Years ago, it was enough for partners to supply, install, and maintain a customer’s network assets. But in the era of service delivery-based solutions, customers are increasingly asking partners not only to supply their network infrastructure but also to manage it –and do so in a way that’s both consistent and efficient.
With that customer conversation shifting toward services and management, how do you best respond to these customer requirements and what solutions are out there to help you?
Fortunately, as a Cisco partner, you already have access to a tool that contains all of the information you need. When you log into Cisco’s Services Accelerate Program, you’ll find services sales training and incentive programs available to help you grow your Cisco Services business and earn rewards to accelerate your success!
How do I get started? Read More »
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As the Director of SMB Sales within Cisco’s Worldwide Partner Led Organization, I get a first-hand view of Cisco’s role in the SMB space. Each month, I’ll share my thoughts on Cisco’s SMB strategy and give you a glimpse into some of the changes that are ahead for Cisco and its partners selling into this hugely important market.
SMB will represent a $25 billion market by 2016, and these customers Read More »
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At Cisco, we want to work with our partners to help them get the most value from the Internet of Everything (IoE). If you missed the announcement in December and need a refresher, IoE brings together people, process, data, and things to make networked connections more relevant and valuable than ever before—turning information into actions that create new capabilities, richer experiences, and unprecedented economic opportunity for businesses, individuals, and countries.
As a follow-up, today we’re sharing a white paper called, “Embracing the Internet of Everything To Capture Your Share of $14.4 Trillion.” It’s an analysis that indicates that as a result of the emergence of the IoE, there will be as much as $14.4 trillion of potential economic “value at stake” for global private -sector businesses over the next decade.
From this analysis, we also discovered that there are five main factors that fuel IoE Value at Stake: 1) asset utilization (reduced costs) of $2.5 trillion; 2) employee productivity (greater labor efficiencies) of $2.5 trillion; 3) supply chain and logistics (eliminating waste) of $2.7 trillion; 4) customer experience (addition of more customers) of $3.7 trillion; and 5) innovation (reducing time to market) of $3.0 trillion.
What can partners do now to learn more about this tremendous opportunity? Read More »
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As you may have seen in my colleague Rowan Trollope’s blog, Cisco is kick starting a conversation about what’s changed in the collaboration market and what’s really important for IT decision makers to consider as they evaluate collaboration vendors and solutions. This is clearly important for Cisco customers, but it’s also a critical topic for our partners. As a Cisco partner, you want to guide your customers to the right collaboration decisions that will solve real customer problems and maximize value.
Following are a few key considerations for partners to look out for in today’s changing market: Read More »
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The midmarket segment (100-1,000 employees) is huge, representing a $7.1 billion opportunity. And we’re here to help you get your fair share.
Midmarket customers have the same collaboration needs as larger enterprises, yet require scalable and tailored IT solutions that allow them to communicate effectively, make decisions faster, and compete in this increasingly global economy. Tapping into this segment can lead to increased sales opportunities, and ultimately, growth for your collaboration practice.
To help you win big in midmarket, Cisco is providing a number of new product, program and partner enablement tool updates designed specifically for this segment. Cisco continues to invest in programs like Partner Plus, as well as enhanced solutions and services offers to help partners succeed with midmarket customers..
What are the updates and how can it help you get your share of this untapped opportunity? Read More »
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