4th Jul 06

Cisco Enhances Focus in Eastern Region

Strengthens Kolkata office to support its growing customer base in West Bengal, Orissa, Jharkhand and North East India

Kolkata, July 4, 2006 - Cisco the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet, today announced strengthening the team of its Kolkata office to enhance its presence in the eastern region. The ramp-up is in line with Cisco's strategy to enhance focus and strengthen its customer engagements in West Bengal, Orissa, Jharkhand and North East region. The Kolkata office will be headed by Amit Malik and will be responsible for driving growth in the region.

Cisco has already added over 20 new tier II partners and plans to augment its sales force in the region to service over 500 customers in and around Kolkata. Local presence of Cisco officials will help the company leverage the huge potential of the eastern market.

Commenting on the announcement, Jangoo Dalal, Sr. Vice President-Enterprise, Cisco (India & SAARC) said, "We have seen significant growth in the Eastern region, particularly in the BFSI, manufacturing sector and Small Medium Business (SMB). The key reason for this growth can be attributed to global ambitions of these businesses. Hence, it's important for us to enhance our presence to effectively tap and manage this region. With an office in Kolkata we will be closer to our customers, thus improving responsiveness and speed of deployment."

Kolkata has emerged as a BFSI & manufacturing hub of the East for the company with various large banking and financial institutions like Allahabad bank, UCO Bank, National Insurance company, to name a few, opting for Cisco solutions.

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