within its service provider market. Commercial: The larger, or midmarket, customers within the commercial market are served by a combination of its direct salesforce and its channel partners. These smaller companies within the commercial market are primarily served by its channel partners. Public Sector: Public sector entities include federal governments, state and local governments, as well as educational institution customers. The company sells to public sector entities through a network of third-party application and technology vendors and channel partners, as well as direct sales to these customers. Strategy To deliver on its strategy, the company focuses on providing highly secure, automated and intelligent solutions built on infrastructure that connects data that is highly distributed (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. Strategic Alliances Companies with which the company has strategic alliances include the following: Accenture Ltd; Apple Inc.; AT&T Inc.; Cap Gemini S.A.; Citrix Systems, Inc.; EMC Corporation; Fujitsu Limited; Intel Corporation; International Business Machines Corporation; Italtel SpA; Johnson Controls Inc.; Microsoft Corporation; NetApp, Inc.; Nokia Siemens Networks; Oracle Corporation; Red Hat, Inc.; SAP AG; Sprint Nextel Corporation; Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.; VCE Company, LLC (VCE); VMware, Inc.; Wipro Limited; and others. Research and Development The company’s research and development expenditures were $6.2 billion in 2015. Competition The company’s competitors include Alcatel-Lucent; 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.; LM Ericsson Telephone Company; Extreme Networks, Inc.; F5 Networks, Inc.; FireEye, Inc.; Fortinet, Inc.; Hewlett-Packard Company; Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.; International Business Machines Corporation; Juniper Networks, Inc.; Lenovo Group Limited; Microsoft Corporation; Palo Alto Networks, Inc.; Polycom, Inc.; Riverbed Technology, Inc.; Ruckus Wireless, 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.
cisco systems inc (CSCO:NASDAQ GS)
170 West Tasman Drive
San Jose, CA 95134
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