Saturday, June 4, 2011

CISCO and Xerox, Sitting in a Cloud, K. I. S. S. I. N. G. - And YOU are Comfortable in Stage 1 and 2?

On May 9, 2011, Xerox and CISCO announced forming a strategic alliance delivering cloud-based IT services, and technology that combine network and print services.

This is more then cloud printing.  This is more then mobile print.  This is about ITO, this is about Borderless Networks.

And its about opening up "new revenue opportunities in managed print " for Cisco partners.

Its about Xerox partners having opportunities to drive network services promoting Cisco Smart Services, supporting their customers' Cisco network solutions.

Do you see?

Can you see the handwriting on the wall or should we dig up an interpreter?

No?  Yeah, that's right, you need stick figures, don't you?

Let me boil it down.

Today, Cisco partners can, at some level, offer MPS.  Who is Cisco?  Google it for goodness sake.

Today, Xerox partners can, at some level, offer networking and IT Outsourcing.  What is IT Outsourcing?  Google it for goodness sake.

This is another ratchet up in the ecosystem that is MPS.

Oh and by the way - there is no love lost between Cisco and HP.  The lines are being drawn, the War of the Machines is about to commence.

Take cover.

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