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Cisco Press Archive 2004
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December
UPC to test cable Internet speeds of up to 30 Mbps
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, December 1, 2004 –This month UPC Nederland, working closely with Cisco Systems, is announcing the start of field trials in Almere with the goal of offering Internet services with download speeds of 30 Mbps. For this purpose, UPC recently replaced the cable modems of approximately 300 subscribers in Almere.
Global Carriers and Research Networks Select Cisco Carrier Routing System to Build IP Next-Generation Networks
SAN JOSE, Calif., December 5, 2004 - Cisco Systems, Inc., today announced that several global carriers and research networks are now deploying and trialing the Cisco CRS-1 Carrier Routing System as a key driver of their Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network (IP NGN) strategy to deliver advanced multimedia services. Cisco customers SOFTBANK BB Corp. (providers of “Yahoo! BB”), the National Institute of Informatics’ SuperSINET research network in Japan, as well as the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center have chosen the Cisco CRS-1 as a key component for building out their IP network infrastructures. These customers, along with trials at Telecom Italia, are in addition to 14 other major global service providers that are in various stages of trials with the Cisco CRS-1. Cisco also announced today the Cisco CRS-1 8-Slot Single-Shelf System, an extension to its Cisco CRS-1 product family.
Fujitsu and Cisco Form Strategic Alliance
SAN JOSE, Calif. and TOKYO, Japan, December 5, 2004 – Fujitsu Limited and Cisco Systems, Inc. today announced that they have reached a fundamental agreement to enter into a strategic alliance focusing on routers and switches that will enable service providers and enterprises to build advanced Internet Protocol (IP) networks. Under this collaboration, Fujitsu and Cisco will carry out joint development of high-end routers, plan future cooperation in routing and switching, and collaborate on continuous quality improvement, enhanced support and service.
Cisco Announces IP Next-Generation Network Advancements for Service Providers
SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 6, 2004 – Continuing its commitment to service providers, innovation and customer success, Cisco Systems®, Inc., issued several important announcements of new products and partnerships to help service providers transform their networks to more profitable, service-rich and flexible IP Next-Generation Networks (IP NGN). These networks are critical to service providers worldwide to provide current and future services, increase infrastructure efficiencies and provide the value-added network and service control carriers need for long-term success.
Cisco Introduces the Cisco File Engine Series Appliances
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Dec. 14, 2004 – Cisco Systems, Inc.® today introduced the Cisco File Engine Series, appliance-based solutions utilizing wide area file services (WAFS) technology, which provides IT administrators the means to simplify management and increase protection of their file-based data located at remote branch offices throughout their enterprise.
November
Cisco Increases Network Application Resiliency and Performance with More Than 20 New Cisco Catalyst Switch Offerings
SAN JOSE, Calif. —Nov. 30, 2004 –Cisco Systems, Inc.® today announced new products and innovations for the Cisco® Catalyst® Switch portfolio to address customer needs for higher levels of security, availability, performance and investment protection.
Swisscom Mobile offers Seamless Mobile Data Handover Service using Cisco Mobile Exchange Technology
Zurich, Switzerland, November 30 2004 - Cisco Systems, Inc. announced today that technology from its Cisco Mobile Exchange (CMX) product portfolio is being used by Swisscom Mobile for the delivery of its “Mobile Unlimited” solution, an innovative data service targeted at business customers who require “anytime, anywhere” connectivity for their laptops. Mobile Unlimited is a world-wide première and offers uninterrupted and secure connectivity optimized by client software co-developed with Whitestein Technologies. The solution automatically selects the optimal wireless technology available and helps allow subscribers to avoid multiple log-ins, using a purpose built 3-in-1 PC Card developed by Option Wireless. A key network component of Mobile Unlimited is the Cisco Mobile Exchange, which assists the deployment of multi-access mobile data services.
Cisco Systems Delivers Unified Communications to Reuters
LONDON, 17 November 2004 -- Cisco Systems® today announced that it reached another major milestone by shipping its 3 millionth Cisco® Unity™ unified messaging client. This milestone Unity user license was delivered to Reuters Group plc, the world’s largest international multimedia news agency.
Cisco Virtual SAN (VSAN) Technology Adopted as an Industry Standard
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Nov. 16, 2004 – Cisco today announced that the Technical Committee T11 of the InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS) has selected Cisco Virtual SAN (VSAN) technology for approval by the American National Standard Institute (ANSI) as the industry standard for deploying Virtual Fabrics, defined as the ability to segment a single, physical storage area network (SAN) fabric into many logical, completely independent SANs.
Liz Claiborne Inc. Receives Cisco's 4 Millionth IP Telephone
SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov 16, 2004 –– Cisco Systems? today announced the sale of its 4 millionth Cisco Internet Protocol (IP) telephone to fashion apparel and accessories icon Liz Claiborne Inc., a milestone that demonstrates Cisco’s continuing acceleration in the enterprise voice market.
Cisco Systems Announces New and Enhanced Edge, Metro and Core Multiservice Optical Solution
SAN JOSE, Calif. - November 15, 2004 - Cisco Systems today announced new and enhanced solutions for edge, metro and core multiservice optical networks. These solutions will help enable customers to cost-effectively provision, monitor and manage profitable new and existing services more efficiently from the edge to the core.
Industry Email Vendors and Users Pledge to Work Together to Fight Spam
WASHINGTON DC - Nov. 10, 2004 - More than 35 industry vendors comprising end-user, email service provider, and anti-spam technology companies delivered a letter to the Commissioners of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) this week expressing that they intend to work together to step up anti-spam, anti-phishing efforts by supporting key email-authentication technologies including the Cisco Identified Internet Mail specification.
Cisco Announces New Aironet Access Points and Integrated Wireless Intrusion Detection System Capabilities with AirDefense
SAN JOSE, Calif., November 10, 2004 - Expanding the Cisco Structured Wireless-Aware Network (SWAN), Cisco Systems, Inc. today introduced its new generation of Cisco Aironet 1130AG and 1230AG Series IEEE 802.11a/b/g Dual Band Access Points (AP) that provide customers with support for the IEEE 802.11i security standard and Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2) and the capacity anticipated by the growing number of wireless local area network (LAN) users.
COLT Telecom Delivers Pan-European Switched Ethernet VPN Service with Cisco Solutions
LONDON, United Kingdom, November 10, 2004 – Cisco Systems® announced today that COLT Telecom Group plc is delivering its new pan-European managed Switched Ethernet VPN service built upon Cisco’s multiservice optical transport platform. Launched by COLT today as part of its high-performance Ethernet service portfolio, the Switched Ethernet VPN service offers customers a high level of security and service flexibility with ‘burstable’ bandwidth features.
October
New Voice Security Enhancements to Cisco IP Communications System Embody Overall Self-Defending Network Strategy
LONDON, United Kingdom, Oct. 25, 2004 -- Cisco Systems today announced new security features for its IP Communications system that enhance voice privacy and further the company's standing as the world's leading provider of secure IP Communications solutions.
Cisco and Microsoft Join Forces to Help Customers Address Security Threats
SAN JOSE, Calif. and REDMOND, Wash. – Oct. 18, 2004 – Cisco Systems, Inc. and Microsoft Corporation today announced that the two companies are working to share and integrate their respective security and health assurance technologies. The goal of this collaboration is to deliver solutions that will help their mutual customers better address the increased threat and impact of malicious software.
Cisco Systems Launches Voice Gateway Appliance to Migrate Legacy PBX Networks to IP Communications
LONDON, United Kingdom, 15th Oct 2004 - The new Cisco® EGW 2200 Enterprise Gateway can help organisations reduce telephone operating expenses by facilitating the phased migration from time-division multiplexing (TDM) private branch exchange (PBX) networks to fully converged Cisco IP telephony and IP communications solutions.
BT RECOGNISED BY CISCO SYSTEMS AS STORAGE ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY PARTNER
BT announced today that it has achieved Advanced Technology Provider status for Storage (SN5428/20 products) from Cisco Systems Inc. The Cisco Advanced Technology Provider (ATP) Program is designed to bring new technologies to market.
September
Cisco Extends Catalyst Switching Products to Small, Medium and Mid-Sized Businesses
SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 27, 2004 –– Cisco Systems, Inc. announced today the availability of a suite of new Cisco® Catalyst® switching products specifically designed and priced for small, medium (SMBs) and mid-sized businesses. With this announcement, Cisco is extending its Catalyst switching portfolio to help them deploy converged data, voice and video networks with higher levels of resiliency, security and control.
Cisco Introduces New Partner Program to Help Resellers Drive IP Communications Revenue and Differentiate Themselves From Competitors
LONDON, UK , September 21, 2004 - Cisco Systems, Inc. today unveiled the customer relationship management (CRM) Express Solution Specialisation, the first software application specialisation created exclusively for Microsoft Business Solutions CRM (Microsoft CRM), and designed for partners that sell into small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and empowered branch offices. The new specialisation complements the Cisco IP Communications strategy by recognizing partners for their knowledge and expertise in selling, designing, and installing a comprehensive IP telephony-integrated solution based on Microsoft CRM.
Cisco Expands Cisco MDS 9000 Family with Products Optimized for SAN Extension
CHICAGO (StorageDecisions 2004) – Sept. 20, 2004 – Cisco Systems, Inc.® today added two products to its award-winning Cisco MDS 9000 Family of Multilayer Intelligent directors and fabric switches optimized for transporting storage area network (SAN) traffic outside of the data center, which make them ideally suited for business continuance, disaster recovery, and remote backup applications.
Cisco Systems Introduces New Portfolio of Integrated Services Routers For Highly Secure, Wire-Speed Delivery of Concurrent Data, Voice, and Video Applications
SAN JOSE, Calif., September 14, 2004 -- Cisco Systems today announced a new line of Cisco integrated services routers, the industry's first routers to deliver secure, wire-speed data, voice, video and other advanced services to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and enterprise branch offices as well as to service providers for their managed network services offerings.
Worldwide Education Leaders join forces to Predict How Technology Will Revolutionise Teaching and Learning in Schools
LONDON, UK, 8 September 2004 – A book published today by Cisco Systems predicts that information communication technology (ICT) will end school education as most people know it. Essays collected in Connected Schools suggest that one day pupils will be taught in mixed groups of different ages and abilities as learning becomes increasingly personalised. Teachers will take on the role of learning companion and schools will be open online 24 hours a day.
CISCO LAUNCHES CHANNEL PROGRAM TO DRIVE INCREMENTAL NEW BUSINESS AND CHANNEL PARTNER PROFITABILITY
LONDON, England, September 6, 2004, As part of its continuing commitment to developing new programs that help increase channel partner profitability, Cisco Systems Ltd., today announced the launch of the Opportunity Incentive Program (OIP) in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). OIP provides financial incentives to reward channel partners for the pre-sales investment associated with securing sales opportunities in targeted market segments. The current focus of OIP in EMEA is the commercial market, which encompasses medium enterprise, mid-market and small & medium businesses. This program incorporates deal registration, which is designed to focus on value delivery to win the opportunity. The incentive rebate is available to the channel partner who is first to register and close a new business opportunity.
August
Cisco Systems Ships Its Millionth Internet Protocol Telephone in Europe to BEC Denmark
Copenhagen, Denmark, 11th August 2004 - Cisco Systems today announced that it has shipped its one millionth Internet Protocol (IP) telephone in Europe. The recipient is Bankernes EDB Central (BEC), a leading Danish technology provider to 78 banks in the country. The millionth IP phone is part of a shipment of 6,000 IP phones being installed over the next three years, making this the single largest IP telephony project in Denmark to date.
July
Cisco Launches Channel Program to Grow Leadership Position in the Small and Medium Business Market
SAN JOSE, Calif., July 19, 2004 - As part of its continuing commitment to grow its leadership position in the Small and Medium Business (SMB) Market, Cisco Systems, Inc., today announced the addition of the SMB Select designation to its Channel Partner Program. This new designation recognizes and rewards Cisco channel partners who have a focused business practice selling into the SMB market. The designation demonstrates to customers that the SMB Select Partner understands and supports networking solutions for small and medium sized customers, employing 20-249 employees in EMEA.
Cisco Strengthens Commitment to European Small and Medium Sized Businesses with New Technology Initiatives and Solutions
London, July 19, 2004 - As part of its commitment to the Small and Medium-sized Business (SMB) market throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Cisco Systems, Inc., today announced the launch of several new initiatives, including SMB Class solutions, SMB Select Partner program, new SMB-focused sales team and new SMB market intelligence tools.
Boeing Selects Cisco Systems for Global IP Telephony Rollout
SAN JOSE, Calif., July 13, 2004 - Cisco Systems® today announced the Boeing Company has selected Cisco Internet Protocol (IP) telephony for rollout across its global enterprise, which includes more than 150,000 employees in 48 states and 70 countries.
Boeing plans to enhance its existing data network infrastructure and migrate its voice, video and data networks to a single, converged communications network based on Cisco's IP Communications product portfolio. This initiative is an integral element of Boeing's overall network operations strategy of providing key enabling technology for its virtual global enterprise.
Cisco Systems Sets Guinness World Record with the Worlds Highest Capacity Internet Router
SAN JOSE, Calif., July 1, 2004 - Cisco Systems, Inc. today announced that Guinness World Records has certified the Cisco Carrier Routing System (CRS-1) as the highest capacity Internet router ever developed at 92 terabits (92 trillion bits per second) of total throughput, designed to afford up to 100 times more capacity than previously available. The Cisco CRS-1 becomes the first networking technology to be recognized by Guinness World Records, which is the authority on record-breaking achievement around the world.
June
Cisco Announces Availability of Network Admission Control Solutions
SAN JOSE, Calif., June 21, 2004 - Cisco Systems, Inc., today announced the availability of solutions delivered through its Network Admission Control (NAC) program, which help customers extend their existing network systems to defend against viruses and worms. Combined with a broadened vendor integration program and new Advanced Services for NAC implementations, customers will be able to more quickly deploy these threat-defense capabilities into their networks.
Cisco Systems to Purchase Intellectual Property, Engineering Teams and Select Assets from Procket Networks
SAN JOSE, Calif., June 17, 2004 - Cisco Systems, Inc., today announced a definitive agreement to purchase the intellectual property, a majority of the engineering team and select assets from privately-held Procket Networks, Inc. of Milpitas, Calif. Procket Networks is a developer of concurrent services routers and has expertise in silicon and software development. This purchase will add a rich intellectual property portfolio and a team of proven silicon and software architects to Cisco’s industry leading routing technology and products.
Isle of Man Government Selects Cisco to Help Deliver E-Government Services
UK, London, June 3, 2004
Cisco Systems announced today that the Isle of Man Government has chosen Cisco as the strategic technology supplier to modernise and develop the delivery of Government services delivered to the citizens and businesses on the island.
Primark Opts For Cisco Gear
DUBLIN, June 1 2004
Cisco Systems, Inc. today announced that Primark, the major retail group, trading under the name Penneys in the Republic of Ireland, will roll out a Cisco local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN) and IP Telephony solution, which will create business efficiencies and facilitate better working practices both in and between its 117 locations throughout Ireland and the UK. Implementation started in May.
May
Cisco Earns Top Rating in Challenging VoIP Security Test
LONDON, UK, May 26, 2004 - Cisco Systems® today announced that its Internet Protocol (IP) telephony system has earned Miercom's highest security rating after sustaining three days of grueling, round-the-clock tests conducted by sophisticated "hackers" looking for security vulnerabilities.
Cisco Delivers The Foundation for Next Generation IP Networks: Cisco Carrier Routing System
SAN JOSE, Calif., May 25, 2004 - Cisco Systems, Inc., today announced the Cisco Carrier Routing System (Cisco CRS-1), a new class of routing system designed to deliver continuous system operation, service flexibility and extended system longevity to telecommunications service providers and research organizations. This innovative routing system helps enable customers to scale network capacity to new levels and deliver next-generation data, voice and video services over a converged Internet Protocol (IP) network while providing investment protection for more than a decade.
Adobe Receives Cisco's 3 Millionth IP Telephone
LONDON, UK, May 12, 2004 - Cisco Systems© today announced the shipment of its 3 millionth Cisco Internet Protocol (IP) telephone to Adobe Systems Incorporated, a milestone that demonstrates Cisco’s strong and sustained market momentum. Adobe has installed the Cisco IP Communications system in its offices world wide, including more than 3,800 Cisco IP phones.
Cisco Delivers the Industry's Only Enterprise-Class Wireless System with Market-Leading Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Multilayer LAN Switch
Cisco Structured Wireless-Aware Network Augmented with Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Wireless LAN Services Module, Cisco Aironet 1300 Series IEEE 802.11g Outdoor Access Point/Bridge and CiscoWorks Wireless LAN Solution Engine 2.7 Enhancements.
April
New Industry Research Reveals Businesses Spend More On Printers Than Network Security
LONDON, UK, April 27, 2004 - IDC today revealed that businesses are not taking the potentially devastating effects of viruses, worms and other breaches of security seriously enough. This is reflected in the amount of money that is invested in security solutions - $42 billion in 2003. The figure is less than five per cent of the total IT spend - and is comparable to the $43 billion annual spend on printers and multifunctional peripherals during 2003.
Cisco unveils Business Ready Data Centre Initiative allowing customers to protect, optimise and grow their businesses
SAN JOSE, Calif., April 14, 2004 - Cisco Systems, Inc. today announced the Business Ready Data Centre, an initiative to address the need for an intelligent network architecture that facilitates the evolution to a next-generation data centre. Business Ready Data Centre provides the solutions, services, partners and tested architectural design and deployment guides that allow customers to protect applications and information, share computing and storage resources and support emerging service-oriented architectures.
March
Cisco and Storage ISVs to Demo Protocol-Based Interface between Storage Appliances and the Cisco MDS 9000
SAN JOSE, Calif, March 30th, 2004 - At next week’s Storage Networking World in Phoenix, AZ., Cisco Systems, Inc.® and three independent software vendors (ISVs) will stage a technology demonstration of a new software feature being developed for the Cisco MDS 9000 Family that will allow appliance-based storage applications to take full advantage of the industry-leading reliability, scalability, and multiprotocol services available on the Cisco storage area networking (SAN) switch portfolio.
Cisco Systems to Acquire Riverhead Networks
LONDON, UK, March 22th, 2004 - Cisco Systems Inc. today announced a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Riverhead Networks of Cupertino, Calif. Riverhead Networks is a leading developer of security technology that protects against Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks and other security threats in enterprise and service network providers.
New Research Suggests the Public Sector in Europe Can Improve its Operating Performance by up to Seven Times when Combining Technology with People and Processes
CeBIT, HANNOVER, Germany, March 18, 2004 - As the focus in Europe continues on modernising public services whilst keeping costs down, Cisco Systems is today releasing a study it has sponsored of best practices, suggesting how governments and healthcare organisations can get the best from their technology investments.
12th Century Hotel Moves Into The 21st Century With Wireless Cisco IP Communications
DUBLIN, March 12th, 2003 - Cisco Systems today announced that Clontarf Castle, a 12th Century Hotel in North County Dublin will implement a Cisco Internet Protocol (IP) Communications system which will make wireless and high speed Internet access available to all its guests from the end of March 2004.
VHI Healthcare installs Cisco IP Telephony solution
DUBLIN, March 8, 2004 - Cisco Systems today announced that Vhi Healthcare, Ireland's largest purchaser of healthcare services, has selected its IP Telephony solution to create a more reliable, cost-effective, flexible, and scalable telephony infrastructure.
February
Siemens and Cisco Announce the First Results of Their Successful Collaboration In Mobile Communications
MUNICH, GERMANY & SAN JOSE, CA - February 23rd, 2004 - The Siemens Information and Communication Mobile Group (Siemens mobile) and Cisco Systems, Inc. are announcing the first successes of their strategic alliance, formed to accelerate the development and delivery of multimedia data applications and make it easier for mobile operators around the world to implement IP-based services and reap the full benefits of an integrated data, voice and video IP-based network. The two companies have already received 15 orders from carriers in Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa.
Cisco Provides New Data Service Opportunities for Mobile Network Operators with Enhanced Cisco Mobile Exchange Portfolio of Products at 3GSM World Congress 2004
CANNES, France (Booth Number D65) ? February 23, 2004 ? Cisco Systems, Inc. today unveiled an enhanced Cisco® Mobile Exchange portfolio of products that delivers seamless mobility and enhanced user experience from the cellular network to the public wireless local area network (LAN) at 3GSM World Congress in Cannes, France. Cisco Mobile Exchange is a standards-based framework that links the radio access network to IP networks and delivers value-added, content-based Internet Protocol (IP) services. The new products build on Cisco's vision and commitment to deliver anytime, anywhere access to mobile business applications.
mm02 Leads Mobile Market With Variable Charging With Cisco's Mobile Exchange Platform
London, United Kingdom - 23rd February, 2004 - mmO2, a leading European mobile operator with operations in Germany, Ireland and the UK, is to notch up an industry first with the introduction of a data services billing concept based on content rather than call duration or bandwidth use. The service, dubbed 'Variable Charging, Routing and Rating' (VCRR), uses the Cisco Mobile Exchange platform and will allow users to be charged in accordance with the value of the products and services they use rather than the basic per-minute or per-bit basis, giving mm02's customers a far more detailed and streamlined billing experience than previously.
Cisco, T-Mobile and Intel Team up for International Multi-Access Mobile Pilot
CANNES, France, February 23rd, 2004 - Today, at the 3GSM World Congress 2004, Cisco Systems®, T-Mobile and Intel announced their collaboration to show that mobility is becoming more accessible and transparent, with a cross-territory pilot to demonstrate the potential of multi-access mobile devices. The pilot will aim to show how network technologies can now work seamlessly across different applications and device platforms to give the user true, easy-to-use 'availability everywhere' mobility.
Cisco Demonstrates the Power and Intelligence of the Network at CeBIT 2004 Stand C58, Hall 13
CeBIT 2004, HANOVER, GERMANY - Cisco Systems today announced a robust line-up at CeBIT 2004, the world's largest IT and telecommunications trade fair, being hosted in Hanover, Germany, from 18-24 March 2004. The overarching theme of Cisco's presence will be the Intelligent Information Network. Cisco will show visitors how intelligence is moving deeper into the network to further enable the provision of converged, productivity-improving applications such as video telephony and online collaboration, with end to end integrated security.
Siemens and Cisco Announce the First Results of Their Successful Collaboration In Mobile Communications
MUNICH, GERMANY & SAN JOSE, CA -- February 23rd, 2004 -- The Siemens Information and Communication Mobile Group (Siemens mobile) and Cisco Systems, Inc. are announcing the first successes of their strategic alliance, formed to accelerate the development and delivery of multimedia data applications and make it easier for mobile operators around the world to implement IP-based services and reap the full benefits of an integrated data, voice and video IP-based network. The two companies have already received 15 orders from carriers in Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa.
European Mobile Operator Introduces Key Billing Concept for Data Services, Using Content Services Gateway Technology from Cisco Systems
London, United Kingdom - 23rd February, 2004 -- mmO2, a leading European mobile operator with operations in Germany, Ireland and the UK, is to notch up an industry first with the introduction of a data services billing concept based on content rather than call duration or bandwidth use. The service, dubbed 'Variable Charging, Routing and Rating' (VCRR), uses the Cisco Mobile Exchange platform and will allow users to be charged in accordance with the value of the products and services they use rather than the basic per-minute or per-bit basis, giving mm02's customers a far more detailed and streamlined billing experience than previously.
Cisco Offerings Span Mobile Wireless and Public Wireless LAN to Create an Integrated and Secure Services Environment
CANNES, France (Booth Number D65) February 23, 2004 Cisco Systems, Inc. today unveiled an enhanced Cisco© Mobile Exchange portfolio of products that delivers seamless mobility and enhanced user experience from the cellular network to the public wireless local area network (LAN) at 3GSM World Congress in Cannes, France. Cisco Mobile Exchange is a standards-based framework that links the radio access network to IP networks and delivers value-added, content-based Internet Protocol (IP) services. The new products build on Cisco's vision and commitment to deliver anytime, anywhere access to mobile business applications.
Cisco, T-Mobile and Intel Team up for International Multi-Access Mobile Pilot
CANNES, France, February 23rd, 2004 -- Today, at the 3GSM World Congress 2004, Cisco Systems©, T-Mobile and Intel announced their collaboration to show that mobility is becoming more accessible and transparent, with a cross-territory pilot to demonstrate the potential of multi-access mobile devices. The pilot will aim to show how network technologies can now work seamlessly across different applications and device platforms to give the user true, easy-to-use 'availability everywhere' mobility.
Customers benefit from expanded Cisco IP Communications portfolio that boosts productivity, security and system migration
London, UK, Feb. 18, 2004 - Cisco Systems® today announced a new wave of compelling products and solutions for its Internet Protocol (IP) Communications system that take full advantage of a converged voice, video and data network to deliver a rich-media communications experience.
Cisco Delivers Standards-Based 802.3af Power Over Ethernet Capabilities Across Its Catalyst Intelligent Switching Series
SAN JOSE, Calif. - February 17, 2004 - Cisco Systems, Inc. today announced comprehensive support for the IEEE 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE) standard across its Catalyst Intelligent Switching portfolio. PoE allows the delivery of DC power over the same Copper wire as Ethernet and enables customers to integrate a host of new powered network-attached devices to their existing LAN infrastructure.
Industry leaders collaborate to deliver security products, technologies, and services to help bring new level of protection to businesses
ARMONK, New York, and SAN JOSE, Calif., February 13, 2004 - IBM and Cisco Systems© are working together to help businesses tackle their top security challenges and reduce costs. IBM and Cisco© are collaborating to address a widespread issue within businesses - ineffective and inefficient security resulting from piecing together multiple, disparate security products and services.
Initiatives Geared to Promote Channel Partner, Customer Success
CISCO PARTNER SUMMIT 2004 -- HONOLULU, Hawaii, Feb. 12, 2004 -- Cisco Systems© and Microsoft today announced that the two companies intend to team up based on their respective expertise in technology, services and applications to help accelerate small and medium-sized business (SMB) customer and channel partner success. Building on the companies' prior collaboration in areas such as data center architectures and IP telephony, and their shared vision for encouraging new levels of productivity and profitability for SMBs, Cisco and Microsoft aim to collaborate on SMB solution development and optimisation, marketing and channel programs.
New Channel programme links customers with Direct Marketing Resellers to ensure greater customer convenience
Honolulu, Hawaii, 11 February, 2004 - Highlighting its continued commitment to the Small to Medium sized Business (SMB) market, Cisco Systems Inc. today launched a new initiative focused on driving business through its Direct Marketing Reseller (DMR) channel. Under the initiative, SMB customers can be linked quickly and easily with Cisco authorised resellers via a new "Buy Now" online buying option. This new route to market combines the popularity of Cisco.com with the convenience of ordering from direct marketing resellers, addressing the purchasing needs of today's SMB customer.
January
Cisco Systems predicts a more intelligent, productive retailer by 2010 - offering profitability to the retailer and convenience to the shopper
NEW YORK, January 13, 2004 - Cisco Systems, today announced at the National Retail Federation conference (www.nrf.com) in New York the publication "The Retail Roadmap for Chief Executives. The handbook offers an insight into the trends, business processes and new technology which will change the way customers shop, employees work, and suppliers and retailers cooperate.

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