedia services and applications, and wireless broadband designed to help people solve the world's greatest challenges. Used Nortel network equipment

 

Sun Microsystems

Sun Microsystems has a comprehensive line of servers, storage, software and services specifically tailored to meet the needs of the Network Equipment Providers (NEP). Used Sun network equipment

 

Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks’ purpose-built, high-performance IP platforms enable customers to support many different services and applications at scale. Used Juniper network equipment

Cisco Systems

Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking for the internet. Used Cisco network equipment

 

Enterasys / Cabletron

Enterasys designs integrated hardware and software solutions that intelligently sense and automatically respond to security threats – and proactively prevent threats from entering networks. Used Enterasys and Cabletron network equipment

 

Brocade

Brocade provides platforms, solutions, and services for connecting, managing, and optimizing IT resources in shared storage environments. Used Brocade network equipment

 

Extreme Networks

Extreme Networks allows seamless growth and expansion without the need for large upgrades. Stackable Summit 10/100 Ethernet switches and the modular and upgradeable BlackDiamond chassis-based switches help expand networks without increasing the number of devices to be managed. Used Extreme network equipment

Hewlett-Packard

HP provides infrastructure and business offerings that span from handheld devices to some of the world's most powerful supercomputer installations. Used HP network equipment

 

Marconi / Fore

Marconi is a multi-regional designer, manufacturer and supplier of telecommunications and information technology equipment and services. Their network technology enables customers to evolve narrowband networks to next-generation broadband networks. Used Marconi network equipment

 

Riverstone Networks

Riverstone Networks provides solutions that enable service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. Used Riverstone network equipment

 

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