Cisco wants enterprises to embrace bring-your-own-device (BYOD) by using Smart Solutions-- pre-tested product and services bundles aiming to reduce the complexity of mobile enterprise.
The packages do not carry new products, instead combining existing products dealing with devices, OS, apps, wifi, VPNs, authentication and security into a "Cisco Unified Workspace."
Cisco currently offers 3 such bundles-- BYOD Smart Solution (provides end-to-end BYOD lifecycle management), VXI Smart Solution (combines Cisco's Data Center, Borderless Networks and Collaboration architectures) and Remote Expert Smart Solution (integrated video/audio collaboration and presence).
The launch of the 3 bundles are the result of Cisco's latest survey on BYOD practices. The company says 95% of survey respondent organisations permit employee-owned devices on the workplace, and 76% describe BYOD as "somewhat or extremely positive."
The survey also predicts the average number of connected devices per employee is set to grow from 2.8 in 2012 to 3.3 by 2014.