Cisco company.

Essay by mmay83University, Bachelor's October 2003

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Cisco Systems Inc. is the world leader in Internet networking. It is the world's number one producer of routers for directing web traffic. This Fortune 500 Company provides Internet-based networking solutions that are the foundation of the Internet and are used at corporations, public institutions, telecommunication companies, and medium sized commercial enterprises. They provide the world with broad line transportation data, voice and video within buildings, across campuses, or around the world. Cisco's solutions are designed to allow networks, public and private to operate safely and successfully.

Cisco operates its company on core values of customer focus and corporate citizenship. Their efforts are committed to helping communities prosper while also encouraging their employees to learn about the needs of the communities where they operate. In order to help bolster education around the world, Cisco has founded Cisco Networking Academies in 128 countries around the world. They are dedicated to help teach students to design, build, and maintain computer networks.

Cisco has also been recognized as an innovator in how business is conducted. They have established using the Internet as a means to provide customer support, sell products, offer training, and manage finances. Using their value of customer focus and their own Internet practices, they have established the Internet Business Solutions Group. This is dedicated to help top business leaders transform their own businesses into e-businesses.

Cisco's origins can be traced back to the mid 1970s. In 1980, Xerox granted three schools - Carnegie Mellon, M.I.T., and Stanford - access to their ethernet technology. This information led to many technological breakthroughs. With the use of Stanford's AI computer lab, Bill Yaegar constructed a router. Not only did routers enable the network connection of business, but also they allowed ethernet access to local areas. Yaegar's discovery paved the way for Cisco's...