Cisco Systems, a prominent information and communication technology (ICT) vendor, relies on a network of sales channel partners to sell and distribute its offerings across its customer base. According to proprietary analysis in GlobalData’s Cisco Systems Partner Ecosystem Profile, the networking, security, and communications and collaboration categories account for 69.8% of the total partner engagements, as of July 2021. Buy the profile here.

Cisco Systems is an integrator of intent based technologies across networking, security, collaboration, applications and cloud. The company’s products and technologies assist clients in managing more users, devices and things connecting to their networks. Cisco serves a wide range of industries, including enterprises, commercial units, service providers, and the public sector. It markets solutions through direct sales force and channel partners, including service providers, system integrators, distributors, and resellers. The company has business and operational presence across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Japan, and China. Cisco is headquartered in San Jose, California, the US.

As depicted in the chart above, Cisco Systems's partner engagements are focused on serving clients across Western Europe, which accounted for majority of their overall partner engagements, followed by Asia-Pacific, according to GlobalData's report.

Healthcare, government, and education emerged as the top three industry verticals, that Cisco Systems is focusing on serving via its partners. These verticals together contributed 21% of the total vertical-specific partner engagements, with healthcare leading the partner engagement distribution.

The table below covers prominent partners of Cisco Systems based on GlobalData's proprietary scoring framework, which analyzes partner engagements on multiple parameters including revenue band, employee band, partnership certification, partner vertical and geography focus, among others. The majority of Cisco Systems's partners are value-added distributors or resellers.

GlobalData's Partner Network Database tracks and evaluates the partner ecosystem for over 300 ICT vendors, across 29 industries, 18 ICT solution areas, and 7 regions using a proprietary partner scoring framework. To uncover and analyses the partner network for other leading ICT vendors, access GlobalData's proprietary partner ecosystem profiles below:

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