Cisco Catalyst Access Switches Lower TCO by 14% According To Forrester

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May 28th, 2012

Cisco commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the total economic impact and potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying Cisco Catalyst Access Switches. They found that corporations that deployed Cisco Catalyst Access switches were better off by 14% than if they had deployed other Ethernet switches. They also found that IT executives who deploy non Cisco Ethernet switches spend twice as much of TCO on operational cost. I talk with Pradeep Parmar, Switching Marketing Manager at Cisco Systems on life cycle cost of network ownership and how Cisco’s Catalyst Access Switches deliver lower operational cost.

When “Good Enough” Is Not Good Enough; Debunking the Myths of a “Good Enough” Network

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September 12th, 2011

By Cisco Systems

Hundreds of Cisco customers have debated the trade-off of prioritizing the lowest price for a point product or service in their network over a strategic plan for how they architect their network infrastructure. Through interactions with many customers, Cisco has analyzed various network designs and implementations. Our findings show that although there is a place for building a low-cost tactical network, the ongoing operations, upgrades and lack of preparedness to meet new business challenges prove to be hindrances to organizations in the long run. Rather than just considering capital cost, organizations are well served to look at total cost of ownership, including operations and return on investment plus business capabilities enabled by a strategic network, as they build out their networks to address business needs today and tomorrow. Forrester Consulting Group provides an excellent analysis in this paper too.

Understand the Savings of Deploying a Cisco Borderless Network

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December 13th, 2010

By Forrester Research

Read the commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting: Total Economic Impact of Cisco’s Borderless Networks.