Cisco Partner Weekly Rewind – February 6, 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
Gary Serda kicked off this past week on the Partner Blog with his look at capitalizing on the Windows Server 2003 migration opportunity. Microsoft is ending support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14 of this year and Gary wants to make sure our partners are able to take advantage of the marketing campaign resources that are available from Cisco.
Read through Gary’s blog and let us know if you need more information. Don’t be afraid to share your feedback on how we’re doing in providing the information you need to be successful.
Partner Voices: Making the Grade
I always mention how much I enjoy our ongoing Partner Voices series. It gives me a chance to meet many of our partners, at least virtually, and to get a little more in-depth with all the great solutions being produced by Cisco partners.
This week, I posted a look at what ePlus has going on in the education space. This blog looks at how ePlus has tackled some real world problems using Cisco technology. In turn they have improved security, provided world-class technology to students and created unique, one-on-one learning opportunities for students.
Big Data Analytics Transforms Business
More and more data is being collected, and that data can provide your customers with fantastic insight into their businesses. However, those insights only come through proper analytics. Jim McHugh touched on that subject this week and invites you all to a webcast on February 12 to learn more.
Eight Cisco Partners You Should Know
Zeus Kerravala, of Network World, had an interesting article this week where he pointed out eight Cisco Partners you may not know, but should. He points out that many of us can name the “big boys” that partner with Cisco, but it’s great to see what great innovation comes from some of the smaller vendors as well.
Cisco Annual Security Report Now Available
Despite advances by the security industry, criminals continue to evolve their approaches to break through security defenses. New threat intelligence and trend analysis in the Cisco 2015 Annual Security Report show that attackers are realizing that bigger and bolder are not always better.
Lock in Multiple Years of Cisco Services at Today’s Prices
Leveraging the proper level of services is critical to increasing the performance and life of your customers Cisco solutions. Cisco Capital is making the acquisition of Cisco services more affordable than ever with an aggressive finance rate of 2.5 percent.
- Tim Stack looks at the latest Cisco UCS integrated infrastructure and NetApp Innovations
- John Earnhardt shows how the Internet of Everything (IoE) targets breast cancer
- Xander Uyleman evolves your organization with Software Defined Networking
- Thomas Barnett, Jr. picks three mobile trends to watch
- Martin Hardee shows off our “spiffy” new tablet app
- Jeff Shipley analyzes the Cisco 2015 Annual Security Report
- Rob Lloyd explains a traffic explosion on IoE
Keep an Eye Out
- Swing by the Cisco Partner Event calendar for the latest information on Cisco partner gatherings