Cisco expands product line for small business
Dubai, April 16, 2012
Cisco, a global leader in networking, has expanded its small business product portfolio with new wireless access points, routers, switches, unified communications and partner-managed service offerings.
These new solutions help to drive customer productivity and growth by allowing small businesses to get the most out of smartphones, tablets, and cloud applications and services.
The new suite of small business networking and communication offerings builds on Cisco’s dedication to provide partners who sell Cisco solutions to small businesses with a complete portfolio of purpose-built products and solutions to create the right networks for their customers.
Cisco is also announcing new offerings today that help Cisco resellers offer new remote network management services.
By extending the cloud-based partner managed service offerings of the Cisco OnPlus Service with new wireless network management tools and capabilities, Cisco will enable its partners to capture the growing demand for outsourced IT services that are being driven by the surge in smartphones and tablets that require secure Wi-Fi connectivity.
These new products are being introduced as the reliable and secure connectivity required by the mobile devices and cloud services IT model are quickly elevating the role and importance of the network for small businesses.
The number of mobile-connected devices is expected to exceed the world’s population in 2012, and the adoption of cloud services by small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) is expected to hit 98 per cent by 2015. Furthermore, during the next two years, SMBs in the US alone are expected to spend $50 billion on cloud services.
“With the proliferation of mobile devices and increased adoption of cloud applications and services in small businesses, having a secure and reliable network in place is business critical,” said Saeed Agha, regional manager, Cisco UAE.
“The updated suite of our small business solutions and services provides customers with highly secure, reliable network technologies that are easy to deploy and manage. Today’s announcement further demonstrates our continued commitment to providing cost-effective products to our small business customers,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service