product development for enterprise applications. The companies would work together initially on new network topologies and a new class of wireless solutions that utilize tri-band Wi-Fi from Wilocity with data rates up to 5 Gbps. In November 2013, Cisco Systems, Inc. and the New York Academy of Sciences announced two new partners, the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina and the State University of New York (SUNY), would join The Global STEM Alliance. Cisco and the New York Academy of Sciences have established The Global STEM Alliance to bring curriculum resources, inter-generational mentorship and access to cutting-edge science and technology research to students around the world. 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. The chair would involve research, development and innovation in the use of transformational technologies that can drive collaboration, productivity and efficiency in the health-care sector in Canada and around the world. In December 2013, Hutchison Global Communications Limited (HGC) announced a collaboration with Cisco to launch WiseNET. This would be the first next generation network for the Hong Kong public, using the Metro Ethernet Forum Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (MEF CE 2.0) platform. Competition The company’s competitors include Alcatel-Lucent; Amazon Web Services LLC; Arista Networks, Inc.; ARRIS Group, Inc.; Aruba Networks, Inc.; Avaya Inc.; Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.; Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.; Citrix Systems, Inc.; Dell Inc.; LM Ericsson Telephone Company; Extreme Networks, Inc.; F5 Networks, Inc.; Fortinet, Inc.; Hewlett-Packard Company; Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.; International Business Machines Corporation; Juniper Networks, Inc.; Microsoft Corporation; Motorola Solutions, Inc.; Palo Alto Networks, Inc.; Polycom, Inc.; Riverbed Technology, Inc.; Symantec Corporation; and VMware, Inc. History Cisco Systems, Inc. was founded in 1984. The company was incorporated in California in 1984.
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