What if we could fundamentally change the way we consume energy and green our planet? Yesterday we announced a Partner Ecosystem for Smart Grid that will help us do just that. While this announcement has big implications for energy consumption, what implications does it have for you, our partners?
We sat down with Steve Benvenuto — Cisco’s Director of Emerging Technologies and New Markets — who shared his insights around this important announcement, what it means for you, and our strategy.
The small business market generates nearly two-thirds of all new jobs globally on an annual basis. Today we’re announcing some news about how you can leverage this opportunity.
We’re launching a new global partner profitability framework today to help our partners confidently pursue small business opportunities and build sustainable, profitable small business practices. This framework is open to different partner types selling in the small business market, including: Cisco Registered Partners, Cisco Specialized Partners, online resale partners, and service providers.
The new profitability framework, coupled with new Cisco Small Business technology, continued unique small business support, and an extension of zero-percent financing, creates the Cisco Small Business Advantage.
In this video, Andrew Sage, VP of worldwide small business sales, describes how the Cisco Small Business Advantage helps Cisco partners build and grow successful small business practices.
Welcome to the 2010 fiscal year and my inaugural “Celia’s Talent Corner” column.
We can all agree that ’09 was challenging with the economic downturn, but it has also brought forward many key opportunities to leverage for the new year. One of those opportunities is hiring and retaining top talent.
The initial results of our Global HR Talent Survey revealed good news: partners anticipate 11-20% growth in 2010 and 75% are expecting to hire. We also learned that soft skills have become equally as important as technical skills. And this demands a new breed of talent.
A new breed of talent demands a new tool for recruiting…
As I’ve learned from content and leadership experts Gerry McGovern and Marshall Goldsmith, web content and customer satisfaction mean nothing if you aren’t regularly asking readers and customers what works and what doesn’t (and actually listening).
Web analytics software makes it easy to measure quantitative data, like which blog entry got the most clicks, but the hard numbers don’t do anything without the qualitative data — the satisfaction metric.
So I turn to you, dear readers, to ask frankly: what’s working and what isn’t on the Channels blog? This is your chance to complain, make a request, thank us, tell us what we’re doing right, and what we’re doing wrong. Go ahead…
What’s one thing you can do to give yourself a raise, save time, reduce pollution, and get more done in a given day?
The answer is simple, and something you may already be doing: working from home. Thanks to faster Internet connections, WebEx, Unified Communications, and VPN, there may never be a reason to change out of your fuzzy slippers and drive to the office again. (OK, let’s not get carried away here.)
While you may already be singing the praises of telecommuting, if you need any more proof that you can save time, money, and reduce pollution by doing it, read on…
The state of Virginia held Telework Day on August 3, 2009 and just tallied up the results of 4,051 private sector and federal employees working from home for just one day. The results — available in the “What We Saved; What We Learned” report — show that if eligible employees in Virginia were to telecommute just one day a week per year, they would avoid driving 602 million miles (around 969 million kilometers), remove 360,800 tons of pollutants from the air, and save $807 million in commuting costs. For each individual worker, that one day per week at home would cut 46 hours off an annual commute and be the equivalent of an $1,822 annual raise.
Here are some more stats from the Telework Day report: