Daiwa Bank Group

Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Limited is the wholly owned investment banking subsidiary of Daiwa Securities Group Inc. This award winning investment bank, with offices throughout Europe and the Middle East, maintains strong ties with its Asian roots and in 2014 the firm celebrated 50 years in London. Daiwa were facing challenges in migrating and consolidating data centre technologies and consulted with Cistor to ensure a smooth migration, avoiding costly fork-lift upgrades.


Colt provides world class network, voice and data centre services to businesses of all sizes around the world. In 2014 Colt had revenues of €1.5bn.

Historically, Colt had purchased Cisco equipment from multiple market sources. Forecasting was complex and at times they were unable to wait the 4-6 weeks for authorised product to arrive.

Cistor worked with Cisco to build an advanced logistics model to enable Colt to deliver the majority of their equipment within 3 working days, and commercial solutions that made them much more competitive.


Vodafone is a key multi territory Mobile and Telecommunications integrator and are a key provider for Apple.

When Apple needed to expand their in-life contact centre they soon realised that the required infrastructure was end of life.

Vodafone expanded their infrastructure using Cisco Authorised Refresh infrastructure, specified, built and provided by Cistor.

Ipswich Hospital

Ipswich Hospital is a large district general hospital in Suffolk, providing a wide range of services to a catchment area of approximately 360,000 people.

Decreasing budgets for IT procurement were making it all more difficult to fulfil the years project requirements. The Cisco Refresh program with Cistor has allowed the Trust to procure a wide variety of products at a significant saving whilst remaining fully backed off by Cisco giving the customer full peace of mind.

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh

Pressure on decreasing IT budgets added increased pressure on the IT team to decrease hardware expenditure. Additionally, the Trust had a requirement to extend the life of existing infrastructure.

Cistor introduced the Cisco Refresh program to allow them to decrease hardware expenditure and provide access to end of sale hardware to expand capacity of some existing infrastructure. The Trust took further advantage of the CistorAdvanceTM repair services for in life equipment.


Chubb is a US $13Bn+ insurance company (recently acquired by ACE Insurance) serving customers through their 120 offices in 54 countries around the world.

Cistor works with Chubb to identify opportunities across their business to deploy Cisco Refresh equipment and deliver cost savings.

We have been able to engage with Chubb offices in multiple countries in the Region and offer a range of Cisco Refresh products from simple transceivers, edge routers and switches through to ASR Services Aggregation Routers.


Quintiles is a Fortune 500 company and the world’s largest provider of biopharmaceutical development and commercial outsourcing service.

They were expanding their European networking capability and needed to work with a partner who could deliver regionally, at pace and was commercially attractive.

Cistor built a dedicated team with Cisco to deliver unified communications and switching solutions across Europe and now into Asia, from our regional hubs in Singapore and Hong Kong.


Canon are a $30 billion global company which develops manufactures and markets a growing range of copying machines, printers, cameras and industrial equipment.

Cistor introduced Canon to a solution that would help them control IT & network costs, whilst at the same time contribute to their commitment to the environment. This was achieved by sourcing a combination of new and remanufactured certified equipment from Cistor.

Cistor’s direct relationship with Cisco ensured that equipment was sourced and delivered to exacting quality standards, with no added risk to Canon’s IT delivery to the business.

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