When helping startups to pitch for VCs, I often need to include a slide with a technical architecture in a presentation. These diagrams are complex to make. Cisco makes life a little bit easier by putting its entire icon set as a free download online (link). They are ready to be copied directly into PowerPoint. The images are not that pretty, but they are functional. A smart move by Cisco, many potential clients will use these icons to design their network requirements before entering the vendor selection process P.S. Technical diagrams that use these type of icons often end up in a handout, or the appendix section of a presentation. I will post my thoughts about technical architectures that need to play a central role in a pitch presentation later.