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170 West Tasman Drive

San Jose, CA 95134

United States

Phone: 408-526-4000

Fax: 408-853-3683

ic sector entities through a network of third-party application and technology vendors and channel partners, as well as through direct sales. Strategy To deliver on its strategy, the company focuses on providing highly secure, automated and intelligent solutions built on infrastructure that connects highly distributed data that is globally dispersed across organizations. Together with its ecosystem of partners and developers, the company intends to provide the technology, services, and solutions that would enable its customers to gain insight and advantage from this distributed data with scale, security and agility. Divestitures In November 2015, the company completed the sale of the of the Customer Premises Equipment portion of its Service Provider Video Connected Devices business (SP Video CPE Business). Strategic Alliances Companies with which the company has strategic alliances include Accenture Ltd; Apple Inc.; AT&T Inc.; Cap Gemini S.A.; Citrix Systems, Inc.; EMC Corporation; LM Ericsson Telephone Company; Fujitsu Limited; Inspur Group Ltd.; Intel Corporation; International Business Machines Corporation; Italtel SpA; Johnson Controls Inc.; Microsoft Corporation; NetApp, Inc.; Oracle Corporation; Red Hat, Inc.; SAP AG; Sprint Nextel Corporation; Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.; VCE Company, LLC; VMware, Inc.; Wipro Limited; and others. Research and Development The company’s research and development expenditures were $6.3 billion in the year ended July 30, 2016. Competition The company’s competitors include Amazon Web Services LLC; Arista Networks, Inc.; ARRIS Group, Inc.; Avaya Inc.; Blue Jeans Networks, Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.; Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.; Citrix Systems, Inc.; Dell Inc.; Extreme Networks, Inc.; F5 Networks, Inc.; FireEye, Inc.; Fortinet, Inc.; Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Company; Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.; International Business Machines Corporation; Juniper Networks, Inc.; Lenovo Group Limited; Microsoft Corporation; Nokia Corporation; Palo Alto Networks, Inc.; Polycom, Inc.; Riverbed Technology, Inc.; Symantec Corporation; Ubiquiti Networks; and VMware, Inc., among others. History Cisco Systems, Inc. was founded in 1984. The company was incorporated in California in 1984.


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