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Despite a challenging macroeconomic environment in FY13, we have managed our overall portfolio across technologies, customer segments, and regions and delivered on our commitments to shareholders. As we move into FY14, we are more confident than ever that we will become our customers' most strategic partner as the #1 IT company.
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Updates: India

Cisco Announces New Leadership in India: Jeff White is President, Cisco India & SAARC
Cisco introduced Jeff White as President of India & SAARC, assuming leadership for Cisco's sales and operations in the region. White will also take on the role of Leader of a new India Board, which comprises senior executives from Cisco's headquarters as well as India and will chart Cisco's continued engagement with one of the largest emerging economies in the world.

Cisco Achieves New Milestone in India Pay-TV Market
In the rapidly growing pay-TV industry in India, Cisco has established itself as the leading provider of enhanced TV viewing experiences to more than 30 million Indian homes. Using the industry estimated average of five people per household, Cisco is now enabling a rich and advanced TV experience for over 150 million viewers, a milestone that reinforces the company's leadership in the digital pay-TV solution market in India.

John Chambers in India:: John Chambers, CEO Cisco Systems visited India In April 2013 and reiterated Cisco's commitment to India given the potential that this market has.

The Economic Times: Cisco Systems to Increase Commitments to India, Especially in Inclusion: John Chambers

Vodafone India to Deploy Cisco's Next-Generation IP Networking Solutions
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 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 Enhances Its Videoscape Architecture in India
Cisco has added live TV and mobile video capabilities to its Cisco Videoscape architecture by integrating the Video Delivery Platform from Apalya Technologies Private Limited, a leading managed service provider of video streaming to telecom operators, handset manufacturers and content owners. This capability was demonstrated at the Cisco Video Summit in New Delhi, an annual event for the company's customers and partners in the cable and broadcast sector.

To demonstrate Ciscos commitment to delivering best-of-breed solutions to multi-system operators (MSOs) in India, who operate multiple cable or direct-broadcast satellite television systems, Cisco has also made an investment in Apalya. This investment was done along with existing investors IDGVI (IDG Ventures India), IUVP (Indo US Venture Partners) and Qualcomm.

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Global: Cisco@work

Cisco Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2013 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 27, 2013. Cisco reported fourth quarter revenue of $12.4 billion, net income on a generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis of $2.3 billion or $0.42 per share, and non-GAAP net income of $2.8 billion or $0.52 per share.
"My confidence in our ability to be the #1 IT Company is increasing. Our fourth quarter was a record on many fronts, with record revenue, and record non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP net income, and non-GAAP earnings per share. In every case, we exceeded the midpoint of our guidance. We also generated $4 billion in operating cash flow in the quarter, another record," stated Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers

Cisco's VNI Forecast Projects Nearly Half the World's Population Will Be Connected to the Internet by 2017
The Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Forecast (2012-2017), projects that global Internet protocol (IP) traffic will grow three-fold between 2012 and 2017. Global IP traffic (fixed and mobile) is expected to reach an annual run rate of 1.4 zettabytes - more than a trillion gigabytes per year - by 2017. On a monthly basis, global IP traffic is expected to reach nearly 121 exabytes per month by 2017, up from about 44 exabytes per month in 2012. (121 exabytes is equivalent to 30 billion DVDs; or 28 trillion MP3's; or 750 quadrillion text messages.)

Big Data: Big Potential, Big Priority
Cisco global study finds Big Data tied to competitive advantage; drives network traffic, IT budgets, cloud adoption. The Cisco Connected World Technology Report (CCWTR) surveyed IT professionals across 18 countries to examine the IT readiness, challenges, technology gaps, and strategic value of implementing Big Data projects.

Cisco Global Survey Reveals that Majority of Aspiring Executives See a Big Future for Video in the Workplace
A new generation is entering the management ranks of companies worldwide, and like previous generations, they will bring with them their own preferred ways of communicating and collaborating. A global study announced today by Cisco revealed that the majority of these next-generation executives intend to depend heavily upon business-class video to connect with their teams, colleagues, suppliers, customers and prospects, as well as to help their businesses deliver new products and services.
The 2013 Cisco Global Young Executives' Video Attitudes Survey gives insight into what management-track leaders aged 34 and under think about business-class video, which delivers high-quality, reliable, and highly secure lifelike video to users. Cisco commissioned Redshift Research to conduct the survey of more than 1,300 global respondents

Threats Step Out of the Shadows
Cisco Annual Security report findings reveal mainstream threats that are magnified by the World's next generation of workers' online behavior

Cisco partner Summit- Boston 2013:
Key takeaways for partners from Rob Lloyd, President of Development and Sales, Cisco.

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Product Updates

Cisco Announces First Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router and Universal Media Connector Powered by Industry's Next-Generation Wireless Technology - 802.11ac
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 and the compatible universal media connector brings that power to Smart TVs and game consoles.

Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router EA6500 with 802.11ac Technology

Cisco Adds Carrier Routing System X (CRS-X) Core Router to Industry-Leading CRS Family
Cisco has introduced the Carrier Routing System-X (CRS-X), the newest addition to the industry-leading CRS Family, providing
unmatched economical scale and lasting investment protection for more than 750 telecommunications service providers and organizations worldwide, including Verizon Wireless and SoftBank Mobile Corporation, that have deployed more than 10,000 CRS systems as the foundation of their network infrastructures.

New Cisco Unified Access Solution Accelerates BYOD Business Innovation by Integrating Wireless, Network Management and Security Policy
Cisco Unified Access Makes IT More Responsive to the Business, Simplifying IT Operations by Uniting Wired and Wireless Networks, Policy and Management into One Integrated Network Infrastructure

Switching It Up: Cisco's Data Center Strategy Takes Sharp Turn Toward Applications
Cisco Unveils Application-Centric Infrastructure Vision with Insieme; Cisco also Announces Dynamic Fabric Automation for Easier Data Center Management and Provisioning, and new Nexus 7700 Switches.

Cisco Opens Up New Business Opportunities for Service Providers with Major Mobile Internet Innovations
New Cisco Software Suite, Small Cell Innovations, and Network Infrastructure Help Service Providers to Monetize Data in Motion, Benefit from 'Internet of Everything'

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Cisco Blog

How Many Internet Connections are in the World? Right. Now
Karen Tillman
Right now, in 2013, 80 "things" per second are connecting to the internet. Next year that number will reach almost 100 per second, and by 2020, more than 250 things will connect each second. Add all of these numbers up, and we believe that more than 50 billion things will be connected to the internet by 2020. Today we're launching the Cisco Internet of Everything (IoE) Connections Counter so that we can watch in real time as everything comes online.

From Work-Life Balance to Work-Life Blend - Google, Twitter and Cisco Join a Panel to Discuss how to Prepare Companies for Gen Y

Rowan Trollope
Two weeks ago, I was sitting in front of 250 people at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco talking about a subject most Fortune 500 companies are dealing with today: how to prepare for the thousands of Gen Y employeesabout to descend on the work place. Last Tuesday, July 16th, I had the pleasure of speaking on this topic with Google's Todd Carlisle, Director of Staffing, and Twitter's Melissa Daimler, Head of Organizational Effectiveness and Learning. Doug MacMillan with Bloomberg BusinessWeek moderated the discussion.
During the course of the evening, we discussed an assortment of topics around how companies are creating an environment that these new generations of employees will want to work in. It's clear Gen Yers work and interact in different ways and companies are having to adapt.

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Executive Perspectives

Setting the Pace for Mobility Innovation
Sanjay Rohatgi, Managing Director, Service Provider, Cisco India and SAARC
Today, more things are connecting to the Internet than people. Cisco's Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG) predicts some 25 billion devices will be connected by 2015, and 50 billion by 2020. As per Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) global mobile data traffic will grow 13-fold from 2012 to 2017, reaching 11.2 Exabytes per month in 2017. In India, IP traffic will reach an annual run rate of 33.6 Exabytes in 2017, up from an annual run rate of 5.5 Exabytes in 2012.

Winning in the Downturn
Raghavendran B, Director, ITS, Cisco India &SAARC
Over the past few years, the IT Services industry has been credited with putting India on the global map as the largest knowledge based economy. This sector contributes nearly 8 per cent to our country's GDP (NASSCOM). NASSCOM has targeted $300 billion revenue from IT sector by 2020 and announced expansion of its focus to include internet, mobile technology and cloud computing.
However, economic uncertainty, rising protectionism and frequent changes in the regulatory environment have deeply impacted this 'sunrise' industry. Global recession and growing costs of delivery have thrown up additional challenges while competition from other emerging countries has furthered the woes.

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Customer Success Stories

Indian University offers Next-generation learning experience
Cisco solutions enable students and faculty at BITS Pilani to collaborate efficiently within and beyond the campus

Industry Conglomerate deploys Dynamic Server Platform
Cisco UCS enables real-time access to data and analytics at ESSAR

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Corporate Profile

Cisco India facts
Cisco India commenced operations in 1995; India, as a region, is part of the APAC theater .India headcount is nearly 11,500. Cisco has seven sales offices in the region - New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Kolkata and Hyderabad.
The Cisco Global Development Center is in Bangalore; this is the largest outside of the US. The campus houses Cisco's Research and Development (R&D), IT and customer support teams . The centre 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.

India Market Share Leadership
Core Technologies

  • Router: 65.4%; Switch: 68.7% Total LAN: 67.7% (CY Q1'13, IDC LAN Tracker, May 2013)

Advanced Technologies

  • WLAN: 51.2% (CY Q1'13, IDC, Jun 2013)
  • Security: 33.4% (CY Q4'12, Frost & Sullivan, Apr 2013)
  • Enterprise Telephony: 33.1% (CY H2'12, Frost & Sullivan, Apr 2013)
  • IP PBX: 48.9% (CY H2'12, Frost & Sullivan, Apr 2013)

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

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