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As we enter a new financial year and continue to progress for the next stage of growth and profitability, it is time to reflect on our achievements in the year that went by. We are pleased to say that we delivered on our commitment to our customers and shareholders, improved in areas where we needed to change, solidified our five foundational priorities and grew our non-GAAP earnings per share twice as fast as revenue in FY'12 While thanking our customers and partner for our achievements we are providing you a sneak peak into some of the other milestones we crossed, along with a lot more…
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Cisco Invests in Aavishkaar to Drive Rural Entrepreneurship in India
Reinforcing its commitment to country transformation and inclusive growth, Cisco announced an investment in Aavishkaar, a venture fund founded to promote development in rural and semi-urban India. Cisco will invest in Aavishkaar India II Company Ltd. (Aavishkaar II) and will collaborate with other investors to drive sustainable business models with social impact that utilize the power of the network. Working with Aavishkaar, Cisco aims to take advantage of its expertise and promote technology-enabled inclusive growth in the area of social entrepreneurship.
Essar Group Deploys SAP HANA on the Cisco Unified Computing System Platform
Cisco has announced that the Essar Group has deployed the award-winning Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS®) to support the implementation of SAP HANA (High Performance Analytic Appliance). Optimized on the Cisco UCS platform, HANA -- along with SAP BusinessObjects BI solutions -- brings all of the data within the reach of decision makers in seconds, helps enable innovative new applications, and combines high-volume transactions with analytics.
Cisco Networking Academy Wins World Education Summit Award 2012
Cisco Networking Academy (NetAcad) Program had been conferred the prestigious World Education Summit Award 2012 for the best innovation in global collaborative learning in the higher education space in India. The award was presented at a high profile awards ceremony in New Delhi, recently.
Speaking on the occasion, Bina Raj-Debur, Regional Head, Social Innovation Group, Cisco India & South Asia, said, "It's an honor to be recognized by WES for our initiatives in higher education. Networking Academy has had a long-standing commitment to help students acquire the ICT skills necessary to succeed in the 21st century. The award is a tribute to NetAcad's community of partners who have made our vision of combining human and technology networks to multiply impact, a reality."
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Cisco reports fourth quarter and fiscal year 2012 earnings
Cisco has reported its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2012 earnings. The Q4 Net Sales: $11.7 billion (increase of 4% year over year), Q4 Net Income: $1.9 billion GAAP (increase of 56% year over year); $2.5 billion non-GAAP (increase of 15% year over year), Q4 Earnings per Share: $0.36 GAAP (increase of 64% year over year); $0.47 non-GAAP (increase of 18% year over year)
Cisco's VNI Forecast Projects the Internet Will Be Four Times as Large in Four Years
Cisco issued results of the annual Cisco® Visual Networking Index (VNI) Forecast (2011-2016), the company's ongoing initiative to forecast and analyze Internet Protocol (IP) networking growth and trends worldwide. The VNI Forecast update covers 2011-2016, and quantitatively projects the significant amount of IP traffic expected to travel public and private networks, including Internet, managed IP, and mobile data traffic generated by consumers and business users.
Cisco Completes Acquisition of NDS
Cisco has completed the acquisition of NDS Group Ltd., a leading provider of video software and content security solutions that enable service providers and media companies to securely deliver and monetize new video experiences.
Cisco Study: IT Saying Yes To BYOD
Cisco hasannounced findings from the Cisco IBSG Horizons Study of 600 U.S. IT and business leaders that shows IT is accepting, and in some cases embracing, "bring your own device" (BYOD) as a reality in the enterprise. The study shows some of the quantifiable benefits and complexities associated with allowing employees to use their own mobile devices on their employers' networks.
Cisco Study: Consumers Want Banks to Offer More Personalized Access to Financial Services
Cisco announced findings from the Cisco IBSG Omnichannel Banking Study of 5,300 consumers in five developed countries (Canada, France, Germany, U.S. and U.K.) and three emerging countries (Brazil, China and Mexico). The study shows consumers want banks to deliver financial advice and banking services through both virtual and physical channels, ushering in a new era of omnichannel banking that provides customers with services in a manner most convenient and personalized to their needs.
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Cisco Accelerates Businesses' Transition to the Cloud with Innovative Cloud Connected Solution
Cisco announced new digital signage innovations that can dramatically enhance how organizations attract, educate and engage customers, employees and citizens, and elevate their brand visibility. These innovations, delivered through the Cisco® Interactive Services solution set, provide enhanced interactive capabilities through video, Web applications and touchscreen digital signs.
Cisco WebEx Social Brings Social Collaboration to Mobile Devices, Email and Business Productivity Applications
Cisco unveiled a variety of innovations that will make it possible for people to participate in social collaboration, regardless of where they are working, by bringing social capabilities to the devices and applications that workers use most often. The innovations pertain to what's now called Cisco WebEx® Social (formerly known as Cisco Quad™) and build upon existing offerings that help employees share knowledge, find experts and information and form effective virtual work teams. With this release of WebEx Social, Cisco is introducing the following capabilities:
Cisco Announces Availability of New Cloud Platform for Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers
Cisco today announced the availability of Cisco Connect™ Cloud, a software platform for Linksys® Smart Wi-Fi Routers that redefines and dramatically simplifies how consumers connect, control and interact with their connected devices, including personal entertainment and home appliances.
Cisco Announces First Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router and Universal Media Connector
Cisco announced its first Linksys® Smart Wi-Fi Router and Universal Media Connector both powered by the industry's next-generation
wireless technology, 802.11ac. The new technology is designed to deliver wireless speeds approximately three times faster than the current wireless 802.11n standard[i].
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Networking is Cool Again…and that's good for Cisco
Is networking really cool again? Obviously, all of us at Cisco think so. Judging by the hype around a few networking start-ups, and moves by major IT vendors to add networking capabilities, we're not alone. The activity and innovation in our category validates something we've always believed: the intelligent network is the most strategic asset for our customers, partners, and even our competitors.
Beyond BYOD: Supporting a Mobile Workforce
In my recent guest post, Mobilizing the New Collaboration Experience in the BYOD Era, I discussed the increasing desire for untethered collaboration as users bring personal devices and applications into the workplace. IT departments must make the decision whether to be the "proactive enabler" and embrace BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policies that allow for mobile devices or to be the "passive supporter" and limit users' choices to one or two devices.
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Virtual Workplaces Are Here to Stay
Janesh Moorjani, President, Enterprise and Public Sector, Cisco India and SAARC
India, just like other parts of the world, is witness to a change in the way employees work. Mobility is becoming important and physical presence in office is no longer a measure of productivity. A new generation of multimedia-savvy employees brings mobile devices into the workplace expecting to be connected from wherever they are: home, hotels, airports, etc.
The Content Storm is here
Sanjay Rohatgi, Senior Vice President, Service provider, Cisco, India & SAARC
How would you feel if you are watching an interesting IPL match on your TV, but have to leave for office to attend an urgent meeting before the end of the match? Would you not wish that you could watch the nail-biting finish on your way to office maybe on another device? Now imagine the business benefits if IPL could be streamed live on every device that has a plug or a battery. How will it work for the business partners and for the fans?
Imagine what will happen when Internet, TV, and mobile networks are unified. When they are just different windows to a world of infinite content choice; you will be able to pause the cricket match on your TV and pick it up on your Smartphone or on your iPad on the move. You could also watch it on your computer at work. This is the future of video.
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Cisco India Market Share Leadership
- 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.
- Router: 72.6%; Switch: 64.1% Total LAN: 67.3% (CY Q1'12, IDC LAN Tracker, June 2011)
- WLAN: 40.0% (CY Q1'12, IDC, June 2012)
- Security: 34.9% (CY Q1'12, Frost & Sullivan, June 2012)
- Enterprise Telephony: 35.5% (CY Q1'12, Frost & Sullivan, June 2012)
- IP PBX: 55.6% (CY Q1'12, Frost & Sullivan, June 2012)
For further information about Cisco India, please visit: http://www.cisco.com/in
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