IT COMPANIES IN INDIA – CISCO SYSTEMS INDIA
SOFTWARE COMPANIES IN INDIA – CISCO SYSTEMS INDIA
Cisco Systems India, Inc. is a multinational corporation headquartered in San Jose, California. It designs and sells consumer electronics, networking, voice, and communications technology and services. Cisco System has more than 70,000 employees and annual revenue of US$ 40.0 billion as of 2010. The stock was added to the Dow Jones Industrial Average on June 8, 2009, and is also included in the S&P 500 Index, the Russell 1000 Index, NASDAQ 100 Index and the Russell 1000 Growth Stock Index. Cisco System, current portfolio of products and services is focused upon three market segments – Enterprise and Service Provider, Small Business and the Home. The solutions for each market are segmented into Architectures, which form the basis for how Cisco approaches each market.
Company Founders, Len Bosack and Sandy Lerner, a married couple who worked as computer operations staff members at Stanford University, later joined by Richard Troiano, founded Cisco Systems in 1984. Lerner moved on to direct computer services at Schlumberger, moving full time to Cisco in 1987. The name “Cisco” was derived from the city name, San Francisco, which is why the company’s engineers insisted on using the lower case “cisco” in the early days. For Cisco’s first product, Bosack adapted multiple-protocol router software originally written some years before by William Yeager, another Stanford employee who later joined Sun Microsystems. The company’s first CEO was Bill Graves, who held the position from 1987 to 1988. In 1988, John Morgridge was appointed CEO.Now Currently 2011, Cisco was forced to reduce annual expenses by $1 billion. The company cut around 3000 employees with an early-retirement program who accepted buyout and planned to eliminate as many as 10000 jobs. During the 2011 analyst Cisco CEO John Chambers have called several competitors by name, apparently inaugurating a “black PR” campaign.
On 10th January 2011, it has reached a definitive agreement to buy shares of the major shareholders of Patni Computer Systems Limited. These shares comprise 63% of Patni’s total outstanding shares. This will create an enterprise with close to $1b in revenues, 25000 in headcount. The proposed acquisition of the shares is subject to regulatory requirements and iGate is required to make an ‘Open Offer’ to acquire additional 20% of Patni’s shares from the open market. Changes in the shareholding shall take place upon fulfillment of all the obligations under the Open Offer process.