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March 15, 2018


Buy 5 - Stream Live Promotion

Buy 5 Stream Live

Stretch your IT budget even further with the “Buy 5 | Stream Live” promotion!

Between now and July 27, 2018, when you purchase 5 or more high-density* Meraki APs (MR52, MR53, MR53E, MR84 only), Cisco Meraki will give you a Meraki security camera with a 3 year cloud management license absolutely free! This is a great way to add extra value and extra security to your business.

As always, new and existing Meraki customers receive 24/7 support, all future firmware updates, and new feature releases included in their product license. 

See here for full terms and conditions of the promo.

January 15, 2018


End of Sale Announcement - MS220-8 Switch Line

Cisco Meraki is announcing the end-of-sale for the following products, for Meraki cloud managed networking products. The MS220-8 Cloud Managed Switches have been replaced with the following products, which are functionally equivalent:

End-of-Sale Models Replacement Models
MS220-8-HW MS120-8-HW
MS220-8P-HW MS120-8LP-HW, MS120-8FP-HW

 

Meraki expects to be accepting final orders for this product through April 28, 2018. However, the final date will depend on the availability of stock and, at Cisco Meraki's discretion, the actual end-of-sale date may be earlier than April 28, 2018.

End-of-Support date for this product will be April 28, 2025

August 16, 2017


The Value in Total Cost of Ownership

Total cost of ownership (TCO) isn’t a complicated concept. Simply put, it’s the sum of the upfront cost of a product or service and the direct and indirect costs incurred during its lifetime.

tco equation

Nevertheless, many buyers considering an IT infrastructure upgrade can fall into a pattern of using upfront cost as their key criteria. Not only does this inadvertently neglect potential products or solutions that may be much better suited, but in the long run may actually end up costing a lot more.

For most organizations there are usually multiple stakeholders involved in the IT purchasing process with the number increasing with company size. Our first touch point with customers tends to be with the IT folks. Testing out Meraki first-hand, we’re always amazed at how quickly they fall in love with the technology. Naturally the IT folks are convinced, but the next step in the buying process is typically around gaining buy-in from the various other functions in the internal buying chain. The stakeholders in this stage are frequently non-technical and have their own KPIs to satisfy. At this point we’re often asked by customers and partners alike for stats or numbers to quantify how much Meraki customers are saving in operational costs.

We set about acquiring this information and interviewed existing Meraki customers across various verticals to quantify how much time and money they’re saving compared to more traditional technologies. The results are now in:

CHECK OUT THE INFOGRAPHIC
CHECK OUT THE TCO INFOGRAPHIC HERE
Download PDF: English 

Highlights from the infographic:

  • Gartner estimates that 80% of total IT costs occur after the initial purchase (OpEx)
  • Meraki customers stand to save in the region of 90% on OpEx
  • Savings in shopping around for the cheapest hardware are likely to pale in comparison to the potential savings in OpEx with Meraki
  • A Wireless (Verizon authorized reseller) can bring 6 stores live with Merakitechnology for the cost of bringing one store live with traditional technology
  • Bar S Foods saved over $5M in production revenue with Meraki over 5 years
  • CNOS chose to deploy Meraki even though hardware costs were 15% more than traditional technology. CNOS was able to recover the difference in CapEx within 16 months over a 5-year comparison.
August 16, 2017


Cloudifi Added to NSW Government ICT Services Scheme

Cloudifi has recently been added to the NSW Government ICT Services Scheme for the supply of Cisco Meraki Network hardware and our own Guest Connect Captive Portal for Guest Authentication to NSW Government buyers.  

We look forward to working with our NEW Government Customers!

NSW Government ICT Services

August 15, 2017


End of Sale Announcement - MR62 Access Point

Cisco Meraki is announcing the upcoming end-of-sale for the following product.

The MR62 Cloud Managed Wireless AP has been replaced with the functionally equivalent MR74 Cloud Managed AP.

End-of-Sale Model  Replacement Model
MR62-HW MR74-HW


They expect to be accepting final orders for these products through 
November 15, 2017.

However, the final date will depend on the availability of stock and, at Cisco Meraki's discretion, the actual end-of-sale date may be earlier than November 15, 2017.

End-of-Support date for these products will be November 15, 2024.

August 10, 2017


Cloudifi added to QLD Government GITC panel

Having recently achieved QAssure status with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland, Cloudifi is now GITC accredited to supply Cisco Meraki hardware and licensing and our own Cloudifi Guest Connect Captive Portal for Guest Authentication to Queensland Government buyers.

We look forward to working with our Queensland Government Customers!

August 01, 2017


Meraki Firmware versions and roll back functionality!

Active since July 2017 - the long awaited ability to take control of the firmware your devices are running!
  • Dashboard administrators will now be able to see firmware version numbers for all networks, as well as the recommended versions for each device type.
  • Detailed patch notes will be available for all firmware versions.
  • Administrators will be able to choose to upgrade any of their networks either to the latest stable firmware or to the current beta version, for easier access to new features.
  • For 14 days after performing a firmware upgrade on a given network, administrators will be able to opt to roll back to the previous running version for that network. This allows for faster resolution to any issues encountered after an update.

With these changes, dashboard administrators will have easier access to the latest capabilities and will be able to address potential issues as quickly as possible. They will also be able to work more effectively with our Meraki's Support team to troubleshoot and resolve problems.