Case | HBS Case Collection | May 2001 (Revised December 2001)

Cisco Systems: Building Leading Internet Capabilities

by Richard L. Nolan and Christina L. Darwall


Cisco has invested in building a leading IT, Internet-based infrastructure. This case describes Cisco's latest efforts to broaden Internet capabilities in the company from 30% to 60% penetration. The strategy is intended to sustain Cisco's double-digit revenue growth through the decade.

Keywords: Internet; Information Technology; Technological Innovation; Revenue; Growth and Development Strategy; Information Technology Industry;


Nolan, Richard L., and Christina L. Darwall. "Cisco Systems: Building Leading Internet Capabilities." Harvard Business School Case 301-133, May 2001. (Revised December 2001.)