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Optus Business and Cisco strike $12 million investment deal

Optus Business and Cisco strike $12 million investment deal

To help develop local skills in cyber security, Cloud, IoT and networking

Optus Business and Cisco are investing $12 million in the next three years to aid the local development and capabilities in cyber security, Cloud, IoT and networking.

Optus Business managing director, John Paitaridis, said many of the services and capabilities that are needed in the future, don’t exist today.

“To stay ahead of the curve, businesses and government need to invest in start-ups and innovation centres,” Paitaridis said.

“This alliance with Cisco bolsters our commitment to bridge this innovation gap for business and government, to help them navigate a complex and evolving technology landscape.”

Cisco A/NZ vice president, Ken Boal, said the alliance enables Australian business and government to take advantage of IoT capabilities to provide enhanced insight, and create secure digital platforms to enable innovation.

At Cisco Live in Melbourne, Optus Business was awarded Cloud solution excellence partner of the year; services partner of the year and community contribution award of the year.

Optus was also named Cisco’s 2015 Australian partner of the year.

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