I can’t believe another year has gone by and for me it has flown. I think Tony Robbins, a life and business strategist, has the right idea when he said, “No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.”

It has been an interesting year, but through our combined determination, we have had incredible results. We’re only mid-way through Q2, but the plan we have running will help us fuel partner success.

In the past twelve months, we have seen so much growth in what’s possible. Our collaboration and networking solutions are stronger than ever, enabling a hybrid work environment for companies around the globe. This wasn’t just about enabling a better virtual conference platform that allowed for greater inclusion but making it easier for employees to access data and files, and for IT managers to better manage and secure those users and information.

With the supply chain issues we are facing as a country, our Software-as-a-Service opportunities are endless. Cisco has the power to deliver our portfolio in a simplified and seamless experience to help customers accelerate what they do in a cloud-first world. With solutions in security, collaboration, data center, and networking; we have a solution that works for even the simplest problem.

Earlier this year I blogged about bridges, and I’d like to end the year on a similar note. This coming calendar year we all have a brand-new opportunity to seize and push toward our end goals, whether they are in your career, personal-life, or community. You are the bridge to helping partners be successful and seeing that success in return. We are all connected and together the possibilities are endless and that is because of you, our Cisco Distributors.

Over the coming weeks we have the opportunity to take a break, recharge, and celebrate the holidays with family and friends. I wish you and your families’ safety and good health as we move forward into 2022.


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John Brookbank

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