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The Idea That Changed the World

- November 23, 2011 - 6 Comments

Once in awhile, an idea comes along that changes everything.

Well, this isn’t one of those ideas. But after 25 episodes of Partner Update, perseverance has to count for something.

The goal of Partner Update was simple: create a short, five-minute newscast that would get partners up to speed on the latest Cisco headlines. While our first go at it was nearly unwatchable, the newscast has grown and evolved and now features a varied medley of news, partner interviews, highlights, and updates.

Of course, Partner Update isn’t just for our partners, it’s about our partners. During our 25 episode stint, we’ve highlighted dozens of extraordinary Cisco partner achievements, from new data centers, to social media campaigns, to cool gadgets and products. We’ve even featured your tweets, videos, and Facebook posts.

Here’s a short trip down Partner Update memory lane featuring partner interviews, bloopers, highlights, and behind-the-scenes footage.

Did you miss an episode or want to suggest something for us to cover?

Here’s a playlist of our 25 episodes of Partner Update.

Got an idea for something we should feature? Should we interview you for our next episode? Did you tweet something interesting that should be highlighted in our Tweet of the Week? We’re always open to partner ideas and feedback, so let us know what you’d like to see.

It’s been an honor to cover such talented and interesting partners in our news show. As we head into the Thanksgiving holiday, we are thankful for your continued partnership and support.

We’ll be back next week with a new episode of Partner Update. Thank you!


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  1. Alexandra, I don't have nothing specific to share on Partner Update. Only 1 additional remark: in your videos often a (tiny) URL is mentioned. It would be very handy to mention all these URL's in the description below the video. 5 minutes of fun communication

    • Hi Betaal, Thanks for watching Partner Update and appreciate the suggestion. If you click the "read more" link below the video, you'll see links and descriptions of each item we cover in the newscast. We can add them to the You Tube description as well if that's helpful.

  2. Thanks, everyone. Appreciate the suggestion, Betaalterminal. We're always looking for partners who want to show off technology, so hoping to have more of that in our upcoming episodes. Let us know if you have something you want to share on Partner Update.

  3. Very funny video ... I laughed a lot with him. The video is so funny that I did not even pay attention to the issue of partnerships. :-) Cheers

  4. I know it would be difficult to get it into a 5 minute video, but instead of some interviews, I would like to see the technology of the partners in action. It gives more insight than an interview.

  5. Love the 25th video Alex and Andrew! It's nice to see you having fun while providing helpful updates to the Partner team and others. Keep up the great work!