How Was "Cisco" Named?
Cisco Systems, Inc. is an American manufacturer of telecommunications equipment (routers, switches, hubs, ethernet equipment, etc.) based in California. 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.
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