Cisco Partner Weekly Rewind – October 3, 2014
Each week, we’ll highlight the most important Cisco partner 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
As you probably saw at the beginning of the week, Cisco made a big announcement around all of the momentum we’ve seen so far on our approach to cloud. Edison Peres even came by the Partner Blog to share his insight on how partners can engage and explain the roles you can play to meet customers’ needs.
Just in case you missed it, be sure to read Edison’s blog and let us know what you think. Our approach continues to be partner-centric, and with Intercloud, you have more opportunities than ever with Cisco.
CRN – 100 People You Don’t Know but Should
In CRN’s annual look at individuals building channel programs, designing special incentives, educating solution providers and evangelizing hot technologies, Cisco had three of our very own featured! Please join us in congratulating Steve Benvenuto, Sr. Director, Business Development, Cisco Channel Partner Programs; Faisal Hanafi, Vice President of Strategy and Partner Experience; and Susie Wee, Vice President and Chief Technical Officer of Networked Experiences.
CRN itself says this list recognizes the unseen channel professionals from vendor organizations who consistently drive success for Solution Providers. These directors, vice presidents and officers roll their sleeves up and lead their channel programs with resolve, excellence and creativity. Again, we welcome you to take a moment to congratulate Steve, Faisal and Susie for being recognized for all of their hard work.
Market your Master Specialization
Smita Dave has a lot of great advice on how to market yourself, strengthen your ties, have fun, get the word out, and build your brand in her latest blog, Resonate with your Customers – Market your Master Specialization.
Read more on the five key elements that Smita lays out on how you can immediately take advantage of your master expertise and boost your sales.
Enabling the Branch for the Mobile Cloud Era
Cisco launched new advancements in access routing this week at Interop NY and Andres Sintes was gracious enough to lay out for Cisco partners exactly what that means to you. If you have not yet read Andres’ blog, please do swing by and check it out.
Andres covers the data overload challenge and just how Cisco’s latest launch can help our partners by providing a massive upsell opportunity. Be sure to let us know what you think of Cisco’s latest launch.
Creating Growth Opportunities for Cisco Partners with UCS
During the recent Cisco UCS live launch event in NYC, Jerry McIntosh, SVP of Advanced Technologies at ePlus, talked with Ken Trombetta, VP of Cisco Worldwide Partner Organization, about how the expanded UCS portfolio provides Cisco partners growth opportunities with this powerful array of new computing solutions for the data center. Have a look at what Jerry had to say:
- Kelly Ahuja transforms the Internet of Everything (IoE)
- Jim Grubb examines The Weather Channel’s use of Fast IT
- Kathryn Truesdale builds customer-centric organizations
- Gary Kinghorn secures an application-centric world
Keep an Eye Out
- Swing by the Cisco Partner Event calendar for the latest information on Cisco partner gatherings