Post by Steve Slattery, VP, Cisco Voice Technology GroupThe release of the Q1 2008 Enterprise Voice Market Share Report from Synergy Research Group, a leading research firm, marks a significant milestone for Cisco in Unified Communications. For the first time, Cisco took the number one market share position for Enterprise Telephony followed by Avaya, Nortel, Alcatel-Lucent and Siemens Enterprise. We are now selling more voice systems than all of the other vendors in less than ten years since we entered the market. (Note: Synergy defines Enterprise Telephony as Enterprise IP Telephony plus Traditional TDM Telephony, excluding VoIP gateways). Further, according to Synergy, Cisco remained the market leader in Enterprise Voice, IP Phone and Enterprise IP Telephony markets; and managed to post the only positive quarter among the large vendors with a growth rate of 0.9 percent sequentially. No matter how you count the revenues -be it IP or TDM -Cisco is now providing more customers with telephony solutions than any other vendor in the industry.
Today, we announce our mobility vision called “Cisco Motion.” Evolve your mobility network with the Cisco Mobility Services Engine and a suite of mobility services software. Fully integrated with Cisco Unified Wireless Network and Unified Communications, the mobility services engine provides the tools required to:- Unify disparate networks -- Address the growth in client devices -- Facilitate collaboration -- Benefit from a wide variety of third party mobility applications -- Cisco Motion can help you put your employees, partners, customers, and even corporate assets in Motion.Read more about Cisco Motion on our News@Cisco site and learn more about the Cisco Mobility Services Engine…you can also view videos on Motion and the Mobility Services Engine.
It is great for us to talk about what we think about this or that or the other (in this case, mobility), but it is useful to hear what others think about our plans for mobility as well. In the following three videos, we hear from Ellen Daley of Forrester chatting with Alan Cohen, Cisco VP for Enterprise and Mid-Market Solutions; Ellen Daley solo; and Maribel Lopez of Lopez Research talking about Cisco’s approach to mobility.Alan Cohen and Ellen Daley on mobility Read More »
WHAT?: Tomorrow, we will host a webcast and slide presentation to discuss our overall mobility strategy. Following a brief presentation, a Q&A session will be held. WHO?: Cisco executives Brett Galloway, senior vice president - Wireless and Security Technology Group, and Ben Gibson, senior director, Mobility Solutions. WHEN?: Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 1:30PM (PDT)HOW?: Listen and watch via the Internet at http://www.cisco.com/go/investors. RSVP: Not necessary.
Yvon Le Roux, Vice President for Africa and Levant, shares some insights about the World Economic Forum (WEF) Middle East in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. He touches on the Egypt Education Initiative (EEI) and more.