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Experience What’s New in Hosted and Managed Services

Attend the Cisco Powered Virtual Summit 2008 from your desktop!Register today to join us for two 3-hour virtual sessions, November 18 and 19 (November 19 and 20 in Asia Pacific).Learn how managed services can help grow your business at the Cisco Powered Virtual Summit, 2 p.m. or 7 p.m. GMT, November 18 and 19, or 3:00 a.m. GMT, November 19 and 20 (11 a.m. Singapore). Immerse yourself in a cool virtual environment to learn how to accelerate revenue, attract new customers, and achieve the business success you seek.Conference AgendaDay 1

  • You and Cisco: Succeeding Together With Managed Services
    - Al Safarikas, Sr. Director, Managed Services, Cisco
  • The Next Generation Empowered Branch: Your Key to Managed Service Success
    - Will Scott, Director of Marketing, Service Provider Marketing, Cisco
    - Jose Conover, Marketing Manager, Network Management, Cisco

Day 2

  • View from the Top: Managed Services at Tata Communications
    - John Landau, SVP, Global Managed Services Tata Communications
  • View from the Top: Managed Services at IPsoft
    - Chetan Dube, President & CEO, IPsoft
  • Looking Forward: Trends and Business Imperatives for Managed Services Success
    - Curtis Price, Program Vice President, IDC

Breakout Sessions (both days)

  • Managed Services for the Small and Medium Business – The Power of Bundling
  • Creating New Green Managed Services with Automated Service Delivery
  • Managed Video and Collaboration Service Opportunities
  • What’s New in the Cisco Powered Program
  • Using Cisco Powered Demand Accelerator for Online Marketing Campaigns
  • Cisco Powered Partner Quote Tool

Interactive Q&AAfter each session in the Managed Services and Cisco Powered booths.Please visit our site for additional details and to register today.We look forward to welcoming you to the Virtual Summit.

Revealing the Cisco ASR 9000 Series

The journey of Ira, our well intentioned though not so perceptive journalist, came to an end today with the announcement of the innovative, new Cisco ASR 9000 Series. However, I’m still not sure he has figured it out yet…here’s the final installment of Ira’s blog, TechEdgeWeekly, and a video of his encounter with fellow SP360 blogger, SVP Kelly Ahuja and VP Praveen Akkiraju, who are among the several hundred creators of this platform.For details on the Cisco ASR 9000 Series, both SVP Pankaj Patel, who co-heads our service provider business council, and Charlie Guyer, who leads our Service Provider Analyst Relations team have posted. We also have a great amount of information on a very dynamic website (in the spirit of an automobile site, no less, Ira, so you were close…) and, of course, on Newsroom@Cisco.There’s a lot to digest there, but in summary, I look at this as a great example of Cisco innovation – it took four years and more than two hundred people to design what our service provider customers need in anticipation of things to come. While Ira’s journey may be over, the journey of the Cisco ASR 9000 Series is just beginning. And the journey of Cisco, bringing innovative solutions to market to help us all achieve the infinite possibilities the network has to offer is still strongly and resolutely continuing.

Next-Next Generation?

Monique MorrowSince my last post from Beijing, I have presented at the MPLS Conference in Washington D.C. this past October on so called Next Generation Interconnect.”Å“Interconnect”is inaccurate really; because the opportunity is to consider a model for federated service abstraction with the following attributes:

  1. Federated Services (network is a database) e.g., for experimentation or for network management (monitor, control)
  2. API, Policies
  3. Governance, Trust, Economics
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Not a car, a school bus, or a dumptruck…

Not a car, a school bus, or a dumptruck? More than a week later, and it seems that the reporter I mentioned in an earlier post is still a bit stumped as to the announcement Cisco is coming out with on November 11th.Here are some clips of his not-so-successful interviews with our CTO Padmasree Warrior, SVP Pankaj Patel, and CEO & Chairman John Chambers.Hang in there, Ira, only a few more days to go!

Cisco Launching a Car?

intrepid reporter at deskThat is the hypothesis of a”reporter” from TechEdge Weekly who was wandering our campus recently. He and his editor were at Cisco headquarters recently asking questions of some of our most senior executives -even John Chambers. He crossed my path in an elevator, and I don’t think he gleaned much-he was a bit”tied up” and distracted. The reporter also apparently ran into John Earnhardt, who writes for our main Platform blog, who was out and about this weekend in Menlo Park (likely buying a train or firetruck toy-) Firetrucks, Trains and Video – The PlatformI can’t comment on Ira’s hypothesis that Cisco is getting into the car business. If true, it would be a pretty dramatic expansion of our business model. While I like to think that I usually have a heads up on our big announcements and know of one major announcement on the 11th, I have to admit that this time though I am scratching my head on the car idea.A couple of questions that I’m curious about if true:

  • What’s the mileage?
  • Do we get a good employee discount?
  • Does it have Corinthian leather?

Here are some clips of our reporter’s meetings with our VP of PR, Terry Anderson, and our CEO, John Chambers. Though apparently, the reporter needs to do a bit more background research on our Company’s leadership, I have to admit that I am intrigued to see what turns up in part 2-. In the meantime, I’ll likely be peppering his blog with a few questions-.