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Top 10 Cisco Stories of 2009

December 17, 2009
at 12:00 pm PST

As 2009 comes to a close, most bloggers feel it necessary to post that “year in review” blog entry. Myself included. I have to admit, I’ve been wracking my brain the past few days trying to figure out what to write as I finish my holiday shopping, prepare to visit relatives, and do my best to avoid packing on end-of-the-year pounds with so many holiday cookies and treats in my midst.

So when I saw ChannelWeb’s The 10 Biggest Cisco Stories of 2009 slideshow today, I realized that my holiday wish had come true! Not that I’m lazy, mind you, but there were so many events this year that it’s difficult to narrow them down to a mere top 10 list.

Though I do have to say, ChannelWeb missed one big Cisco event: the launch of the Channels blog! This blog started in early May 2009 and we’ve had a lot of great involvement from partners over the past several months, including: a Twitter Q&A and video with Keith Goodwin answering your questions, valuable feedback on ways that Cisco can improve its communications, and had way too much fun making Flip videos.

We’re looking forward to a great 2010 and hope you’ll keep coming back to the Channels blog to participate. If there are any stories, best practices, interviews, or topics you’d like us to cover here, please leave us a comment below, send us a tweet, or drop us a line.

And, of course, we’d love to hear what stories made your 2009 top 10 list. Thanks for your support and happy holidays!

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2 Comments.


  1. Lang Tibbils

    Alex-A couple of big items not on your list. 1) VIP surpassing the $2B payout threshold in 2009 and the addition of routing, switching and emerging technologies, such as Cisco TelePresence to VIP 14.2) The introduction of extended terms channel financing (from 60-90 days) during a recession.2009 was a challenging, but great year. Looking forward to even better 2010.

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  2. Alexandra- I do understand your situation, sometime i feel lazy too especially to start thinking back the think that we have done for the past year 2009. But in most cases, the most dramatic once is easy to remember. I hope i am not too late to wish cisco all the best for year 2010.

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