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2003

CCIE 10th anniversary

CCIE 10th anniversary

2003

Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert (CCIE®) program celebrates a decade of excellence honoring 31 IT professionals with a special award marking their 10th anniversary as members of the highly elite CCIE. "We are proud to have just over 10,000 CCIE certified individuals across the world involved in some of the most complex networking projects being implemented today," said Mike Reid, manager of the CCIE program.

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1990

First international offices open

First international offices open

1990

Cisco opens offices in Paris, France and Toronto, Canada.

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2005

NASDAQ virtual opening

NASDAQ virtual opening

2005

2,200 employees virtually open the NASDAQ from San José using a dual-path, highly secure, private IP network.

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2005

TacOps deployed for emergency response in the wake of Hurricane Katrina

TacOps deployed for emergency response in the wake of Hurricane Katrina

2005

With the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, Cisco deploys mobile communications equipment for first responders. This quick and innovative response to disaster recovery becomes part of Cisco culture, supplying disaster communications assistance worldwide.

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2009

Cisco added to Dow Jones

Cisco added to Dow Jones

2009

Cisco is added to Dow Jones list of 30 major stocks reflecting the overall health of US markets.  Robert Thomson, editor-in-chief of Dow Jones, notes Cisco earned its place on the list because its communications and networking products “are vital to an economy and culture still adapting to the Information Age – just as automobiles were essential to America in the 20th Century.”

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2016

Innovate Everywhere Challenge

Innovate Everywhere Challenge

2016

We host our first Innovate Everywhere Challenge, encouraging employees to innovate outside their daily roles on cross functional teams.

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2018

#1 on Barron’s Most Sustainable Companies

#1 on Barron's Most Sustainable Companies

2018

Cisco's long-term commitment to sustainability is honored by Barron's with the top award in their inaugural Most Sustainable Companies list. Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins told Barron’s that the company's focus "is to act with a sense of urgency to make sure that our communities are thriving and its citizens can actively participate in the digital economy.”

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1999

WiFi

WiFi

1999

In 1999, the growing IEEE 802.11b short-range radio networking standard is rebranded “Wi-Fi” by the Wi-Fi Alliance. This is the same year Apple releases its AirPort Wi-Fi router and builds Wi-Fi connectivity into new Macs. These and other consumer products help popularize cable-free connections at work, in cafes, and at home.

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2000

Habitat for Humanity partnership

Habitat for Humanity partnership

2000

Cisco provides funds and work teams to build the new homes, and even pre-wires the houses for Internet access. Habitat for Humanity notes that Cisco was the first U.S. company to direct more of its giving to international rather than to domestic recipients.

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1999

Pioneer Award established

Pioneer Award established

1999

The Pioneer Award recognizes the highest collaborative efforts of Cisco engineering teams spearheading the development of innovative products and core technologies. The inaugural award went to the team behind Voice over IP (VOIP).

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