Need help building your professional services practice so you can increase profitability, accelerate your evolution to architectures, and differentiate? Then you won’t want to miss our upcoming live video broadcast for partners.
On Monday, April 18 at 10:30 a.m. PST, we’ll be hosting a live, free, interactive video chat on our Ustream channel with Bob Dimicco, Director of Cisco Services. During the live broadcast, we’ll be taking a closer look at the recent announcement made at Partner Summit 2011 and what it means for partners.
We will also cover the following topics:
- Why Services are THE key differentiator and profitability engine for Cisco partners.
- How partners can take advantage of the new set of services called Collaborative Professional Services
- Why Cisco has one of the most partner-centric services strategies in the IT industry.
- How Cisco will drive the next wave of service innovation through Cisco’s Smart Services.
And, most importantly, we’ll be answering YOUR Services questions live on the air during the broadcast.
Your participation is integral to the success of this broadcast! Here’s how you can participate:
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Tags: broadcast, Cisco, ciscops11, differentiation, live, partner summit, partners, profits, services, smart services, ustream
At Partner Summit 2011, Edison Peres, SVP WW Channels, described architectures as being the house, with individual solutions being the rooms in that house.
Today we are evolving our channel partner program with architecture specializations: Borderless Networks Architecture Specialization, Collaboration Architecture Specialization, and Data Center Architecture Specialization.
Architectures present massive opportunities for Cisco and its channel partners – borderless networks alone have a $49 billion total addressable market opportunity in FY11, collaboration $35 billion in CY11, and data center/virtualization is $42 billion in FY11.
To capture market opportunities that lie ahead, we must evolve towards architectures together. And here’s how we’ll do it.
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Tags: architectures, Borderless Networks, Cisco, ciscops11, collaboration, data center, edison peres, gold, partners, premiere, ricardo moreno, silver, worldwide
Andrew and I missed our college days so much that we decided to join the spring break revelers and film Partner Update from sunny Coronado Beach in San Diego, California. In this episode, we’ll be delving into such important spring break topics as:
- SPF 15 vs. SPF 20? Choose the right SPF for you!
- Survival Guide: What to do if your friends bury you under sand while you’re napping.
- Salt water – more nutritious than you realize.
Watch our special “Spring Break Survival Guide” edition of Partner Update.
Curious about how to prepare for your upcoming spring break?
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Tags: ciscops11, cloud, data center, john chambers, news, newScale, newscast, partner advisor, partner central, partner summit, rob lloyd, routing, San Diego, SPF, spring break, switching, tan, tandberg
It’s Friday now (in much of the world) and while we may not have a catchy tune to go with this blog post, we do have a catchy video for you to watch before you head off to enjoy the weekend. So pull up a chair and watch the latest from the TalkinCloud site.
The video captures Cisco CEO John Chambers and Cisco Executive VP Rob Lloyd talking frankly about Cisco’s cloud computing strategy and Cloud Partner Program.
Though the Channels blog captured quite a few video moments at Partner Summit, this press conference escaped our cameras so we’re happy to see this video emerge.
What did John and Rob cover in the video?
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Tags: builder, CEO, Cisco, ciscops11, cloud, evp, friday, john chambers, partner summit, rob lloyd, services
“Cloud is going to be the dominant technology going forward,” as Michael Capellas told us at Partner Summit 2011.
And, he knows a thing or two about cloud—after all he’s the CEO of the Virtual Computing Enviroment (VCE), the joint venture between Cisco, VMware, and EMC.
When VCE was formed, the goal was to accelerate the transition to fully virtualized environments and private clouds. And with the Vblock, VCE delivers the industry’s first completely integrated IT offering that combines best-in-class virtualization, networking, computing, storage, security, and management technologies with end-to-end vendor accountability.
While I was on site at Partner Summit, I got the chance to chat with Michael Capellas and he discussed the value that VCE brings to our partners.
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Tags: CEO, Cisco, ciscops11, EMC, michael capellas, partner, partner summit, partners, VCE, virtual computing environment, VMware