It began nearly thirty years ago, with the foresight of a husband and wife team determined to provide new technology for a world yet to realize how much it would come to depend upon it. “Necessity is the mother of invention”, and for Len Bosack and Sandy Lerner it not only birthed an entire industry, it made possible an information revolution unprecedented, unparalleled, and unfolding even today.

As it prepares to enter its fourth decade, Cisco Systems continues to take the point and lead the way in design and manufacture of networking hardware. From those humble beginnings at the Stanford University labs, Cisco is now the global standard in every aspect of network equipment: from routers and switches, to Cisco UCS blades and VPN appliances, to the cloud… and beyond.