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
I invite you to change blog channels for a little bit and turn your attention to our sister Cisco blog on mobility. In the first video in this series, you’ll hear from Ben Gibson, Senior Director of Mobility Solutions, talking about”Mobility and the Converging Networks.” Your’ll learn what Cisco is seeing as IT’s challenge for providing mobility to employees and mobile users as they are connecting to more disparate networks (both wired and wireless). Gibson provides insight on what and how IT should consider when planning, managing and growing a mobility system.Watch this video and if you like what you see, I invite you to RSS your way over to the Mobility blog or subscribe via e-mail alert.
Mandy Knotts, of Cisco PR , speaks with Bob Buchanan, COO of Bulletproof Solutions and Steve Burns, the President, at the Cisco Worldwide Partner Summit. This Canadian channel partner talks about their business, focusing on small and medium-sized business and how unified communications is helping a customer that harvests salmon save money and be more efficient.Post by Mandy Knotts
Mandy Knotts of Cisco PR spoke with Mike Allen, Managing Director of APAC Channels at the Cisco Worldwide Partner Summit. Mike discusses how the channel business has evolved, top of mind channel partner issues and what he hopes our APAC channel partners will take away from this week’s event. Post by Mandy Knotts
Insights from Paul Mountford, president of Cisco’s Emerging Markets Theater.Three years ago Cisco reorganized its business to better serve fast growing and increasingly influential developing economic powerhouses such as Russia, Brazil, Saudi Arabia and Poland. The result: Cisco’s Emerging Markets Theater, a grouping of more than 130 countries that includes more than 2 billion people and a sizable chunk of the world’s GDP. In this segment, Theater president Paul Mountford provides a progress update and insights on his strategies.Post by Mandy Knotts