Cisco is one of the few technology companies that led an industry defining role 30 years ago and continues to be a market leader today. In the 90s, Cisco built the internet, and today we are shaping the future of the digital enterprise. The ability for one company to remain relevant, navigate and lead through all these market opportunities and transitions is simply amazing and is due in large part to our unique approach to innovation. Cisco has a culture of leveraging both internal and external innovation – accelerating our rich internal development capabilities by our ability to also partner, invest and acquire. In essence, Cisco has always recognized that there is significant innovation that happens outside of the walls of Cisco, and we have chosen to embrace this capability to its fullest. Over our history, Cisco has acquired over 200 companies and more than one in eight Cisco employees have joined as a result. We have a deep bench of acquired founders, many of which play leadership roles within the company today, which continues to re-inforce this entrepreneurial spirit.
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