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1991

John Chambers joins Cisco

John Chambers joins Cisco

1991

John Chambers joins Cisco as senior vice president, Worldwide Sales and Operations.

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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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1999

Router Man

Router Man

1999

This marketing motif, internally known as “Router Man”, was ubiquitous in the late 1990’s.

This marketing motif, internally known as “Router Man”, was ubiquitous in the late 1990’s.

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2001

NetHope launches

NetHope launches

2001

NetHope uses technology to speed emergency response, build capacity, and reduce communications costs for member humanitarian organizations to reimagine how technology can improve our world. Cisco supports NetHope with resources and by loaning executives for the first two executive directors, before it spun out from Save the Children.

NetHope uses technology to speed emergency response, build capacity, and reduce communications costs for member humanitarian organizations to reimagine how technology can improve our world. Cisco supports NetHope with resources and by loaning executives for the first two executive directors, before it spun out from Save the Children.

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2002

One million IP phones

One million IP phones

2002

We ship our 1,000,000th IP phone, and within the next year we ship our 2,000,000th.

We ship our 1,000,000th IP phone, and within the next year we ship our 2,000,000th.

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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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2008

Cisco joins Twitter

Cisco joins Twitter

2008

As Cisco expands its outreach as the web evolves.

As Cisco expands its outreach as the web evolves.

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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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2011

NetAcad celebrates millionth graduate

NetAcad celebrates millionth graduate

2011

Marking the deep impact of the Networking Academy since its inception we celebrate our one millionth graduate in this education milestone.

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2014

3 Billion Internet Users

3 Billion Internet Users

2014

40% of the human population, nearly 3 billion people, are using the Internet, two-thirds connecting from the developed world.

40% of the human population, nearly 3 billion people, are using the Internet, two-thirds connecting from the developed world.