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Help Customers Embrace Change with New Borderless Networks ROI Benefits Calculator

- August 5, 2011 - 0 Comments

Your customers want all the benefits that borderless networks have to offer; things like working from home, VPN access anywhere, and secure network access via any device. But how do you best walk customers through the costs, benefits, IT staff requirements, ROI, and the dizzying array of considerations around a sizable IT upgrade?

With a series of questions, scenarios, and analysis, the new Borderless Networks ROI Benefits Calculator is a free tool that helps partners analyze customers’ IT costs and needs—whether it’s a future network deployment or a post-deployment ROI analysis.

By plugging data into the calculator, you receive a tangible list of benefits that a customer would see from upgrading their infrastructure (like reductions in help desk costs, increases in end user productivity, or energy savings).

Cisco tapped independent technology and market research company Forrester Research to create the calculator. Forrester gathered data from its research on Cisco Borderless Networks and the market in general, interviewed Cisco marketing and sales personnel, spoke with organizations offering solutions, and conducted a survey of 121 IT network execs.

How do I get access to the calculator?

To use this new resource, visit the Borderless Networks ROI Calculator home page and click START to enter your information. You’ll be prompted to answer a few basic questions to begin with, and then you’ll fill in your answers to more detailed questions about the environment, staff, and applications.

Most inputs start with a default value which is equal to the suggested input, so just fill in the best estimate and use the default value if an estimate is unknown or will be provided later.
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At the end of the survey, you’ll get detailed cost information, analysis, and a summary to present.

It’s that easy! We’d love your feedback and thoughts, so we can improve the tool. Let us know what you think about the new Borderless Networks ROI Benefits Calculator.


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