About Cisco PBX
Having pioneered the commercialization of Local Area Network (LAN) technology, Leonard Bosack and his then-wife Sandy Lerner started Cisco Systems Inc. in 1984. The two Stanford University computer scientists named their company after the city of San Francisco. Headquartered in San Jose, California, the global tech conglomerate is in the thick of technological innovation in Silicon Valley. The company started off on the wrong foot, with allegations that it had violated Stanford’s copyright to the popular “blue box” router to build its own router. However, it is now recognized as the largest network technology company in the world. Cisco’s stock is part of several global indices including the Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 Index, the Russell 1000 Index, NASDAQ 100 Index.
Over the years, Cisco has acquired several companies to expand its hold over the networking technology market. Some of its most notable acquisitions include OpenDNS, WhipTail, and Sourcefire for which Cisco shelled out $2.7 billion. This year, the company bought AppDynamics in a $3.7 billion deal.
Cisco’s collaboration solutions include IP phones and desktop endpoints. Its series of IP phones provide superior quality voice and video calling, and the IP8800 series comes with Cisco Spark Phone OS which is configured for both cloud and on-premises environment and can also be easily connected to a desktop. The Cisco Telepresence series is optimized for teleconferencing needs. The Cisco Spark Board enables presenters to save content automatically; its continuous workflow allows team members to resume discussions after a break.
Cisco Unified Communications Manager is compatible with all devices and its Express variant is a feature-rich call processing solution for medium-sized businesses. Cisco Unified Communications Manager runs on Cisco Integrated Services Routers. Cisco business edition 7000 is customized for the needs of large companies while Cisco Business Edition 6000 is an affordable solution for small and medium businesses. Cisco’s Spark Hybrid Services is meant for companies that want to enhance mobility without completely migrating to the cloud.
Cisco has won several global awards for its products and services. At the Network Middle East Innovation Awards, 2015 Cisco was recognized as the Unified Communications Vendor of the Year. Cisco is ranked No. 7 in Multinational Workplaces Category in the Latin American region by the Great Place to Work Institute. In 2015, Cisco’s products won Best of Interop Awards in three categories in addition to the two Global Excellence Awards conferred on Cisco by Info Securities Product Guide.