For Cisco, growing ahead of the curve means constantly seeking what’s next. Barclays helps them stay at the leading-edge of technology by providing ideas for growth and innovation in the form of acquisitions, partnerships and investments across the global technology sector.
Over the past 30 years, Cisco has helped to define “the network”. Today, Cisco's growth and evolution continues to shape how industries, cities and countries digitally adapt amidst rapid change and disruption.
As 50 billion devices come online and connect to each other, how does Cisco stay nimble and zig when others zag?
One answer is having a financial strategy – and partner – that keep Cisco and its 70,000+ employees constantly innovating. Barclays’ longstanding relationship with Cisco has spanned a multitude of partnerships, mergers, acquisitions and other investments, fueling their disruptive force across industries.
To provide the critical financing and strategic advice that powers innovation, Barclays must know the tech world as well as Cisco does. This means having industry experts who understand the key elements of Cisco’s portfolio – cloud computing, security, collaboration, automation, and analytics. It also means keeping an ear to the ground at all times, having relationships with the key players, and advising when the time may be right to enter or exit a market.