To Russia, With Love From Cisco

By BROOKE DONALD
|  Wednesday, Jun 23, 2010  |  Updated 1:45 PM PDT
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Cisco Systems has maintained the #6 spot for two years. CEO John Chambers makes sure employees are part of decision-making and has invested over $26 billion. Along with this, they have over 500 job openings despite the business cool down.

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Cisco Systems Inc. says it will invest $1 billion to help foster high-tech innovation in Russia.

Cisco CEO John Chambers made the commitment at a meeting at the company's San Jose headquarters Wednesday with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. The president was visiting the computer networking equipment manufacturer as part of a tour of Silicon Valley.

Medvedev says he wants to bring more high-tech innovation to Russia's oil-dependent economy and create the country's own Silicon Valley outside Moscow.

Cisco says it plans to establish a physical presence in the country's new technology center and set up a second global headquarters for its emerging technologies group in Skolkovo.

Medvedev is also scheduled to meet Apple CEO Steve Jobs later in the day. He spent the morning at Twitter in San Francisco.

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