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On Fire for the Nexus 5000

Senior Director of Data Center Marketing Doug Gourlay: On Fire for the Nexus 5000Mandy Knotts of Cisco PR speaks with Doug Gourlay, Senior Director of Data Center Marketing at the Cisco Worldwide Partner Summit. Doug provides insight into what was revealed at this morning’s press conference and the opportunity around Data Center 3.0. Beyond Data Center, Doug also negotiates a deal with Mandy that will involve a future and “hot” blog post in the days to come.Post by Mandy Knotts

Partners Are an Extension of the Cisco Sales Force

Mandy Knotts of Cisco PR sat down with Wendy Bahr, VP of US/Canada Channels at the Cisco Worldwide Partner Summit. Wendy shares everything from why channel partner’s are critical to Cisco’s success and her interest in fire dancing while in Hawaii. — Why are channel partners critical to Cisco’s success in the US/Canada theater?– How many Partner Summit’s have you attended?– How has the Partner Summit evolved?– Have our channel partner’s business priorities changed over the last few years? If yes, how?Post by Mandy Knotts

BD Director Rob Salvagno Discusses Cisco’s Nuova Acquisition

Rob Salvagno, Senior Director of Business Development, discusses Cisco’s Nuova acquisition announced today.   This is a follow-on to our initial investment in August 2006. Nuova is focused on cutting-edge data center technology and its first product, the Nexus 5000, is also being announced today.  In this video, Salvagno discusses the following questions:  – Tell us about the Nuova transaction being announced today.- How does this fit into Cisco’s innovation strategy?- How much will Cisco be paying for Nuova?- Tell us about the Nuova team.- What is the background between Cisco and Nuova?

The Ground Rules: Cisco Annual Partner Summit

TC Doyle and Mandy Knotts, Cisco’s bloggers for the Cisco Annual Partner Summit, outline their plans for the event.Post by Mandy Knotts

Honolulu’s Transformation: Updating with Cisco

Partner Summit 2008T.C. Doyle, of Cisco, visits with Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann and talks about the use of technology in his city. He also talks with Honolulu CIO, Gordon Bruce, about their use of Cisco Unified Communications and some challenges that he’s seen since becoming CIO.Post by Mandy Knotts