Winning with Cisco: a successful partnership

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Winning with Cisco: a successful partnership

At Deutsche Telekom Europe, we understand that together with partners, big and small, we can bring added value to our customers. Cisco is undoubtedly on the larger end of the spectrum. The global IT giant has been a strategic technology partner to DT for over a decade across DT Group’s European footprint. Our collaboration, based on our shared desire to help business customers grow faster and transform with innovative technologies, has borne all the fruit we expected — and some more.

Together with Cisco, we help organizations become more digital. Our business customers want high-quality solutions for their enterprise network, IT security, cloud computing, and collaboration systems. That’s why Cisco is the perfect partner for key products such as LAN, WAN, and Wi-Fi. However, it also offers more innovative, cloud-based solutions like MERAKI — a leading solution in cloud-controlled Wi-Fi, routing, and security.

Innovation helps transform our customers

The success of our business customers is the best argument, and the greatest reward, for our lasting partnership. Financial institutions in particular value premium services, which we offer together with our partners across the CEE region. In Greece, DT subsidiary COSMOTE helped customer Eurobank provide its own business clients with an advanced videoconferencing solution. Eurobank is the first in its industry to offer such a solution in Europe. T-Mobile Czechia has built a modern contact center for insurance company Allianz in Czechia, based on Unified Communication Manager (UCM) technologies. The complex solution includes many customizations and integrates additional communication channels like social media, webchat, and SMS, which has enabled Allianz to further improve the customer experience.

“Our partnership with Cisco will continue to deliver value and innovation for our customers throughout the CEE region,” said Ralf Nejedl, SVP Europe B2B at Deutsche Telekom. “I am particularly proud to see more and more big companies, including banks like Eurobank in Greece or CSOB bank in Slovakia that manage large amounts of business-critical and sensitive data, placing their trust in our combined skills and expertise.”

Award for a Strategic Partner

With these success stories throughout our longstanding collaboration in mind, we’re proud and excited to present Cisco with one more reward: the 2018 Strategic Partner Award. This award is a token of our appreciation for six successful years of running the Cisco ROSE program in DT’s Central and Eastern Europe area across 11 countries.

ROSE, short for Rapid Operational Sales Enhancement, is a joint program launched in January 2012 by Deutsche Telekom and Cisco, integral to DT’s growth strategy. Its main goals are to accelerate the growth of B2B ICT services throughout CEE/SEE markets with initiatives like employee training, strengthening joint offerings, developing a broad knowledge base of ICT and dedicated Cisco solutions, joint marketing activities, and sharing know-how across countries.

Dirk Blickberndt, who accepted the award on behalf of Cisco, commented: “We’re delighted to receive this award, which confirms the value of the cooperation between our two companies. Not only do we have the potential to continue growing together in the future, but we also stand for joint expertise that can allow corporations in every industry to get ahead in the technology game.”