AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Apr 22, 2014) - Global networking solutions giant, Cisco, has successfully implemented Troux's Enterprise Portfolio Management solution to consolidate IT assets, become more strategic regarding future IT planning and improve overall decision making.


  • Cisco has experienced explosive growth through acquisition and found itself not only with excess IT infrastructure but also too many conflicting business models and processes.

  • To address this issue, Cisco set out to create a new Architecture Practice comprised of a team of experts from IT and Business Operations. As a result, the team was able to obtain a 360 degree view of the current business models and operational functions to be supported by the enterprise architecture (EA).

  • The team used Troux to help define a common desired operating model across its business units. This in-turn helped them identify and divest businesses that were unlikely to deliver the desired top-or bottom-line results.

  • Troux solutions were also used to compare potential acquisition candidates to the target model in order to quickly identify the true value of potential acquisitions.

  • The planning function of the team is now able to span the considerations of Business, Operations, Systems and Technology.

Russ Conway, Director of Business Architecture, Cisco: "As part of the next annual planning cycle we expect that Architecture will lead the way in determining 'What' we need to do in order to achieve our corporate goals."

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About Troux
Troux's mission is to forever change the way businesses make decisions. With Troux solutions, business leaders, CIOs and their teams can use the power of Enterprise Architecture to successfully manage the connected set of enterprise portfolios that define their business. Better-informed decisions powered by the unique TrouxView™ Enterprise Portfolio Management approach helps businesses save money, reduce risk and increase business agility. With the largest and fastest growing base of successful customers, Troux delivers results for some of the world's best known brands including: American Express, Bayer Health Care, Boeing, Fidelity, Lloyds, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Vodafone and Volkswagen Group of America. To learn more, please visit

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