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Callisma Names Cisco Senior Vice President to Its Board of Directors; Doug Dennerline Deepens Callisma's Enterprise Networking Acumen.

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PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 27, 2001

Callisma, Inc., the premier provider of network consulting services, today announced that Doug Dennerline, senior vice president, U.S. Enterprise and Federal Sales for Cisco Systems, Inc., has joined its board of directors.

"In today's challenging economic climate, it's crucial that enterprises make the right network decisions to help them achieve their business objectives both effectively and efficiently," said Ralph Troupe, Callisma president and chief executive officer. "Doug's extensive background in selling to the enterprise market, as well as his ties to one of the industry's leading network technology suppliers, provides us with a tremendous resource as we continue to expand Callisma's world-class network services capabilities."

Callisma and Cisco established a strategic alliance to help customers more quickly adopt integrated networking solutions that can improve business operations and profitability.

"Callisma will play a key role in enabling major enterprises to effectively implement emerging technologies such as IP telephony, content and storage networking," said Doug Dennerline. "I am pleased to be associated with Callisma's talented management team who can effectively address customer needs and offer exceptional delivery capabilities. With their extensive track record in designing and building major enterprise networks, Callisma will assist clients to effectively adopt and leverage new, strategic technologies."

Dennerline has more than 25 years of experience in the enterprise market, displaying a well-rounded management style that arises from his diverse background. He joined Cisco in 1998 and is responsible for field operations in the U.S., which encompasses all enterprise and federal field sales and marketing, productivity and support functions. His previous executive management experience includes serving as Cisco's regional vice president of sales for the Western United States. Prior to Cisco, Dennerline held a number of sales and marketing positions at 3Com, Global Village and Hewlett Packard.

About Callisma

Callisma is setting a new standard for network consulting, helping today's enterprises and service providers design and deploy networks that deliver strategic business value. By providing its clients with a broad base of technical practices, a flexible, results-oriented engagement style and the highest quality documentation and communication, Callisma delivers superior solutions -- on time and on budget. Callisma's practices include IP Telephony, Internetworking, Optical Networking, Operations Management, Project Management, Security and Storage Networking. Callisma is headquartered in the Silicon Valley, with offices located throughout the United States.

For more information, visit the Callisma website at or call 888/805-7075.
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