Cisco gets down to business
Cisco has introduced a new suite of tailored products and offerings to give small businesses a boost in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.
AS workplaces transition to the current reality of enforced remote working, the increased reliance on technology has created a whole range of complex challenges and security pressures for businesses.
When increasing digital capabilities rapidly small businesses are likely feeling the pinch more than most - faced with consistent tight budgets and the lack of support from a large IT team.
“Cisco’s goal is to give small businesses access to the same best in class technology innovation as our enterprise customers,” said Cisco APJC managing director head of commercial and small businesses, Bidhan Roy.
The new Cisco Designed Portfolio combines machine learning with artificial intelligence and cloud-driven capabilities to deliver end-to-end solutions for small businesses.
This includes applications for specific small business use cases such as enabling quick Microsoft Office setup; seamless remote working experience; ransomware protection and safe business transactions.
In addition, Cisco is doubling partner investments for the small business market in order to create an easy, frictionless experience for both partners and customers, with faster response times and immediate access to expertise.
"The new Cisco Designed Portfolio aims to improve the customer experience to help small businesses implement solutions quickly and easily, with a view of offers enabling them to see what suits their needs,” said Cisco Australia and New Zealand’s head of small business and distribution Luke Power.
The new small business bundle includes Cisco’s new Business Wireless Mobile App that simplifies the configuration and management of networks in any location from a smartphone.
Small businesses will also be able to integrate secure connectivity via Cisco Meraki, which helps to avoid network downtime and security issues that can impact revenue, customer loyalty and data security.
The offer extends to the Meraki cloud-managed smart cameras, powered to deliver business insights on areas ranging from foot traffic and identifying which displays are attracting attention to parking utilisation.
“As our customers focus on navigating through turbulent times, we are here to ensure technology works as hard as they do,” Mr Roy said.