SAN JOSE, Calif., May 22, 2007 - Cisco® today embarks on a new era of delivering highly secure, manageable and extensible mobile-rich solutions that allow businesses to take advantage of and deliver on emerging opportunities and improve business operations. Supporting this vision, Cisco is launching an array of integrated mobility solutions that help customers build new connections between people, places and things.
"Work is not defined by where you are, but what you accomplish wherever you are - whenever you need to make it happen," said Alan Cohen, vice president of mobility solutions, Cisco. "Cisco along with our technology, application and system integrator partners enables a new level of business competitiveness - improving customer experiences, increasing responsiveness to customer requests and enabling business continuity. Mobility solutions enable rich, highly secure business experiences anytime, anywhere and on any network."
"Mobility is a change-agent that drives new possibilities for businesses and people, allowing more business to be conducted virtually any time, anywhere, in ways that were not previously possible," said David Dorosin, director, product marketing, Enterprise Solutions, Nokia. "Nokia and Cisco are teaming to bring channel partners and their customers innovations such as dual mode phones and complete solutions that allow businesses to utilize their IT and telephony infrastructures and mobile technology investments to an even greater extent."
Mobility - Your Business Moves with You
Just as business intelligence is more than a collection of applications, business mobility is enabled by a broad ecosystem. Cisco is utilizing its broad portfolio of products and this ecosystem to deliver new solutions, purpose-built to address cross industry business mobility needs. These Cisco Mobility Solutions are built upon an all-IP network with industry-leading security, which delivers intelligent network services to both Cisco and partner devices and applications. Today's Cisco Mobility Solutions include:
- Cisco Unified Wireless Network
- Cisco Mobile Solutions for Unified Communications
- Cisco Business on the Go Solutions
- Cisco Process Monitoring and Optimization Solutions
These solutions extend an enterprise's existing investment in infrastructure, voice and data applications, and assets to the mobile work force wherever they are - within the campus or branch, at home or on the go.
"Global competition and an emerging mobile-savvy workforce are catalysts for the adoption of mobility in businesses large and small today," said Craig Mathias, a Principal with the wireless and mobile advisory firm Farpoint Group. "Mobility is about making work location-independent - something you do, not a place you go. With a broad array of technologies and solutions required to make this vision a reality, Cisco is well-positioned to help customers accelerate towards a more mobile world and the fundamental business advantages of mobility."
Mobility Quotient - Research into Insight, Collaboration and Awareness
To benchmark the current state of business mobility, Cisco conducted independent research with business decision makers among enterprise and commercial businesses in North America, Europe, Asia and emerging markets.
Focusing on measuring the three core areas that mobility enables - insight, collaboration and awareness - the results of the Cisco Mobility Quotient research provide an understanding of both the opportunities and challenges that mobility poses to businesses today. Key findings include: (1) A majority of businesses do not have a long-term mobile IT strategy in place; (2) One out of four respondents are potentially out of industry regulation compliance for wired and wireless security policies; and (3) a majority of businesses have not planned for how to connect critical assets to their network. More information regarding Cisco's Mobility Quotient research study is available at: www.cisco.com/go/mq
The Network is the Platform to Deliver Mobility
Today's announcement also includes the unveiling of three new mobility solutions - the Cisco Location Solution, Cisco In-Store Mobility Solution, and the Cisco First Mile Wireless Solution. More information on these respective mobility solutions launches are available at: www.cisco.com/go/mobility