Each week, we’ll highlight the most important Cisco Partner Ecosystem 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:
Off the Top
The Channel Company held its XChange Solution Provider event for 2015 this week and our own Lindy Bartell was in attendance. She was gracious enough to provide us with a recap of the events in Dallas, Texas.
Check our Lindy’s blog, Play Big: XChange Solution Provider 2015 and give us your thoughts on the latest event from the Channel Company.
Building Confidence in the Cloud
Xander Uyleman was here this week to talk about how cloud provider Cirrity views customer confidence. It’s a good read on the importance of establishing customer trust. Take a look at Xander’s blog and learn how Cisco powered cloud and managed services can help you too. Read More »
Tags: ashley mccann, Big Data, business outcomes contest, Cisco, cloud, partner, raja sundaram, robb berger, Steve Benvenuto, Stevie Awards, the channel company, Weekly Rewind, xander Uyleman, xchange
This week I had the privilege of joining my Cisco colleagues and more than 225 partners at the XChange Solution Provider event hosted by the Channel Company in Dallas, Texas. I arrived on Sunday to colder weather (and snow!) than I would have liked coming from Portland, Oregon, but I soon forgot all about that once in the comfort and setting of the Gaylord Texan resort.
I was joined by my Cisco colleagues Raja Sundaram (@rajasundaram), Steve Benvenuto (@yobenvo), Bridget Bisnette (@bbisnette), Robb Berger, and Ashley McCann (@ashleymccann). Key themes for the two and a half day conference included convergence, cloud, security, and partner marketing.
The general session kicked off with a lot of energy and momentum thanks to Steve McClatchy, best-selling author and consultant. From a family of 12 kids (he was #11), Steve used personal anecdotes to make us laugh and encouraged us all to go after our dreams and goals. His motto is “make gain, not pain.” In other words, make time for things that add to your life (gain) instead of spending all your energy on the “have to” lists (pain). So if you want to build that custom speedboat, as Cisco partner Kyle Vinar of Verus Corporation told me was his dream, then do it! His advice in a nutshell: schedule it, defend it, and play catch up with the maintenance of life. Read More »
Tags: ashley mccann, bridget bisnette, Cisco, partner, raja sundaram, robb berger, Steve Benvenuto, the channel company, xchange
Join us at Cisco’s 8th annual Connected Health Summit at HIMSS15 to hear how the Internet of Everything is enabling new innovations in care delivery. This popular half-day meeting, which includes a complimentary lunch, provides a forum for networking and best practice sharing unlike any other.
Employees of healthcare organizations may attend the Cisco Health Summit at no cost by selecting this “optional event” when registering for the HIMSS Annual Conference, or by adding it to their existing registration*.
Registration is required as seating is limited.
This is a half-day program and all sessions are included in the registration. At the conclusion of this year’s summit, there will be a giveaway, sponsored by Intel, of two Ultrabook™ systems. Must be present to win. Approved for up to 3.25 CPHIMS and CAHIMS CE hours.
Monday, April 13, 2015
10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (check-in starts at 9:15 a.m.)
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
The agenda will feature these engaging presentations:
*If you have already registered for HIMSS15, you can add the Connected Health Summit to your registration record by selecting “Optional Educational Events” and editing your record to select the “Community for Connected Health Summit.”
In Collaboration with Intel®
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Tags: Cisco, healthcare, Internet of Everything
Confidence is an important ingredient in selling cloud services. In Deliver Cloud Services Meeting the Highest Standard, cloud provider Cirrity shares how fragile customer confidence can be.
Reliability is the foundation for establishing and maintaining a customer’s confidence and trust. Reliability begins with the architecture of services and builds upon how services are put deployed. This is one of the reasons why Cisco partners are required to complete a third-party audit to offer Cisco Powered services. Cisco Powered sets the highest standard for cloud services, and this rigorous audit requires providers to verify that they can deliver as promised. Cisco Powered also enables organizations to quickly differentiate the value of our partners’ cloud services from the many commodity-based services available. Read More »
Tags: cirrity, Cisco, cloud, partner, xander Uyleman
It is now March. It actually hailed here in Huntington Beach, but we’ll call it snow for the novelty. It’s always neat to see things like this happen here in Southern California mainly because things like snow rarely seems to happen. We freak out on rainbows. Get the picture?
Well to keep things sane here locally, I asked my brethren Wireless Product Manager, Nasser Tarazi to take a few minutes to talk about his new Cisco WAP131.
Here’s a few nuggets about the new WAP131:
The new WAP131
- The WAP131 supports concurrent dual band radios for improved coverage and performance
- Designed for Desktop/tabletop deployment
- It can be powered by a PoE Switch using the WAP131’s PoE ethernet port, meaning less cabling demands for deployment
- Works out of the box
- Quick and easy deployment
- Free feature upgrades
- Limited Lifetime Warranty
- A good product to replace the popular WAP4410N
Simply put, this new wireless access point is a perfect upgrade for those who were previously using a single wireless router (network-in-a box) for their small business networking needs. Nasser adds, “We are providing our customers with affordable yet highly reliable, secure wireless solutions. The new Cisco WAP131 is yet another example”.
Quick note, Nasser’s son used his GoPro to video this piece, pretty good for his first attempt. Maybe the next video we will show Nasser snowboarding!
That is all for now. Thank you for spending some time with us.
Tags: Cisco, network, PoE+, port, rout, small business, wireless