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  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Top Ways to Optimize Your Contact Centre Investment

    Improving the customer experience to strengthen loyalty is a top goal for global brands. And because contact centres are typically a once-in-a-decade investment, the stakes are high. Picking the right platform and the right partner is proven to: Improve customer satisfaction Lower cost per call Increase first contact resolution ...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Cisco Collaboration: Giving Small and Medium Organisations a Head Start

    Simple, affordable collaboration solutions are making it easier for people to work more effectively, on any device, and from any location: in the office, at home, or on the move. Nowhere is this more evident than in small and medium organisations where more and more businesses are seizing new opportunities...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Infographic: Customers Have Changed the Way They Interact. Has your Contact Centre?

    Customers now communicate across multiple emerging channels and devices. This isn’t a vision of the future – it’s happening right now. The research shows that customers have and are in love with the technology. What’s more, their preferences are becoming well established, so if you are not accessible in...

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  • Case Studies // Jun 2014

    Claims Management Company Makes 10-Year SAN Investment

    Crawford & Company is the world's largest independent provider of claims management solutions. Their challenges are to improve SAN switching resiliency and performance, support future requirements, including scaling capacity, growing VMs, and potential move to FCoE and minimize migration risk and effort. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. They...

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  • Case Studies // Jun 2014

    IT Services Provider Protects SAN Investment, Expands Capabilities

    EVRY AS provides IT services to businesses, financial institutions, national public-sector entities, municipalities, etc. Their challenges are to meet increasing demand for high performance, keep SAN infrastructure as simple as possible and minimize management requirements. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. They have implemented Cisco MDS 9710 multilayer directors,...

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  • Case Studies // Jun 2014

    System Integrator Simplifies and Automates Data Center Infrastructure

    NEC NEtworks & System Integration Corporation (NESIC) is a large-scale network and system integrator for the NEC Group. Their challenges are to unify infrastructure management for both virtual and physical environments, reduce time and labor involved with deploying infrastructure and improves cost-efficiency of cloud services and solutions. They chose Cisco...

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  • Case Studies // May 2014

    School District Deploys VDI to Improve Computer Management

    Garland Independent School District (GISD) ranks as the twelfth-largest district in Texas. Their challenges are to reduce management load for IT staff across district, improve productivity for staff and classroom time for students and reduce costs by streamlining management and lengthening refresh cycle. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges....

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  • Case Studies // May 2014

    IT Provider Improves Efficiency with Self-provisioning

    ORBIT is a leader in providing IT consultancy and project management services for companies in Germany. Their challenges are to unify infrastructure management across physical, virtual, and baremetal layers, automate provisioning of virtual machines with self-service portal for developers and manage and track resource usage to accurately invoice clients. They...

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  • Case Studies // May 2014

    How Cisco Transformed Its Supply Chain

    The Cisco supply chain is highly diverse, extensive, and global. Their challenges are business agility constrained by highly customized supply chain system and multiple ERP instances, few industry-standard processes and automation efficiencies in the supply chain and long time to market and for acquisition integration. They chose Cisco to overcome...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2014

    Agency Deploys Scalable, Power-Resilient Network

    The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) was established in 1987. Their challenge is to refresh heterogeneous campus network infrastructure for high availability, security, and energy efficiency. They chose Cisco to overcome this challenge. They have implemented standardized on Cisco catalyst 4500 E-Series switch platform with Cisco Universal Power Over...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2014

    IT Service Provider Expands Cloud Business With Cisco CMSP Certification

    Convincing SMBs that a fully-managed, enterprise-grade cloud infrastructure is within their economic reach is not an easy task. Their challenges are to expand Cisco Powered Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) business, demonstrate technology platform credibility and differentiate cloud services from commodity offerings. They chose Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Program...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2014

    IT Services Firm Goes Global With Desktop as a Service

    Quest has been a trusted technology consulting and management firm, delivering technology products. Their challenges are to capitalize on Internet of Everything (IoE) market opportunity with new managed service, deploy scalable cloud infrastructure to support business and customer expansion and utilize new services to expand client base internationally. They chose...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2014

    School District Offers More Connected Learning at Lower Cost

    Based in the state's capital, Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) is the largest school district in the state of Indiana. Their challenges are to improve student access to computing labs and resources and reduce number of physical servers to save on hardware and maintenance costs. They chose Cisco to overcome these...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2014

    Leading Interactive Games Designer Accelerates Business Intelligence Program

    Electronic Arts (EA) is a leader in interactive games and employs 8,000 professionals worldwide with 18 development studios in 11 countries. Their challenges are to provide timely, complete, accurate product-demand data to business, decrease time and staff involvement in routine data processing and increase available staff time for exploring new...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2014

    Greater Virtualization with a Smaller Server Footprint

    Power utility Elektroprivreda found itself with a complex mix of hardware and software for the running of its power generation and distribution operations. Their challenges are to simplify diverse, sprawling IT infrastructure and reduce costs and improve efficiency of data center operations. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. They...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2014

    Auction Company Makes Network Access Safer, Faster

    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers conducts hundreds of live, unreserved public auctions of used heavy equipment and trucks every year. Their challenges are to prevent network outages and protect sensitive information; provide great experience for employees and customers and minimize workload for small IT team. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges....

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  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Cisco 2014 Annual Security Report

    The recently-released Cisco 2014 Annual Security Report offers a cross-industry look at the major security concerns at the moment as well as malware and vulnerability trends that will be significant in projecting healthcare IT security focuses in the future. The report highlights three key findings – attacks against infrastructure, perimeter...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2014

    Educational Community Cloud Supports Learning Excellence

    Kennisnet is a public educational organization that supports Dutch primary, secondary and vocational education institutions in the effective use of IT. Their challenges are to enable scalable and secure virtual data center services for education-related institutions and find cost effective, high-performance alternative to public cloud offerings. They chose Cisco to...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2014

    Faster Access to Information and Applications

    Westdeutsche Genossenschafts-Zentralbank (WGZ BANK) acts as a central bank for Volksbanken and Raiffeisenbanken. Their challenges are to better enable workforce mobility and productivity and optimize IT management and agility. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. They have implemented virtual desktops, delivered using Citrix XenDesktop with FlexPod architecture, providing users...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2014

    School Simplifies E-Rate Funding by Moving to Cloud Solution

    Perspectives Charter schools operates five open-enrollment public schools, serving 2300 students. Their challenges are to obtain reliable, high-quality communications services at low cost, simplify funding for communications system maintenance and help school staff collaborates across locations. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. They have implemented replaced on-premises voice system...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Successful Video Deployments Require Attention to Architecture: Connecting Everything to Everyone from Anywhere

    This paper will discuss the changing nature of business today, including the impact of an increasingly mobile and virtual workforce in a BYOT world; highlight the key benefits Frost & Sullivan research shows video conferencing can deliver; note advancements in video technology that are making it easy to deploy to...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Collaboration Case Study: Nationwide Financial Firm

    Nationwide, a United Kingdom financial services firm, needed better ways to attract and retain customers in a highly competitive market. Read about how Cisco Remote Expert Smart Solution helps Nationwide improve customer service while beating mortgage market competition. Read more..

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2014

    Global Company Transforms Culture with Cloud-Based Collaboration

    D+M group is a global company dedicated to enhancing life through inspired sound solutions delivered anytime, anywhere. Their challenges are to increase operational efficiency, promote innovation by fostering collaboration and lower communications total cost of ownership. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. They have implemented common cloud collaboration platform...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2014

    Managed Services Provider Makes Rain with Cloud Offerings

    OnX Enterprise Solutions has become one of North America's foremost independent enterprise data center infrastructure and solution providers. Their challenges are to evolve cloud offerings to meet changing customer demand, focus on software-as-a-service model to deliver key business applications from cloud and tap into growing market for cloud-based disaster recovery...

    Provided By Cisco

  • Case Studies // Mar 2014

    Service Provider Takes Customers to Cloud with Flexible Computing

    Cable & Wireless Worldwide (CWW) provides integrated communications and data-hosting services to large enterprises and mid-market customers in both the public and private sectors. Their challenges are to expand hosting product range with agile multitenant hosting offering to strategically grow hosting services and acquire secure, high-availability, and trustworthy infrastructure to...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2014

    CloudVerse Switching for Competitive Advantage

    SITEL is at the forefront of the digital economy. Its dark fiber optic network and data centers connect the Slovakian Internet generation with the world, and currently carry about a third of the country's total data traffic. Their challenges are upgrade service delivery platform and enable new services and make...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2014

    Australian University Powers Innovative Teaching and Research

    Swinburne University of Technology has been strongly committed to delivering innovative education using the best technology. Their challenges are supporting learning with rich collaboration and high-performance applications and rapidly scaling data center resources to meet IT demands. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. They implemented leverage integrated FlexPod solution,...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2014

    Powering Italy's Information Society

    Cineca powers Italy's information society. The nonprofit consortium provides High-Performance Computing (HPC) services. Their challenges are to address immediate priority to accelerate customer projects and provide path for data center evolution and virtualization. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. They implemented adopt Cisco data center 3.0 approach; deploy Cisco...

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  • Case Studies // Feb 2014

    IT Vendor Operates More Effectively with Innovative Infrastructure

    ASBIS SK is the largest IT distribution company in the Slovak republic, offering more than 60 hardware and software brands. Their challenges are to enhance security, scalability, and flexibility, reduce capital and operational expenses and overcome hardware obsolescence. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. They implement Cisco hosted cloud...

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  • Case Studies // Feb 2014

    Swiss SP Courts Clients with Savvy, Affordable Cloud Services

    Swiss-based MiroNet AG offers IT (MiroCare), hosting (MiroHost), and cloud (MiroCloud) services to small and medium-sized businesses throughout Switzerland. Their challenge is to expand cloud services business by offering existing and new customers advanced features for greater freedom and control at less cost. They chose Cisco to overcome this challenge....

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  • Case Studies // Feb 2014

    Insurance Provider Improves Scalability and Enhances Services

    AmWINS is a visionary in specialty insurance distribution that manages over US $6.7 billion in insurance premiums annually. Their challenges are unifying data center and branch operations, improving network scalability and reliability and delivering higher-value services to employees and clients. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. They implement standardize...

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  • Case Studies // Feb 2014

    Secure Data Center Solution Spurs Economic Growth

    The Montana Economic Revitalization and Development Institute (MERDI) have a broad mission. Their challenges are to provide advanced IT services to local government, nonprofit and business organizations to promote economic growth, help ensure security in multitenant environment and simplify network and security operations. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges....

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  • Case Studies // Feb 2014

    Service Provider Builds Secure Private Cloud for Banking

    Finanz Informatik Technologie Service (FI-TS) is an information services provider for the financial services sector in Germany. Their challenges are to keep existing customers loyal, while generating new business, launch cloud-based computing service designed to match security and compliance levels required by finance industry and reduce IT production costs and...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers with Intelligent Intel Xeon Processors for Microsoft Exchange Server

    Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®) C-Series Rack Servers and B-Series Blade Servers with intelligent Intel® Xeon® processors deliver messaging flexibility and choice to businesses of every size. Read this white paper to find out how you can adequately support and scale servers like Microsoft Exchange, whilst reducing operating expenses,...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Cisco UCS with Intel Xeon Processors: Built for Virtualization and Consolidation

    Although virtualization technology has made server consolidation possible, it has also created many challenges. Infrastructure is complex, difficult, and time consuming to scale. Network ownership is split between network and server administrators. Security is managed by least-common-denominator approaches. And the massive number of virtual machines these environments spawn taxes server,...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Cisco Desktop Virtualization Solution with Citrix XenDesktop: Deliver Desktops and Applications as On-Demand Services

    Citrix XenDesktop is a desktop virtualization solution that transforms Windows desktops and applications into an on-demand service available to any user, anywhere, on any device. With XenDesktop, you can securely deliver individual Windows, web and SaaS applications, or full virtual desktops, to PCs, Macs, tablets, smartphones, laptops and thin clients—all...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2014

    Educational Service Provider Gains Agility to Quickly Scale Up or Down

    Synergis education provides educational services for colleges and universities that are evolving to serve a new type of student. Their challenges are quickly add communications services in new locations as business expands free IT resources to focus on the core business and minimize Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). They chose...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2014

    Image Hosting Service Implements Flexible Cloud Infrastructure

    Photobucket is one of the world's largest image and video hosting services. Their challenges are using resources more efficiently to compete with competitors, establishing flexible cloud infrastructure to streamline operations and reducing data center size, complexity, and maintenance. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. They implement deployed FlexPod infrastructure...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2014

    Texas County Deploys New Data Center to Optimize Operations

    Denton County is one of the fastest-growing in the United States. Their challenges are they need to support increased demand for data center space, build new data center with latest technology and increase physical space and cooling capacity in data center. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. They implemented...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2014

    Commonwealth of Massachusetts Builds Consolidated Data Center

    Commonwealth of Massachusetts is the 7th smallest, but the 14th most populous and the 3rd most densely populated state in the United States. Their challenges are they need to consolidate and find greater efficiencies, support disaster recovery while reducing costs and reduce dependency on third-party data center. They chose Cisco...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers with Intelligent Intel Xeon Processors for Microsoft Exchange Server

    Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®) C-Series Rack Servers and B-Series Blade Servers with intelligent Intel® Xeon® processors deliver messaging flexibility and choice to businesses of every size. Read this white paper to find out how you can adequately support and scale servers like Microsoft Exchange, whilst reducing operating expenses,...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Cisco UCS with Intel Xeon Processors: Built for Virtualization and Consolidation

    Although virtualization technology has made server consolidation possible, it has also created many challenges. Infrastructure is complex, difficult, and time consuming to scale. Network ownership is split between network and server administrators. Security is managed by least-common-denominator approaches. And the massive number of virtual machines these environments spawn taxes server,...

    Provided By Cisco

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Collaboration Case Study: Nationwide Financial Firm

    Nationwide, a United Kingdom financial services firm, needed better ways to attract and retain customers in a highly competitive market. Read about how Cisco Remote Expert Smart Solution helps Nationwide improve customer service while beating mortgage market competition. Read more..

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  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Successful Video Deployments Require Attention to Architecture: Connecting Everything to Everyone from Anywhere

    This paper will discuss the changing nature of business today, including the impact of an increasingly mobile and virtual workforce in a BYOT world; highlight the key benefits Frost & Sullivan research shows video conferencing can deliver; note advancements in video technology that are making it easy to deploy to...

    Provided By Cisco

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Cisco 2014 Annual Security Report

    The recently-released Cisco 2014 Annual Security Report offers a cross-industry look at the major security concerns at the moment as well as malware and vulnerability trends that will be significant in projecting healthcare IT security focuses in the future. The report highlights three key findings – attacks against infrastructure, perimeter...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Whitepaper: Leadership and technology: a total-cost-of-ownership comparison for unified communications

    Mid-market enterprises strive for success. Being successful means consistently making smart decisions - including smart technology purchases. Technology should enable a mid-market enterprise to meet the needs of its employees and customers today, and also allow a business to make simple but value-rich changes in the future. Technology must support...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Case Study: Credit Union Amplifies Employee and Customer Communications

    Read about how Cisco helped Stanford Federal Credit Union to overcome their challenges with: * Collaborating effectively to increase employee productivity and customer satisfaction * Deploying broad communications system while reducing administrative and services costs * Offering innovative communications support channels to advance customer engagement

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  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Whitepaper: Leadership and Technology: Video Communications Benefits Midmarket Enterprises

    Midmarket enterprises strive for success in a highly competitive landscape. Being successful means consistently making smart decisions - including smart technology use. Today, technology should enable an enterprise to meet the needs of its employees and customers; in the future, it should allow businesses to make simple but value-rich changes....

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  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Infographic: New Wave of IT deployment in Midsize Business

    In this comprehensive infographic, we will summarize the recent study conducted by Forrester Consulting with decision makers in the field to confirm that the proliferation of devices at midsize businesses continues to impact the pace of change for IT.

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  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Forrester Whitepaper: Successfully Deploying Communications And Collaboration

    This white paper examines the specific challenges that senior IT decision-makers at medium-size businesses face and how cloud communication and collaboration technologies can help them resolve those issues. The profile’s key findings include the following: * Employees at MBs are increasingly mobile. * MBs struggle to quantify the benefits of...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Transform Your Data Center with Cisco Nexus Switching Portfolio

    The data center is the heart of the network, delivering business agility and promoting IT transformation. As your business evolves and you look toward new technologies and applications to grow the business, the data center switching architecture that underpins the delivery of enterprise-wide applications and services must provide the scalability,...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Forrester: Defining the Next-Generation Workspace

    How will you meet the needs of a mobile workforce? In this Forrester study, discover approaches to BYOD and desktop virtualization. Learn why Cisco Unified Workspace may be the solution for your mobility, virtualization, and security challenges. Read study.

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  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Forrester TEI Study: The Business Value of Cisco VDI

    In a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Cisco Systems, learn how you can achieve up to 72% ROI with Cisco Desktop Virtualization Solutions (VDI). Get a break down of potential costs and benefits - and see how VDI can help you virtualize your desktop infrastructure. Read...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Gartner-Hosted Virtual Desktop Deployment, Stage 1

    Gartner provides a seven-stage framework to move from an initial Hosted Virtual Desktop (HVD) technology assessment to a production rollout. In this analysis of Stage 1, Evaluate, learn the key elements needed to initiate an HVD project. Read report.

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  • Videos // Jul 2013

    72% ROI in 5 Years - Cisco Desktop Virtualization

    From cost savings to complexity, finding the right desktop virtualization solution can be a challenge. See how Cisco's network foundation and full portfolio of solutions can deliver agility, reliability, cost effectiveness, and security. Watch video.

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  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    The Total Economic Impact Of Cisco Catalyst Access

    Cisco commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the total economic impact and potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying Cisco Catalyst Access Switches. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of Cisco Catalyst Access Switching on their...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    Cisco Intercompany Media Engine: Remove the Barriers to Full, Rich, Unified Communications Among Enterprises

    The global Verification Involving Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) Reachability (ViPR) Network (ViPRNet) brings together Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), the PSTN, and peer-to-peer (P2P) technology to enable companies to collaborate with partners, suppliers, and customers - the kind of collaboration that gives user a competitive edge. Today, competing successfully depends...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2013

    Security Without Compromise: Context-Aware and Adaptive Next-Generation Firewalls

    Mobility has brought down the wall between business and personal, spiking corporate productivity and putting work/life balance within reach. The bring-your-own-device (BYOD) phenomenon is a way to be constantly connected for work, family, and play. Companies that do not adapt and allow people to work where, when, and how they...

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  • Case Studies // Nov 2013

    Emirates Education Advances with 21st Century Network

    Three years ago, ADEC began an ambitious project to raise the entire emirate’s standard of education by investing in a next-generation education IP infrastructure. The goal of the first phase of the project was to meet basic operational requirements. The council worked closely with Cisco Advanced Services and Cisco partners...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2013

    Whitepaper: Successfully Deploying Communications and Collaboration Solutions

    Whether you're a growing medium-size business (MB), a thriving multinational, a small local player, or somewhere in between, the way your employees communicate today differs significantly from how they did as little as five - even three - years ago. Why? Simply put, it's a difference in technology and heightened...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2013

    Research Report: Top Considerations for a Unified Communications Purchase

    If implemented correctly, UC is a powerful technology with a multifaceted value proposition. In addition to lowering the cost of communications, UC can improve productivity by streamlining processes and enabling new processes through creation of communications-enabled business processes. Clearly, the UC market has shifted and organizations currently considering a purchase...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2013

    White Paper: Getting the Most Out of Your Next-Generation Firewall

    Network administrators are encountering the highest levels of change in history as they attempt to balance security with productivity. Rapidly evolving business trends are challenging them to provide widespread but safe Internet access, allowing employees to use legitimate business applications while using their device of choice. This whitepaper discusses...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Infographic: Collaboration Solutions: How Far Have We Come – And What are the Implications for your Midsize Business?

    For the midsize business, technologies like video conferencing and mobile collaboration can accelerate innovation and accelerate decision making. Our Summer 2013 survey of business and IT professionals from across EMEA reveals how they’re benefiting – and where the challenges lie. How does your own experience compare? Download this Infographic to...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Forrester Whitepaper: Successfully Deploying Communications And Collaboration Solutions To Meet The Needs Of Your Medium ­Size Business

    Whether you’re a growing medium­ size business (MB), a thriving multinational, a small local player, or somewhere in between, the way your employees communicate today differs significantly from how they did as little as five — even three — years ago. Why? Simply put, it’s a difference in technology and...

    Provided By Cisco

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Leadership and Technology: Video Communications Benefits Midmarket Enterprises

    Midmarket enterprises strive for success in a highly competitive landscape. Being successful means consistently making smart decisions—including smart technology use. Today, technology should enable an enterprise to meet the needs of its employees and customers; in the future, it should allow businesses to make simple but value-rich changes. Implemented technology...

    Provided By Cisco

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Leadership and technology: a total-cost-of-ownership comparison for unified communications

    Mid-market enterprises strive for success. Being successful means consistently making smart decisions – including smart technology purchases. Technology should enable a mid-market enterprise to meet the needs of its employees and customers today, and also allow a business to make simple but value-rich changes in the future. Technology must support...

    Provided By Cisco

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Cisco and VMware: Virtualizing the Desktop

    The traditional approach to managing desktops in a global enterprise has become untenable. Increasingly, geographically dispersed user endpoints, in the form of desktop and laptop computers and personal devices, are making “desktop” management and security nearly impossible. Operating costs are increasing dramatically as IT departments struggle with the security and...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Cisco Publishes Industry’s First and Best VMware View Planner Benchmark Result

    Cisco has the distinction of being the first in the industry to announce top VMware View Planner benchmark results. Highlights The Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®) can deliver scalable, uncompromised desktop virtualization performance for extremely rigorous workloads. Cisco’s dedication to ultra-simplified, high-performance, and cost effective virtual desktops infrastructure...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Cisco UCS with Intel® Xeon® Processors: Built for Virtualization and Consolidation

    Although virtualization technology has made server consolidation possible, it has also created many challenges. Infrastructure is complex, difficult, and time consuming to scale. Network ownership is split between network and server administrators. Security is managed by least-common-denominator approaches. And the massive number of virtual machines these environments spawn taxes server,...

    Provided By Cisco

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    IT Agility Delivered: Cisco Unified Computing System

    Information technology organizations are in the midst of a major transition. As they move from being cost centers to integrated, strategic parts of the business, IT administrators, managers, and executives are keenly aware of the challenges they face. While the pace of most industries has been accelerated through the...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Delivering on the promise of virtualization: Cisco Unified Computing Systems

    This document describes Cisco UCS by looking at how its three main components—unified fabric, unified management, and powerful servers with intelligent Intel® Xeon® processors—solve the problems that virtualization creates. Sponsored by Cisco and Intel® Intel and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Cisco Desktop Virtualization Solution with Citrix XenDesktop: Deliver Desktops and Applications as On-Demand Services

    Citrix XenDesktop is a desktop virtualization solution that transforms Windows desktops and applications into an on-demand service available to any user, anywhere, on any device. With XenDesktop, you can securely deliver individual Windows, web and SaaS applications, or full virtual desktops, to PCs, Macs, tablets, smartphones, laptops and thin clients—all...

    Provided By Cisco

  • White Papers // Dec 2013

    Whitepaper: Midsize TCO Comparison

    Mid-market enterprises strive for success. Being successful means consistently making smart decisions - including smart technology purchases. Technology should enable a mid-market enterprise to meet the needs of its employees and customers today, and also allow a business to make simple but value-rich changes in the future. Technology must support...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2013

    Infographic - The Power of In-person

    The demands of a distributed globalized marketplace have altered the way organizations communicate with colleagues, supplier/partners, and customers who may be separated by long distances. A global survey conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit, sponsored by Cisco, assessed 862 business leaders' sentiments about the value of in-person meetings and their...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2013

    Whitepaper: UC and Collaboration Adoption by Business Leads to Real Benefits

    Most businesses are thinking about deploying a wide array of collaboration features - from VoIP to collaboration platforms and even WebRTC clients - and better than 80% of those companies are realizing real business benefit. To better understand the adoption of the latest collaboration technology, Forrester Consulting has surveyed buyers...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2013

    Solution Brief: Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers for Microsoft SQL Server

    Like all database applications, Microsoft SQL Server depends significantly on the underlying computing power, storage capacity, and I/O performance, which play important roles in the choice of system. This white paper explores how companies can ensure flexibility and scalability when implementing database applications, whilst also lowering the total cost of...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2013

    Solution Brief: Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers for Microsoft Exchange Server

    Enterprise messaging and collaboration are critical components of IT infrastructure that directly affect every employee’s communications and productivity. Read this white paper to find out how you can adequately support and scale servers like Microsoft Exchange, whilst reducing operating expenses, lowering risk and incorporating server flexibility by using Cisco UCS...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Using VMware VMmark Benchmark Results to Compare the Virtualization Performance of Servers

    The VMware VMmark benchmark is a benchmark designed by VMware to model a server consolidation scenario. The original benchmark specification and test harness for VMmark 1.0 was published in 2007 and modeled the standard workloads found in the data center at the time: a database server, a file server, a...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Integrated DPI and Cisco In-Line Services: Optimize the Flow of Traffic and Monetize Your Network

    Mobile operators, from cell phone companies to ISPs, are faced with two challenges: how to optimize and monetize their networks. With mobile broadband traffic projected to increase up to 35 times its current volume by 2015, the response to these two issues could mean the difference between significantly growing the...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Managing Device Configuration and Software Images - The Foundation of Management of Network Services and Evolution

    Robust configuration and software image management is fundamental to effective management of today's network services. It is the key to timely network problem remediation, augmenting the powerful troubleshooting tools offered in Cisco Active Network Abstraction (ANA). It also renders timely technology and new service rollouts, crucial in today's rapidly evolving...

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