Cisco vs Microsoft

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Cisco
Based on 199 reviews.
Microsoft
Based on 403 reviews.
Overview
Cisco Systems, Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in San Jose, California, that designs, manufactures, and sells networking equipment. Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet, and it supports, manages and operates business systems for various and major third parties. Cisco Systems was founded in December 1984 by Leonard Bosack, who was in charge of the Stanford University computer science department's computers, and Sandy Lerner, who managed the Graduate School of Business' computers.Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975, to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for Altair 8800. It rose to dominate the personal computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by Microsoft Windows. The company's 1986 initial public offering, and subsequent rise in its share price, created three billionaires and an estimated 12,000 millionaires from Microsoft employees. Since the 1990s, it has increasingly diversified from the operating system market and has made a number of corporate acquisitions. In May 2011, Microsoft acquired Skype Technologies for $8.5 billion in its largest acquisition to date.
Sample Customers
WebEx Social [EOL]: Afni, AGCO, Bellevue, Came Group, Cisco IT, DOW, Dundee Precious Metals, Edinburgh Napier University, Explorer Pipeline, Instituto Zaldivar, Moffitt Cancer Center, Mondi Group, National Rugby League, NBA, North West Redwater, Park Nicollet, Pirelli, Presidio Inc., Saipem, San Jose State University, University of Dammam, VITAS Healthcare
BroadSoft Team-One: 1GTM, Bayly
Cisco ScanSafe Web Security SaaS: Arup Group, Gobierno de Castilla-La Mancha, K&L Gates, New South Wales Rural Fire Service, Transplace
Cisco Umbrella: Chart Industries, City of Aspen, Eastern Mountain Sports, FLEXcon, George Washington University, Jackson Municipal Airport Authority, Ohio Public Library Information Network, PTC, Richland Community College, Smart Motors, Tulane University, VeriClaim
Cisco Unified Communications: Afni, Allied Irish Banks, Bellevue, Came Group, Children's Hospital Colorado, Erickson Living, IDEALondon, Instituto Zaldivar, John Lewis, Linz AG, London Hydro, Lone Star College System, Lone Star College System, Mondi Group, North West Redwater, Park Nicollet, Pentana Solutions Australia, Pilatus, Pirelli, Portugal Ministry, Presidio Inc., Republic Bank & Trust Company, Saipem, SickKids Foundation, Top Right Group, Vital Images
Cisco Jabber: Odeabank, Eagle Investment Systems, Pella Corporation, The Republican National Convention, avodaqAG
Cisco Unified MeetingPlace: Vital Images
WebEx: Seagate Technology, Kohn Pedersen Fox, World Vision International, Glen Raven, University of Notre Dame, CEV Multimedia, The Food Group, LUMEDX, California Baptist University, and Georgetown University Law Center.
Cisco ASx500: Aegean Motorway, Anilana Hotels and Resorts, BC Hydro, Beachbody, City of Biel, Department of Education Western Australia, Dundee Precious Metals, Fontys University, John Eagle Auto Group, Katy Independent School District, National Airport of Romania, North West Redwater, The Department of Education in Western Australia
Cisco VXI: Advanced Medical Transport, Artoni Transporti, Calligaris, CIPCO, Citrix, Comcast, Desktone, Electricity Authority of Cyprus, Grupo Industrial Saltillo (GIS), LightEdge, Management Science Associates, Molina Healthcare, North West Redwater, Outscale
Cisco SSL VPN: MST Systems
Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services : IDEALondon, Lone Star College System, North West Redwater
Cisco Data Center Network Manager: Banco de Guayaquil, Cox Communications, Kuwait Petroleum Italia, Roper St. Francis, University of British Columbia
Cisco Stealthwatch Enterprise: Edge Web Hosting, Telenor Norway, Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, Webster Financial Corporation, Westinghouse Electric, VMware, TIAA-CREF
Meraki Dashboard: Coop eG, Peet's Coffee & Tea, Priefert Manufacturing, Century Care Management, Clifton College, Zürs Ski Resort, Capital FM Arena, MAXI Autohöfe
Cisco IronPort: North West Redwater
CloudLock: Dominion Enterprises, Quality Distribution, Clark Construction Group LLC, Ahold, Middlesex Hospital, Austin Community College (ACC), Dominion Enterprises, The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Oakland Unified School District, Sunnova, Damballa, Financial Times, Boise State University
Cisco VoIP PBX: Energisa, Top Right Group
Springpath [EOL]: Sigma Designs, Superior Document Solutions
Cisco Identity Services Engine: Aegean Motorway, BC Hydro, Beachbody, Bucks County Intermediate Unit , Cisco IT, Derby City Council, Global Banking Customer, Gobierno de Castilla-La Mancha, Houston Methodist, Linz AG, London Hydro, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Molina Healthcare, MST Systems, New South Wales Rural Fire Service, Reykjavik University, Wildau University
Cisco Meraki Systems Manager: Hafen Hamburg & Empire Riverside Hotel, Eastview Church, Tourism Holdings, Colegio Sagrada Familia Hijas de Jesús, Tommy Bahama's, Canadian School Mexico, Rosebank College
Meraki Location Analytics: Ladbrokes, Neinver, Westwind School Division, The Salvation Army, Queensland Airports Limited
Cisco AMP for Endpoints: Heritage Bank, Mobile County Schools, NHL University, Thunder Bay Regional, Yokogawa Electric, Sam Houston State University, First Financial Bank
MindMeld: Samsung, Intel, Telefonica, IDG, Spotify, Liberty Global
Microsoft Remote Desktop Services: Bank Alfalah Ltd.
SharePoint: Toyota, Aeroports de Paris, ASBBank Ltd., Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals, CambridgeshireConstabulary, D&M Group, NPL Construction Company, and The Regional Municipality of Niagara.
Yammer: Verizon, Rakuten,Nationwide, DHL, Westfield, Telefonica, 7-Eleven, Red Robin, Intuit, eBay,Darden, Suncorp, Tyco, Xerox, and ModCloth.
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server: Del Monte Foods, Unicredit Leasing, Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, Nokia Czech Republic, Perkins Eastman, JLL, ICA, óxito Software, Dorset Software, PKP Cargo, Arcapita Bank B.S.C., AVE CZ, Chesapeake Energy
Microsoft 365 Business: Urban Agriculture Co., The Detroit Wallpaper Co., TransBlue Facility Management, Garner Food Company
SCOM: Dialog Telekom
Microsoft Network Monitor: Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, John Keells Holdings, 343 Industries, Intelbras S.A., Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System Ltd., FHI 360, ABB, City of Barcelona, Aruba Networks
Microsoft UAG: Topocart, AAG, GeoAir, Blue Skies Consulting, Hiparc Geotecnologia, Peace Map
Microsoft Bhold Forefront Identity Manager [EOL]: Ministry of Health (MoH) in Saudi Arabia, Vocational Training Council, PKP S.A., Arysta LifeScience, Wiltshire Council, Sats Elixia, MANN+HUMMEL Group, ViveICA, Kotak Group, Sun International, Anel
Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security: Mars, Whole Foods, Land O'Lakes, Dow
Microsoft BitLocker: ACV, Proaxis Therapy, Choice Hotels International, adnymics GmbH, Intermedia, NMBS/SNCB
Microsoft Forefront [EOL]: EUROVIA CS, a. s., King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Public Education Devel, Bank Alfalah Ltd., CLEAResult, St. Lucie County Public Schools, Wiltshire Council
Microsoft Forefront Edge Security [EOL]: Dallas Neurosurgical and Spine, Jet Asia Airways Co. Ltd., LOTTE Mart Vietnam, Macmillan Publishers India Ltd
Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway [EOL]: Bank Alfalah Ltd., Sun International Management Ltd, Farmaceutickš fakulta Univerzity Karlovy, Electrotherm India limited, Century City International, ProCredit Bank, PCS s.r.o., The Pharmacy Guild of Australia
Microsoft Forefront Protection [EOL]: AARCO, China Vanke, King Saud University, Chesapeake Energy, Hellenic Petroleum, Columbia Centro Univeristario, St. Lucie County Public Schools, Georgia State University, Cablemšs
Lync Online: Adventist Health System,Cargill, and Sungard.
Lync Server: EmpireCLS Worldwide Chauffeured Services,LA Fitness, MedcoEnergi International, Tampa General Hospital, and HopewellHoldings Limited.
Microsoft Office Communications Server: Aruba Networks, Senelec, QNet Limited, New Belgium Brewing Company, ETA a.s., YES Prep Public Schools, Del Monte Foods, CDW, Tieto Corporation
Microsoft Office Live Meeting: Grupo Romero, Bajaj finance Limited, Tokushima Prefecture, Cšritas, Instituto Nacional de Estadistica y Geografia, TP Group, Dusit International, CompassLearning, Instituto Politecnico Nacional
Microsoft BI: Konica Minolta, Klout, Mahindra Satyam, The Weather Channel, Argus, Credit Suisse, NCR, and Sysmex.
Cortana Intelligence Suite: Kellogg School of Management, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Microsoft Unified Communications as a Service: Swisscom
Microsoft Cloud App Security: McKesson, Israel-France Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Deloitte, Matrix Global, ECI Telecom
Microsoft Intune: Mitchells and Buzzers, Callaway
Azure DNS: M-Files
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