Cisco Systems: New Millennium – New Acquisition Strategy Case Solution

The first case describes the evolution of Cisco Systems in San Jose, California, from a very specific and changing equipment supplier, with a very effective competitive strategy in a diversified route network and the Giant. This growth was fueled by numerous acquisitions, the reason that has developed over time, in light of the growth opportunities and challenges of Cisco. The events described in the case took place in early 2007, while Cisco is considering the acquisition of IronPort, a security software company. The decision to buy IronPort is a symbol of the continuing divergence of ancient and famous acquisition strategy to acquire Cisco young entrepreneurial companies to complement its internal development efforts and become a one-stop-shop for customers networking. This divergence has begun a few years earlier with the acquisition of big companies like Linksys and Scientific Atlanta, marked by the direction that Cisco offers “platforms.”
by
Nir Brueller,
Laurence Capron
Source: Insead
26 pages.
Date Posted: March 25, 2010. Prod #: INS121-PDF-ENG
Cisco Systems: New Millennium – New acquisition strategy? Case Solution

Cisco Systems: New Millennium – New Acquisition Strategy Case Solution
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