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Cisco Partners: How Well Can You Adapt and How Quickly?

If you heard Padmasree Warrior, Rob Lloyd and Edzard Overbeek during Day 2 of Cisco Partner Summit, you know the overall focus was on Cisco technology strategy, innovation and services. Padma and Edzard shared additional thoughts with the Cisco Channels social media team during interviews at the event, and so did Rob – particularly as it relates to Cisco’s unique value proposition to customers and how Cisco and partners can offer simplicity, flexibility and agility when designing solutions.

Let’s hear what Rob, Cisco President, Development and Sales, wanted to make sure Cisco partners took away from their time at Partner Summit:

Read on for more insight from Rob.

Cisco is the technology company best equipped to handle all of the significant market transitions happening around mobility, cloud, video, applications, big data, analytics and the Internet of Everything – and rest assured you’re going to hear more about all of these topics during next week’s Cisco Live, including updates to the Cisco Open Network Environment (ONE) framework.

But as Rob explained during his General Session presentation at Partner Summit, Cisco partners not only have to navigate those technology and business model changes but also help customers make the right IT choices. That’s where the channel can count on Cisco’s track record of partnering.

“You can’t do that if you just say it – you have to prove it,” Rob told us.

Bet on Cisco continuing to double down in areas we can continue to gain market share, including collaboration and data center. In the meantime, you can read more about some of the technology announcements Rob referenced during Partner Summit, including the new Catalyst 2960-X switches.

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