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CIO Perspectives: Esat Sezer, Coca Cola Enterprises

Cisco Partner Summit 2008: Insights from the recipient of Cisco’s 4 millionth Integrated Services Router (ISR)Four million and counting. That’s how many Integrated Services Routers (ISR) Cisco has shipped. The customer who received number 4,000,000? Coca Cola Enterprises, a $20 billion bottling company that operates in eight countries and boasts 30,000 knowledge workers working in and around 440 different locations. In this interview with Cisco editor@large T.C. Doyle, CIO Esat Sezer discusses the challenges his company faces and the network priorities he established. One of his key objectives: going green. No doubt his new, custom red-colored Cisco ISR will fit right into his network upgrade plans.Post by T.C. Doyle

Cisco Worldwide Partner Summit: Interview with Inbar Lasser-Raab

Mandy Knotts of Cisco PR speaks with Inbar Lasser-Raab, Senior Director, Network Systems at the Cisco Worldwide Partner Summit. Inbar provides a glimpse into Thursday morning’s press event with Coca-Cola Enterprises and how Cisco Integrated Service Routers are changing how we view routing as a technology.

Thierry Drilhon, VP Worldwide Channels, European Markets

Mandy Knotts of Cisco PR speaks with Thierry Drilhon at the Cisco Worldwide Partner Summit. Thierry speaks about top of mind issues for Cisco European channel partners and how his team is addressing channel partner needs through new programs and initiatives.Post by Mandy Knotts

Keith Goodwin’s Parting Words for Channel Partners

Mandy Knotts of Cisco PR speaks with Keith Goodwin, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Channels at the close of Cisco Worldwide Partner Summit. Keith shares the partner feedback regarding Cisco’s focus on collaboration and if he had any surprises during partner meetings.Post by Mandy Knotts

Cisco Perspectives: One CEO’s Insights

Cisco Partner Summit: Insights from John Chambers, Chairman and CEO, CiscoNot all CEOs make an appearance at their company’s annual gathering of business partners. But Cisco CEO John Chambers routinely does. Why? Well, with more than 80 percent of his company’s business flowing through partners annually, Chambers is not one to take business relationships lightly. In this video, he shares his observations on what partners told him was foremost on their minds at this year’s annual partner gathering in Honolulu. In addition, he offers some advice for fellow CEOs trying to navigate a course during tough economic times.Post by T.C. Doyle