Cisco launches innovative networking products for small enterprises

Telecom Lead Asia: Networking major Cisco has launched
new wireless access points, routers, switches, unified communications and
partner-managed service offerings for small enterprises.

These solutions help drive productivity and growth by
allowing small businesses to get the most out of smartphones, tablets, and
cloud applications and 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. 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,” said David
Tucker, senior vice president and general manager, Small Business Business
Unit, Cisco.

Cisco will be extending the cloud-based partner managed service
offerings of the Cisco OnPlus Service with new wireless network management
tools and capabilities. With this, the networking company will enable its
partners to capture the demand for outsourced IT services.

“The uptick of mobile devices within our school is
on a steady climb. As we prepare for a 1:1 iPad program in our sixth grade as
well as iPads throughout K-5, with Cisco’s small business portfolio of mobile
managed services, we can monitor our network, keeping a watch on common issues
and faults, while also ensuring that we adapt to the amount of IT changes that
come with a growing number of devices. The latest small business enhancements
to our existing systems are helping us to grow and build our network at the
appropriate pace, allowing us to keep a competitive edge in the market,”
said Thomas DeClerk, director of technology, Crestview Preparatory School –
Cisco wireless access point customer.

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 is expected to hit 98 percent by 2015. During
the next two years, SMBs in the U.S. alone are expected to spend $50 billion on
cloud services.

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