Each week, we’ll highlight the most important Cisco partner news and stories, as well as point you to important, Cisco-related partner content you may have missed along the way. Here’s what you might have missed this week:
Well it’s cold. The Polar Vortex strikes the US again and as I sit here in North Carolina, it is 29 degrees outside! But it already feels like communications and events are heating up now that we are on a collision course with spring. As we all bide our time for warmer weather, let’s take a look back at this week.
Off the Top
We had the honor this week of working with Senior Director of Cisco Global Adoption and Seller Readiness Thomas Winter on posting a great blog that should be of interest to a lot of our partners. Thomas’ blog about our Cisco Commerce Workspace (CCW) transformation highlights how we took 21 disparate tools and pared them all down into one. The focus here is on ease of doing business with Cisco but there is also fantastic information on large-scale IT implementation and Thomas does a great job showing what worked for us.
Be sure to check out the blog from Thomas and join in the conversation. Let us know what you think of the new CCW. Read More »
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The recent transformation to Cisco Commerce Workspace (CCW) was a significant change for our channel partner community, as the capabilities of 21 disparate commerce tools were consolidated into a single platform. As of October 2013, our partners now have one tool for quoting, configuring and ordering Cisco products, software and services. For many partners, the consolidation of business processes into CCW has resulted in faster bookings and significant productivity gains. Due to the cycle time decrease enabled by CCW from the point of quote creation to order processing, partners are achieving productivity improvements of up to 25 percent.
While CCW has already provided measurable efficiency gains to both Cisco and our partner community, it also offers a robust IT infrastructure to support new business models and future ease-of-doing-business (EoDB) improvements. Over the next year, plans are in place to further enhance CCW to process software subscription renewals, facilitate WebEx ordering and offer increased collaboration capabilities between Cisco sales teams and our partner sellers. Read More »
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Three trends are defining the enterprise workforce today: mobility, collaboration, and the BYOD movement, where employees connect the device of their choice to the enterprise network. Smart companies are finding ways to embrace these trends for improved productivity, a more satisfied workforce, and lower costs. Read More »
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