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Cisco @ 25: It’s All About Partners

December 10, 2009
at 12:00 pm PST

Today Cisco celebrates its 25th birthday, the big 2-5. It’s hard to believe that Cisco began so modestly in December 1984 when two Stanford professors Len Bosack and Sandy Lerner created the multiprotocol router.

Over the years, Cisco has set numerous milestones: more than 7000 patents issued, pioneering a channel partner program, surpassing direct sales with channel sales, and launching a partner talent network.

But enough about us! As Edison Peres — Senior Vice President of WW Channels Go-to-Market Group — says, “We wouldn’t be who are today, without you, our partners.”

In commemoration of 25 years and as a personal thank you for your support and loyalty over the years, our executive team from all around the globe grabbed their Flip cameras and  filmed a video message to share with you:

Now it’s time for you to share your thoughts, any interesting Cisco factoids or trivia you may know, stories you’d like to share, and any video messages. You can also post a response video on You Tube and we may feature it here on the Channels blog.

Here’s our first video response — from VP of Emerging Markets Milo Schacher. (Thanks for sending this in!)

Thanks for your support, your partnership, and loyalty. Let’s celebrate!

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6 Comments.


  1. Congratulations! :)we are so happy we your network solutions. it’s not cheap but it definitely worth it.Keep going Cisco!

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  2. Alexandra Krasne

    Happy 25 years, Cisco! The distribution team is in South America visiting distributors. But we all gathered together to film our video message from Brasil to Cisco partners and distributors.

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  3. Alexandra Krasne

    Thanks, Duneier. Appreciate it!Dave, thanks for submitting your video from the Disti team. Looks like you’re having fun in Brazil.

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  4. Wendy Bahr

    Cisco and our Partners have experienced great success over the past 25 years and together our future has never been brighter. Thanks to all of our fantastic partners for their loyalty, passion and commitment to the customer.

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  5. Congrats, Cisco, on your 25 years of truly remarkable success. It’s a pleasure working with not only a great company but great people. Keith, Edison, Thierry (who I recently learned is the unofficial Mayor”” of Versailles), Karl, Mike & Makoto…Thanks for the video greetings and partnership! Best Regards, Bob”

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