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Cisco Partner Perspectives on Video, Borderless Networks, and Growth

- July 19, 2010 - 1 Comment

“Video will be the next voice and there’s a video solution for everyone — from the desktop all the way to HD TelePresence, and everything in between.”

During Cisco Live in Las Vegas, we caught up with partners from Dimension Data who talked to us about borderless networks, growth opportunities, and what Cisco can do to help partners be more profitable. We got some great responses, like the one above.

Raoul Tecala from Dimension Data told us that he’s taking discussions with clients to another level, talking about things like long-term video strategy, the impact of video on their network, and overall network readiness.

What else did partners have to say at Cisco Live? Find out…

Further down the road, Tecala sees the idea of true, pervasive video as compelling. If video is going to constitute 90% of all traffic by 2015, he said, there will be some serious ramifications for the underlying network.  

He also sees the rapid growth of mobility, including the new Cius and iPad, changing the dynamic of what a borderless network really means.

In another interview, below, Shaun Struckmann of Dimension Data told us that he thinks video will be the next voice. He also talked about UC, saying that being able to grow and shrink the size of your applications on demand will be hot in the next 6-12 months.


We want to hear from you! Let us know your answers to the questions we asked:

  1. What are your customers telling you about borderless networks?
  2. In the next year, what do you see as the biggest growth opportunity for the borderless network market?
  3. How can Cisco help you be more successful with borderless networks?


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  1. If video is really going to be 90% of all network traffic by 2015, assuring bandwidth for less multimedia intensive applications will be a need.