Cisco's Spending Spree: 18 Acquisitions
Cisco's CEO John Chambers recently acknowledged what so many in the industry have been saying -- that Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO) has lost its focus in the technology industry. The networking giant has been spreading itself thin by dipping into markets such as consumer electronics at the expense of its dominance in markets that really matter to business. Certainly Cisco's recent acquisitions over the past few years have not all followed the straight path of providing networking and infrastructure to business. Here's a look at Cisco acquisitions: 18 over the last 33 months.