Ernst & Young deploys Cisco's converged IP communications system at new headquarters in New York City's Times Square

August 7, 2002

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Cisco Systems, Inc. today announced that Ernst & Young LLP has deployed a converged Internet Protocol (IP) voice, video and data network at its new headquarters in New York City. Cisco also announced today that it has shipped more than 1 million IP telephones purchased by customers - a significant milestone achieved in less than two years. Ernst & Young's new converged network is based on the Cisco Architecture for Voice, Video and Integrated Data (Cisco AVVID), an enterprise architecture that provides the intelligent network infrastructure for today's Internet business solutions. As one of the industry's leading enterprise-wide, standards-based network architectures, Cisco AVVID provides the roadmap for combining customers' business and technology strategies into one cohesive model. "We are committed to the deployment of scalable technologies that enhance our internal and external capabilities and help us provide our people with better tools and our clients with even better service," said John T. McCreadie, chief information officer at Ernst & Young. "The deployment of a Cisco IP communications system will help us drive down infrastructure and information technology costs. The new system also enhances Ernst & Young's reputation as a technology leader and innovator. It is a move that follows our vision to achieve operational and communication excellence and to reach globalization through enhanced connectivity." Cisco Systems Inc.

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