Huge 2016 For Cisco
Cisco Systems captured headlines throughout 2016 as the company underwent major internal restructuring, spent around $3 billion on acquisitions and had a spike in security revenues unlike ever before.
The San Jose, Calif.-based networking giant also placed big bets around the Internet of Things, collaboration, entered the red-hot hyper-convergence market and made friends with Dell around VCE. But it wasn't all good news for Cisco this year, as the company lost a slew of top technology innovators, while its patent infringement lawsuits against Arista Networks concluded with a major setback in the courtroom.
CRN breaks-down the top 10 most significant and impactful Cisco stories of 2016.
(For more of our 2016 retrospective, check out 'CRN's 2016 Tech Year In Review.')