RAPTOR is integral to Cisco's British Innovation Gateway (BIG) initiative - a significant five-year investment of cash, technology and human resources to help create an environment in which digital start-up businesses and ideas can flourish.

Cisco Systems is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Cisco offers the industry's broadest range of hardware products used to form information networks or give people access to those networks. It employs over 20,000 people in Europe.

Cisco is both the basis of much of Europe's communications networks, including telecommunication carriers, Internet Service Providers, cable companies, and wireless communication providers. Additionally, enterprise and government clients also have complex networking needs, usually spanning multiple locations and various computer systems.

An important element of the enterprise grouping, CISCO works with Small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) or micro business who have a need for data networks of their own, as well as connection to the Internet and/or to business partners.

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