AGCO is a company that’s made its name by providing high-tech solutions to farmers around the world. After years of acquisitions and growth, the company needed to update its IT infrastructure. AGCO looked to Cisco to facilitate this communication simplification by making sure that its workers were all on the same page.
Cisco deployed a suite of business communication software to ensure that AGCO’s frontend portals were consistent through out the company. But the real changes occurred in the backend infrastructure. AGCO realized that it wouldn’t do much good to have cutting-edge communication software without having cutting-edge hardware for it to run on.
Therefore, the company began consolidating data centers and standardizing on Cisco networking and communication infrastructure. Products that were included on this complete overhaul included:
• Cisco Nexus 2000, 5000 and 7000 Series Switches
• Cisco Catalyst 2000 and 3000 Series Switches
• Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
• Cisco 2900 Series and 3900 Integrated Services Router
The changes have made a lot of hay, as AGCO saw a $45,000 saving per month via Voice over IP calls. The company also witnessed greater collaboration and productivity through video, allowing for new ideas to travel faster and decisions to be made more swiftly.
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