Enabling Cisco partners to take advantage of the globalisation of their customers and prospects is a key topic on today’s agenda at the Cisco Channel Exchange event taking place in Lisbon, Portugal. With the rise of strong economies outside of the US and Europe, and the emergence of major companies with roots in the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) countries, Cisco partners are increasingly finding opportunities to serve this developing multi-billion dollar multinational customer segment.We announced a new Global Resale Agent Model today designed to help our partners address exactly this opportunity. In the video below, Keith Goodwin, senior vice president, Worldwide Channels, Cisco, expands on the business trend of globalization and how partner-to-partner collaboration will enable Cisco and its channel partners serve this growing multinational customer segment.Keith’s Video: Cisco Unveils Collaborative Channel Initiative Cisco’s new globalisation go-to-market strategy for partners — The Cisco Global Resale Agent model — is built around a transaction-based partner collaboration model. In the video below, Alex Thurber, Senior Director, Technology Go-to-Market Worldwide Channels, explains how the Global Resale Agent model works and how it benefits our partners and customers.Alex’s Video: Cisco Global Resale Agent Model
Cisco EVP and Chief Globalisation Officer Wim Elfrink discusses milestones on the one year anniversary of the opening of the Cisco Globalisation Centre East in Bangalore, India.
We will always strive to be transparent about what we’re seeing and hearing from customers and we we will always err on the conservative side. This is what our shareholders expect -and it’s what we’ve communicated in our Q109 earnings call today. You can see our Q109 earnings press release here.Last quarter, we released a video of our CFO, Frank Calderoni, discussing the quarter. We were told this was useful, so are continuing it this quarter.For a replay of the Q109 earnings call, please visit our Investor Relations website.EVP and CFO Frank Calderoni
We thought it would be useful for interested parties to hear directly from our Chairman and CEO John Chambers about what Cisco is doing in these challenging economic times. He talks about, in part, that while we will undertake appropriate expense management initiatives in the current environment, we will also make some calculated investments into areas where we believe we can accelerate development and Cisco’s leadership.To listen to a replay of our Q109 earnings call, please visit our Investor Relations website.Chairman and CEO John Chambers
Our earnings conference call is on Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at 1:30 PM PT where we’ll announce our first quarter fiscal year 2009 financial results. The quarter ended Friday, October 24. We’ll issue our financial results press release over Marketwire, as well as the European Business and Technical Wire after the close of the market on Wednesday. You can watch and listen to our live audio broadcast of the conference call with corresponding slides at www.cisco.com/go/investors. (This is also where it will be available for replay.)This quarter, we have also decoupled our Q109 Technology and Customer Highlights from our earnings press release and issued it today. In this document, you can see some of our theatre highlights, milestones and select product announcements.