It’s been a busy couple of weeks around here and we’ve got a fresh batch of newsfor partners!
In this week’s Partner Update newscast, Andrew finds out that even though an actual cloud can’t stream his music, Cisco’s new Cloud Partner Program offers everything partners need to capitalize on the growth of cloud, which is expected to reach $172 billion by the year 2014.
We also get to hear Andrew’s top video tips, find out why his suit needs to go to the dry cleaners, learn about networking myths, find out how one customer deployed VXI and virtual desktops, and we answer your technical questions.
Watch this week’s Partner Update newscast.
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By Bart Spreister, Sr. Director, IP Video Systems, Cisco
Today we announced our collaboration with Red Bee Media, an international media management company, to offer broadcasters and media companies the means to provide TV and other kinds of digital media through streaming video players and VOD portals.
That’s kind of a mouthful. Allow me break it down into my top three reasons why this is one of the more exciting deals I’ve had the good fortune to be involved with:
Red Bee is cool, --plain and simple. Those who hang out on the U.S. side of the Atlantic may not have heard much about Red Bee Media before, so let me explain it this way: Imagine going to another country to hang out with your new colleague, who knows everybody and is doing all the coolest stuff in video. Red Bee is that kind of partner. They’re a highly respected TV and media aggregator in Europe, and especially the U.K. For instance, of the five major broadcasters there, Red Bee provides the online portal and client. They’re creative and connected and fun, which is a great combination. Read More »
Everyone seems to have their head in the “clouds” these days. At my house, we are CNN junkies. If you want to get the low down on top business news of the week in a humorous way, watch Quest & Ali (Q & A). They recently discussed, “Should you ditch your hard drive for the cloud?” Being a consumer and/or a small business it’s a decision worth investigation. By using the cloud over a hard drive, you can access your data from anywhere, it’s more efficient and you can’t lose it. US eCommerce says, sales for cloud computing equated to 142B last year and an added 100B expected this year.
The old school hard drive users are not quite there with the cloud. They realize it’s the future but not yet. Some feel the cloud offers too many risks with security, viruses and bugs. They also don’t believe it is more cost efficient to use a cloud server than their own hard drive. Small businesses have found cloud computing to be worth the risks according to 75 percent of respondents to a Cisco survey. At my house, my totally tech husband can’t wait to have our home computing in the cloud.
By the year 2015, 50% of all CIOs expect to operate the majority of their applications and infrastructures via the cloud.
If that statistic isn’t impressive enough on its own, the market for cloud will grow from $70B in 2010 to $172B by the year 2014 – that’s at 25% compounded annual growth.
To prepare our partners for this growth in cloud adoption, we are launching the Cisco Cloud Partner program with three tracks that map to three primary business models in the cloud marketplace. Partners can chose the track (or tracks) that best suit your business model.
Watch this video for details on the tracks and information about the sign up process.
Keep reading for more details and links to sign up. Read More »
Small and mid-sized Businesses (SMBs) make up more than 90% of all companies. They’re also the largest consumers of enterprise cloud services--a market that is expected to grow to $35.6B by 2015, according to consulting group Analysys Mason.
If you’re looking to capitalize on this growing market, join us for a live, interactive video broadcast and discussion on Tuesday, July 19 from 8:00-8:30am PT. We’ll focus on key opportunities in this market, offer insight and tips, and answer your questions live on the air.
Topics we’ll cover include:
The Service Provider Cloud Services landscape including security, availability, and business impact
Small and Mid-Sized customer needs driving interest in Cloud offerings
New business opportunities for Service Providers Read More »