Gartner Research

Verify If Cisco One Will Save You Money Before Adopting It

Published: 03 May 2017

ID: G00324432

Analyst(s): Mark Fabbi, Danilo Ciscato

Summary

Cisco One is a model for unbundling the price of software licensing and support from the associated hardware, introduced in 2015 and now widely used in new offerings, although the traditional model is still available. This research shows I&O leaders how to determine if it brings savings.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Always Require Proposals for Both Options (Cisco One and Traditional a la Carte)
    • Why Is Cisco One Good for Cisco?
    • Is Cisco One Also Good for Enterprise Clients?
  • Reassess the Support Strategy
  • Evaluate Cisco One in the Context of Your Long-Term Network Plans and Vendor Strategy

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