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Ghosts, Routers, Zombies! Get Top Cisco Headlines with Partner Update, Halloween Edition

- October 31, 2011 - 2 Comments

Happy Halloween! Whether you’re commemorating today by telling spooky ghost stories, visiting a haunted house, dressing up in costume, enjoying some colcannon, having a soul cake, or going door to door with the kids yelling “trick or treat!” for candy, have we got a real treat for you.

For this haunted Halloween Partner Update newscast, Andrew and I dress up in costume and cover the news (as always, in less than five minutes).

This week’s headlines include: new innovations across our data center and switching portfolio, Aironet 3600 Series Access Points, a recap of our recent Partner Velocity broadcast covering LinkedIn tips for B2B, details on the next Partner Velocity broadcast on igniting performance and innovation, our 21 favorite mobile apps, how to join our upcoming TweetChat with new VP of Partner Marketing Amanda Jobbins, and much more.

So watch this ghoulish Partner Update, if you dare.

Trick or treat? Keep reading for more details and links to all of the stories we covered, along with timestamps so you can easily find each item in the video.

Spooky! Cisco’s Aironet 3600 Series Access Points

The Aironet 3600s are the industry’s fastest and most reliable access points. They deliver up to three times greater coverage for tablets, smartphones, and high-performance laptops versus the competition. Visit this site to learn more.

That’s Not a Costume…It’s Unified Fabric
Cisco recently unveiled several new innovations across our data center and switching portfolio. These innovations increase our architectural flexibility to address all of our customer’s diverse Data Center scenarios. It wouldn’t be possible without Unified Fabric. We could list out all of the updates, but then this episode would be way longer than five minutes. Check out our sister blog Data Center and Cloud to get all of the details.

Don’t be Scared of Social: Learn How to Leverage LinkedIn for B2B

During our latest Virtual Partner Velocity broadcast, our guest Heather Margolis shared tips on how to leverage LinkedIn for business. We’ve got a recap and link to the replay – plus we have Heather’s answers to all of the audience questions.

Zombie-Free Zone: Register for the Next Partner Velocity to Help Ignite Performance

Be sure to register to attend our next Virtual Partner Velocity broadcast on November 15 at 8 a.m. PST where guest speaker Nilofer Merchant will be sharing tips on how to ignite performance and innovation. You can register now on the Partner Velocity site.

Boo! TweetChat with Presentation Guru Nancy Duarte

Last week, the Channels team hosted a live TweetChat with best-selling author and presentation guru Nancy Duarte, CEO of Duarte Design. During the chat, Nancy answered questions that were tweeted in, shared presentation advice, and dropped tip after tip on how to spread ideas, tell stories, and ensure the next time you present, your audience will be truly riveted. Visit our recap to get all of Nancy’s Golden Nuggets of presentation wisdom. What was your favorite tip from Nancy?

Not for Vampires! Your Chance to Chat with VP of Partner Marketing Amanda Jobbins
Did you miss out on the fun? We have another opportunity for you to participate in a TweetChat. This time around, Cisco VP of Global Partner Marketing Amanda Jobbins will be chatting with you about her role and goals for her new organization. So, what marketing questions do you have for Amanda? What do you want to know about her? Be sure to tweet them during the live event on Friday, November 18 at 9 a.m. Pacific. Just visit our TweetChat room to join in.

Talking to Ghosts? No, It’s Our 21 Favorite Mobile Apps
With more than 500,000 apps out there, the Channels team couldn’t pick just one favorite so we chose 21 of the coolest, most useful, and business savvy apps. Whether you have the new iPhone 4S or the first generation, check out our list to see if your favorite app made the cut. And you may even discover several new favorite apps. Which apps did we miss?

Don’t Lose Your Head; Cut Costs with Cisco Certified Refurbished Equipment
Did you know your customers can save as much as 30% off of new product prices and pre-owned equipment is refurbished to Cisco factory specifications before it’s resold. It’s even backed by the same warranty and has the same maintenance and support options as new Cisco products. Visit this writeup to learn more.

(Trick or) Tweet of the Week

Our Tweet of the Week comes from @Comms_Care_Mark aka Mark Forster:

@Cisco_Channels BIG thanks to your TAC guys who have been great this week! @CommsCare and Cisco combining to deliver service brilliance!

We managed to survive Halloween and deliver the top Cisco news headlines in under five minutes. Now it’s time to take Andrew trick or treating. What are your Halloween plans?


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  1. Hah nice video... Your favorite apps were very helpful! I'm definitely going to use the find your car app, it's genius!

  2. Nice twist guys :)