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Introducing the 2015 Cisco Partner Social Ambassadors

April 14, 2015 - 2 Comments


Heading into Cisco Marketing Velocity and Partner Summit in Montreal at the end of the month, we have been bringing you plenty of event information. Today’s entry is not about logistic information though. It is about Cisco’s partners, and how several of them are assisting us in a big way this year as partner social ambassadors for Marketing Velocity and Partner Summit.

This marks the fourth year of the Cisco Partner Ambassador program. It provides partners with the opportunity to share their thoughts and impressions about the news they hear about during Cisco Partner Summit. As we continue to evolve the Partner Ambassador program, we are working hard to shape the mix of global resellers, distributors, and Independent Software Vendors (ISV) to more closely represent the participants at Partner Summit. Just like last year, we even have some partner ambassadors who won’t be onsite in Montreal, but will be joining us via Virtual Partner Summit (VPS).

Our partner ambassadors will be blogging and tweeting before, during, and after Marketing Velocity and Partner Summit. In fact, we have a few ambassadors this year who will be covering Marketing Velocity specifically, as well as continuing on to give you their thoughts on Partner Summit as well.

As always, we’re excited to hear their perspectives and look forward to sharing their content with you. Be sure to follow our hashtags, #mktgvelocity and #ciscops15, to follow their content and to offer your own feedback.

Now let’s meet the ambassadors for Marketing Velocity and Partner Summit for 2015. Each partner social ambassador was kind enough to provide some information about how they play in the Cisco Ecosystem and where you can track their social media information.

Marketing Velocity Social Ambassadors

Comstor is more than you might expect from a distributor.  We are a Dynamic Value Partner, committed to helping our partners grow their Cisco business profitably.  We are here to help partners evolve and to prepare them to succeed in the face of the challenges encountered in a fast-paced market. In addition to being Cisco-centric, a key differentiator for Comstor is Comstor EDGE. A robust suite of end-to-end programs,  Comstor EDGE features Comstor expertise and partner enablement in sales, marketing, training, distribution, professional services and financing – all customized to address current needs while positioning our solution providers for growth.
Where to follow Comstor:

ePlus is a leader in designing and implementing solutions based on Cisco advanced technologies, including Enterprise Networks, Collaboration, Cloud and Data Center.   Our Lifecycle Management offerings ensure that our customers are aligning technology to their business from assessment to optimization, ePlus Executive Services, and ePlus Enhanced Maintenance Support.  We are a multiple award-winning Cisco Gold Certified Partner with the highest certifications, including Cisco Master Specializations in Security, Collaboration, Cloud Builder, and Managed Services as well as numerous Cisco Advanced Architecture specializations and Cisco Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) designations.  We are continuously recognized by Cisco for Excellence in Customer Satisfaction and offer national delivery capabilities, complete project management methodologies, and a team of engineers certified and experienced in Cisco solutions. ePlus.  Where Technology Means More™.
Where to follow ePlus:

KBZ is an award-winning Cisco Authorized Distributor specializing in Collaboration, Cloud, Video & TelePresence, Unified Communications and more.  Cisco Reseller Partners are our focus and enabling their success is our priority. With high-touch sales, marketing, service and training programs, we support our Partners from pre-sales through maintenance. Our dedicated, high-touch Commercial and Public Sector teams are ready to enable your Cisco success.
Where to follow KBZ:

Partner Summit Social Ambassadors

2Ring¸ based in Bratislava, Slovakia, an independent software house that has focused on the development of IP Telephony and Contact Center applications as well as on productivity enhancement solutions since 2001. In 2011, 2Ring became a Cisco Preferred Solution Developer Partner and is ranked on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50. It is one of the fastest growing IT companies in Central and Eastern Europe.
Where to follow 2Ring:

Dimension Data, a member of the NTT Group, is a global IT services and solutions provider that uses its technology expertise, global service delivery capability, and entrepreneurial spirit to accelerate the business ambitions of its clients. We are the largest Cisco partner in the world, with deep, proven expertise in legacy-to-Cisco migrations across borderless networks, collaboration and data center architectures.  As a Global Gold Partner, Dimension data has more CCIEs than any other organization, with the exception of Cisco, and has consistently been recognized by Gartner as being the best in the world in terms of supporting our clients.
Where to follow Dimension Data:

Ingram Micro¸ helps businesses realize the promise of technology through a full spectrum of global technology and supply chain services. As the world’s largest Cisco distributor, we offer dedicated Data Center, Collaboration, Security, and Enterprise Networking teams, which help our partners operate efficiently and successfully in the markets they serve. Unrivaled agility, market insights, trust and true relationships set us apart and ahead.
Where to follow Ingram Micro:

Logicalis is an international provider of integrated IT solutions and managed services: we provide expert consultation on communications and collaboration, data center and cloud solutions, information and data management, and managed services. Logicalis is one of Cisco’s top 10 partners in the world, with more than 20 locations in the US and presence in 20 countries. Logicalis maintains a Cisco Gold Certified partnership in each region.
Where to follow Logicalis:

Netcraftsmen is a leading network engineering firm focused on assessing, designing, deploying, and managing cutting-edge network technologies. A Cisco Gold partner, our services include cloud, cyber security, data center, unified communications, infrastructure, and virtualization. We combine deep technical expertise with a commitment to transparency and simplicity on every engagement.
Where to follow Netcraftsmen:

Presidio helps clients unlock the unlimited potential of a completely connected world. We understand that the backbone of this unprecedented level of connection is Information Technology. At Presidio, we think, architect, implement, and support the practical reality of advanced technologies every day. As a Cisco Gold Partner, we provide robust and reliable solutions to our clients throughout the U.S.  These include converged infrastructure, cloud solutions, collaboration and security offerings and managed services, to name a few.
Where to follow Presidio:

World Wide Technology, WWT is a Cisco Gold Certified Partner. In addition, we’re a Learning Partner Specialized with Master Specializations in cloud, security and unified communications. Our customers enjoy hands-on access to Cisco solutions and services in networking, data center, security, collaboration, big data and the Internet of Things. Since becoming partners in 1994, WWT has grown to become one of Cisco’s largest global partners.
Where to follow World Wide Technology:

If you’d like to hear more about the Partner Ambassador program, as well as future potential blogging and social media opportunities with Cisco Partners, please let me know in the comments section below.

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  1. Thanks Veronica. We are excited to work with KBZ again this year!

  2. At KBZ we're very excited to be a part of this program and look forward to sharing our insights!