In this episode of Partner Update, we find out what Andrew does first-thing in the morning, learn about a free new mobile app that delivers the latest partner news from Cisco, get the scoop on what kind of network can best solve endpoint and application challenges, get tips on minding your Twitter manners, learn how Cisco partners can grow cloud revenues, and figure out what Triple V means. (And a lot more.)
Tune into this action-packed newscast to get the latest news and info you need to know (in less than five minutes).
So what’s in the news this week?
Keep reading for a transcript of the newscast with timestamps so you can view the parts of the video you want to see and important links where you can find more information.
Up-to-the-Minute Cisco News on Your Smart Phone? There’s an App for That!
The Cisco Partners app gives you access to late-breaking Cisco partner news, how-to articles, tips, program updates, the most current blog posts, and our video library – all at your fingertips. Plus, you can share content with friends and colleagues using social media.
View screenshots, learn more about the app, and visit download links here.
Myth busting: The Application and Endpoint Myth
Myth number 7 is the myth that a good-enough network will provide the tools you need to solve real performance, endpoint, and application challenges. The truth is, only a next-generation network has the ability to understand the applications being run, can see the end-users of those applications, and can even deduce what devices they are using. Read the recap here.
Triple Threat! (Voice, Video, and Virtual Desktop)
Triple V is in the house! The Voice, Video, and Virtual Desktop Client Offer provides partners with very attractive pricing on Cisco Cius and Cisco Virtualization Experience Client (VXC) products when purchased in minimum quantities with Cisco Unified Workspace Licensing. You can get the details on Partner Central.
How to Profit in the Cloud
Did you know that the cloud services market is expected to grow to $35.6B by 2015, according to consulting group Analysys Mason?
To help partners capitalize on this growing market, we’ll be sharing insights and tips in our next live Channels Chat on Tuesday, July 19 from 8:00-8:30am PT. Our guest speakers, Steve Hilton (Principal Analyst at Analysys Mason) and Ellen Berlan (Director, Global Service Provider SMB at Cisco).
Click here for all the details on the webcast, to post your questions for Steve or Ellen, and to reserve your spot. Don’t miss it!
What’s the Role of the Platform in Cloud Service Delivery?
Guest blogger Michael Leonard wrote a post about his new white paper, Role of the Platform in Cloud Service Delivery. In the post, Michael goes into detail on ways that service providers can differentiate, assure customers that solutions are reliable, and help customers choose the right platform. Read all about it and get a link to the whitepaper here.
Six Must-Follow Rules for Minding Your Twitter Manners
We’ve pulled together a list of six must-follow rules for minding your Twitter manners in the latest Social Media Spotlight. To find out what pet peeves may be bugging your followers, check out our blog and video here.
Tweet of the Week
“BOOM! My FlexPods have arrived! This one is in my building, and its twin is a couple miles away”
(Check out the picture he posted as well.)
That’s it for this week’s Partner Update.
Did we miss any partner news this time? Post your comments with suggestions on what we should cover in our next episode.