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New Cost Savings Models for Government IT

The Obama Administration is committed to building a 21st century government and the strategic use of technology will be transformative in making that vision a reality.  Organizations are being challenged now, more than ever to balance limited technology resources and budgets with policies and user demands.  However, savings is not always measured in dollars, but could include increased employee productivity, lower energy costs, and enhanced end user experience through improved service levels.

The City of Raleigh experienced these and other residual benefits firsthand as they worked to create a unified vision for technology.  By leveraging a unified approach to voice, video and wireless solutions, they were able to revitalize downtown area businesses, the convention center, schools and low-income households.  In doing so, they not only renewed interest in an emerging community, but recognized significant cost savings.  The government network is better positioned to serve the needs of their constituents and businesses and continuously drive improvements for the city and its citizens.  Individuals and investors have returned to the downtown Raleigh area and nearly 2,000 low-income households now have wireless internet connectivity.  By leveraging the power of a secure, scalable and reliable network, the City of Raleigh has realized the benefits of connecting, innovating and saving, far beyond dollars saved.  Learn how “America’s Most Wired City” put this plan into action and how they are better positioned to adapt to the changing demands of the people they serve.

Join us at the Government Solutions Forum on March 21, 2012 from 8:00am-3:45pm at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C. http://www.cisco.com/web/strategy/government/solutionsforum.html

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