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Cisco Partner Weekly Rewind – September 25, 2015


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

Invest in Yourself to Get the Greatest Returns

Karin Surber is one of our most prolific bloggers and she’s back at it again this week. Wednesday, she identified two focus areas where sales professionals can invest in themselves with ongoing training.

She states how training is necessary to maintain your competitive edge. I imagine it’s hard for our partners to argue with that, considering the speed at which our industry and business changes.

Be sure to read her whole post and see if you can’t gain a competitive edge selling Cisco!

Cisco’s Robbins: “Tremendous” IT Consolidation Coming

I always enjoy reading The VAR GuyEarlier this week he covered how current CEO, Chuck Robbins, is picking up right where his predecessor left off.

John Chambers talked about IT consolidation in 2014, and that was the topic of conversation for Robbins in this piece. Check out the whole article to see what else he has to say.

As always, let us know what you think of the blog. Feedback from partners, especially around partner programs, is vital for Cisco to keep producing programs that work for all of us.

Good Reads

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We Know What Cisco Partners Are Doing: Highlight Reel

No, we’re not stalking you–well, maybe a little–but in an effort to share what our partners are doing, we scoured the Web to find your blogs, the videos you’re posting, your new initiatives, charities you support, awards, and your contests. This is part of a regular series we’ll be posting recapping what you’re doing. (Be sure to let us know if we missed anything.)

So here’s a list of some interesting Cisco partner happenings from the past couple of weeks.

Cloud Solutions Video Demonstrate Value to Customers
We all know customers are asking for cloud solutions. Logicalis has posted a video about its cloud solutions using Cisco technology that walks through its offering, which is scalable and leverages virtualization to provide elasticity and scalability.


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All the Week’s Networking News That’s Fit to Blog

Everyone looks forward to Friday: it’s the end of the workweek afterall! We get to enjoy dinners out with friends and family, head to the pub, go out dancing, or just have a quiet night at home with a bottle of wine and a movie.

While I definitely look forward to many of those things, too, another thing that caps off the week nicely is to catch up on all of the interesting technology news that took place. This week, Cisco had two networking announcements: one on the Cisco WAAS portfolio and the other regarding everyone’s favorite switch (Catalyst).

Let’s take a closer look at some of this week’s news highlights:


Always on top of the latest channel news, the VAR Guy covered the Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) portfolio updates. In his blog, he wrote that these appliances are designed to improve application performance and user experience for those bandwidth-intensive applications such as VDI, video at the desktop, and cloud services.

They also offer some major zip: five times the bandwidth, not to mention support for up to three times as many users than the first generation of WAN optimization appliances.

Our friends at TechWise TV created a video to provide an overview of WAAS:

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