Cisco Expands Linux-Powered SMB Push

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“”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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