I’ve heard time and again from you (our partners) that we need to simplify, and make it easier to do business with us. Yesterday, we took a leap forward in streamlining Cisco.
Here are the three things I’d like to emphasize about the changes we announced on May 5.
I promised you at Partner Summit in New Orleans that we would simplify. Yesterday we followed through on that pledge by streamlining our sales, services, and engineering organizations at Cisco.
My top priority is your profitability. We will continue to innovate and invest in industry leading programs like VIP and OIP. And, together we will drive growth and profitability in five key areas:
• core (routing, switching, and services)
• data center, virtualization, and cloud
To drive mutual customer success you have told me that we need to be able to make decisions faster. We’re aligning our sales force into three geographic regions: Americas (U.S., Canada, and Latin America); Europe, Middle East, and Africa; and Asia Pacific, Japan, Greater China, to provide you with faster access to the regional expertise you need – when you need it.
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What do you think of these changes? As always, your feedback shapes our strategy, so please share your questions and thoughts in the comments.