Murmurs on Wall Street and in the media point to signs that the recession has already hit its worst and that we’re headed for an upturn. While it may be too early to say the economy is on an upswing, one thing we can say with certainty is that we plan to support our partners in both turbulent and rosy times. Case in point: at Partner Summit, we’re announcing some enhancements to our Navigate to Accelerate (N2A) initiative to help in the areas where you need it most: financing, meeting the changing needs of customers, and preparing for future growth. Details on the announcement after the jump.Amid uncertain times, it’s critically important to stay close to our channel partners and enable growth and success. Some key highlights: · Cisco is extending channel financing terms to 90 days, which provides a six-month financing stimulus package to partners that are currently participating in the channel finance program.· Cisco has lowered the barrier to entry for its MSCP and now enables partner-to-partner collaboration through a “white label” arrangement that allows two partners to work together to deliver a managed service using one network operations center.· For the first time, VIP will reward channel partners for selling routing, switching, storage networking, wide-area networking optimization and emerging technologies, such as Cisco TelePresence, into one of the architectural plays: collaboration, virtualization and borderless network. Visit the Navigate to Accelerate site for more information.