SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - August 5, 2008) -

WHAT:      Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) invites customers, media and industry
           analysts to attend a live, interactive webcast to discuss the
           findings of an extensive global Fortune 1000 survey, conducted
           by the Economist Intelligence Unit on behalf of Cisco, examining
           how companies are reshaping IT departments and modernizing IT
           architecture to better align technology initiatives with
           business priorities. The webcast will also feature a live,
           interactive conversation with Cisco's Doug Gourlay and Jim Cooke
           on developing organizational strategies for evolving IT from its
           traditional "keep the lights on" focus to being a strategic
           partner in transforming the business. Industry perspective will
           also be provided by Debra D'Agostino, senior technology editor
           with the Economist Intelligence Unit.

WHO:       Jim Cooke, Managing Director of IT Innovations,
            Internet Business Solutions Group, Cisco
           Debra D'Agostino, Senior Technology Editor,
            Economist Intelligence Unit
           Doug Gourlay, Senior Director of Data Center Solutions, Cisco

WHEN:      Wednesday, August 6, 2008

TIME:      1 - 2 p.m. PDT (4 - 5 p.m. EDT/20-21 GMT)

WEB TV:    Please visit
           to attend live Cisco IPTV webcast.

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