Dodging downed power lines isn’t fun. But building a self-healing, reliable smart grid to help eliminate costly downed power lines is. And it just got easier to build your business in the utilities sector with our newly expanded Connected Grid portfolio of solutions and services.
This “whole offer” pumps up Cisco’s relevancy in this market segment—and, more importantly, puts our partners at the forefront of this important transition.
With the Connected Grid portfolio, you can offer customers the end-to-end intelligence they need to update the world’s electrical grids. And the entire process begins with the all-inclusive blueprint known as the Cisco GridBlocks Architecture.
This brand-new architecture provides a forward-looking view of integrating the electrical grid, as well as specific network deployment guidance. It also includes a framework to help with the design and deployment of comprehensive grid management and security solutions.
So don’t think this innovative, multi-service communications platform—the utility industry’s first—is reserved solely for partners already working with customers in this space. It provides an excellent opportunity for partners who want to generate new sources of revenue.
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Tags: Cisco, Cisco Connected Grid, Energy/Utilities, partners, services, Smart Grid, Solutions
In the world of online gaming, the network is everything. Suffice it to say, choppy game play, slow frame rates, and lackluster response times are never an option.
That’s why Seattle-based En Masse Entertainment turned to Cisco partner MTM Technologies to build a network infrastructure to support its game TERA.
Massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG) TERA features rich and detailed graphics in a fantasy universe. The game’s unique, interactive combat system brings players around the globe together as they unite against monsters, demons, and all sorts of creatures in this fanciful world torn apart by the gods.
It’s a game that requires the a lot of infrastructure support, high network bandwidth, and extreme processing power. So MTM delivered an infrastructure for En Masse that included core routers, switches, firewalls, load balancers, and servers that seamlessly communicate with the network.
Watch as En Masse Network Operations Director Markus Schweig explains the process of building out their network for the highly anticipated new game.
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The beach. An airport. The car. What do these places have in common? They’re all places you can hold a meeting.
As workforces become increasingly mobile, WebEx is the tool that more and more customers (and partners) use to ensure that productivity doesn’t decrease just because you’re not at the office.
And now, with a new beta version of Cisco WebEx Meetings and a free trial for partners, the possibilities are endless. By integrating all of the collaboration tools and tasks you need for your meetings, you can now host your team meetings from your car, attend a sales forecast presentation from the airport, or share slides from the beach. Having the flexibility to work with your colleagues, even when you can’t be at work, allows you to maintain productivity and collaborate more effectively.
Watch this video to see how Cisco WebEx Meetings can help you collaborate more effectively.
Learn more about how you can use Cisco WebEx Meetings to share, extend, and engage.
A convenient tool like this must come with a hefty price tag, right? Wrong! For a limited time only, Cisco WebEx Meetings beta is being offered to partners free of charge until the product becomes generally available.
Keep reading to find out how you can get Cisco WebEx Meetings beta for free and check out the great ways you can share ideas and materials before, during, and after your meeting. Read More »
Tags: Cisco, collaboration, free trial, meetings, partner, productivity, WebEX
Last week I wrote about 8 new year’s resolutions Cisco is making to partners. And if you’ve ever set a resolution and successfully achieved it, you know that having a trusted friend there to help track your progress or call when you need support is key to keeping those resolutions.
Consider Cisco your trusted friend to help make and keep those resolutions with two programs to ensure you achieve success in 2012: Steps to Success and Partner Practice Builder. Both are free resources that are available to all Cisco Registered partners. Oh, did I say they’re free?
These two programs help you optimize, support, plan, and develop strategies for success and profitability in 2012. Here’s how these tools work: Read More »
Tags: architectures, Cisco, Enterprise, partner practice builder, partners, smb, steps to success, virtual, WebEX
Happy 2012, partners! Inspired by Channel Maven’s lively list of resolutions, I began to pontificate on Cisco’s new year’s resolutions for partners this year.
1. First and foremost: profitability.
C’mon, who doesn’t want more profits in 2012? Services now represent 40-50% of Cisco channel partners business, up from 20% five years ago. Our recently created Services Rules of Engagement offers partners a definitive roadmap on how to engage with Cisco Services and maximize your Cisco services investment.
Plus profitability programs like Cisco’s Value Incentive Program (VIP) ensure that you’re rewarded for focusing your practice on Cisco’s architectures. Stay tuned for new signup periods.
Check out the full list of incentives on Partner Central.
2. Helping partners help customers become one with the cloud.
To help ensure partners have a successful Year of the Cloud, Cisco’s Cloud Partner program (with three tracks) will help you prepare for growth in cloud adoption. Combine that with CloudVerse to help you build public, private, and hybrid clouds for customers and you’ve got a winning combo. You can’t lose with the intelligence of the network, the power of the data center, and the flexibility of cloud applications.
3. Work less! Programs and services to make your job easier. Read More »
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