Let us take a look at the innovations utilized involving Cisco switches and technology in Hamburg, Germany. The name Hamburg comes from the first permanent building on the site, a castle which the Emperor Charlemagne ordered constructed in AD 808. It rose on rocky terrain in a marsh between the River Alster and the River Elbe as a defence against Slavic incursion, and acquired the name Hammaburg, burg meaning castle or fort. The origin of the Hamma term remains uncertain,as does the exact location of the castle. So Hamburg has existed for over 1,200 years and is over 5 times as old as the United States of America (240 years, 1776 to 2016). Can we learn from one of the most populous industrial cities in Europe? Call us about Cisco switches and phones today.