Cisco’s Virtual Management Lab

How one of the world’s most innovative companies discovered the value of focusing its R&D attention on its own business practices.

When the Supply Chain Snaps

How Cisco started to get things right after things weren’t right from the start.

What Went Wrong at Cisco

The poster company for the new economy not only failed to anticipate the economic downturn, its much-heralded forecasting software and outsourcing infrastructure may have even made things worse.

Growth by Aquisition: The Case of Cisco Systems

Cisco Systems plans to dominate its market and is well on the way, having acquired 14 companies since 1993. While many acquisitions bring with them attendant stress, Cisco has more than doubled its sales and net income in 1996. The secret: not just buying, but finding organizational synergies prior to the purchase.