Rather than create an entirely new social media platform for Partner Summit this year, we decided to leverage a popular social media site that already exists (and one that more than 600 million people use).
After all, if Facebook were a country, it would be the third largest behind China and India. Imagine the possibilities…the whole world could be talking about Cisco partners and Partner Summit 2011.
On the Cisco Channels Facebook page, partners can ask questions, share thoughts about Partner Summit messages, network with other partners, talk with Cisco executives like Edison Peres (this year’s Facebook ambassador), watch videos, and upload own photos, and oh yeah — win prizes!
And the Partner Summit tab on the page gives you access to the Partner Summit schedule (just click the date to drill down into each day’s schedule), videos from the event, a photo gallery, and special updates. Plus, you can access important information for the event, right on your mobile phone.
But back to the prizes! We’ll be giving away an iPad a week leading up to Partner Summit. Keep reading to find out how you can win.
During their discussion, Joe and Kevin talked about a number of topics, including three big IT trends we’ll see this year, particularly the return on investment and savings SMBs can expect from joining a public cloud.
Watch Kevin’s interview below to hear all the details.
So what are the three trends they identified? Here’s the scoop:
If you serve small or medium business and aren’t planning to attend Partner Summit 2011, we’ll bring some of the content to your area with the Advantage Now! event on March 1, 2011.
The event will give you the information you need about new and enhanced Cisco collaboration solutions that will help you build a more profitable practice.
After all, the nature of how businesses communicate is changing. Your customers are interacting with their customers in new and different ways – to serve them better and to build stronger relationships.
A message from Ricardo Moreno--Senior Director, Strategy, Planning, and Programs, WW Channels…
Cisco’s Value Incentive Program (VIP) helps increase partner profits by rewarding you twice a year with a rebate payment for building Cisco-based practices.
The role of the network continues to grow and creates new opportunities for Cisco and our partners. It’s also changing the dynamics of the industry. We’ve heard from so many of you that you really value the VIP program, so we are simplifying and enhancing it to create new growth opportunities, revenue streams, and more profits for you.
January 30 marks the 17th consecutive rollout of the VIP program, or VIP 17 (it runs until July 30, 2011). With this iteration, there are a number of changes that are designed to create new growth opportunities, new revenue streams, and greater profitability for you.
Let’s walk through those changes now…
VIP 17 has three tracks (Borderless Network, Collaboration, and Virtualization). Here is a summary of the changes by track: Read More »
Not only is cloud is becoming mainstream as a business IT solution, but mobile is taking over as the preferred method of computing, and virtualization is proliferating, too.
Want to learn more about these opportunities and find out about what role the network will play in supporting these opportunities--from the comfort of your home or office? Then be sure to register for Cisco Virtual Partner Summit 2011. Virtual Partner Summit will be the spot in which you can learn, share, and engage.
Virtual Partner Summit takes place online on March 1–3, 2011 and costs nothing for Cisco partners to attend. All you have to do is register and join us.