Cisco is adjusting prices on some of its services with changes coming into effect from May 1.
According to a statement to partners and sighted by ARN, the vendor is increasing prices on technical services for select end-of-sale products, to offset the rising cost to support these types of devices. Cisco refused to comment on the matter.
Cisco business manager for distributor Westcon Group, Sam Paris, said 1500 out of about 50,000 SKUs were going to be affected by the price increase, which was mostly between 15 to 25 per cent.
“It’s very minimal in terms of specific SKUs that are changing,” he said.
Meanwhile, service prices for Catalyst 4500 fixed switches, auxiliary equipment for Base Station installation and application, DMS 9124 and 9134 fabric switches, Nexus 2148 and Cisco LCD display have decreased to align with product pricing and to be more pricing competitive, the Cisco statement said.
Service prices for Cisco Application Oriented Networking onsite services, CUP 7.0 MCS 7.0 Pre-loaded Server HP, Cisco Unified Workspace Licensing PRO, and Cisco Unified Communications Management Suite have been changed to reflect accurate pricing.
In December, Cisco hiked up hardware prices by as much as 18 per cent in a reaction to the fall of the Australian dollar against global currencies. At the time, services were exempt by the increases.