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- ROI is difficult to answer as we are providing this to customers. We have certainly had more opportunities staying on top of this emerging technology.
- Our business objective to be a value-add partner has had a strain, as Cisco Sales has often times cut us at the knees as we try to push the product to customers.
- DNA Center has been a great "toy" to play with, but until Cisco let's the partners do the work, we are severely hindered.
- It simplifies management.
- Shortens time to repair for wired and wireless issues.
- Keep an active inventory.
- So far not much, since we‘re still running in a pilot phase. Once we have WiFi users in it, its impact will get bigger.
- The single pane of glass to view all networks
- Can run security vulnerability checks
- Maps and geo tagging
- Automated networks
- Easy scalability of network
- Able to do network management effectively
- Initial hands-off approach.
- Assurance, one view.
- Automatic software updates, ease of use.
- Positive overall
- Optimum resource allocation and better network availability, as well as the ability to spot network exceptions with ease.
- The central management of networks is simplified and automated installation saves us a lot of time.
- Automated and rapid deployment, low overall costs, and strong services expertise all in one package.
- Business growth
- Better internal processes
- Good correlation
- Upgrade the firmware
- Monitor all the activities and troubleshoot devices
- End-to-end visibility
- Scaling the network
- Ease of use
- Monitoring traffic
- In the initial run, ROI is maybe not as good as we expect but the one-time deployment cost is at the higher side for DNA, but in the long run, it will definitely get the better ROI.
- Well managed and maintained network that boost[s] the overall organization metrics.
- We save time thanks to its flow defining feature.
- Frees up time for your network team.
- Allows certain functions to be automated.
- Allows deep visibility into your network.
- Less loss due to higher service availability.
- Better use of network resources.
- Less time investment in the deployment of new functionalities to the network.
- Initial cost is pricy, but management needs to understand the value this provides so make them aware
- Reporting could be improved in more detail in our opinion, but it gives a great overview of your environment. High level overview for managers would be greatly appreciated with as little or much detail as needed for certain Cisco gear.
- Does not work as well with some older Cisco equipment because they want you to buy new, again the cost impact comes into play.
- Time saving.
- Less head count to manage a lot of networking devices.
- Minimize errors during the configuration and installation process
- Better response time to the business.
- Better availability in your network.
- The new subscription approach simplify costs forecasts.
- DNA bring standardization on branch offices also in terms of network equipment.
- More centralization for time saving.
- Increased end-point visibility on the network for more security.
- Overall ROI sounds good since we started to implement this.
- We gain more customer focus.
- Lower maintenance effort through centralized monitoring and management.
- Improved uptime due to proactive monitoring efforts.
- Lower downtime and maintenance due to quick incident visibility and identification.
- Generally, over time, we save lots of time and effort by sticking with Cisco gear.
- We generally have less headaches by using a centralized DNA system.
- More time has to be initially spent training support staff.
- We were able to use this solution to give us more visibility into our network, and the management mode helps to troubleshoot and fix problems.
- This solution is really stable and scalable.
- If there are a very large number of switches or visitor access points then I recommend DNA.
- I am more technical but it improved security monitoring, which did save a lot of money.
- Brought down the cost for monitoring & false-positive troubleshooting by reducing on-call resources.