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Cisco's New Financing Plan Makes Unified Communications More Affordable

Cisco Systems' financing arm has introduced an SMB-friendly pricing plan for resellers to offer customers that want to reap the benefits of unified communications.The pricing model is part of a series of tools and programs to help Cisco-certified solution providers demonstrate that unified communications solutions can be affordable and that VARs can meet customer demands in the growing unified communications market.

"As budget and price are often concerns for small- to medium-sized businesses, they often mistakenly believe Cisco Unified Communications systems are beyond their budget," Cindy Hamer, private sector sales manager for AMS.NET, told ChannelWeb.

The plan breaks down the cost of unified communications to a per-user/per-day-price, amounting to less than a cup of coffee or daily newspaper. Pricing includes hardware, software and support services.ChannelWeb