Just a few numbers related to today’s announcement of the ASR 9000.11.11 — Launch date of the industry’s most powerful, scalable and efficient edge router6.4 — Total Capacity in terabits or the equivalent of sending 200 movies per second6 — The ASR 9000 offers 6x the capacity of current competitive edge routers4,500 — Number of trees spared from deforestation resulting from innovative, patented modular power solution contained in ASR 9000200M — Dollars invested by Cisco to internally develop the ASR 9000960; 7750 — Not even close….9000 -- The ASR 9000; in a class by itself…For more information click this.
Is it a bird, a plane….a new car? This is the kind of speculation that is running rampant as the industry — especially some intrepid, aspiring reporters
My last Blog was about 21st century education and a good follow-on topic, Building the Next Generation Company, is what Chambers spoke of at the recent Cisco Financial Analyst Conference 2008. http://investor.cisco.com/eventdetail.cfm?EventID=59199At this event, Chambers and his team of senior executives shared their thoughts and insights on key industry/technology topics including innovation, video, and collaboration. Also, if you have not met (live or virtually), Padmasree Warrior, Chief Technology Officer, here’s a great opportunity to hear what’s on her mind.Enjoy!
If you want to hear what all of the buzz is about, make sure to check out our announcement, very cool!!:www.cisco.com/go/collaborationhttp://blogs.cisco.com/collaborationhttp://blogs.cisco.com/news/
“œWhat took ya so long?”-…was the pretty much the feedback we got from many in the industry analyst community when we shared our news on Cisco’s efforts to evolve it’s Small Business Channel Partner Program. The program became effective this week and the big shift was incorporating Linksys Small-Business Channel Partner Program into Cisco’s Channel Program and bringing the Linksys Business Series products into the Cisco SMB portfolio. http://www.cisco.com/web/partners/pr11/linksys.htmlNow, one might not have immediately put Cisco and Small Business together in the same sentence, except perhaps when you thought of Linksys and Cisco. Times change.Actually there’s more beyond the Channel program evolution at work from across the company, it’s just one of many efforts underway at Cisco to demonstrate its commitment to the SMB market. For example, earlier this summer, Cisco established a Small Business Council to align the company’s small-business strategy and go-to-market across all functions globally. The council was created to ensure that our small business customers and channel partners have access to the most comprehensive and innovative range of technology solutions in the communications industry. The Small Business Council is led by three Cisco veterans: Sue Bostrom, chief marketing officer and executive vice president; Keith Goodwin, senior vice president of Worldwide Channels and Ian Pennell, senior vice president of the Small Business Technology Group.Curious to your reaction to the changes we’ve made and any”council” you have for our Small Business Council as well…