Foster's Group Ltd, a premium global drinks company, that is famous for giving us it's drink in a large keg like can, is joining Cisco to make a better collaboration and unified communications solution including IP communications to increase productivity, better operating efficiencies across its global enterprise.
As a part of the process, Foster's is migrating from a collection of legacy voice communications systems to Cisco Unified IP Phone 7900 Series endpoints across contact centers, offices and production locations worldwide.
So the 22nd millionth Cisco Unified Phone got shipped to them in the process!.
Steve Slattery, vice president for the IPCBU at Cisco, said: "Shipping our 22 millionth phone to Fosters highlights the speed at which Cisco Unified Communications and Collaboration solutions are being adopted and the benefits it brings to customers. The system deployed by Fosters will help it meet the communication needs of a growing business, reduce costs and encourage collaborative working, which will help increase the productivity of its employees."
The new communication platform for the Foster, is expected to reduce the maintenance cost significantly. In addition to its IP communications system from Cisco, Foster's plans on deploying video to employee desktops, and Cisco WebEx web conferencing in support of its "Enterprise Architecture" project, which aims to bring together hundreds of software applications.
"We selected Cisco because they demonstrated to us that they could satisfy our communications needs cost effectively. Their solution is helping us improve communications, reduce our spending by simplifying our communications infrastructure and make a quick and simple transition to an IP-based Unified Communications platform," said Andrew Leyden, chief information officer, Fosters Group Limited. "The deployment will reduce our costs over the long term, and improve productivity. Effective communication systems that encourage collaboration and help improve company efficiency are key to our business objectives. "
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