About the Company
Headquartered at the centre of San Jose, California Silicon Valley, Cisco Systems, Inc. is a multinational technology conglomerate. As of 2020, it has over 75,900 employees serving its vast clientele. The company has experience centres located in 11 places across the world in London, Mumbai, Bangalore, Shanghai, New York, Beijing, Tokyo, Toronto, Sydney, Singapore and San Jose (headquarter).
It offers its products under nine categories, including networking, data centre, security, software, collaboration, internet of things (IoT), cloud & computing, mobility & wireless, small & midsize business and service provider. The industries that it serves are retail, energy, education, transportation, cities & communities, government, sports & entertainment, healthcare, financial services and manufacturing. Cisco also offers its solutions pertaining to support services, managed services, business-critical services, success tracks, advanced services and learning services to all these industries.
Cisco was founded on 10th December 1984 by a husband-wife duo - Sandy Lerner and Leonard Bosack. Both Lerner and Bosack were in prestigious posts in the computer science department of Stanford University. Thus, Cisco’s first product has its origin rooted in the university’s campus technology. The company got listed in the NASDAQ stock exchange in 1990 under the ticker symbol of CSCO. As of 2020, it is a component in the NASDAQ 100, S&P 100, S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average.
From 1993 to 2020, Cisco has acquired several companies to expand its technological and financial reach. Some of its recent acquisitions include Porshift on 1st October 2020, BabbleLabs, Inc. on 25th August 2020, Modcam on 31st July 2020, Thousand Eyes, Inc. on 28ths May 2020, Fluidmesh Networks, LLC on 6th April 2020, Exablaze on 16th December 2019, CloudCherry on 26th August 2019, Voicea on 6th August 2019, Sentryo 6th June 2019 and Singularity Networks on 30th January 2019.
Cisco has also been recognised for its corporate and philanthropic performance over the years. For example, it was awarded the 3rd rank in the 2021 list of Military Friendly Employers. It ranked 1st in the Fortune list of World’s Best Workplace, was also one of the Fairygodboss’s Best Technology Companies 2020 and Knight’s Index recognised it as the 4th World’s Most Sustainable Corporation in 2020. The company also holds the 63rd position in the Fortune 500 companies list of 2020.;
|Organisation||Cisco Systems Inc|
|HeadQuarters||San Jose, CA|