The 10 Biggest Cisco Stories Of 2010


Cisco Highs And Lows

Cisco continued to grow throughout 2010, and also had a number of major product debuts, channel updates and notable milestones, including astonishing customer growth for its Unified Computing System (UCS), the arrival of a collaboration architecture called Cisco Quad, and, in October, the shipment of its 30 millionth IP phone.

But to say Cisco had it easy this year would be to miss the mark. Several earnings reports brought some less-than-invigorating surprises, and the biggest Cisco story of 2010 -- Cisco's supply chain woes -- was surely one that tested the patience of even the most devoted Cisco solution provider.

Here's a look at the year in Cisco, one that was as eventful as ever for the San Jose-based networking and data center powerhouse.