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Virtual Analyst Perspective: Your Invitation to ‘Sit Down’ with Industry Analysts—for Free!

June 14, 2012 - 6 Comments

Analysts bring years of experience and broad industry knowledge to their clients. They also perform valuable market research and trusted competitive analyses. But tapping into these resources can be tough, because of their busy calendars.

That’s about to change! Cisco is introducing the Virtual Analyst Perspective (VAP), a pilot program that gives partners a seat at the table with well-regarded industry analysts.

It begins on June 27, as Cisco hosts two, one-hour VAP webinars. It’s completely free—partners just need to register to participate. (Editor’s note: The event is finished, but you can click here to listen to the entire Virtual Analyst Perspective replay.)

VAP’s first guest is Zeus Kerravala, founder and principal analyst with ZK Research, a division of Kerravala Consulting. He’ll share directly with partners his expert insight on how trends can affect your business portfolio—and how to transform your business for the future.

ZK Research specializes in identifying short-term developments requiring tactical shifts, without losing sight of long-term strategy. In a one-hour webinar, Zeus will talk candidly with partners about the latest trends affecting customers—and, ultimately, our partners.

Some of the topics will include:

  • How the IT world has changed
  • The value of aligning your business around architectures
  • How to transform your partner practice to enable customers
  • How to strategically structure your transition to minimize risk and maintain profitability

The session will include a Q&A, as well as a discussion about how Cisco’s Partner Practice Builder can help guide you through architectural transformation. When you leave the “table,” you’ll be armed with the important information you need to position your practice—and your customers—for success.

This truly is an excellent opportunity to learn from the analyst community. Don’t miss it! Register today for the session on June 27 that best fits your schedule. If you can’t make it and have questions for Zeus, post a comment here on the blog.

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  2. Hi,

    Will you be doing more of these in future?

    Rich Young

    • Hi Rich,
      We will, in fact! We’ve got a number of ways we’ll be bringing the analyst perspective and insight directly to Cisco partners.

      Next week, we’re holding a webinar, “Marketing Is The New Differentiation In The Tech Industry” with guest speaker Peter O’Neill, Vice President & Principal Analyst, Forrester Research.

      Also, you can find more than two dozen industry papers that Cisco has purchased which are written by various analysts from different firms on our Competitive Information page. (You’ll need to be a registered partner with a valid CCO login to access the page.)

      Of course, leave us a comment here if there’s a topic or idea you’ve got in mind. We’re open to your input, so let us know.

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