A few months back at Partner Summit, I shared with you, our Partners, the significant opportunities available to us associated with four market transitions, all enabled by the borderless network. To capture the multi-billion dollar opportunities in front of us, we must work together to broaden our focus on architectures, verticals/solutions, emerging countries and new consumption models, such as XaaS.
In January, the Cisco Worldwide Partner Organization (WWPO) embarked on a journey to develop a three-to-five year strategic plan — designing the future direction for all of Cisco’s partnerships. Three key areas of focus have emerged from this planning initiative:
Innovate and invest in our industry-leading channel model
Build new global transformational partnerships
Drive SMB and Small Business growth with innovative partner-led models
Today, I would like to announce WWPO leadership changes which support these key strategies. The changes to my organization include:
We’re more connected than ever before: smart phones, TelePresence, WebEx, email, Twitter, Facebook, FourSquare--you get the idea. Despite these many methods for staying connected, there are times when you need to meet face to face, which means hopping in the car, heading to the airport for a business trip, or simply heading out to the office.
Whether you’re driving a few blocks or flying around the world, there are many unforeseen—yet easily avoidable—pitfalls. What safety tips do you need to keep in mind when planning a trip overseas? What are the safest floors at a hotel? What safety rules should you follow when walking around in a new city?
It’s that time again: Cisco Live is underway, this year amid the clanging slot machines in Las Vegas. This annual user conference brings together Cisco partners and customers to learn new technologies, discuss business trends, share ideas and network.
At this event, attendees will learn about Cisco’s core networking, data center, collaboration, and video strategies, as well as Cisco’s strategies for newer adjacent markets.
So what do partners need to know if they’re attending Cisco Live? Here’s the scoop:
There’s been lots of discussion in the news lately about rising unemployment numbers, both in the United States and around the world. But interestingly, a recent study conducted by IDC and Bain & Company projects a gap of nearly 3 million skilled IT networking professionals globally by 2012.
What’s the reason for that projected gap? The global workforce is getting older, and technology is becoming more complex and more integrated into business operations. As a result, the demand for technical knowledge and business acumen is rising quickly.
To help partners attract the right talent, Cisco has developed CiscoFit4Talent (CCO login required), a comprehensive approach to talent management. Cisco Fit4Talent supports efforts throughout the entire lifecycle of your employees with an emphasis on business alignment and leadership at all phases. It can help you get your talent into shape, train your talent to succeed, and help you achieve greater results from a comprehensive approach and investment.
Want to learn more about this new program? Read on to find out our upcoming broadcast.