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John Chambers on the Network

Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers

Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers

Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers helped Network World celebrate its 25th anniversary this week by offering a perspective on the past, present and future of networking.

Cisco was tiny when Network World (our industry’s leading trade publication) first rolled off the presses in 1986. We had just four employees and were still led by our founders out of Stanford University.

Twenty-five years later (and one year after Cisco celebrated its our own 25 -year milestone), Chambers says: “The network is more important today than at any time in history.”

Here’s a link to the full John Chambers article in Network World.

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7 Comments.


  1. wow 25 years congrats.

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  2. wow what the heck is going on! this is a very informative post, thank you for taking the time to write it. just wanted to let everyone know the Olive Garden is giving out free meals for a month for facebook users. check it out americanhealthtoday.com/olive-garden/

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  3. Cisco has been the best in providing the network for couple of decades and is doing great. This is a marvelous achievement I would say

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  4. I’ve been working for the past year, since starting my own photography business, to come to terms with the value of networking. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. At the present Cisco is king in the network technology.I have good wishes for Cisco whole management at the moment of anniversary

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  6. Very good Cisco! Cisco is indead a important network throughout the world!

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  7. WOW does not describe the overall effect John and CISCO has had on my life and opinions on the his competition. I came into networking from the Engineer-in-Charge of a multi Supercomputer environment in 1990. I witnessed the evolution of “networking” from it’s very beginning. CISCO switches and routers have always out shinned the competition in simplicity of its design and systems. Sadly, because of budget constraints, my string of attending CISCO live! this year will not be realized. I know that Mr. Chambers will deliver another GREAT performance and wish all attednees well..

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