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Smart+Connected Communities: How Cisco Provided an Integrated, Intelligent Office Experience at Its Bangalore Campus
Cisco's Smart+Connected Communities (S+CC) solutions combine networking technologies with building systems and infrastructure to increase productivity, improve energy and building process efficiencies, and lower operations cost.
In a typical workplace infrastructure, facilities and technologies that are provided as a matter of course can broadly be divided into two categories: IT systems and applications, and core building systems. Not only do these two groups operate in largely isolated silos but each individual component within the groups is not connected. In other words, all the individual components operate as independent systems without any centralization.
The Cisco S+CC real estate solution breaks down these silos, integrating building systems with IT systems and applications onto one IP network. Cisco is proving the cost savings, energy and building process efficiencies, and productivity gains of the S+CC solution at its campus in Bangalore, India. Cisco IT and the Workplace Resources group (facilities management) collaborated to develop a reusable, scalable solution that can be replicated globally. Cisco is in the process of deploying this solution at other locations worldwide.
This case study details how Cisco IT and Workplace Resources overcame technical challenges of the S+CC deployment in Bangalore; describes the solution components and end-user services enabled at the campus; and highlights the initial operational savings, productivity gains, energy and building process efficiencies, and other business benefits the S+CC implementation has delivered to date.