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
Sherri Liebo provided a great update this week on Cisco Intercloud. In her blog entitled Cisco Intercloud Makes Strides Leading up to Partner Summit 2015, she gives a quick, but thorough, update on just what Cisco’s been up to since introducing Cisco Intercloud in Las Vegas last year.
Check out her blog for an overview of last year’s launch, a look at what Cisco has accomplished since then and a view forward of what to expect next as we head toward Partner Summit 2015.
Let’s Talk Firsts and Lasts
In case you missed it, John Chambers blogged this week looking back at the 30 year history of Cisco. It’s a nice trip down memory lane for many of us, and a quick history lesson for the rest. John also takes a look at what to expect during the next thirty years. Be sure to check it out! Read More »
Tags: Channelnomics, Cisco, cloud, InterCloud, john chambers, ken trombetta, partner, partner summit, Sherri Liebo, Weekly Rewind
The “We’re Listening” blog series has always focused on what Cisco is hearing from both our customers and partners, and the improvements we’re making to the customer and partner experience. However, the partner experience deserves unique attention for the critical role that partners play in our business ecosystem.
Within Cisco, we have a huge focus on the Partner perspective and how to optimize success for our partnerships. As Vice President of Cisco’s Worldwide Partner Organization, Maria Cannon is responsible for the strategies that develop and enable Cisco Partners. I’ve asked Maria to join us for an expert view on what defines a successful partner engagement, and what Cisco is doing today to transform the partner experience for greater success for both our partners and end customers.
By Guest Contributor Maria Cannon
Partners are a key part of Cisco’s strategy to deliver successful outcomes for our end customers. Cisco depends on a global network of Partners to provide scale, skills, and capabilities at both local and global levels. Attending partner events around the world, including the recent Partner Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada, I have the fortunate opportunity to meet and speak directly with many Cisco channel partners. While the details vary, the general theme coming from these conversations is the same: customers are evolving their business models and have new technology requirements aligned to whole business solutions. Read More »
Tags: cisco sales connect, partner experience, partner satisfaction update, partner summit, we-are-listening
Cisco Learning Partners help Cisco prepare partners to meet their customers’ technology needs by providing technical and business-readiness authorized training and enablement. At the Global Learning Partner Conference, March 23, 2014, in Las Vegas, we unveiled the winners of the 2014 Global Learning Partner Awards to recognize exemplary Learning Partners who demonstrate best-in-class business practices and serve as a model to the industry. Congratulations to the winners below: Read More »
Tags: Acceleration, collaboration, innovation, Learning Partner Summit, Learning Partners, partner summit
In a previous blog post, I discussed some considerations organizations should keep in mind when selecting a cloud provider. After all, in today’s world of many clouds, organizations must have confidence in their decision – both from a technology and business perspective. This week Cisco announced plans to build a global Intercloud – a network of clouds – together with a set of partners.
Partners are an essential part of Cisco’s DNA. Only through the help of our partners can we provide customers with the world’s largest network of clouds. So far, over 200 Cisco cloud partners have already created 430 Cisco Powered services worldwide. With the addition of Cisco Cloud Services, together, we will have an unmatched portfolio of enterprise class offers.
Cisco Powered is the power behind the cloud: cisco.com/go/ciscopowered
Cisco is expanding the Cisco Powered program to include Cisco Cloud Services. Cisco will sell these new services through channel partners and directly to end customers. Partners who develop Cisco Powered services can extend their portfolio with unique Cisco technologies such as WebEx, Cisco Cloud Web Security and Meraki, as well as third party applications. This provides a significant opportunity to leverage the scale of a global Intercloud. In doing so, partners can tap into new revenue streams while improving profitability, and business relevance.
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Tags: amazon, AWS, Cisco, Cisco Cloud Services, cisco intercloud, Cisco Powered, CiscoCloud, ciscops14, cloud, Cloud Computing, Cloud Management, data center, IoE, partner summit, rob lloyd
At Partner Summit this week, Cisco announced a variety of new offerings for UCS and Mobility.
These solutions offer a host of benefits, helping partners up-level their conversations with customers and profit from high-margin services. However, to ensure partners can help their customers maximize the return on their technology investments, education is a critical piece of the Cisco solutions we offer. Cisco is dedicated to helping partners seize huge mobility opportunities spanning infrastructure, software and services.
As network environments become more sophisticated, incorporating the latest capabilities requires a higher level of aptitude for IT professionals. Properly trained and certified individuals are needed to make networks secure, cost-effective and reliable.
Recognizing the growing demand for professionals capable of designing, implementing, securing, and operating networks and mobility infrastructures, Cisco has designed a variety of training and certification offerings to support this increasing need, such as the CCNA Wireless, CCNP Wireless and CCIE Wireless.
Cisco authorized training and certifications provide organizations and individuals the skills, technical knowledge and expertise to capitalize on the changing business landscape.
Learn more about Cisco Certifications and Training on the Cisco Learning Network: www.ciscolearningnetwork.com
Tags: CCIE Wireless, CCNA Wireless, CCNP Wireless, Cisco Learning Network, CiscoMobility, education, Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn, mobility, partner summit, UCS