WHY SOFTCAT FOR THE CISCO NETWORKING PLATFORM?
Softcat was a partner of Meraki for many years before Cisco acquired it in 2012. There is consequently a wealth of Meraki resource within Softcat – along with all the associated qualifications.
Our dedicated Cisco business team is on-hand to provide all the support you need to amplify your outcomes. From presales, to tech design and business management, we’re here to ensure you make the most of your Cisco investments.
As the top Cisco Meraki partner in the UK, we’re a proven safe pair of hands when it comes to procuring, deploying and managing Cisco Meraki solutions. We have the capability to triple customer value over an 18-month period, and we therefore boast a renewal rate that’s over 90%.
ART OF THE POSSIBLE
Smart, cloud-managed IT solutions, unified by a single networking platform, have the ability to transform modern businesses and the way they operate. Organisations within almost every vertical can harness the power of Cisco Meraki to deliver business outcomes.
Let’s take retail as a key example. By using sensors in stores, location analytics can determine how long shoppers are spending in different areas and which sales are being converted. Knowing how many people are coming into each store, which stores offer the greatest opportunities, and what the chances are of converting footfall into sales is a powerful proposition. What’s more, by adding security CCTV cameras and data analytics you can make even more informed decisions – in addition to keeping employees safe in the workplace.
Other key vertical examples include financial services, where smart connected banking and virtual financial advice can transform operations. And in manufacturing and construction, environmental sensors can be set up to provide early detection of things like water leaks, which have the potential to damage valuable materials. The possibilities are endless.
INTRODUCING SMART, CLOUD-MANAGED NETWORKING
With organisations today having to re-think the way they operate, many are quickly transforming their infrastructure into a digital-first model in order to easily embrace the changes ahead. However, this doesn’t need to feel like a daunting task.
Straight out of the box, Cisco Meraki provides unified management of mobile devices, Macs, PCs and the entire network from a centralised dashboard. Cisco Meraki enables you to accelerate your digital transformation through easy-to-use cloud networking capabilities that deliver secure customer and employee experiences that exceed expectations.
The single, simple and secure Systems Management platform lets you enforce device security policies, deploy software and apps, and perform remote, live troubleshooting on thousands of managed devices. And the cloud-first approach delivers the agility you need to meet and exceed today’s increasing customer and employee expectations.
THE POWER OF NEXT-GENERATION WI-FI
Next generation networks require next-generation wi-fi. That’s why Cisco Meraki’s Wi-Fi 6 certified technology is designed to power new and improved user experiences – offering faster speeds for enhanced application usage, and more capacity for high-density indoor and outdoor environments.
With the majority of employees now using laptops rather than desktops – even when working in the office – Wi-Fi has fast become the preference over wired networks. However, with more devices and bandwidth being used, more video calls being made, and more meetings being carried out remotely as opposed to face-to-face, it understandably places additional strain on Wi-Fi networks.
Cisco Meraki’s Wi-Fi 6 Certified technology provides higher performance and greater efficiency than ever before – even in environments with high density, such as schools. With automated Wi-Fi channels, simple multi-site management and wireless intrusion prevention, the innovative wireless technology is also easy to manage and secure at scale.
SMART IT PRODUCTS
The Cisco Meraki product portfolio is centrally managed from an intuitive interface. It’s simply better IT, and when combined with Softcat’s customer-focused services, it offers a number of key benefits to organisations of all shapes and sizes.
For starters, there’s no controller hardware or management software to install and maintain. You can bring sites and remote workers online faster than ever, with zero-touch provisioning. And you can isolate and fix any issues in minutes with built-in remote troubleshooting tools.
In addition, you can keep employees protected and up to date with seamless over-the-web firmware and security updates. You can gain insight with out-of-the-box application visibility and location analytics. And you can automate workflows, easily integrate with other technologies, build custom solutions and more with open API services.
UNLOCK MODERN WAYS OF WORKING
We want to show you how redefining your approach to Networking can help you amplify your outcomes.
Implementing a modern IT infrastructure that’s able to support always-connected mobility, data-hungry applications and employees’ own devices is vital. And the way forward lies in adopting a scalable solution that can grow as the demands and pressures on the network increase – which is why Softcat has partnered with Cisco Meraki, the leading cloud managed networking platform.
The key to business success today – and tomorrow – is supporting the all-important user experience. Employees need to be able to work how they want, where they want, and on whichever devices they feel most comfortable. Therefore, it’s crucial to address the challenges presented by enabling this level of flexibility.
Not only is there a demand to reduce the cost and complexity of controller appliances and overlay management software, there’s also the need to adhere to rapidly changing social distancing guidelines and optimise physical spaces in offices and customer-facing retail spaces. There’s a lot to take onboard.
That’s why, at Softcat, our aim is to help you turn down the noise and tune into the future of your business – and we can help you simplify today’s workplace with the Cisco Meraki networking platform.
TAKE THE NEXT STEP…
Softcat is a Cisco Gold Partner with the ability to employ a consultative outcome-focused approach. Softcat specialises in all of Cisco’s architectures, we’re able to conduct transformational engagements with our customers; we have the resources to assist
With a large Cisco-focused team including dedicated Cisco engineers, subject matter experts and specialist vertical teams, we can support you in almost every capacity. We’ll take the time to understand your problem or objective; design the right solution or specify one that’s most appropriate; build the solution in full; and even help you run it if necessary.
By wrapping our customer-focused services around Cisco’s leading IT, network and cyber security solutions, we can deliver everything you need to overcome your challenges, bring your technology to life and not only successfully achieve your objectives – but drastically amplify your outcomes.
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