Xerox and Cisco forms an strategic alliance

Dan Smith, General Manager for Integrated Marketing, Xerox Middle East and Africa

Xerox and Cisco have formed an alliance to deliver cloud-based services and technology that combine network intelligence and print capabilities. The alliance brings Xerox’s managed print and cloud IT outsourcing services to customers over Cisco’s intelligent network infrastructure.

Both companies will arm channel partners with solutions that help businesses extend their existing IT investments to improve performance and reduce cost.

Dan Smith, Head of Integrated Marketing for the Middle East and Africa region, Xerox Middle East, said, “Xerox’s Developing Markets Operations. “Together we’re helping businesses transition to the cloud in ways that best suit their operations, and add the services needed to enhance security and productivity for employees.”

This alliance will enable such products as:
• Xerox Managed Print Services (MPS) over Cisco Borderless Networks – Consolidates IT and print management using the network’s embedded security, WAN optimization and IOS software. This monitors print activity and reduces operating costs, protects confidential data from any location, and improves employee productivity with advanced mobile and cloud printing applications.

• Xerox Cloud ITO Services built on Cisco UCS and Vblock infrastructure – Helps customers accelerate the deployment of new IT services and reduce IT costs through a private, public, or hybrid cloud environment. The cloud services from ACS, a Xerox Company, include Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IAAS), cloud consulting services, and private cloud deployments.

• Xerox Mobile Print on Cisco virtual desktop clients and Cisco Cius – Allows mobile workers to securely print business documents from any email-enabled device, including Cisco virtual desktop clients and Cisco Cius tablets, to any enabled printer. Using Cisco Borderless Networks and wireless LAN products, the mobile printing from email-enabled devices is reliable and connects seamlessly from any location.