Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. At Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) customers come first and an integral part of our DNA is creating long-lasting customer partnerships and working with them to identify their needs and provide solutions that support their success.
Founded in 1984 by a small group of computer scientists from Stanford University, Cisco engineers have been leaders in the development of Internet Protocol (IP)-based networking technologies since the company's inception. This tradition of innovation continues with industry-leading products in the core areas of routing and switching, as well as advanced technologies in areas such as Unified Communications, Network Security, Video, Virtualisation and Cloud Computing.
Innovation is a core part of the Cisco culture and annually $5.5 Billion is invested in R&D; Cisco has more than 20,000 Engineers in more than 10 labs worldwide; more than 4200 patents have been awarded to Cisco inventors. Currently 750+ patents have been filed from India and 450+ issued for innovations across all technologies.
Cisco Global Facts
Incorporated on December 10, 1984 in California
Went public on February 16, 1990. NASDAQ NM: CSCO (Common Stock)
Q2 FY'13 Employee Count: 73,000+
John T. Chambers is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Cisco
FY'12 Revenue: $46.06 billion
With sales and marketing operations spread across key cities in India and a software development centre in Bangalore, Cisco leads the networking market in core technologies of routing and switching, as well as WLAN and network security.
Cisco India Facts
Cisco India commenced operations in 1995
India, as a region, is part of the APAC theater
Cisco has 7 Sales Offices in the region - New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Kolkata and Hyderabad.
India headcount is nearly 11,000 (including NDS)
The Cisco Global Development Center is in Bangalore, this is the largest outside of the US. The Cisco ASR 901 Router developed by Cisco's engineering team in India has received the NASSCOM Innovation Award 2012 for innovation in creating a unified platform to serve the needs of 2G/3G/4G mobile backhaul and Carrier Ethernet applications. Cisco India has won two Aegis Graham Bell Awards for 2012. Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS) C series 2 socket M3 Server software and Nexus 3000 Series Switch software won awards for innovation in the Cloud Services and Telecom Infrastructure categories respectively.
Joint Development Centers with Wipro Technologies and Infosys Technologies in Bangalore; HCL Technologies in Chennai and Zensar Technologies in Pune.
Cisco's go-to-Market strategy is through partners
11 Gold Certified Partners – Accenture Services Pvt Ltd, British Telecom India Pvt ltd, Tech Mahindra, Dimension Data India Ltd, HCL Comnet , HCL Infosystems Ltd, IBM, Orange Business Services, AGC Networks, Wipro and TCS
9 Silver Certified Partners – Velocis (formerly Integrix), Proactive, Locuz, PC Solutions , Nirmal Datacomm, SK International, Allied Digital Services Ltd, Netplace Technologies Pvt Ltd and Central Data Systems P. Ltd
4 Distributors– Ingram Micro, Redington, Compuage and Comstor
Support and Service - Extensive support system for customers with 20 logistics centers (premium depots). Besides that, Cisco is the only vendor to have a support program called ARNBD (advance replacement next business day) for its resellers
Cisco Capital was launched in 2005 to offer flexible leasing and financial services to customers and partners.
Currently, there are 195 Active Cisco Networking Academies across 24 states & union territories in India with 20,378 Active Students, 33% of which are women students.Overall, 77,538 Students (27% female) have been impacted since the program inception and there are 20,947 Cisco certification ready graduates through the program.
India Market Share Leadership
Router: 62.2%; Switch: 58.2% Total LAN: 59.5% (CY Q4'12, IDC LAN Tracker, Mar 2013)
IP PBX: 48.9% (CY H2'12, Frost & Sullivan, Apr 2013)
Some key customers across India
Corporate - Ford India, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Tata Group, Mahindra & Mahindra, Larsen & Toubro, Gas Authority of India, Indian Oil Corporation, Le Royal Meridien, Taj Group of Hotels and Hindustan Lever
Service Providers - Tata, Reliance, Bharti, VSNL, BSNL, MTNL, SIFY and IDEA Cellular
Banking and Financial Services - HDFC Bank, State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, United India Insurance Corporation, New India Assurance, National Insurance Corporation, Life Insurance Corporation, Bank of Baroda, Bank of India, IDBI Bank, ICICI, IDRBT, Vysya Bank and Yes Bank.
Government - State Governments of Gujarat, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh, Lok Sabha (Parliament) Library, Supreme Court, National Highway Authority, CDAC and APDRP (Accelerated Power Development and Reform Programme)
IT Services - Infosys, Wipro, Digital GlobalSoft, IBM, Adobe, Intel, Cognizant Technologies, Tata Consultancy Services, Texas Instruments, Tesco, Unisys, US Technologies, Mahindra, First India Insurance, Symphony Technology, Thomson Reuters and HCL