If you’re anything like me, your smartphone goes wherever you go—work, home, and everywhere in between. But a phone that relies on a third-party network doesn’t always cut it (dropped calls, anyone?) In fact, the proliferation of mobile phones still can’t replace the essential need that small businesses customers have for simple, reliable, and affordable voice solutions.
It should come as no surprise that the hosted VOIP market is expected to grow to USD$1 billion by 2013 — that’s a huge opportunity for Cisco Small Business partners.
Want to learn how you can take advantage of this opportunity to meet customer needs, grow your practice, and enhance profitability?
Join Andrew Sage, VP of Cisco’s Small Business Sales, and Ken Rokoff, VP of Business Development at BroadSoft, for a live, free, interactive video chat. They’ll discuss ways that Small Business partners can leverage this huge opportunity and answer your questions. So tune in on Wednesday, August 18 from 11:30 a.m. -- 12 p.m. PDT. To watch live, join the conversation, or RSVP, visit our Ustream channel.
The broadcast will answer a number of questions, including:
CRN’s annual Women of the Channel report selects “the female channel executives from solution providers and vendors that carry the most clout.” This year’s clout-worthy Most influential Women Of The Channel lists (part 1 and part 2) included five female executives from Cisco:
Dawn Duross, Director, Public Sector Partner Organization
Maryann Von Seggern, Director of World Wide Channels Development for Cisco Capital
Wendy Bahr, Senior Vice President, Global and Transformational Partnerships
The first thing we decided to do when we heard the news was to try to schedule time to sit down with all five execs in a super-powered TelePresence session. But we soon realized that getting five busy executives in one session would prove more difficult than we had imagined!
So we sat down with Maryann and Dawn via TelePresence and talked about how they first started working in the channel, advice for those just starting out, and defining moments from their successful careers. (Read the other interviews after the jump.)
World Wide Technology is a Cisco Partner that has worked on early deployments of UCS. In fact, World Wide Technology helped NightHawk Radiology Services, a company that processes approximately three million radiology studies per year, with the design, planning, and deployment of an entire data center solution built around UCS. World Wide Technology offered both technical expertise and project management to help the deployment come to fruition in just 30 days.
In this video — the first of our two-minute video series exploring tech topics in just two short minutes --David discusses the Nighthawk UCS deployment and ways World Wide Technology explains the benefits of UCS to customers.
So exactly what technology exactly did Nighthawk put in place? Here’s the scoop:
Now that I’m three days into the new job leading the Cisco U.S. and Canada Partner Organization, I wanted to quickly introduce myself.
I’ve just returned from China and I am in the midst of unpacking, as you can see in the video, but wanted you to know that I’m tremendously excited about the opportunity to work with you. It’s the strength of our partners and our collective agility that will determine our success over the next several years. Want to know more about my background and my plans for the next 90 days?
I’m most interested in hearing from you. Please submit your questions via Twitter to @Cisco_Channels or in the comments section below. I’ll respond to your questions over the next month and give you more insight into our plans.