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New iPad App Helps Partners Grow Business

- September 13, 2011 - 2 Comments

With more than 10 billion Apple App Store downloads as of early 2011, there is literally an app for just about everything you can imagine—from carbon footprint calculators to addicting games like Angry Birds to apps that remember where you parked your car.

But did you know that there are a number of apps available to help you do more while you’re on the road, get partner news, test Internet speed, and even reboot a server from 30,000 feet? And in our newest app, the Cisco Small Business Solution Builder for the iPad, we’ll arm you with an arsenal of sales tools.

A free download, the Cisco Small Business Solution Builder app is now available to help grow your businesses. By answering a series of questions on the app, you’ll be provided with Cisco solutions and products to solve your customer’s business needs.

Here are some highlights of what partners can use the app to do:

  • Create custom designs from scratch or modify existing Cisco templates, with only a few taps
  • Match a customer’s needs with preconfigured and pretested Cisco SMART Designs
  • Browse a broad portfolio of Cisco products, and compare features and benefits
  • Get real-time pricing and availability from distributors on Velocity products using an integrated Fast Track 2 catalog
  • Present customer videos that make the business case for Cisco products
  • Retrieve saved solutions and customer information through email, enabling easy quote-building back at the office

And the app stays current with regular updates from Cisco so you can be sure that you are presenting the latest solutions and products to your customers at all times.

Want to find out how you can get this powerful new app?
Getting access to this app is easy and free! Simply search for the Cisco Small Business Solution Builder iPad app in the iTunes App Store, install, and voilà! You’re now ready to start growing your business.

Want more apps for your iPad, iPhone, or Android mobile devices?
Check out the list of apps below. The best part is that they are all free!

Cisco Partners
Keep track of the latest Cisco partner news, how-to articles, tips, program updates, the most current blog posts, and our video library. Available for iPhone, iPad, and Android mobile devices.

Cisco AnyConnect
Connect anyone, anywhere—securely, reliably, and seamlessly using the Cisco AnyConnect app. Whether providing access to business email, a virtual desktop session, or most other iOS 4 applications, AnyConnect enables business-critical application connectivity. Available for iPhone, iPad, and Android mobile devices.

Cisco WebEx Meeting Center
Love taking online meetings using Cisco WebEx Meeting Center on your computer, but feel like you are chained to your desk? Experience the true meaning of a Borderless Network and try WebEx on your mobile devices. Don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone that you’re taking your meeting from the beach. Available for iPhone, iPad, and Android mobile devices.

Cisco Global Internet Speed Test (GIST)
Have a need for speed? Cisco GIST allows you to measure your connection speeds over Wi-Fi and your cellular provider (if applicable) based on your location and network access speed at the time of a test. Available for iPhone and iPad mobile devices.

Cisco SIO to Go
Powered by Cisco Security Intelligence Operations, the Cisco SIO To Go iPhone application informs, protects, and enables you to respond to alerts and real-time threats to your network and users. Available for iPhone and iPad mobile devices.

Cisco Mobile 8.0
Cisco Mobile 8.0 turns your iPhone into a full-featured Cisco Unified IP Phone, allowing you to place, receive, and manage calls using your workplace’s telephony infrastructure. You can place and receive calls using your work phone number, and make calls over a Wi-Fi network to save on roaming charges and mobile minutes while receiving better in-building network coverage. Available for iPhone and iPad mobile devices.

Cisco Unified Mobile Communicator
Cisco Mobile complements your iPhone by providing mobile access to your office phone system. No matter where you are, you can use Cisco Mobile to join meetings, answer business calls, and listen to your work voice messages. Available for iPhone and iPad mobile devices.

UCSand can help you manage your Unified Computing System (UCS) and reboot servers from anywhere, even at 30,000 feet. Available for Android mobile devices.

Do you use any of these apps or are you using an app that we didn’t list? Share your feedback with us below.


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  1. Are you going to release this app on Adroid? I see not all your apps are available for those of us who are not on Apple.

    • Hi Louise, An Android version of this app is not currently in development, but is on the roadmap.