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Cisco strikes cloud deal with ConnectWise to boost services play

Cisco has joined forces with ConnectWise in the channel, in a move designed to accelerate managed services sales through cloud-based solutions.

Under the banner of ConnectWise Unite with Cisco, the offering allows the streamlining and simplification of services based on cloud-managed technologies, spanning networking, collaboration and security.

Revealed on the opening day of Cisco Partner Summit 2017 in Dallas, the portal provides a single interface and software tools to help partners and managed service providers (MSPs) manage business commerce operations, while standing up managed IT services.

Despite immediate availability in North America, and Western and Northern Europe, partners across Australia and New Zealand will have to wait a little longer, with a broader, global roll-out planned in early 2018.

“There is a proliferation of customers turning to MSPs to assist them in managing their IT environments, addressing their expanding security requirements, and helping them create a competitive advantage,” Cisco vice president of partner solutions, architectures and engineering, Nirav Sheth said.

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