Did you know that lung disease is the third leading cause of death in America? And globally, lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer death, yet is the most underfunded.
To help raise awareness about lung disease, Cisco sponsored the American Lung Association of Washington’s annual “Fight for Air Climb” fundraiser on October 23. The climb, which was held in Bellevue, Washington, is the largest stair climb in the U.S. (3,242 stairs up and down the Bellevue Towers, to be exact!).
But it wasn’t just Cisco who was involved: We invited Microsoft to join in a little healthy fundraising competition. Together, we helped to raise over $95,000 for the cause. Read More »
So your website has worked its magic, and you’ve scored a sales lead. Now’s the chance to give that lead to your sales team, and help contribute to your company’s bottom line.
Not so fast. According to Dave Green, Director of Best Practices and Applied Research with MECLABS, rather than just handing that lead off to sales reps, you need to nurture it into order to get the lead sales-ready. During a Virtual Partner Velocity IPTV broadcast today, Dave sat down with Luanne Tierney, VP of WW Partner Marketing, to talk about his insights on how to improve the quality of leads, and how to properly nurture your lead to ensure that your company can build revenue effectively, and quickly.
Here are some of the main points that Dave covered:
Want to find out what’s in store for Cisco’s transformational partnerships?
We’ll be hosting a live video chat on our Ustream channel with Wendy Bahr on November 5, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. PST. During the broadcast, we’ll get the latest news and info about Cisco’s global and transformational partnering strategy.
So what will Wendy talk about during the chat? Read More »
This time around, we’ll hear about lead nurturing. During the session Creating High Quality Leads Through Improved Content Creation and Data Management, which will take place on October 28 at 7:30 a.m. PST, Luanne Tierney, VP of WW Partner Marketing, will chat with Dave Green, Director of Best Practices and Applied Research with MECLABS. Dave will talk about lead nurturing, and the content and data implications of lead nurturing and scoring.
It’s one thing to hear about the latest data virtualization and cloud infrastructures, but to truly understand the way these technologies work, you have to see them in action. In the past, testing out the technologies required finding someone willing to give you a tour of their data center, or paying for your own dedicated test environment.
But that all changes today. Cisco distributor partner theWestcon Group has unveiled the first in a series of US-based “Centers of Excellence” so VARs can get hands-on training and an up-close look at solutions targeted at next-generation, virtualized data centers.
Called LEAP Centers (LEAP stands for Learn, Experience, Architect and Plan), these locations provide an opportunity to test-drive a broad range of leading data center.
We chatted with Westcon about these new LEAP centers, what they offer, and how partners can get involved.