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The portfolio includes the Cisco BYOD Smart Solution, VXI Smart Solution (a desktop virtualization system) and a Remote Expert Smart Solution to enable face-to-face consultation through video and online form sharing at work or in the home. But is this enough to give Cisco inroads in this realm of the mobility movement?
Cisco's BYOD Opportunity
We asked Zeus Kerravala, principal analyst at ZK Research about Cisco's Smart Solutions. He told us he thinks Cisco can find its place in the BYOD movement by addressing the challenges that occur after IT onboards a device.
"One of the problems with BYOD is that a lot of organizations think of it as simply mobile device management. But it's much broader than that. When you add 1,000 iPad users to the network, all with Facetime and downloading applications, it creates a lot of unpredictable traffic problems," Kerravala said.
"It's a challenge for Cisco right now to try to establish itself as a go-to BYOD company. If you were to ask 100 people who their most important BYOD partner is, you'd probably get 100 different answers. There is no de facto standard as far as BYOD goes. That creates a great opportunity."
Posted: 2012-05-16 @ 11:11am PT
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