California Educational Data Processing Association
The DataBus - Vol. 36, No. 3
April-May, 1996

Cisco Systems Committed to Education

Direction: Vendor dedicates itselt to supporting California's school agencies.

Sue Mangiapane, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Who is Cisco? Cisco Systems is the leading global supplier of Inter-networking devices including routers, LAN and ATM switches, dial-up access servers, and network management software. These products, integrated by the Cisco IOS software, link geographically dispersed LANs, WANs, and IBM networks.

Cisco, as a corporation, is uniquely dedicated to Education, and Cisco's exceptional product line secures a school's investment whether it be connecting to the Internet today or allowing for growth for future networking opportunities.

Cisco has established several help resources especially for schools that provide advice on the use of Internet resources within the schools and explains how to learn more about schools getting connected to the Internet.

Here in California, Cisco has also dedicated three individuals to work with and support the schools. Development of Newsletters, Web Resources, and Regional Seminars are just a few of the things available through them. More importantly, Districts have access to highly trained WAN Design Engineers to help with individual site planning and implementation.

For more information on your local resources please contact

Sue Mangiapane (714) 789-5006
Jill Nelson (415) 439-2529
Laura Reynolds (415) 377-5695

Cisco is also very well known for its customer support and high degree of customer satisfaction. The resources committed to these areas of Cisco's business have been specially tailored to the unique needs of Education.

The Education Helpline is at 800-EDNTWKS or call (800) 888-8189 x22859 and you will be connected with Todd McNeal, the inside Cisco product representative for the West Coast.

For information on Cisco products and services, consult the Cisco Connection Online (CCO) web server at http://www.cisco.com, or send questions regarding Cisco Educational Programs to .

Networkers 96

As Networking Professionals, you are a part of the hottest global technology developments in recent history. In just the past few months, the industry has seen an astonishing array of developments, some expected, some big surprises. With the tremendous amount of information out there to keep up with, understand, and make decisions about, it is our pleasure to invite you to Cisco System's Seventh Annual User Symposium, Networkers 96. For three full days, you get virtually unlimited access to the be st network training and information resources assembled anywhere in the industry - Absolutely FREE!

Keynotes include Cisco President and CEO John Chambers, technology guru and MIT lab director Nicholas Negroponte, and network security expert and author Clifford Stoll. The rest of the time is packed with technical overviews, workshops, demonstrations, engineering sessions, and informal discussions. Attendance is limited and registration will close as soon as courses are full. This year's Symposium is in Dallas, Texas, May 7-9, 1996.

For more information, call 1-800-NETWKRS (638-9577) or visit the web page http://www.cisco.com/nw96/go/.

Sue Mangiapane is Account Manager for Cisco Systems, Inc. Her e-mail is

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