How one of the world’s most innovative companies discovered the value of focusing its R&D attention on its own business practices.
Content: Case Study | Author: Inder Sidhu | Source: strategy+business | Subject: Management | Company: Cisco Systems
How Cisco started to get things right after things weren’t right from the start.
Content: Case Study | Author: Inder Sidhu | Source: The Conference Board Review | Subject: Operations | Company: Cisco Systems
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.
Content: Case Study | Author: Scott Berinato | Source: CIO Magazine | Subjects: Operations, Strategy | Industry: Information Technology | Company: 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.
Content: Case Study | Authors: Glenn Rifkin, John Chambers | Source: strategy+business | Company: Cisco Systems