29 NOV 2007
Darts IT Networks Becomes India's First Cisco SMB Specialized Partner
Cisco, the worldwide leader in networking for the internet, today announced that Darts IT Networks has become the first Cisco SMB Specialized Partner in India. The Cisco SMB Specialization program empowers channel partners to understand the unique business challenges of SMB customers and cater to their specific requirements more effectively. In addition, Darts IT Networks has also achieved the unique distinction of being the only Cisco Partner worldwide, to attain six specific Cisco specializations.
20 NOV 2007
Cisco Redefines Modular Switching With New Innovations for Enterprise Campus Networking
Cisco, the global leader in networking for the Internet, today announced the introduction of new modular Catalyst switches, Cisco Catalyst 6500 Virtual Switching System (VSS) 1440 and Cisco Catalyst 4500 E-Series, which will help enable companies to take full advantage of real-time communication and collaboration capabilities to meet business demands and simplify operational management. Cisco’s Catalyst 6500 VSS 1440 and Catalyst 4500 E-Series will help deliver greater productivity and support for richer applications. These solutions will also boost operational efficiency and flexibility, lowering network management overhead, and optimizing network switching resources.
31 OCT 2007
Cisco and Wipro Announce Strategic Alliance
Cisco® and Wipro Ltd today announced that they have entered into a strategic alliance to jointly develop and deliver information technology (IT) service solutions to help both companies meet their customers’ needs, particularly in fast-growing markets around the world. Under the agreement, Cisco and Wipro together will build new IT infrastructure service solutions that combine Cisco’s industry-leading networking solutions with Wipro’s infrastructure and managed services portfolio. The companies also announced the establishment of the Cisco Solution Centre at the Wipro Campus in Bangalore, India, which will develop and showcase new services and solutions, such as Cisco Unified Communications, that will take advantage of the network platform to help enterprise customers drive innovation and business growth.
31 OCT 2007
Cisco Announces the Cisco I-Prize to Identify New Business Ideas
In conjunction with the opening of Cisco’s Globalisation Centre East in Bangalore, India, Cisco® today announced the Cisco I-Prize, a competition open to entrepreneurs and innovators around the world. The Cisco I-Prize aims to bring together global teams to develop technology business ideas using Cisco’s collaboration technologies and to run those ideas through Cisco’s process for identifying emerging technologies to take to market. The winning team may have the opportunity to join Cisco as founders of a new emerging technology business unit. Depending on the value of the idea, Cisco may also invest up to $10 million over three years to fund the new business unit.
31 OCT 2007
Cisco Expands Social Responsibility Activities in India
Cisco® today announced that is launching the Harvest of Hope, Feed a Child programme, part of an employee campaign aimed at improving the socio-economic conditions of Indian citizens.
30 OCT 2007
Cisco Outlines Globalisation Vision at Unveiling of Campus in Bangalore
Cisco® today unveiled its state-of-the-art Globalisation Centre East campus in Bangalore at an opening ceremony presided over by former Indian President Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam and John Chambers, Cisco chairman and CEO.
30 OCT 2007
Cisco and Satyam Announce Global Collaboration for Integrated Health Solutions
Cisco® and Satyam Computer Services Limited (Satyam) today announced that they are collaborating to explore a new venture that will optimize, deploy and manage solutions for handling medical distress situations and health management solutions for global markets. The venture, in which Cisco has expressed a strategic intent to make a minority investment, is being pursued as part of Cisco’s extended $100 million venture program announced today targeting Indian innovation.
29 OCT 2007
Cisco and NISG Present Shared Vision of Transformational Change with e-Governance at India Public Sector Summit
Cisco® and the National Institute for Smart Government (NISG) came together to host the 3rd Annual India Public Sector Summit on e-Governance. The theme of this year’s summit is Networked Nations: Transformational Change with e-Governance. The summit was inaugurated by Shri. R. Chandrashekhar, additional secretary (e-Governance), Department of Information Technology, Government of India, with a keynote address by John Chambers, chairman and CEO of Cisco Inc., on the first day of his three-day visit to India.
25 OCT 2007
Cisco Capital Introduces Easy Lease Program to Help Accelerate Growth of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses in Western India
As part of Cisco’s continuing commitment to help small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and midsize companies invest in smart data and communications solutions, Cisco Capital™ today announced the launch of Easy Lease across Western India. This innovative financing program is designed to enable SMBs to adopt state-of-the-art network technology quickly and easily, with minimal initial investment and maximum convenience.
09 OCT 2007
Cisco Capital Introduces Easy Lease Program to Help Accelerate Growth of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses in Punjab and Haryana
As part of Cisco’s continuing commitment to help small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and midsize companies invest in smart data and communications solutions, Cisco Capital™ today announced the launch of Easy Lease in Punjab and Haryana. This innovative financing program is designed to enable SMBs to adopt state-of-the-art network technology quickly and easily, with minimal initial investment and maximum convenience.
04 OCT 2007
Asianet Becomes India’s First Cable Service Provider Awarded “Cisco Powered Network” Status
Asianet, Kerala’s leading cable service provider, today announced that it has been awarded the Cisco Powered Network designation for deploying an end-to-end Cisco® and Scientific Atlanta solution for delivering Digital Cable Services. The Cisco Powered Network (“CPN”) program is a co-marketing program involving leading service providers with networks built on Cisco's industry-leading technology.
19 SEP 2007
Aalim Muhammed Salegh College of Engineering ties-up with Cisco to introduce Cisco Networking Academy (NetAcad)
Cisco®, the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet and Aalim Muhammed Salegh College of Engineering, today announced a tie-up to introduce the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) curriculum for students under the Cisco Networking Academy (NetAcad). The curriculum will impart knowledge of the principles and practices of designing, building and maintaining communication networks that are the foundations of any communication technology. The college will impart networking curriculum to 100 students every year in 3 batches.
18 SEP 2007
Cisco Broadens Network Admission Control’s Power, Scope
Cisco® today announced a new chapter in the evolution of Network Admission Control (NAC) that broadens its scope and power for businesses around the world, headlined by its incorporation into the company’s widely adopted Cisco Integrated Services Router (ISR).
12 SEP 2007
Cisco Appoints Naresh Wadhwa to Lead India and SAARC Operations
Cisco® has appointed Mr. Naresh Wadhwa as President and Country Manager of its India and SAARC region (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation). He will report directly to Mr. Owen Chan, Cisco’s President, Asia Pacific Operations.
No press releases issued for August 2007
25 JUL 2007
Cisco Introduces Innovative New Data Center Virtualization Orchestration Solution
Cisco® announced today VFrame Data Center (VFrame DC), an orchestration platform that leverages network intelligence to provision resources together as virtualized services. This industry-first approach greatly reduces application deployment times, improves overall resource utilization, and offers greater business agility. Further, VFrame DC includes an open API, and easily integrates with third party management applications, as well as best-of-breed server and storage virtualization offerings.
23 JUL 2007
National Institute of Open Schooling and Cisco Collaborate on Network Academy Program
Cisco® today announced that it is collaborating with the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) to begin the Cisco Networking Academy Program in 10 accredited vocational institutes across the country, including one in northeast India. Each of these institutes, called a Cisco Local Academy, will provide PC hardware and networking information technology (IT) essentials to around 100 students each year.
20 JUL 2007
Vellore Institute of Technology Becomes 1st Academy in South Asia to offer Cisco Certified Network Professional curriculum
Cisco® the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet, and Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) today announced the introduction of Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) curriculum at the Institute. VIT is the first academy in the South Asia region to offer this highly specialized curriculum. The institute currently offers Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) curriculum to students.
20 JUL 2007
Cisco celebrates the completion of 10 successful years of Cisco Networking Academy Program
Cisco® today announced the launch of a new specialized curriculum in India under Cisco Networking Academy® (NetAcad) Program. The next generation of Cisco CCNA® (Cisco Certified Network Associate) curriculum was announced to mark Cisco NetAcad’s 10th anniversary. The new CCNA curriculum is designed to address the needs of changing marketplace and bridge the growing networking skills gap in India. Cisco also laid out plans to localize both the curricula and certification exams.
05 JUL 2007
Cisco announces a host of new products and applications for more effective and personalized business collaboration
Cisco today announced new products and applications that allow organizations to use their network as a platform for more effective and more personalized business collaboration. Cisco Unified Communications system 6.0 is a comprehensive communications system for voice, video and data. This new release introduces capabilities that will dramatically improve the productivity of mobile employees and cost-effectively deliver Unified Communications to small and medium-sized businesses. It also extends new collaboration features and third-party application integration across the portfolio. The system integrates wired, wireless and mobile devices to create a secure solution for the entire organization, regardless of a worker's location.
19 JUN 2007
Cisco puts ‘Network On Wheels’ to tap the SMB Segment in Hyderabad
Cisco Systems, the global leader in networking for the Internet, today announced aggressive plans to address the needs of the burgeoning Small and Medium Business (SMB) segment in Andhra Pradesh. The company unveiled ‘Network On Wheels’ (NOW), a mobile showcase of customized Cisco networking Solutions including advanced technologies such as Security, Wireless and Unified IP Communications aimed to tap into fast growing sectors like IT, biotechnology, pharma, auto and textiles.
13 JUN 2007
Cisco Capital Launches Easy Lease Program to Help Accelerate Growth of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses in India
As part of Cisco’s continuing commitment to help small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and midsize companies invest in smart data and communications solutions, Cisco Capital™ today announced the launch of Easy Lease in India. This innovative financing program is designed to enable SMBs to adopt state-of-the-art network technology quickly and easily, with minimal initial investment and maximum convenience.
23 MAY 2007
Datacraft India achieves the distinction of being the First Master Specialized Unified Communication Partner in APAC
Cisco, the world leader in networking today announced Datacraft India as their first Master Specialized Unified Communications Partner in the Asia Pacific region. With this appointment, Datacraft India becomes the 5th partner worldwide to have been awarded this highest level of certification on Unified Communications (UC) by Cisco.
17 MAY 2007
Cisco To Create Virtual Classrooms At Bapatla Engineering College
(Andhra Pradesh) With Digital Media System
Bapatla Engineering College, situated in Bapatla, Guntur District, AP, today announced that it will deploy Cisco Digital Media System to extend the classroom environment and create anywhere, anytime learning experiences. Founded in 1981 and affiliated to the Nagarjuna University, the college is the first educational institute in India to adopt this solution.
No press releases issued for April 2007
06 MAR 2007
Cisco Delivers New Unified Communications Solutions to Improve and Personalize
Real-Time Global Business Collaboration
Cisco® announced new products and applications that allow organizations to use their network as a platform for more effective and more personalized business collaboration. Cisco Unified Communications system 6.0 is a comprehensive communications system for voice, video and data. This new release introduces capabilities that will dramatically improve the productivity of mobile employees and cost-effectively deliver Unified Communications to small and medium-sized businesses. It also extends new collaboration features and third-party application integration across the portfolio. The system integrates wired, wireless and mobile devices to create a secure solution for the entire organization, regardless of a worker’s location. The solution helps enable businesses of all sizes to experience unprecedented responsiveness and secure communications, anytime and anywhere, regardless of the device used, resulting in increased levels of customer satisfaction.
06 FEB 2007
Cisco Raises Self-Defending Network’s Power to a New Level
Cisco® announced significant new capabilities for enhanced collaboration among several products and services in its security portfolio, simplifying the ability for organizations to control and contain information security threats in a more coordinated, flexible fashion across networks while streamlining management and protecting confidential communications to remote users.
12 JAN 2007
Cisco Unveils Easy-to-Use, Affordable SAN Fabric Switch with Enterprise Capabilities
Cisco® announced the availability of the Cisco MDS 9124 Multilayer Fabric Switch, which provides enterprise-class capabilities such as virtual Storage Area Networks (VSANs), advanced security, high availability and flexibility, all powered by the Cisco SAN operating system. The new switch also offers “pay as you grow” on-demand ports and an easy point-and-click wizard that dramatically simplifies SAN setup and management.
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