The company, along with its ecosystem partners, helps government organizations in transforming processes, implementing a secure architecture, and delivering visionary solutions. It serves 7,151 national government agencies, and 8,089 local and regional government agencies, across 177 countries. The company focuses on both organic and inorganic growth strategies. The company, in 2016, invested USD 6 billion in R&D for innovations. Cisco acquired 12 companies in 2016, which brought technology and new talents to the company, helping evolve its business model, and driving in revenue streams.