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Accelerating Workspace Transformation with Cisco

Work used to be a fixed place you go to, but it has evolved into something you do. Top and emerging talent is conscious of this transition and expects more flexibility from employers when it comes to the workplace. Research suggests 77% of Gen X employees would prefer to work for a company that gives them the flexibility to work from anywhere rather than at an expensive office.

The modern workspace needs the tools to empower employees to be as productive and engaged as possible. To do so, businesses must overhaul multiple systems, from accounting to IT and security. Taking on these challenges is essential but building an internal team to handle this transformation can be difficult, time-consuming, and costly.

Instead, the best way to ensure a successful workspace transformation is to take on a solution provider’s partner who can bring extensive technology expertise and strategic partnerships to the table from day one. A partner helps assess where a business is, and then creates a transformation plan to scale solutions cost-effectively, significantly reducing the time a workspace transformation can take. Collaborating with an organization with powerful strategic partnerships also expands your network and provides a solid foundation for cooperation.

Transforming a university workspace

Logicalis has been in partnership with Cisco for over 25 years, which has enabled both parties to co-innovate and design solutions to digitally transform global businesses.  

Our relationship with Cisco started by selling physical products and has since evolved to provide end-to-end solutions with services that address today’s business needs. Whether this is selling new software services, future-proofing workspaces or securing the modern workplace, our long-running partnership with Cisco continues to develop and change to meet the needs of the global marketplace.

In a workspace transformation project prior to the pandemic, we helped create a new learning experience and enhance the digital learning capabilities for 13,000 students at Youngstown University in Ohio. With 90% of learning previously taking place in person, the project marked a meaningful change in YSU’s approach.

This decision to offer digital learning came at just the right time. When the pandemic forced universities to shift to remote education, Logicalis and Cisco were able to quickly and cost-effectively scale YSU’s Webex deployment, enabling educators to teach, meet and interact with students, no matter where they’re located.

Global knowledge, local execution

One of just five Cisco Global Gold partners certified to deliver Cisco services across global IT environments, Logicalis provides a consistent, seamless experience with a single point of contact to help navigate an intricate global landscape. Our proven expertise and joint delivery of solutions at pace with end-to-end security help businesses to unravel where they are on their workspace transformation journey and shed light on where to go next.

Providing a consistent experience through global managed services, we work hand in glove to meet the challenges of any market, from trade regulations and landing sites to simplified management and local deployment. Through our Digital Services Platform (DSP) and regional centers of excellence, we deliver the same service quality and experience worldwide, with a unified set of values and operational standards in every market.

Expertise you can count on

In the years that Cisco and Logicalis have worked together, the industry has changed beyond recognition, especially over the last 12 months. However, the pandemic has brought Logicalis and Cisco closer together, and we are more prepared than ever to deliver successful workplace transformations to customers.

The pandemic has changed the future of the workplace, and as digital transformation enablers, Logicalis is at the forefront of readying businesses for a new world of hybrid working.

With lifecycle technologies and end-to-end security, businesses that transform through Logicalis and Cisco don’t need to worry about their infrastructures becoming outdated or security being breached. Logicalis’ ability to integrate our service offerings across multiple infrastructures demonstrates how an experienced managed services provider can increase flexibility and adaptability.

Whether businesses are just at the start of their journey, stuck in the middle, or looking for new ways to grow, together, Logicalis and Cisco offer a bespoke approach to help customers transform and succeed, wherever they are in the world.

Logicalis recently won 18 awards at the Cisco Partner Summit 2021 in recognition of our partnership and commitment to supporting our customers’ digital transformations.

Renata Randi is Chief Marketing and Alliances Officer of Logicalis Latin America.