In Pictures: Critical milestones in Cisco history

Cisco: From its Catalyst 6500 Ethernet switch rollout to 2011's 'transformation,' the networking giant has a rich history

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Using terms like "transformation" and "reinvention," Cisco in 2011 embarks on a wrenching restructuring after years of torrid growth through acquisition and expansion into tens of adjacent markets. The rapid expansion hurt Cisco's core routing and switching businesses, and the company is forced to eliminate more than 12,000 Cisco jobs and cut nonessential product lines and markets, like the consumer-oriented Flip pocket videocam (pictured) and the Umi home TelePresence unit. The moves mark Cisco's re-engagement with, and dependence for future growth on, its core routing and switching businesses.

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