SMARTnet budgets and total annual (OpEx) spend can often be a subject of concern for companies. Yet, the rules changed with the announcement of Smart Licensing. Read more to understand how you can overcome the challenges posed by Cisco's latest policy.Read the XSi Newsletter
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