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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On Jan. 23, 2003, Cisco Systems, Inc. announced that it has filed a lawsuit against a Chinese equipment manufacturer, Huawei Technologies, Co., LTD and its subsidiaries, Huawei America, Inc. and FutureWei Technologies, Inc. over Huawei's unlawful copying of Cisco's intellectual property. Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet with the headquarter located in US. Huawei, based in Shenzhen, China, is China's biggest telecommunications equipment maker, has a wide reach in Asia, and recently entered the U.S. market, challenging Cisco on the pricing front. Because the lawsuit happens between two representative companies of telecom industry in US and China
Cisco was also focused on its six “advanced technology” product offerings: optical, network security, Internet protocol (IP) communications, wireless LAN, storage networking, and the networked home.
Asustek Computer Inc operates in Semiconductors industry. The Group 's principal activities are designing, manufacturing and selling computer products and other electronic products. Products include computer motherboards, computer software, supplemental and upgrading cards, optical instruments, wired and wireless telecommunication apparatus. Operations are carried out in Taiwan, Asia Pacific and other countries. The Group exports its products to Canada, Asia Pacific, the United States of America, Europe and South Africa. Cisco Systems Inc operates in Telecommunications Equipment industry. The Group 's principal activities are to design, manufacture and sell Internet Protocol (IP)-based networking and other products related to the communications and information technology (IT) industry and provide services associated with these products and their use. The Group 's products are installed at enterprise businesses, public institutions, telecommunications companies, commercial businesses and personal residences. The Group offers its products in five categories: Switches, Advanced Technologies, Routers, Service, and Other. Its service offerings include technical support services and advanced services. It operates in the United States, Canada, European Markets, Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, Russia, Asia Pacific and Japan. During Fiscal 2009, the Group acquired PostPath, Inc., Pure
I would recommend the distribution of VoIP products through both voice and data VARs. Even though voice channel was considerably more consolidated than the data channel however it is agreed that voice needed to be added to the mix of already existing data VARs. In the data market, margins for the resellers where in the region 12%to 20% due to the channel competition.
The Cisco Open Network Environment (ONE) is a programmable framework that allows users to customize and hone the value of a more intelligent network and is key component of Cisco software-defined networking (SDN) strategies. The Cisco vision for ONE is being folded into Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)strategy. Cisco ONE was a keystone advance in Cisco’s SDN model, and is made up of three components as part of a multi-faceted approach:
But due to increasing popularity, and more consumers wanting to “get connected”, Cisco had to change their business model to help suit people with less IT experience.
Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in providing hardware, software and related services to enable networking for the Internet. Today, networks are an essential part of business, education, government, and home communications. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make these networks possible, giving individuals, companies, and countries easy access to information anywhere, at any time (Cisco website, 2012). Cisco was widely regarded as an industry expert and uses its cutting edge technology to run every aspects of its business on the
This Australian organization also deployed the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS), VMware, and NetApp to scale Infrastructure in their data center.  In addition to this, Cisco Nexus 1000v series switch was added to provide visibility of virtual machines at the virtual access layer. This helped to improve the virtualization intelligence of the network. This platform helped to improve scalability, which was the primary necessity of the organization. 
Should we focus on products that businesses buy? After all, that’s who we sell to now. Or, should we take our expertise in routers and switches and focus on consumer products? Finally, while Cisco is growing 15 percent per year, that’s down significantly from the 40 percent growth that we’ve had since inception, save for 2001. So we need to identify high-growth markets and products that we could design and build.
Although founded in the later part of 1984, Cisco Systems, Inc. had become available to the public 1990. Though out the past twenty years Cisco Systems, has undoubtedly dominated the technology market. The beginning of the company was the typical “get rich quick” semantic: come up with a useful product then make millions off of it. It all began with one person requesting a network extension cord and with that there the gears in the mind of Cisco Systems founder, along with others, began turning. This evolved into the creation of a multiprotocol router. From this, the product would be transform from a snowball effect to the creation of many new and improved products that would advance the growing world of technology and act as the beginning
Huawei is the first Chinese brand to be included in the ranks of the top 100 best global brands, according to Interbrand (Yueh, 2014). As the world 's biggest telecommunications company, the firm provides information communications technology (ICT) solutions to all over the world, delivering end-to-end solutions for telecom operators, consumers, and enterprises (Huawei.com).
Cisco is a networking company that designs, manufactures, and sells networking equipment. In 1994, Cisco 's management system was inflexible, which hindered the development of the company.
On December 6, 1967, the Department of Defense awarded a contract with the purpose of the “design and specification of a computer network”. Four months later, the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPANET) was created. By October 15, 1969, computers at the University of California-Los Angeles and Stanford were connected and communicating (Internet History from ARAPNET to Broadband, 2007) . Thus was the birth of the internet. Now, the internet is an indispensable tool that provides us with an active connection to everyone and nearly everything. However, we’ve evolved the internet and moved forward to the “internet of things” (IoT). The IoT is connecting man to machine, machine to machine, and machine to man all through “smart” devices,