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Press Release -- February 20th, 2012
Source: Cisco Systems

Deloitte Study Weighs Short-Term Savings and Increased Risks of Multivendor Networks Against Long-Term Benefits of a Single-Vendor Network

Deloitte Consulting to Present Findings of Extensive Customer Study: “Multivendor Network Architectures, TCO and Operational Risk” During Internet TV Broadcast

February 20, 2012 — On February 23, 2012, Deloitte Consulting will present the findings of an in-depth research study that examines the operational, financial, and risk factors associated with the use of single-vendor and multivendor approaches in different types of complex networks.

The Deloitte study will be presented in an Internet TV broadcast hosted by Cisco, featuring executives from the two companies who will summarize the report’s findings. The results of the survey are based on detailed interviews with customers currently using Cisco products alongside products from other vendors in their networks, and is intended to help IT decision makers evaluate the potential impact of different networking vendor strategies.

The broadcast will also feature customers who participated in the survey, as they describe the network architectural approaches in their organization as well as their own experiences with single-vendor versus multivendor strategies. These customers will also analyze the total cost of ownership (TCO) benefits of single-vendor and multivendor networks, and whether the short-term savings also translate into long-term cost benefits.

What: The Internet TV broadcast will present:

  • Insights into the TCO of deploying a network architecture, including weighing upside savings with downside risk in a single-vendor versus multivendor environment.
  • How enterprises measure the business impact of the network while managing risk.
  • How to quantify the potential benefits of different architectural approaches and receive valuable guidance in managing and minimizing risk in today’s business-critical networking environment.

Who: Chris Weitz, Director of Technology, Strategy and Architecture, Deloitte Consulting and Joel Conover, Director, Borderless Networks, Cisco.

When: Thursday, February 23, 2012, 8 a.m. Pacific Time (11 a.m. Eastern Time).

Where: To view the TV broadcast visit: (registration required).

A replay of the show will be available after the broadcast at:

Interviews: To schedule press interviews, please contact Ben Stricker at

To schedule analyst interviews, please contact Nicole Hall at

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