Weco, Cisco Advocate Seamless Business to Business Connectivity

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Emma Okonji

Cisco Systems, in collaboration with Weco Systems International, is advocating a seamless business to business interconnectivity among technology businesses that are looking for new and smart ways to connect people, processes, data, and things with advanced intelligence, security, and efficiency.

This was the focus of a recent training organised by both technology companies in Lagos, tagged ‘Delivering Better Value with Intelligent Mobility’, which had the heads of information technology (IT) experts and other experts from the financial institutions, telecommunications, oil and gas and other service providers in attendance.

Speaking at the training, Systems and Solution, Mobility/MPLS Manager, Weco Systems Limited, Omotunde Ogunbiyi disclosed that businesses were looking for new and smart ways to connect with people, processes, data, and provide advanced intelligence, efficiency security.

He said, “It is about connecting experiences and operational efficiencies while supporting ‘bring your own device’ (BYOD) and the Internet of Everything (IoE).”

Omotunde added that, Enterprise mobility services (EMS) facilitate network access, Mobility for work-force, Internet Protocol (IP) telephony, Digital media streaming, video services, Location services, Biometrics, Assets tracking services and much more.

“The fourth industrial revolution has created a new landscape for organisations; new business challenges and competition are coming up as well. The training is a platform for businesses to provide seamless connectivity to business resources for more productivity and smarter decision making,” Ogunbiyi said.

“Enterprise Mobility Management facilitates swifter roll out of business applications and services as secured connection is provided for users and technology systems alike. Enterprise wireless technology has evolved over the years from ordinary wireless access media to highly secure enterprise mobility networks. The mobility concept has reduced the operating expenditure for building structured cabling and the clumsiness that old cabling systems can cause in an organisation” Ogubiyi said.

The training, which explored how organisations could accelerate innovation, ensure more productive employees and more engaged customers and exposed attendees to Cisco’s Connected Mobile Experience (CMX), which has been designed to provide a platform which businesses can leverage to connect to their customers and engage them with mobile technologies.

CMX enables businesses to analyse their customers’ behavior and plan for Improvement of their experiences. It uses mobile apps to give better experience to customers through relevant information such as new products, promos and bonuses. The outcome of these is brand improvement, customers’ stickiness and better revenue through brand loyalty.

Commenting further, the Systems Engineer, International Sales, Cisco, Funmi Coker said that Wi-Fi has become the primary access network for most businesses.

“With Cisco’s, world-class radio frequency equipment and intelligent software, it’s a snap to make your wide local area network (WLAN) as fast, reliable, and secure as your wired network. You get loads of extra features for improving spectrum efficiency, performance, and user experiences that you can’t find anywhere else,” Coker said.

He added that Cisco solutions have started supporting the very latest technology standards – 802.11ac Wave 2 – and offer the scalable, fast-throughput controller and switching platforms to go with them.

“ Cisco WLAN hardware and software are uniquely positioned to handle the dense volumes of wireless traffic generated by today’s mobile applications, BYOD programmes, growing numbers of wireless users and devices, and Internet of Things (IoT) connections,” he said.