Owning the Partner Program: Highlights from Cisco Partner Summit 2022
I just returned from our annual Cisco Partner Summit in Las Vegas. It was a jam-packed three days, and it was so great to be back together in person with our amazing partners. I want to highlight a few of the Partner Program updates.
Cisco Solution Specializations Break New Ground for Partner Differentiation
This week at Partner Summit, we are unveiling three new solution specializations into the portfolio, joining our SASE, Full-Stack Observability (FSO) and the Hybrid Work from Office specializations that were launched in September.
Five Stars, Four Roles, Three Levels and Two Priorities – Partners’ and Customers’ Success
For 11 straight years, Cisco has been honored to receive CRN’s 5-Star rating in their Partner Program Guide. This is a huge honor and our AppDynamics team also earned 5-Star status for their continued dedication to partners.
Now Live! New Partner Roles Mean More Customer Value
Since we launched our Cisco Partner Program last year, the integrator and provider roles went live with great momentum. Now, I’m happy to share with you that the developer and advisor roles are open for business.
Expanding Your Possibilities with Cisco Partner Programs
The theme of this year’s Partner Summit conference is “Everything Possible,” and it ties perfectly to what’s happening with our partner programs, where we are expanding your possibilities on many levels.
Cisco’s New Route to Market: Agency
Starting today, we are working with Intelisys, a leading master agent, and their 1,700+ channel sales professionals. Intelisys agents are now authorized to offer Webex Meetings, Webex Calling and a select group of Webex Devices to their customers who are interested in cloud collaboration products and services for an inclusive hybrid workplace.
Helping Partners Through Magnified IT Market Change
As companies seek guidance and help to navigate their IT journey post-COVID, the role of partners has become more vital. Guest blogger Steve White, Program Vice President at IDC, discusses how the Cisco Partner Program can help companies adapt and evolve by using iDC's five-stage model for enterprise recovery.
Come for the Program Updates. Stay for the IDC Research.
We are starting a new broadcast series to keep you informed about the Cisco Partner program. It's called “Future Ready – Programs and Profitability," and the first episode is Wednesday, April 14.