Cisco, a public company, is an enterprise technology vendor that provides solutions largely across networking hardware, analytics & automation, telecommunications equipment, cloud collaboration, and data center solutions. Enterprise-leading technologists largely use Cisco to manage their enterprise's strategy, procurement & implementation of enterprise networking and wireless solutions, security, unified communication software, cloud services, collaboration software, data centers, and virtualization.

Notable enterprise vendors competing for wallet share alongside Cisco include: Aerohive Networks, Arista Networks, Big Switch Networks, Citrix, Dell EMC, Extreme, F5 Networks, Fortinet, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Juniper, McAfee, Huawei, Fuze, Nutanix, VMware, LogMeIn, Polycom, Microsoft, Vidyo, Avaya, Zoom, SolarWinds, Palo Alto Networks, Check Point, and Barracuda Networks.

IT leaders need insight into the solutions, reliability, implementation cost, support structure, and compatibility offered by Cisco - and its position, stability, and trajectory predominantly within the networking, hardware and telecommunications markets.

Since 2010, ETR has surveyed Cisco's target consumer base and end users about their forward-looking spending intentions with the company. Our survey methodology, frequency of polling and round table discussions with CIOs, allow us to capture and report, in real-time, changes in customer demand and the impact these changes have on Cisco's calendar year spend. Specifically, the data provides actionable insight into whether the company's products and services within Analytics / B.I. / Big Data, IP Telephony, Information Security, Infrastructure Software, Networking, Server, Storage, Video Conferencing and Virtualization are seeing an acceleration, flattening or deceleration in spending intentions within the enterprise.

The most recent spending intentions data for Cisco was collected through ETR's proprietary TSIS (Technology Spending Intentions Survey) from 9/12/2018 - 9/27/2018 and was sourced from 654 CIOs and IT end users, which represent approximately $271B in annual IT spend. Further, of the 654 customers, 146 represent Fortune 500 organizations and 210 represent Global 2000 organizations.The report is available for purchase below.

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