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This report is an analysis of a case study “Social Strategy at Cisco Systems” written by Mikolaj J. Piskorski, Daniel Malter, and Aaron Smith. It emphasis on a main concern, which is aligned with Cisco Learning Network and Internet of Everything (IoE) and is presented in a question; how can Cisco’s phenomenon of “Internet of Everything” be attained through Cisco Learning Network? The issue highlights the importance of Cisco’s strategic commitment of advancing and supporting the Internet of everything. The Cisco Learning Network, a social learning community focused on the IT industry, allows members to learn and interact with each other through a social platform. Whereas, the Internet of Everything is the networked connection of people, …show more content…

Since it was critical to Cisco’s strategic commitment of advancing, the company had to pick the best option to implement quickly. The two alternatives were know as: create knowledge and expand the community. With key decision criteria , this report carefully examines both of the options that can quickly be implemented and yet help Cisco integrate into IoE era. Introduction Cisco Systems is a multinational corporation that designs, manufactures, and sells internet protocol (IP) based networking products and services related to the communication and information technology (IT) industry. The Company’s business is organized in three segments: the Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Asia Pacific, Japan and China (Reuters). Cisco Systems, Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturers of computer networking products and systems. Cisco was formed by the married couple, Len Bosack and Sandy Lerner, who worked as computer operations staff at Stanford University. While working at Stanford University, the couple faced communication difficultly with their computers working under two different networks. To eliminate this problem, Lerner, and Bosack, adopted to technology to create network routers enabling their computers to connect to the same network. Soon after, the couple launched their product (network routers) to the market, selling to universities and large corporations. As the company grew and the demand for

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