As you know, we’ve been on a journey toward increasing collaboration via social media, and along the way we’ve created a consistent and ongoing dialog with you, our partners.
It started at Partner Summit 2009 with our social media platform, The Vibe, where we posted videos, uploaded photos, and shared tweets. Whether you were attending the event live or virtually, you could participate in the discussions. But when the event ended, so did The Vibe.
For Partner Summit this year, we invited you to join Channel Buzz. “The Buzz” put all of your partner communications in one place — Twitter, videos, a feed from the Channels blog, a partner newsletter feed, as well as discussion forums. You liked it, but the platform didn’t offer the mobility we require in today’s increasingly mobile world.
As I’ve learned over the years with social media, nothing is static. As new services emerge and new tools are adopted, we must change and evolve. It is with that sentiment in mind that we make our move to a site that more than half a billion people around the world are already using: Facebook.
Not only is Facebook a free platform where many of you are already posting vacation photos and status updates to friends, it is increasingly becoming an integral part of many businesses.
Therefore, it is with great pleasure that I announce the official Facebook fan page of Cisco’s Worldwide Partner Organization. Our team was so excited about the launch that they made a video to show off how they’re using the page.
On our Facebook page, you’ll find our Twitter feed, photos, videos, news, slideshows, and a feed from the Channels blog. Now you’ll never have to leave the comfort of Facebook to find out the latest Cisco partner news and information.
In addition, Edison Peres, Wendy Bahr, Surinder Brar, Dave O’Callaghan, myself, and many of our team will be dropping in regularly to chat with you and hear your feedback.
So please head over to our Facebook page, introduce yourself, and “like” the page so you can stay up to date and connected.