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Staying Focused On Our Partners’ Success

As we enter Q2 FY11, I’d like to take a moment to speak to you, our partners, about our plans for the year ahead.

On November 10, Cisco released Q1 earnings and as CEO John Chambers said, “Cisco delivered solid financial results, during a challenging economic environment. While we have seen capital spending moderate in some areas of our business, our execution in the areas we can control and influence speak to the success and relevance of the company’s strategy.”

Adding to those comments, I would like to reiterate that our overall vision for the Worldwide Partner Organization has not changed—we are still focused on building the world’s best partnerships.

In support of this objective, we recently launched Partner Horizon, our three-to-five year initiative for taking us to the next level.

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Cisco Data Center 2011-Texas: FCoE and US $1 Million Saved Already

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Introducing a new industry standard takes time, patience, and persistence.  But adopting one can take courage.  Customers often have concerns about the deployment of pre-standard product, how complete the standard really is, the availability of solutions, the insertion into long-term roadmaps, whether the benefits outweigh the risks for early adoption, and most importantly, knowing when to invest.  When considering the implementation of a Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) solution, the Cisco IT group has decided that the investment time is now, and we’re already starting to realize the benefits this technology can bring.

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