By the year 2015, connected mobile devices will overtake desktop usage and Wi-Fi access traffic will surpass wired access traffic. From 2012 to 2017, mobile data will grow 13-fold. Looking at statistics like these, it’s clear that mobility isn’t just another trend or hot topic – it’s a fundamental transformation of how businesses and their employees access information and accomplish work. And it’s creating more opportunities for Cisco partners to engage with customers than ever before.
But the mobility opportunity is more than just a discussion of one or two technologies. A true mobility conversation includes examining your customers’ mobile workforce strategies and taking a solutions-based approach to increasing worker productivity.
This creates a business-critical, workplace evolution discussion about how you can help your customer’s workforce go mobile without compromising its business, by allowing them to:
- Reduce risk and maintain compliance and security
- Offer a superior, consistent, portable experience and support emerging work styles
- Accelerate business agility by speeding deployment of services and applications
- Take a strategic view of the systems—including the WAN, wired or wireless LAN, data center, and application infrastructure
Think of mobility not just as a set of products or services but as a business discussion you can relate to any number of segments from data center and cloud to collaboration and security. Many recent announcements you’ve seen from us help support this business-level discussion. One example is Cisco® Unified Access, which combines wired and wireless as part of a connected infrastructure, with access control and management to address both fixed and mobile assets.
You also probably saw us announce Cisco VXI™ Smart Solution 2.7, which allows you to deliver an exceptionally flexible and secure workspace on any device in any location. And, at Enterprise Connect in March, we announced Cisco Jabber™ for Mac 9.2 and Windows 9.2 and the addition of Cisco WebEx® to our BYOD Smart Solution Promotion.
To help you drive demand and position mobility solutions with our customers, Cisco is creating number of demand generation campaigns. “Is Your Network Ready for Unified Access?” is available now and more resources are coming later this month and in May. I urge you take advantage of these offers and work with your customers to help them make the right investments and choices for their mobile future.
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