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Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire SolveDirect

The network is emerging as the central nervous system for business in today’s hyper-connected world. As a result, it will be expected that people, things and sources of data are all connected and communicating with each other in real time. Today, I am pleased to announce Cisco’s intent to acquire SolveDirect, a privately held company headquartered in Vienna, Austria that provides innovative, cloud-delivered services management integration software and services.

The move towards multi-sourcing and cloud services is accelerating the development of large ecosystems of companies – from enterprise IT and manufacturing, to SaaS providers – that need to share data in a secure and scalable way. Most of the interactions between these service partners today require manual effort, growing cost and complexity for an organization as their number of service partners grows. SolveDirect’s cloud-based solutions offer enterprises and service providers a flexible way to integrate with service partners, and automate sharing of processes, data, and workflows in real-time by eliminating manual practices and bottlenecks, driving significant operational efficiencies. SolveDirect’s capabilities will enable Cisco to extend our portfolio of smart and connected IT services to our global ecosystem of customers, partners and resellers.

Acquisitions and investments are a key part of Cisco’s build, buy and partner innovation strategy. The SolveDirect acquisition aligns to Cisco’s goal of developing and delivering innovative solutions that streamline data and workflows across a unified network. The SolveDirect team will join the Cisco Services team, under the leadership of Mala Anand, senior vice president, Cisco Services Platforms Group. Under the terms of the agreement, Cisco will acquire all shares of SolveDirect. The acquisition is subject to various standard closing conditions and is expected to be complete in the fourth quarter of Cisco’s fiscal year 2013.

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  1. Good move for our Remote Management Services and for Cisco. Smart Bonding for our customers is very important to keep stable going forward. Very happy about this decision.

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  2. This looks like a wonderful strategic move for us, and I am very excited to see how this can help Advanced Services roll out cloud based offerings in the future.

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  3. I’m very keen about being part of Cisco and looking forward to put strength together for success and prosperity in Service Management.

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  4. Hi Hilton
    simply a great acquisition, and it seems a fueling technology for the newly annouced strategy by Mala Anand!

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  5. Hi Hilton,

    How absolutely marvelous that Cisco has made this incredibly fantastic acquisition.

    Sincerely,

    Brad Reese

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  6. Without doubt the move into simplifying the Cloud process and database is a smart move.

    There are too many Cloud based systems now, like the time when people thought note taking on paper was getting out of control to monitor the 8 different Cloud based solutions are going to do the same.

    The race is now on to control everything in the most simplest of ways.

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  7. They are the ones with more unique business problems and the most need for a differentiating network experience.

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    • Solve direct will not help in the cloud-delivered services but also in IoE allowing Cisco, customers and partners to share information and workflow is real time.

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  8. Sounds like a great move of a product that has flavor of workflow n process to get integrated as part of our portfolio. Will be an enabler for us position industrial solution much better.

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  9. Great move by Cisco .Currently i’m working with Solve direct team for RMS ebonding and from my experience this move will give more flexibility on technical stand and also from customer infosec point.

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  10. I enjoyed working with SolveDirect and Cisco -now I’ll have to deal with one only, the choice will be tough :-) May the bright wits continue to sparkle!

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  11. It’s so clear that the committees evolve into a historic market transition even though the customer centricity drives thought-leadership.

    A multitude core competency leverages a key differentiator, for the reason that unparalleled ecosystems optimize and accelerate the gating factor.

    Why do you think the drop dead dates fast-track a best-of-class mission statement? Because a design-driven team probably improves the performance of a win-win ecosystem.

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  12. nice info i like it

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  13. Hilton Romanski Thanks You Nice İnfo

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  14. Hilton Romanski, I like the post very much,great move by Cisco

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  15. Thanks for the information. I wasn’t aware about Cisco blog earlier.
    Bookmarked.. ;)

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  16. My brother-in-law works for Cisco and he shared this news with me!! Am sure Cisco is going to acquire a lot more companies in the future!!!

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  17. April 2, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    [onaprsc.com.vn]: We are very keen about being part of Cisco and we are looking forward to put strength together for success and prosperity in Service Management. We make my product “on ap rsc and on ap lioa” you think the drop dead dates fast-track a best-of-class mission statement@ http://onaprsc.com.vn

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  18. Interesting stuff, hope Cisco will integrate some of it’s recent acquisitions – would be nice to see the good work that Meraki do brought more into focus too..

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  19. Suona come una grande mossa di un prodotto che ha il sapore del flusso di lavoro n processo per ottenere integrato come parte del nostro portafoglio. Sarà un volano per noi la posizione soluzione industriale molto meglio.

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  20. April 8, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    I love seeing Cisco acquire cloud-based companies. A great acqusition for Remote Management Services.

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  21. hi hilton

    cisco success in a number of respects in doubt

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  22. There are too many Cloud based systems now, like the time when people thought note taking on paper was getting out of control to monitor the 8 different Cloud based solutions are going to do the same. Great move by Cisco.

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  23. Good move by Cisco . I have a friend working with Solve direct team for RMS ebonding and from his perspective this move will give him more flexibility on technical stand and also from a customer infosec point of view.

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  24. Hilton Romanski

    I’m delighted to announce that Cisco has completed the acquisition of SolveDirect. We welcome the team to the Cisco family.

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