Love the sun? Love the beach? Then you’ll love Partner Summit.
What? You can’t attend in person?
No worries. In this episode of Partner Update, you’ll learn how to attend without leaving home. Seriously. Just fire up your laptop, stick an umbrella in a cool drink, and voilà you’ll be there—virtually. And you’ll have the opportunity to win even cooler prizes!
We also give you the inside scoop on Partner Summit’s Roving Reporter, how to get up to speed on UCS, Cisco’s game changing BYOD+ solutions, “appifying” the Cius to increase sales, and more.
But before we dig into the details, we have a Special Alert that didn’t make it into this week’s update! All of the interviews we recently filmed at Partner Velocity are now available on our YouTube channel. Find out ways to fascinate customers from expert Sally Hogshead, best-selling author Daniel Pink tells you how to motivate your team, former Kodak CMO Jeffrey Hayzlett tells you how to drive change, and more. Like what you saw? Watch full keynote replays on the Partner Velocity site.
Now, back to our update. Take less than five minutes now and tune in for your Cisco partner news.
Would you rather read the news? We’ve included links, descriptions, and details on each item covered in our newscast.
0:38: Pull out the Flip Flops—It’s ‘VPS Time’
Not attending Partner Summit in person? No prob. It’s easy to attend virtually. That’s right. All you have to do is register and you can be part of Virtual Partner Summit from April 17-19. It will be fun and informative! We’re talking exec keynotes and live chats, plus great prizes for our virtual attendees. Take our “VPS tour” to get the full details and register.
1:15: Follow our Partner Summit Roving Reporter on Twitter
Want to know what we’ll announce at Partner Summit? Sorry, you’ll have to wait! But follow our Roving Reporter on Twitter. This mystery person is digging up news leading up to and during the event. You don’t want to miss a single tweet! Also, follow the #ciscops12 hashtag for all things Partner Summit, keep an eye on our blog for news and updates, and check our Facebook page for videos, contest details, and more.
1:34: Build Your UCS Muscle, Build Your Business!
Are you committed to ramping up your UCS business in 2012? Then you’ll want to download the UCS Partner Briefing Package. It contains everything you need to get up to speed—and power up your practice! From launch events to training and special incentives and promos, it’s all there. Find out more and get your copy today.
1:55: Newsflash! BYOD is the New Normal
How many devices do you use? Cisco’s newly introduced BYOD+ solution is—without a doubt—a game changer in Enterprise mobility. Find out how you can empower your customers to safely extend the right level of access and performance in every situation! Visit our Channels blog for details, resources, and info on how to sell in the BYOD space.
2:15: ‘Appify’ to Boost Cisco Cius Sales
The Channels blog sat down with George Churchwell, CEO of Tech 2000, to talk about the Cius and how “appifying” is your key to success. Simply put, to appify is to apply mobile solutions that allow the Cius developers kit to be implemented. Tune in to see the entire interview. Also, head over to the Channels blog to learn more, including George’s tips on how you can appify and get training on the go.
3:06: Learn How Customers Select Partners
Check it out! AXA Technology Services talks about why they chose Cisco Master UC and Security Specialized Partner Dimension Data. Apply their commentary to your own business. Watch their video now. You can also read more about AXA’s partner-led success on the Channels blog.
4:32: Tweet of the Week
We love to read your tweets, so keep ’em coming. Here’s our favorite this go ’round:
@MichalGrebac: Our solutions for Cisco UC built on MS platform are happy “@phornak: Microsoft, Cisco Cloud & Server Partnership http://t.co/RQoJrNGx”
Thanks for taking time out to get the news. We’ll have more for you soon. Until then, you stay classy partners!