Cisco Systems, Inc. (Cisco or "the company") provides networking and other related products and services for the communications and information technology (IT) industry. The company offers products for transporting data, voice and videos within buildings, across campuses, and around the world. Cisco's customers include public institutions, governments and service providers. The company has operations in the Americas; Latin America; Europe; the Middle East and Africa (EMEA); and Asia Pacific regions. The company organizes its business into three geographic segments: the Americas; EMEA; and Asia Pacific, Japan, and China (APJC).
Cisco's products and technologies are grouped under nine categories: Switching, Service Next-Generation Network (NGN) Routing, Collaboration, Data Center, Wireless, Service Provider Video, Security and Other.
The company's Switches are used within buildings in local-area networks (LANs) and across great distances in wide-area networks (WANs). Cisco's switching products are designed to offer many forms of connectivity to end users, workstations, internet protocol (IP) phones, wireless access points, and servers, and also function as aggregators on LANs and WANs. The company's products include fixed-configuration switches, modular switches and storage switches. The company’s fixed-configuraiton and modular switches include products such as optics modules, which are shared across multiple product platforms. The switching portfolio also includes virtual switches and related offerings. Its switching systems employ technologies such as Ethernet; Power over Ethernet; Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE); Packet over Synchronous Optical Network; and Multiprotocol Label Switching. In FY2016, the Switching category reported revenues of $14,746 million, which accounted for 29.9% of the company's total revenue.
Cisco offers a range of Service offerings, including technical support services and advanced services. Technical support services help ensure that Cisco products operate efficiently, remain available, and benefit from the most up-to-date system software. These services help customers protect their network investments, manage risk, and minimize downtime for systems running mission-critical applications. Advanced services are part of a comprehensive program that is designed to provide responsive, preventive, and consultative support of Cisco technologies for specific networking needs. The advanced services program supports networking devices, applications, solutions and infrastructures. In FY2016, the Service category reported revenues of $11,993 million, which accounted for 24.4% of the company's total revenue.
Cisco's NGN Routing products are used to interconnect public and private wireline and mobile networks for mobile, data, voice, and video applications. The company's NGN routing portfolio of hardware and software solutions consists primarily of physical and virtual routers, and routing and optical systems. These solutions are designed to meet the scale, reliability, and security needs of its customers. The company offers a range of routers, from core network infrastructure and mobile network routing for service providers and enterprises to access routers for branch offices and for telecommuters and consumers at home. In FY2016, the NGN Routing category reported revenues of $7,408 million, which accounted for 15% of the company's total revenue.
Cisco's Collaboration portfolio integrates voice, video, data and mobile applications on fixed and mobile networks across a range of devices and related IT equipment, including mobile phones, tablets, desktop and laptop computers, and desktop virtualization clients. Its key products in this category include unified communications, conferencing, collaboration endpoints and business messaging. In FY2016, the Collaboration category reported revenues of $4,352 million, which accounted for 8.8% of the company's total revenue.
The Data Center portfolio’s Unified Computing System (UCS) solution combines computing, networking and storage infrastructure with management and virtualization to offer speed, simplicity and scale. Key products within Cisco's UCS platform include Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers, Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers, Cisco UCS C3260 Storage Optimized Rack Server, Cisco UCS Mini branch/remote site computing solution, Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnects and Cisco UCS Manager, UCS Director Management Software and Cisco HyperFlex Systems. In addition, the company offers private and hybrid cloud products. In FY2016, the Data Center category reported revenues of $3,365 million, which accounted for 6.8% of the company's total revenue.
Cisco's Wireless solutions include wireless access points; standalone, switch-converged, and cloud-managed solutions; and network managed services. The company's wireless solutions provide users with simplified management and mobile device troubleshooting features designed to reduce operational cost and maximize flexibility and reliability. Key products in this category include the Cisco Aironet product family, controllers, cloud and appliance-based platforms; and Meraki wireless cloud solutions. In FY2016, the Wireless category reported revenues of $2,625 million, which accounted for 5.3% of the company's total revenue.
The company's Service Provider Video product category includes end-to-end digital video systems, Data Over Cable System Interface Specification (DOCSIS) headends, and access equipment. The key products include cable modem termination systems (CMTSs), digital headend portfolio for content acquisition and distribution, hybrid fiber coaxial (HFC), access network products, virtualized video processing (V2P), quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) products, cloud-based, SaaS-delivered video entertainment solutions and network function virtualization (NFV) products. In FY2016, the Service Provider Video category reported revenues of $2,424 million, which accounted for 4.9% of the company's total revenue.
The company's Security solutions are designed to offer a comprehensive solution that collects and shares intelligence with a coordinated focus on threats across the entire attack continuum-before, during, and after an attack. These solutions include network and data center security, advanced threat protection, web and email security, access and policy, unified threat management, and advisory, integration, and managed services. In FY2016, the Security category reported revenues of $1,969 million, which accounted for 4% of the company's total revenue.
The company's Other category primarily consists of certain emerging technologies, and other networking products. In FY2016, the Other category reported revenues of $365 million, which accounted for 0.7% of the company's total revenue.
Geographically, the company classifies its operations into three segments, namely Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific, Japan, and China (APJC). In FY2016, Americas segment accounted for 59.7% of the company's total revenues, followed by EMEA with 24.9% and APJC with 15.3%.
Scope of the Report
-- About the Company - Historical Details, Current Ownership Structure and basic overview of Cisco Systems, Inc. in terms of revenue, net income, and operating income.
-- Financials - Details about Cisco Systems, Inc. listing status, annual financial reports (for the past 5 years), key financial highlights and region wise and category wise breakdown of their net revenue.
-- Products / Services - Listing of the company’s entire portfolio along with description of individual products / services providing a clear picture of their target audience.
-- Company SWOT Analysis - Outlines Cisco Systems, Inc.’s strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities and threats facing the company.
-- Recent Developments - Showcases Cisco Systems, Inc.’s recent developments including mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, collaborations, new product launches, investment and divestment plans.
-- Strategic Evaluation - Provides an overview of Cisco Systems, Inc.’s corporate goals and strategic initiatives and evaluates their outcomes along with outlining any persisting legal issues and outlook of our in-house analyst panel on the particular company.
-- Technology Landscape - Details how the company allocates its IT budget across the core areas of its business, CIO/CTO Profile, Key IT Initiatives and Deals undertaken buy the company at present along with outlook.
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1. About the Company
1.1 History and Basic Facts
1.2 Ownership Structure and Key Executives
1.3 Head Office
1.4 Other Locations & Subsidiaries
1.5 List of Competitors
1.6 Employee Count & Distribution
2.1 Company Type (Listed / Unlisted)
2.2 Annual Statements
2.3 Key Financial Highlights
2.4 Region-wise Breakdown
3. Product / Services
4. SWOT Analysis
4.1 SWOT Overview
5. Recent Developments
5.1 Mergers & Acquisitions
5.2 Partnerships, Collaborations & Joint Ventures
5.3 New Product Launches
5.4 Business Expansion / Divestment
6. Strategic Evaluation
6.1 Corporate Strategy
6.2 Legal Issues
6.3 Analyst Outlook
7. Technology Landscape
-- 7.1.1 Industry Snapshot
-- 7.1.2 IT Spend
-- 7.1.3 Key Information Technology Trends
-- 7.2.1 IT Overview
-- 7.2.2 Key IT Technologies
-- 7.2.3 Recent IT Initiatives
-- 7.2.4 IT Outsourcing Engagements
-- 7.2.5 Key IT Management
-- 7.2.6 CIO/CTO Profile
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