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170 West Tasman Drive

San Jose, CA 95134

United States

Phone: 408-526-4000


software that the company has developed. These services help customers protect their network investments and minimize downtime for systems running mission-critical applications. A major example of this is its Cisco Smart Services offering, which leverages the intelligence from various devices and customer connections to protect and optimize network investment for its customers and partners. The advanced services program supports networking devices, applications, solutions, and complete infrastructures. Customers and Markets The company’s customers primarily operate in various markets, such as enterprise, service provider, commercial, and public sector. Enterprise: The company offers service and support packages, financing, and managed network services primarily through its service provider partners. It sells these products through a network of third-party application and technology vendors and channel partners, as well as selling directly to these customers. Service Providers: Service providers offer data, voice, video, and mobile/wireless services to businesses, governments, utilities, and consumers worldwide. They include regional, national, and international wireline carriers, as well as Internet, cable, and wireless providers. Service providers use various routing and switching, optical, security, video, mobility, and network management products, systems, and services for their own networks. Commercial: The larger, or midmarket, customers within the commercial market are served by a combination of the company’s direct salesforce and its channel partners. These smaller companies within the commercial market are primarily served by its channel partners. Public Sector: Public sector entities include federal governments, state and local governments, as well as educational institution customers. The company sells to public sector entities through a network of third-party application and technology vendors and channel partners, as well as selling directly to these customers. Sales The company has field sales offices in 94 countries, and sells its products and services both directly and through various channels with support from its salesforce. Strategic Alliances The company has strategic alliances with Accenture Ltd; AT&T Inc.; Cap Gemini S.A.; Citrix Systems, Inc.; EMC Corporation; Fujitsu Limited; Intel Corporation; International Business Machines Corporation; Italtel SpA; Johnson Controls Inc.; Microsoft Corporation; NetApp, Inc.; Nokia Siemens Networks; Oracle Corporation; Red Hat, Inc.; SAP AG; Sprint Nextel Corporation; Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.; VCE Company, LLC; VMware, Inc.; Wipro Limited; and others. Research and Development The company’s research and development expenditures were $5.9 billion in the year ended July 27, 2013. Significant Events In September 2013, Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU) and the company had agreed to establish a collaborative research programme to address emerging new challenges in cybersecurity. The programme will use CTU's strengths in machine learning, artificial intelligence and computer science. In September 2013, Cisco and Portugal Telecom announced a strategic relationship engagement through which Cisco and PT -- through its Information Services subsidiary PTSI and other PT affiliates – would collaborate on Cisco Smart+Connected solutions in various countries throughout Europe, Africa, and South America. In October 2013, Streetline, Inc. and Cisco announced an expanded relationship that would combine Streetline sensing and analytics capabilities with Cisco IP cameras and video as part of the Internet of Things portfolio -- expanding the breadth of sensing capabilities and further enhancing detection. In October 2013, The University of Alberta and Cisco announced the establishment of a Cisco Research Chair in Healthcare Solutions, which would focus on how advanced technologies and strategies can support health care. In November 2013, the company announced an alliance with the New York Academy of Sciences to establish the Global STEM Alliance. In November 2013, the company announced a collaboration with Cisco on


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