It’s not easy implementing new communications, networking and collaboration solutions. The good news is, you don’t have to do it alone. Dimension Data and Cisco, are two companies committed to help enterprises throughout their digital transformations. Specifically, the companies have announced a new co-innovation agreement to develop a deeper collaboration environment and framework to jointly solve clients’ business needs. Drawing on their respective core strengths, competencies, and technologies, Dimension Data and Cisco are coming together to provide the scale and market-reach to transform ideas into viable, deployable solutions.
As part of the multi-year agreement, both companies plan to leverage Cisco’s global network of Co-Innovation Centers to drive collaboration in key areas such as 5G, Internet of Things, and Blockchain.
“This partnership means we’re in a stronger position to research, test, and develop new offerings at a speed beyond the traditional market cycle,” explains Ettienne Reinecke, chief technology officer, Dimension Data. “By creating a deeper collaboration environment, we will share and leverage our intellectual property, including products and code, allowing us to move faster with a focus on applied innovation to challenge the art of the possible, which will result in some exciting innovations for our clients.”
According to a statement issued in a press release: Working closely to innovate beyond traditional products to solve business and operational challenges will allow both companies to drive more ambitious projects and outcomes. They share a vision of tapping into their deep pools of existing technology and co-innovating with customers and the broader ecosystem to meet client needs as they arise and deliver enhanced capabilities in an agile fashion.
Cisco’s Chief Technology Officer, Dave Ward adds, “Innovation doesn’t happen in a vacuum; it requires diverse skillsets and multiple points of view. Co-innovation as a formal, structured process with our ecosystem, including partners and customers is part of our foundation simply because the market demands it. It’s a way to speed the innovation, allowing us to move at the speed of digital and adopt startup methodologies to bring products and solutions into being.”