Cisco Partner Weekly Rewind – August 8, 2014
Each week, we’ll highlight the most important Cisco partner news and stories, as well as point you to important, Cisco-related partner content you may have missed along the way. Here’s what you might have missed this week:
Off the Top
Sherri Liebo continued her series on marketing superheroes this week with a look at Super Voice: The power to reach millions at the same time.
This week’s entry is near and dear to us here in Cisco partner social media, since it is all about delivering timely, relevant and compelling content across multiple channels using websites, social media and digital publications turns each customer contact into part of an ongoing conversation. Well that’s right up our alley here on the partner blog!
Be sure to check out the latest from Sherri and let us know what you think, and what you’d like to hear from her in the future.
John Chambers Featured in CRN
We saw a top story on CRN post this week, about, among other things, John Chamber’s long run as Cisco CEO, Cisco’s focus on software defined networking (SDN), the focus on selling business outcomes, software in general and cloud.
The story Chambers Preps Cisco For Toughest Transition Yet is featured alongside two other supplemental pieces, 30 Tough Questions For Cisco’s John Chambers and another article, Cisco Puts Software On The Front Burner.
These three articles contain a wealth of information for Cisco customers and partners. I highly recommend giving them a read.
As I mentioned last week, on August 15, we will rename this blog the Cisco Partner Blog. All of our associated assets will change as well. Our twitter handle will no longer be @cisco_channels and will become @ciscopartners. You can find us on Facebook as Cisco Partners.
Again, I stress that we are doing our best to ensure there are no hiccups for you. We will make sure you are redirected to our new names.
Don’t forget, I would like to ask you to start using our new names on August 15 if you are sharing our blogs, tweets or Facebook posts.
This time next week, we will be the Cisco Partner Blog!
The Future of Cloud
Learn what leading providers have to say about the Future of Cloud. In part 7, the final part of this ongoing series, eLoyalty shares its perspective on “The Fabric Between the Clouds.”
CSAT is Getting Simpler for You.
Beginning in August 2014, we no longer require you to meet a regional score target to maintain your certification. A follow-up is now required for low scores. We continue to require a minimum number of surveys and you can still see your score in the Partner Access onLine (PAL) tool and achieve the Star of Excellence.
The requirement for the January 2015 measurement will be to meet the minimum response target. The requirement for the July 2015 measurement will be to meet the minimum response target and follow up on all low scores from the January measurement. Low score follow-up must be completed by July 10, 2015, at 5 p.m. Pacific Time.
Get started. Learn more about CSAT and enter your low score follow-up activity within the PAL tool today.
- Erica Schroeder explores what the Internet of Everything (IoE) means to the world
- Adrian den Hartog takes a virtual path to better IT
- Joann Starke wants IT services faster
- Lindsay Hiebert modernizes public safety communications
Keep An Eye Out
- August 13 – NEW Cisco Collaborate Now Promotion Webinar
- September 9 – Next Generation Security: New Products and Incentives
- Swing by the Cisco Partner Event calendar for the latest information on Cisco partner gatherings