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Cisco Expands Linux-Powered SMB Push

Dec 03, 2009, 09:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

[ Thanks to smk for this link. ]

""At the heart of Cisco's new SMB products is a different approach and a different operating system than that which it has traditionally delivered to big enterprise customers.

"As opposed to Cisco's own IOS operating system, the open source Linux operating system is the mainstay in the new SMB products. Cisco is also taking a new route in how it works with SMB partners and customers, providing different credit and incentives to help improve both sales and service.

""We expected going into this that we needed to simplify the way ours customers work with us," Mark Monday, general manager of Cisco's small business solutions, told InternetNews.com. "We knew the normal Cisco model wouldn't always work for SMBs, so we created this unique organization.""

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