Today Australia’s leading telecommunications company, Telstra, welcomed Cisco as a partner in its Telstra Business Systems® program.
Cisco has had a long working relationship with Telstra but this announcement marks the first time the companies have come together to target small and medium business!
Now an “all-in-one” simple communications package is available to meet all the business telephony needs of Australian SMBs. Telstra Business Systems and Cisco provide an ideal solution for time-poor SMB operators who need to concentrate on growing their businesses, safe in the knowledge that their telephony is state of the art. The fact that everything from supply to installation to ongoing maintenance is managed in one place makes it even simpler for them to manage.
Sara Adams, director of Commercial Business for Cisco Australia and New Zealand commented, “This partnership between Cisco and Telstra is a great opportunity for Australian SMBs to embrace technology in order to innovate and gain competitive advantage in the market. Cisco knows better than anyone that efficient communication and collaboration is a key way that businesses can work smarter; and simplifying telephony the way that Telstra Business Systems does is an ideal solution for SMBs.”
More than 90 percent of Australian businesses are SMBs and they are all looking for ways to make doing business easier. A recent study (The Sensis® Business Index – Small and Medium Enterprises 2010) found that most SMBs are confident about the Australian economy and have high expectations for the year ahead. This means they’re looking to invest in technology, people and processes that will help them grow their business,
Brian Harcourt, Telstra business executive director, from Telstra explained, “In partnership with Cisco, Telstra Business Systems offers SMBs expert advice and local support from a skilled partner, flexible finance services, a single bill, attractive network plans and best of all a single point of contact for all business communication enquiries.”
Hear more about how this represents a great opportunity for SMBs in this Flip Video from Sara Adams, director of Commercial Business for Cisco in Australia and New Zealand: