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IBM and Cisco have been helping organizations like yours use groundbreaking technologies and world-class services to increase business results for years.

Together, we help you find better ways to connect people, share critical data, and create analytic insights to improve your bottom line.

IBM and Cisco Industry Solutions

Banking/Financial Services

IBM and Cisco Front Office Solutions for Retail Banking offer client-centric solutions combining IBM products, services, and consulting with Cisco Unified Communications and applications.

Energy & Utilities/Smart Grid

IBM and Cisco provide targeted networking solutions for utilities that blend Cisco technology with IBM leadership in communication services, network management, security, information management and analytics, backed by deep energy industry expertise.

Healthcare

IBM and Cisco offer a holistic approach to healthcare solutions that integrates the best of IBM and Cisco technologies to remove information barriers so data can be analyzed and shared in real time.

Public Safety/Smarter Cities

IBM and Cisco can deliver proven solutions that contribute to protecting citizens and property, saving lives, and putting cities back together in the wake of natural disasters.

Retail

The Next Generation Connected Retail solution brings together IBM's retail industry leadership and Cisco's networking and communications leadership to deliver the foundation for transforming the retail enterprise and store.

IBM and Cisco Technology and Service Offerings

Mobility/BYOD

Today's employees are increasingly on the move, using mobile devices throughout their working life. IBM and Cisco can help with solutions that consider everything from network infrastructure and device management to the policies that govern access and security. Together, IBM and Cisco help clients develop and execute the right business, network, and IT strategy quickly and cost-effectively.

Network Modernization

IBM services for network and security assessments, design, implementation and ongoing management together with Cisco Borderless Networks products and technologies can provide a long-term modernization strategy for your network infrastructure.

Collaboration

IBM MobileFirst Collaboration Services with Cisco

IBM MobileFirst Collaboration Services with Cisco helps your customers streamline communications and collaboration, better control costs and reduce complexity by offering cloud-delivered unified communications tools which are integrated with enterprise applications and could also be delivered as a service via private, hybrid or public cloud.

Data Center

Data Center Networking

Cisco offers a comprehensive portfolio of storage networking products that includes directors, fabric switches, IP storage routers, and metro-optical networking solutions. IBM and Cisco can deliver end-to-end storage networking solutions when combined with:

  • IBM System Storage disk and tape storage
  • IBM Power Systems or System z servers
  • Planning, design, and implementation services from IBM Global Services

VersaStack Solution by Cisco and IBM

The VersaStack Solution by Cisco and IBM offers the performance and innovation of Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure. This combines Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS), Cisco Nexus, Cisco MDS switches, and UCS Director with the versatility and efficiency of the IBM Storwize storage system. It is an integrated infrastructure solution from Cisco and IBM that can help you:

  • Accelerate the deployment of your data centers
  • Cut costs by more efficiently managing information and resources
  • Improve your ability to adapt to business changes

Unified Communications

Cisco TelePresence Meeting Solution

With rising costs, tighter budgets, heightened concerns about work-life balance and environmental issues, many successful businesses are effectively using Cisco TelePresence deployed by IBM to reduce costs, increase competitiveness, lower operational risks, and support environmental initiatives such as reducing CO2 emissions.

Integrated Collaboration Solutions

The integrated collaboration solutions with IBM products include IBM Notes for email and IBM Connections for social using Cisco APIs.

Unified Communications

IBM and Cisco provide innovative business communications solutions, by converging voice, video and data, which can guide organizations towards new business models that promote success.

Unified Contact Center

Cisco and IBM can transform customer relationships through a comprehensive portfolio of industry-leading Unified Contact Center solutions.

IBM and Cisco Success Stories

Universidad ESAN: Cisco and IBM Mobile Solution (PDF - 52 KB)
Universidad ESAN engaged IBM Global Technology Services and Cisco toprovide project management and implementation services for a new mobile infrastructure for their new facilities.

Aircraft Manufacturer Flies to Greater Success with Cisco and IBM Mobile Solution (PDF - 484 KB)
Learn how an aircraft manufacturer engaged IBM Global Technology Services and Cisco to evaluate its existing wireless network infrastructure and outline recommendations to raise security and availability levels through an extensive wireless coverage assessment, design and implementation of a new Cisco wireless network infrastructure.

Video-Enabled Supply Chain Drives Retail Growth for Kingfisher (PDF - 287 KB)
Kingfisher streamlines its supply chain and improves direct sourcing with Cisco TelePresence solution provided as managed global service by IBM Global Business Services and IBM Technical Services.

Video-Enabled Supply Chain Drives Retail Growth (Video - 3:59 min)
Retailer uses TelePresence to increase profitability and reduce costs by improving collaboration across a global organization.

Commercial Lender Adopts Unified Communications (PDF - 239 KB)
French financial institution OSEO replaced its telephony infrastructure with a voice-over-IP (VoIP) solution based on Cisco Unified Communications, implemented and integrated by IBM.

Electrical Transmission Company Enhances Productivity and Security
Terna-Rete Elettrica Nazionale S.p.A needed ways to facilitate collaboration among remote employees and reduce travel costs

Railway Deploys New Remote Communications Solution(English) (PDF - 575 KB) Canadian French (PDF - 546 KB)
Canadian National Railway turned to IBM and Cisco to provide communication around a construction or emergency site, including local and long distance voice and data service.

Pharmaceutical Firm Speeds Decision Making and Reduces Travel (PDF - 1.17 MB)
IBM provided a Cisco TelePresence solution to help accelerate decision making within the global Takeda Pharmaceutical organization and estimated a 20 percent reduction in business travel.

Construction Firm Enhances Collaboration
Miron Construction Co., Inc., a leader in construction management, design-build, and industrial services, increased sales by 75 percent from 2004 to 2008, to US$610 million.

Mobile Service Operator Provides Voice Self-Service (Video - 5:51 min) (PDF - 1.17 MB)
With the Cisco Unified Customer Voice Portal and IBM management, IDEA Cellular shifted two million daily calls from agents to a self-service voice portal, increasing customer satisfaction and reducing average hold time.

Manufacturer Closes More Sales Through Collaboration
Lovejoy, Inc., uses integrated Cisco Unified Communications and IBM Lotus solutions to quickly consult with an available expert.

Events Management Firm Gains Competitive Advantage (PDF - 964 KB) (Video - 5:51 min)
Meeting Consultants firm uses integrated Cisco Unified Communications and IBM Lotus solutions to help employees collaborate with each other and partners in any location.

For more information

To learn more about how IBM and Cisco can help improve your organization's creativity, agility and competiveness, contact your IBM or Cisco representative.

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Video-Enabled Supply Chain Drives Retail Growth

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