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How did Cisco get the name Cisco???

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Hall of Fame Super Red

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Hi Vis,

Interesting question;

The name "Cisco" is an abbreviation of San Francisco. According to John Morgridge, employee 34 and the company's former president, the founders hit on the name and logo while driving to Sacramento to register the company -- they saw the Golden Gate Bridge framed in the sunlight.The name cisco Systems (with the lowercase "c") continued in use within the engineering community at the company long after the official company name was changed to Cisco Systems, Inc. Users of Cisco products can still see the name ciscoSystems occasionally in bug reports and IOS messages.

The company's logo reflects its San Francisco name heritage: it represents a stylized Golden Gate Bridge. In October 2006, Cisco publicly launched a new logo that is graphically simpler and more stylized than the original.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cisco_Systems#Origin_of_the_Cisco_name

Founded:

Cisco was founded in 1984 by a group of computer scientists from Stanford University.

Incorporation:

Cisco was incorporated on December 10, 1984 in California

Hope this helps!

Rob

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Hall of Fame Super Red

Re: About Cisco

Hi Vis,

Interesting question;

The name "Cisco" is an abbreviation of San Francisco. According to John Morgridge, employee 34 and the company's former president, the founders hit on the name and logo while driving to Sacramento to register the company -- they saw the Golden Gate Bridge framed in the sunlight.The name cisco Systems (with the lowercase "c") continued in use within the engineering community at the company long after the official company name was changed to Cisco Systems, Inc. Users of Cisco products can still see the name ciscoSystems occasionally in bug reports and IOS messages.

The company's logo reflects its San Francisco name heritage: it represents a stylized Golden Gate Bridge. In October 2006, Cisco publicly launched a new logo that is graphically simpler and more stylized than the original.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cisco_Systems#Origin_of_the_Cisco_name

Founded:

Cisco was founded in 1984 by a group of computer scientists from Stanford University.

Incorporation:

Cisco was incorporated on December 10, 1984 in California

Hope this helps!

Rob

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Thanks Rob :-)

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Furthermore, a nice timeline gallery could be located about the Cisco Systems at

http://newsroom.cisco.com/dlls/timeline/1984_index.shtml

Its very nice..

Hall of Fame Super Gold

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And the reason why it was "abbreviated" to cisco is because during the registration of the company, the registration clerk accidentally tore of the paper from the pad (remember them?) leaving the "San Fran" behind ... and thus the legend was born.

I think this was a good thing. Remember what happened with the band called Chicago? They weren't orignally called Chicago. The Chicago Metro Rail threatened to sue them for the use of the name so the band "abbreviated" the name.

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