Cisco’s market leadership is no longer the “best kept secret” in managed services. Today, in its inaugural Total Managed WAN (CPE) and Network Based Services Equipment Market Share report, leading research firm Synergy Research Group, outlined vendor market share for managed CPE and network based services in the enterprise, SMB, branch and high end environments. It shows market share by quarter from the first calendar quarter of 2007 through the first calendar quarter of 2008. The results outline Cisco having a 68% market share in total managed WAN (CPE) and network based equipment services revenue for the first quarter of 2008.This report certainly underscores the enormous preference and loyalty shown by successful managed services providers worldwide for Cisco as the partner of choice for their managed services business. As previously announced, the managed services market is growing and offers benefits to business customers and xSps, alike. And, businesses that choose a managed service from a Cisco Powered xSP receive the benefit of experience from the worldwide leader in managed services that is focused on:
- 1. Offering market leadership in IP-based networks and solutions that serve as the foundation for existing and emerging technologies that define the business and end user experience. 2. Engaging with xSPs to understand the market and then to develop resources, technologies, programs and insight that help them envision, build, operate, market and sell managed services.
Certainly, as we look to the growing managed service market, a unique opportunity exists for xSPs to extend their leadership and benefit from the technology and managed services enablement offered by Cisco.