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The Cisco Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS) is a service provider end-to-end cloud collaboration system that allows organizations to meet todays business demands and utilize unified communications and collaboration “as-a-service”. By consuming collaboration services from the cloud, organizations can decouple the feature sets for their users from their locations. This enables IT to provide differentiated collaboration solutions for users based on their role in the organization, regardless of location. They can choose simple-to-consume packages or “as-a-service” solutions to be deployed wherever and whenever they are required. These solutions can be turned on at the customer’s pace and scaled as required. In addition they can be managed efficiently through the HCS management platform.
HCS Customers today are realizing these benefits:
• Accelerated transition to collaboration (customer journey)
• Optimized resources and capital (predictability and annuity based)
• IT agility (standardized/consolidated services and management)
• Evergreen applications and services (features and capabilities)
• Ability to ramp service up or down (flexibility)
• Improved Disaster Recovery and business continuity plans
Cisco HCS Service Providers are required to build out their offering based on Cisco best practices and are audited yearly by Cisco to assure customer satisfaction.
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Jason Buszta is a Cisco CCIE Voice and the Technical Architect and platform owner for CDW's HCS Deployment. Jason is responsible for technical product direction, product management, CDWs own HCS implementation and manages the 3rd party vendor relationships for the CDW offering. Jason has over 20 years of technical and management experience in areas including Cisco Routing & Switching, Security, Unified Communications, Service Provider and Data Center. Prior to working at CDW Jason worked at AT&T Consulting supporting and consulting with Fortune 100 companies on Strategy and Roadmap, Business Continuity, and PCI engagements. Jason is based locally in Denver, CO and enjoys Skiing, Mountain Biking, Hiking and Wakeboarding.