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What Do Cloud, Twitter, and Virtual Partner Summit Have in Common?

- February 16, 2011 - 1 Comment

I’ve often said that the boundaries between work and life are blurring. I use Twitter every day to collaborate, talk with friends and engage in conversations I don’t normally have in the natural course of my business day.  It’s amazing to send out a tweet and to have people react immediately.

And while technology lets us send a single tweet to people around globe, it has other fantastic benefits, too—it also lets us attend a conference without having to even board a plane.

Join me at Cisco’s Virtual Partner Summit March 1-3, 2011 to see live keynotes, breakout sessions that will help you prepare a customer for a cloud solution, and a chance to ask me and other Cisco executives questions during live video chats. (All without having to leave home.) Register today.

Want to hear more about the topics that are top-of-mind for me as I head into Partner Summit?

This year, cloud is one of the main focuses. While I’m not going to give away what I’ll be discussing or demonstrating, I will say that cloud may be of the most network-centric shifts in the IT industry. And, it is our partners who will help enable customers, from large enterprises to small businesses, to build the cloud infrastructure.

Whether we’re talking about cloud or security, Cisco’s architectural approach is providing differentiated business and technical value to our customers. Cisco’s unique ability to bring the various architectures together—like Borderless Network, Data Center, Collaboration, Small Business and IP NGN—enables customers to gain greater efficiencies in time, cost and space, leading to growth and business transformation.

The impact of our partners’ expertise to expand our reach and scale will help to create a much more robust, personalized and integrated user experience,

Technology — from Twitter to online conferences and even cloud — gives us the opportunity to bring ideas to market faster and access our data from any device at any time.

Be sure to join Partner Summit on Facebook and follow the #ciscops11 hash tag on Twitter to get news from the event. I’ll be tweeting from Partner Summit, of course, and look forward to hearing from you as well.


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  1. Thanks for the heads up and the 'teaser', Padmasree. Very timely. Many of us at Georgia Tech are also looking forward to Cisco's virtual summit in mid march focused on Collaborative Education.