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Press Release -- May 9th, 2012
Source: Cisco Systems

Cisco Announces Key Technology Partners of Cisco House

Cisco and Partners Combine to Showcase Country, City and Organisational Transformation

LONDON, United Kingdom, 9th May 2012 – In the spirit of collaborative working, Cisco is delighted to announce five key technology partners as supporters of Cisco House – an inspirational experience created to illustrate transformational opportunities for countries, cities and organisations today and in the future.

Citrix, EMC, Intel, SAP and Schneider Electric will work together with Cisco to provide technology and resources including virtual desktops, data storage, processing power, analytical software and energy management to the House, which is nestled in a unique roof-top location above Westfield Stratford City with stunning views over the Olympic Park.  The partnership demonstrates how partners can work together and create an ecosystem to transform business.

Open for five months from April 2012 and expected to greet over 11,000 guests, Cisco House is a dedicated showcase with a dynamic connected environment. It aims to stimulate fresh thinking on how network platforms offer new and innovative ways for countries, cities and organisations to drive growth and efficiency and how Cisco and its partners are helping communities around the world build a brilliant future. In short – it is a showcase of new ideas to change the way we live, learn, work and play.

Key to Cisco House is an engaging multi-media business transformation journey which looks at how innovative organisations are transforming their countries, cities and organisations today, as well as the opportunities they can look forward to in the future.

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Supporting Quotes:

Jim O’Donnell, managing director, Cisco House:

“We are delighted to be partnering with some of Cisco’s leading global alliance partners on this exciting and innovative project. Cisco House and our partnerships with these organisations demonstrate the power of the world’s leading technology companies working and thinking together and is a perfect showcase of how the network platform and world class partnerships are essential enablers for best-in-class country, city or business transformations.” 

Supporting statements:


In the Cloud Era everyone is assumed to be mobile, using multiple personal devices, connecting over a wireless network. Applications are delivered through self-service enterprise app stores using public and private clouds. Citrix allows organisations to evolve around this new set of assumptions in order to power mobile workstyles and cloud services.


Data centers are rapidly evolving from rigid, siloed infrastructures to virtualized clouds, capable of increasing business agility at a lower cost.  The combination of EMC’s storage and security solutions with Cisco’s Unified Data Center portfolio provides customers a scalable, efficient and secure solution that improves the agility and performance of data center environments and accelerates the journey to cloud computing.


Technology is creating a generational shift in the way we all live and work. We have surpassed technical and economic boundaries, and this is opening the door to pervasive compute and communications – which in turn presents unprecedented opportunities for counties, cities and organisations to realise the business and human potential it offers.


Having the power and speed to harness and unleash the full value of Big Data enables organizations to reveal and act upon untapped opportunities, turn knowledge into insight, and realise competitive advantage.

Schneider Electric

The explosion of the internet of things with billions of devices now connected by a common network is giving cities and organisations all over the world unprecedented visibility into their operations and actionable data they can use to be more efficient and sustainable.

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