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In case you didn’t catch it yesterday Cisco hosted a session about Small Business on Talk2Cisco a live, real-time, social, interactive, online video broadcast. Some of our SMB leaders driving the initative here shared their views, and took questions live, online all around the topic of Small Business. They tackled the question from a viewer why should small businesses even care about technology when they have a business to run, shared real life stories of small busiensses that used IT as a real business tool and, of course, gave a bit of advice on what small businesses should look for in technology as part of the session.
Earlier this week, Talk2Cisco featured two leaders in the small business technology industry, Ian Pennell and Andrew Sage. They took a number of questions from the viewing audience and talked about everything from what mistakes to avoid when upgrading your network to what cloud really means to small businesses.
Below are a few of the highlights from the broadcast. Feel free to send in a question for Ian or Andrew…I’ll be sure they get it. Or you can reach out to Andrew directly on Twitter @andrewsage.
Talk2Cisco: How Technology Can Help Your Small Business
2:28 Why businesses should prioritize technology
7:30 The role of the partner when building a small business
13:20 Mistakes to avoid when upgrading your network
27:14 Upgrading your network: What to consider, How Often, The Cloud
Talk2Cisco is a live, real-time, social, interactive, online video broadcast featuring Cisco leaders, as well as other leaders in the tech and business industries, answering questions submitted by you, the viewer. Using UStream, Talk2Cisco puts you directly in touch with the source of the information, covers topics of interest to you and connects you with others who follow Cisco business and technology. Join the conversation and be in the know …now.
One of the key elements to choosing the right channel partner is determining whether the prospective partner is properly aligned to grow with your business.
This question typically falls into three buckets. One is from the prospective of technology, both in terms of how you are using technology now, and also in terms of how you will use technology in the future. Perhaps the technologies that you already have in place will be all that you need for the foreseeable future. On the other hand, you might plan to add some capabilities that your chosen channel partner would need to support. Read More »