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Giving Thanks to Cisco Partners…with a List of Great Resources

- November 24, 2010 - 1 Comment

It’s Thanksgiving time in United States—on this holiday, we remember the things for which we are grateful, while also digging in to a hearty meal of roast turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and lots of side dishes (or just nosh on the side dishes, like me—I’m vegetarian.)

I’m sure many would give thanks for a warm house, family, friends, our health, a job. Of course, at Cisco, we also give thanks for the many people who support what we do every day. And that goes especially to you, our partners: Thank you for your continued commitment to Cisco.

So while I take a few days off to give thanks and enjoy a meal with my family and friends, I wanted to share a few tools and sites that will help you navigate Cisco’s offerings for partners.

While the list is long, we want to be sure that you know that there are multiple sources of information to help you in your everyday work with Cisco. And don’t worry, you won’t be tested.

Read on for the list of resources…

Architecture Partner Marketing Kits help you marketing architectures to customers. The kits provide everything you need to bring data center/virtualization, borderless networks, and collaboration solutions to your customers.

Cisco Partner Intelligence (CPI) is a free, personalized Cisco newsletter that you can tailor to your specific business needs, markets, technologies, and interests.

My Cisco is an integrated Web page you can use to create your customized workspace and improve your productivity. Add modules from a catalog and get immediate access to the business applications and information you use most frequently. (To access, click “My Cisco” under the search box at

Partner Marketing Central (PMC) is a single, easy-to-use co-marketing platform for creating campaigns and managing events with an option to link to social media features. PMC offers resources to help you design campaigns, create customized marketing activities, and host events.

Partner Training site offers training to partners in architectural plays, career certification, cloud, specializations, and much more.


Cisco Channels Facebook Page

Like our page to stay up to date on the latest partner news, chat with other partners and Cisco execs, and watch videos. Also includes our Partner Update news broadcast which brings you all of your Cisco partner news in less than five minutes.

Follow @Cisco_Channels on Twitter for the latest worldwide partner news and follow these Cisco executives:

@daveo14: Dave O’Callaghan, VP of Cisco’s Worldwide Commercial Segment
@keitheg: Keith Goodwin,  SVP WW Partner Organization
@ldtierney: Luanne Tierney, VP of WW Partner Marketing
@padmasree: Padmasree Warrior, CTO

Other Cisco Twitter feeds for Partners
: Cisco Partners in Saudi Arabia
@CiscoCanada: for Cisco Canada partners
@CiscoCollab: Cisco Collaboration and Unified Communications updates, news
: Cisco Data Center
: Cisco Partners in Finland
@CiscoGeeks: Next-gen architecture, borderless networks
@CiscoGreece: for Cisco Partners in Greece
@CiscoPartnersAP: for Cisco Partners in Asia Pacific
: for Cisco Partners in Spain
@CiscoSmallBiz: Cisco Small Business
: Resources and guidance for Cisco Services
@CiscoSystems: main Cisco Twitter handle
: Cisco trainings and certifications
@PartnerVelocity: Cisco’s virtual and live marketing event for partners

Ustream (live video broadcasts)
Channels Chat
live video broadcasts for partners featuring experts, Cisco executives, and other special guests. Tune in on November 30 for our live video broadcast on partner profitability with Dave O’Callaghan, the new Vice President of Cisco’s Worldwide Commercial Segment.

Talk2Cisco: Main Cisco Systems Ustream channel.

That’s just about it—have we left anything out? If so, please add in any additional links and resources in the comments. And again, thanks, partners—we appreciate your support. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!


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  1. Hi Alexandra, Most customers get back when there are issues and complaints. Very few come back when things are going right. So let me take this opportunity to thank the Cisco team for building products and services that have successfully run large and small organizations for a pretty long time. This one is on behalf of all those silent happy customers out there.