It can be argued that no company has dominated its own little portion of computer networking as completely as Cisco
Systems. Market research has estimated that 70 percent of the Internet runs on Cisco hardware. This is an amazing
statistic when you consider the number of manufacturers vying for market share in this arena. To put this number in
perspective, imagine that seven out of every ten cars on the highway today were produced by a single car manufacturer.
Why is Cisco hardware so popular? First and foremost is reliability. In my time, I’ve installed probably hundreds of
Cisco routers. Out of all of these...