In business, competition makes us stronger. Through competition, we strive to create the best products for our customers, the best programs for our partners, and the best Cisco for the networking industry as a whole.
We embrace healthy competition with competitors such as Avaya, HP, Huawei, and Juniper Networks. Each of our competitors brings its strengths, innovations, and programs to address a variety of customer and partner needs.
Cisco’s customers and the networking industry have benefited from this competitive environment through innovations which make the network faster, greener, and more powerful:
- This week’s news about the Cisco’s expanded ASR 9000 system to deliver a single, simplified system for high-speed business, residential, and mobile connectivity
- Catalyst 6500 with a new supervisor engine, helping to increase network throughput from 720 Gbps to 2 Tbps, a threefold jump
- The industry’s first Universal Power Over Ethernet for the Catalyst 4500, which means lower power consumption
- Less wireless interference thanks to Cisco’s CleanAir technology
Of course, with more than 80% of our business flowing through our partners, we recognize that we cannot just focus on earning market share, but we must also work hard to earn your loyalty every single day.
It’s Cisco’s goal to create the most successful and profitable partners in the world.
As the Next Cisco takes shape, we are re-focusing, reorganizing, and becoming stronger and leaner. We’re focused on five key corporate priorities and, as always, maintaining trust with our customers and partners remains top of mind for me and for the entire executive team, as Rob Lloyd highlighted in his blog post this week.
Together, we had many successes over the years, and you’ve done a great job helping us tell our story.
Here are just a few highlights from Cisco partners:
Dimension Data and Cisco: Better Together
Cisco partner Dimension Data blogs about customer wins and why there is really no one better than Cisco.
How Learning Partners Thrive with Cisco
In a recent live broadcast “How to Thrive with Cisco Architectures,” we talked with Pat Bodin, CEO of Cisco Learning partner Firefly who said he believes in the partnership that Cisco has with its network of Cisco Learning Partners. He added that Cisco is by far the most innovative Learning Partner program of any OEM in the world.
Partners Think Highly of Specializations
Force3 announced that it’s extremely pleased to earn the Cisco Master Security Specialization. “This achievement demonstrates our deep focus on helping customers build network security infrastructures that protect their assets and shows that Cisco recognizes us as an elite partner that meets and exceeds the highest standards in the industry,” said Rocky Cintron, Force 3 CEO.
Many thanks to our partners, customers, and our competitors for keeping us at the top of our game.
Thanks for reading and we hope to hear your success stories and Cisco wins in the comments.