Tech Data VARs Get to Sell Cisco’s CIUS Tablet

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Value-added distributor Tech Data Corp. soon will offer Cisco System’s CIUS mobile collaboration tablet.

Tech Data’s VAR partners will be able to sell the device starting May 31. The CIUS targets business users specifically, providing a full desktop experience no matter where the user is located. Workers can make secure voice and video calls, join or start WebEx conferences, do virtual teaming and presence, and more.

And while on site, the CIUS can be docked on Cisco’s HD Media Station for wired connectivity. When a user needs to go mobile, the CIUS recognizes that the connectivity state has changed and transfers automatically to the campus wireless network. The CIUS also provisions secure remote connections.

Further, the CIUS can serve as a thin-client for resellers who want to start a cloud computing practice but want to save on equipment costs.

“It’s not just a tablet; it’s an endpoint on the Cisco network and a collaboration device for the enterprise," said Angie Beltz-Norrie, vice president of Cisco’s Solutions Group.

Tech Data will support its Advanced Unified Communications partners selling the CIUS with services including qualified lead campaigns, and Cisco sales and engineering resources.

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