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Cisco Launches Bespoke Russian Web Site

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May 11, 1999

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- May 11, 1999 -- In a move designed to support the rapid uptake and development of the Internet in Russia, Cisco Systems, the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet, today launched the Russian language part of the highly acclaimed Cisco Web site - Cisco Connection Online (CCO).

As a result of the success Cisco has experienced in the Russian market, the company has created a 400-page stand-alone part of their Web site in Russian. The site will feature information on products, training, certification, marketing and other breaking news.

Using networked applications, Cisco now receives 77 percent of its product orders in Europe electronically, and saves some $650 million in annual operating expenses. More than 75 percent of support questions are answered on-line, and in excess of 260,000 software images are downloaded per month - each one of them saving the cost and time of mailing out floppy disks or CD-ROMs.

The Russian tailored Cisco site boasts a 'Products' section with latest information about Cisco's solutions for service providers, small and medium businesses and network security. To inform the public efficiently about company news, separate mailing lists are being created in the 'About the Company' section. Users can also get general information about Cisco in Russia and find the latest developments in and around Russia.

Cisco Connection Online has won 27 awards. In just 1998 it received the Best Electronic Commerce Enabled Site Award, e-Marketer of the Year Award, the Standard of Excellence Award, Network Computing's Business of the Year Award, Web Business 50/50 Awards in both Internet and intranet nominations.

CCO was also named one of the 100 best Web sites of the world by the authoritative PC Magazine. Additionally, CCO was named the Best Site for International Users and won the award for the Best Online PR Campaign.Robert Agee, General Manager of Cisco Systems in Russia, said, "The Russian Cisco Connection Online site reinforces our commitment to providing current, up to date, information to our large and strong base of customers and partners in Russia."

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