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Cisco Partner Weekly Rewind – December 6, 2013

December 6, 2013 at 9:21 am PST

Partner-Weekly-Rewind-v2Each week, we’ll highlight the most important Cisco partner news and stories, as well as point you to important, Cisco-related partner content you may have missed along the way. Here’s what you might have missed this week:

Since the last Partner Weekly Rewind, I took a nice long weekend to enjoy the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday. I hope that those of you here in the United States took the time to relax a little as well.

I was able to visit some family and enjoy what amounted to one long, continuous meal from about 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. last Thursday. Now that I am out of my food-induced stupor, it’s back to providing you an update on what you might have missed this week.

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CRN held it’s Women of the Channel event where they honored 295 women in channels whose expertise and vision deserved recognition. Cisco is proud that seven women were honored from our company this year.

Wendy Bahr, Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn, Maria Cannon, Michelle Chiantera, Julie Hens, Jennifer Rillera, and Karen Walker were all honored this year. Please catch up on what they had to say to CRN and join us in congratulating them.

In addition, Wendy Bahr, Maria Cannon and Julie Hens were each included in this year’s “Power 100: The Most Powerful Women Of The Channel 2013.”

Again, congratulations to all the women honored at this year’s CRN event. Read More »

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Cisco Partner Weekly Rewind – November 27, 2013

November 27, 2013 at 8:50 am PST

Partner-Weekly-Rewind-v2Each week, we’ll highlight the most important Cisco partner news and stories, as well as point you to important, Cisco-related partner content you may have missed along the way. Here’s what you might have missed this week:

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Richard McLeod stopped by the Channels Blog this week and dared partners to be bold in collaboration. Coming off a fabulously successful Collaboration Summit, Richard reiterated his mantra of “dare to be bold” around four key imperatives.

If you attended Collaboration Summit, check out Richard’s follow up blog and reinforce the lessons from the event. Even if you didn’t attend Collaboration Summit, Richard’s blog is a great place to catch up on what you might have missed. Read More »

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Dare to be Bold in Collaboration

November 25, 2013 at 5:14 am PST

Last month we had the most successful Collaboration Summit conference ever, with partners, analysts, consultants, customers and Cisco executives coming together to explore how new collaboration solutions are helping companies become more empowered, engaged and innovative.

My mantra throughout the event was dare to be bold. Just as Cisco is launching a new wave of innovation, I am challenging you, our Cisco partners, to be bold in collaboration around 4 key imperatives:

  • Transform your sales
  • Extend the workspace in new ways
  • Accelerate your cloud business
  • Redefine the services you offer Read More »

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Cisco Partner Weekly Rewind – November 22, 2013

November 22, 2013 at 9:15 am PST

Partner-Weekly-Rewind-v2Every Friday, we’ll highlight the most important Cisco partner news and stories of the week, as well as point you to important, Cisco-related partner content you may have missed along the way. Here’s what you might have missed this week:

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As the Vice President of Worldwide Services Partner Organization at Cisco, Raja Sundaram’s team develops and executes Cisco Services partner programs, go-to-market strategies, and sales engagement models. This week on the Channels Blog, Raja started a new series of blogs about the huge industry disruption taking place and how partners can capitalize on it through professional services.

Raja realizes there are big challenges around cloud, virtualization, big data, programmable networks, new consumption models and changing buying centers. He takes a look back at Partner Summit 2013 and how everything must come together to deliver the Internet of Everything (IoE). Read More »

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Why Has the Journey to Cloud Been Slow for So Many Clients?

November 21, 2013 at 8:23 am PST

This is the fifth post in a series from Dimension Data and Cisco Channels looking at user adoption and integration of unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) solutions. Findings stem from Dimension Data’s 2013 Global UC&C Survey, developed with ICT researcher Ovum and featuring responses from more than 2,700 participants in 18 countries across 20 vertical industries.

In the last blog based on Dimension Data’s research, Nagi Kasinadhuni expanded on the idea that certain technologies were merely a ticket to the game. In this edition of the UC&C series, we had the opportunity to interview Neville Cousins, solutions director for voice and applications at Dimension Data. Cousins gave us more insight on the data from the UC&C study from his perspective.

He focused on the idea that the market has seen a slow uptake of cloud deployment. Based on Dimension Data’s research the adoption rate has certainly been slower than Cousins would have anticipated. Read More »

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