Cisco was recently named a leader in the first IDC MarketScape for Worldwide Collaboration Tools for Education. According to the IDC MarketScape report, “More than just a vendor serving the education market, Cisco has also been a significant provider of education for 25 years through Cisco Networking Academy. Its experience as an educator has helped inform Cisco’s product development and investment strategy as it builds education-specific capabilities.”

The report also noted, “During interviews for this study, several education customers rated Cisco “well-above expectations” or “best in class” for its security features.”

The IDC MarketScape notes, “Institutions should consider Cisco when they are looking for a vendor partner with deep industry expertise that offers a secure collaboration platform with a robust set of innovative features and capabilities.”

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IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Collaboration Tools for Education 2022 Vendor Assessment

IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. The Capabilities score measures vendor product, go-to-market and business execution in the short-term. The Strategy score measures alignment of vendor strategies with customer requirements in a 3-5-year timeframe. Vendor market share is represented by the size of the icons.

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