The History of Cisco Cisco Systems, Inc. is a multinational corporation with over 66,000 employees with annual revenue of US$39 billion as of 2008. Their Headquarters are in San Jose, Ca., Cisco Systems designs and sells communications and networking technology as well as services. Sandy Lerner and Len Bosack, a married couple who worked as computer operations staff for Stanford University, joined by Richard Troiano, began Cisco Systems in 1984. Lerner moved on to a director’s position for computer services at Schlumberger, going full time with Cisco in 1987.
Cisco’s name is derived from the city San Francisco. Cisco may not be the first company to sell commercial routers supporting many network protocols, but today Cisco's routers are used to deliver a magnitude of technologies thr