Cisco is often the first choice for mainstream data communications within the enterprise and service provider environments. Often they are more expensive than other competitors due to their reputation and support within the market place.
Cisco Systems, at the height of the dot com boom, were in fact the world’s most valuable company before the crash at the turn of the millennium, with stories of many employees becoming overnight millionaires after cashing in on lucrative stock options. Since then other technology companies such as Microsoft and more recently Apple have moved ahead of Cisco, with Cisco now not even featuring in the Top 200 companies.
Cisco’s technologies can be split into four basic business areas, Routing and Switching, Security, Multi-media and Systems. (more…)