Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking for the internet.
Today, networks are an
essential part of business, education, government and home communications, and
Cisco Internet Protocol-based (IP) networking solutions are the foundation of
software, and service offerings are used to create Internet solutions that
allow individuals, companies, and countries to increase productivity, improve
customer satisfaction and strengthen competitive advantage. The Cisco name has
become synonymous with the Internet, as well as with the productivity
improvements that Internet business solutions provide. At Cisco, our vision is
to change the way people work, live, play and learn.
The emergence of the
network as a platform is changing the entire value chain of technology and
placing the network squarely at the center of innovation: as many as 14 billion
devices will be connected to the Internet by 2010. The explosion of devices
will be fueled by more and more services and tasks being handled online, from
phone calls to personalized searches to downloading videos, games and other
forms of entertainment.
The role of the
network is evolving beyond that of infrastructure. It is emerging as a secure
platform for delivering the customized and personalized experience that 21st
century users expect - whether that means delivering new services as a carrier,
boosting productivity for businesses of any size or consumers looking for
real-time, personalized entertainment and services.
As an increasingly
intelligent network evolves into a platform, users will be able to communicate
from any device and in whatever mode they choose.
Cisco is leading the
transition to a network-centric technology environment. By combining its core
strength (IP) with intelligence, the company is creating a powerful
communications platform that will serve as the basis for the convergence of
data, voice, video and mobile communications in a secure, integrated