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Updates: India

Cisco announces next generation leadership in India: Dinesh Malkani is President, Cisco India & SAARC
Cisco today announced the next generation of its leadership in India, reflecting the strategic importance of Cisco India for the company. The new leadership comprises Dinesh Malkani, President - Sales for India & SAARC; Amit Phadnis, President - Engineering & India Site Leader; and V C Gopalratnam (Gopal), President - Strategy, Planning and Operations, India and CIO, Asia Pacific and Japan & Greater China. Together, this leadership team will help accelerate Cisco's momentum in India by strengthening its focus on innovation to lead market transitions.

John Chambers in India
John Chambers, CEO Cisco Systems visited India In June 2014. John's visit to India reiterated Cisco's commitment to India and the role Cisco would like to play in country transformation by partnering with the government. His visit also helped establish Cisco's leadership in the 'Internet of Everything' space and share Cisco's vision on the role technology would play in helping to change the lives of 1.2 billion Indians.

John's visit generated a lot of interest among the media in country. Excerpts of his conversations with lawmakers and industry leaders were carried by all leading tier 1 publications and business channels. Media coverage reached over 50 million online readers and managed to reach 56% of TV viewers from Business electronic channels besides 8 million readers from the print media. Some of the important media coverage are as below:

Using the Internet to power India's next transition
Cisco needs to align with Indian government's goals
Cisco Keen To Partner India In Smart Cities
Cisco eyeing expansion in India
Will play active role in making India strategic biz hub
Cisco chief meets IT minister; talks on transparent taxes

Cisco partners with ELCIA to develop Asia's first end-to-end 'Internet of Things Innovation Hub' in Bangalore
Cisco has announced that Vodafone India, one of India's leading telecommunications service providers, will be deploying its end-to-end networking solutions to evolve to a complete Internet Protocol (IP)-based architecture in India. Cisco solutions will provide Vodafone with a multiservice convergence platform to serve Vodafone's residential, business and mobile customers with a single network infrastructure, thereby lowering its capital and operating costs. Vodafone will also be able to deliver newer data services at faster mobile broadband speeds to its customers, enhancing their experience.

Cisco Enables Highly Secure, Simplified and Cost-Effective Remote ATM Connectivity for Indian Financial Institutions
Cisco has announced a strategic engagement with Electronics City Industries Association (ELCIA) to develop Asia's first end-to-end 'Internet of Things (IoT) Innovation Hub' in Bangalore. Riding on India's fast growing Internet penetration, this collaboration will help establish the foundation for a new ecosystem to help Electronic System Design & Manufacturing (ESDM) companies and other companies of electronic city engaged in IoT product development.

Cisco Investments Allocates USD $40 Million to Fund early-stage firms in India
Cisco Investments, the venture capital arm of Cisco announced an additional allocation of USD $40 million to fund early-stage firms in India under the 'India Innovation theme'. The new funding allocation builds on Cisco Investments' momentum in India and is focused on product and technologies that are unique and relevant to India and other emerging markets, including cost optimized designs, industry vertical solutions and application of cloud.

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Global: Cisco@work

Cisco Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 Earnings
Cisco, the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate, reported its fourth quarter and fiscal year results for the period ended July 26, 2014. Cisco reported fourth quarter revenue of $12.4 billion, net income on a generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis of $2.2 billion or $0.43 per share, and non-GAAP net income of $2.8 billion or $0.55 per share.

Cisco Midyear Security Report Highlights Weak Links in Increasingly Dynamic Threat Landscape
The Cisco 2014 Midyear Security Report, released at Black Hat U.S. examines the "weak links" in organizations that contribute to the increasingly dynamic threat landscape. These weak links - which could be outdated software, bad code, abandoned digital properties, or user errors - contribute to the adversary's ability to exploit vulnerabilities with methods such as DNS queries, exploit kits, amplification attacks, point-of-sale (POS) system compromise, malvertising, ransomware, infiltration of encryption protocols, social engineering and "life event" spam.

Cisco Visual Networking Index Predicts Annual Internet Traffic to Grow More Than 20 Percent (reaching 1.6 Zettabytes) by 2018
According to the Cisco® Visual Networking Index™ Global Forecast and Service Adoption for 2013 to 2018, global Internet Protocol (IP) traffic will increase nearly three-fold over the next five years due to more Internet users and devices, faster broadband speeds and more video viewing. Global IP traffic for fixed and mobile connections is expected to reach an annual run rate of 1.6 zettabytes* – more than one and a half trillion gigabytes per year by 2018.

Cisco and Partners to Build World's Largest Global Intercloud
As businesses increasingly embrace private, public, and hybrid clouds to cost-effectively and quickly deliver business applications and services, Cisco today announced plans to build the world’s largest global Intercloud – a network of clouds – together with a set of partners. The Cisco global Intercloud is being architected for the Internet of Everything, with a distributed network and security architecture designed for high-value application workloads, real-time analytics, “near infinite” scalability and full compliance with local data sovereignty laws.

Cisco and Dimension Data to Accelerate Global Hybrid Cloud Adoption
At Cisco Live this year, Cisco and Dimension Data announced an expansion of their 23-year relationship with plans to accelerate and streamline hybrid cloud adoption globally.  Cisco will use Dimension Data's Managed Cloud Platform and SaaS solutions to deliver a suite of mid-market centric cloud services to its customers and resellers.

Cisco Study Reveals Top 10 Ways Public Sector Organizations Are Capturing IoE Value
Public sector organizations are already capturing significant value from the Internet of Everything (IoE), according to a new study released by Cisco at Cisco Live. Cisco unveiled its Top 10 Insights to highlight how public sector organizations are successfully attaining IoE value and best practices for driving IoE initiatives.

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Product Updates

Cisco Drives Data Center Innovation: New High Performance Nexus 9000 Switches for Application Centric Infrastructure; New Nexus 3000 Switch for Cloud
Cisco continued its rapid pace of Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) innovation by introducing the new Cisco Nexus 9504 and Nexus 9516 switches to the Nexus 9000 portfolio®.
The centralized policy-driven automation of the Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC), application profiles and Nexus 9000 switches combine to help organizations build highly secure cloud networks and hybrid clouds.

Cisco Expands Virtualization Offerings for Service Providersl
With the industry's most open, comprehensive and flexible approach to software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NfV), Cisco today announced the expansion of its virtualization offerings for service providers with the introduction of the Cisco® Evolved Services Platform (ESP), a key element of the company’s Cisco Open Network Environment (ONE) strategy, which works in conjunction with the infrastructure layer of the architecture.

Cisco Launches Managed Threat Defense Service
In today's world of cloud, mobile, social and the Internet of Everything, customers face new security challenges as they work to protect their most important asset - data. Cisco today announced Managed Threat Defense, a managed security solution that applies real-time, predictive analytics to detect attacks and protect against advanced malware across customers’ extended networks.

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Cisco Blog

3 Reasons To Pay Attention To Intercloud

By Marcus Gallo
Back in March, together with our partners, we announced plans to build the world’s largest globalIntercloud. We consider this global network of clouds to be the next phase of cloud computing and a key part of the Internet of Everything.

Mobility’s Place in the Internet of Things

By Mala Anand

It's estimated that the number of mobile-connected devices will exceed the world's population by the end of this year. That is a tremendous amount of connections and as more devices enter the market, the way people, processes, data, and things - the Internet of Everything -connect will change everything about how we do business and live our lives.

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Executive Perspectives

Using the Internet to Power India's Next Transition

John Chambers, Chairman and chief executive officer, Cisco

The world's largest democracy has spoken and just elected a new leader focused on creating a future filled with jobs, development and economic growth. As India begins this new journey with the mantra of "minimum government and maximum governance through technology", strategic investments in technology will be critical to building the platform to accelerate the country’s goals and its position on the global stage.

Connections that Matter

Dinesh Malkani, Vice President, Sales, Cisco India and SAARC

The 21st century has clearly been an era of the "Internet". Vital as air and water to our daily lives, the Internet has helped to connect things, people, and data together. The power of this network of networks is growing exponentially and heading into an era which will be about the value the connections make possible.

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Corporate Profile

Cisco Overview
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. 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. John T. Chambers is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the $47.1 billion company which has over 75,000 employees globally.

Cisco India
Cisco commenced India operations in 1995. There are seven Sales Offices in the region - New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Kolkata and Hyderabad. The Cisco Global Development Center is in Bangalore and is the largest outside the US. It houses Cisco's Research and Development (R&D), IT, Services and customer support teams and develops disruptive business models for Cisco to create new go-to-market channels, markets, processes and technologies for emerging markets. The Advanced Global Briefing Center located here showcases Cisco's latest technology solutions and proof-of-concepts.

Cisco India quick facts:

  • The India headcount is 10,800+
  • Cisco's go-to-Market strategy is through partners (2500+)
  • Extensive support system for customers with 22 logistics centers (premium depots)
  • Currently, there are 199 Active Cisco Networking Academies across 24 states & union territories in India with 19,141 Active Students

For further information about Cisco India, please visit: http://www.cisco.com/in

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