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E&I has joined with IBM Global Services to offer our member institutions superior overall value for Cisco Systems networking components, software and support.

This incredible purchasing opportunity was orginally developed through a competitive RFP process by the Big Ten universities' Committee on Institutional Cooperation Purchasing Consortium (CICPC). Through the power of cooperative purchasing and our relationship with IBM, E&I establishes National Educational Pricing for Cisco products and assures the same level of service and efficiency for all of our member institutions, from the smallest to the largest!

E&I members can purchase Cisco products at an exceptional discount through IBM, Cisco's #1 reseller of hardware and software and largest and most-respected Gold Certified Partner. Significant discounts are also available on Cisco's SMARTnet services, providing enhancement and maintenance support resources during the operational lifetime of your Cisco networking device.

Cisco Systems:
  • Application Networking Services
  • Hubs and Concentrators
  • Broadband and Wireless Solutions
  • Cisco Interfaces and Modules
  • Cisco IOS Software
  • Network Management
  • ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode)
  • Routers
  • Switches
  • Interoperability Systems
  • Security and VPN
  • Optical Networking
  • Storage Networking
  • Server Networking and Virtualization
  • Local Area Networks
  • Wide Area Networks
  • TCP/IP
  • Universal Gateways and Access Servers
  • Video
  • Voice and Unified Communications

The information contained on this webpage is confidential and proprietary to E&I and its members. It is not to be shared with any third party.

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Effective December 9, 2009 the E&I/IBM Global Services agreement for Cisco Systems will be terminated.

For future Cisco Systems fulfillment, please utilize the E&I/Hewlett Packard agreement. Details of the agreement may be obtained here.

Should you have additional questions, please contact Phil Goldman, E&I Portfolio Support Executive for Technology Products at 631-630-8347 or