Enterprise Networking Infrastructure: Cisco Systems
CEO: John Chambers
Cisco edged second-place finisher Juniper Networks by final scores of 82.4 to 80.1. In last year's ARC Awards, the roles were reversed as Juniper posted a slim margin of victory. But this year, a series of technology updates delivered a victory to the San Jose, Calif.-based networking giant. Cisco won all three subcategories of product innovation, support and partnership, but Juniper was a formidable challenger, winning six of 18 criteria. Trailing in third place was Hewlett-Packard with an overall score of 67.5.