Grow With the Power of Cisco Services
Companies across all industries – from retail to healthcare to manufacturing – are focused on becoming digital businesses. And, according to Gartner, the percentage of enterprises that deem networking core...
NetAcad: Educating and Connecting Students for 20 Years
I remember the excitement and passion I had when I was first exposed to Cisco and Cisco networking curriculum early in my career. Today, many years later, I am no longer actively configuring devices. However, the foundation that was built still serves me well every day as I focus on the intersection of Cisco’s technologies […]
Cisco Wins Four Product Categories for CRN’s 2017 Annual Report Card
Our executive chairman, John Chambers, would always emphasize “when we partner, we partner for life.” That simple philosophy is foundational to...
Making it Easier to Have a Digital-Ready Enterprise with Cisco Easy Pay
According to IDC, companies with modern networks and digital initiatives realize 2-3 times the rate of growth in revenue, customer retention, and profit. In order to reap the benefits of digitization, companies need the right foundation in their enterprise. However, 63% of companies have not yet made the transition to automated or self-driving networks. CIOs […]
Reflecting on a Great Cisco Partner Connection Week
One of the things I value most about Cisco Partner Connection week is the in-depth conversations I get to have with many of our top partners across the globe. I...
Your Success is Our Success: Demonstrating Cisco’s Commitment to Customers and Partners
At Cisco, the success of our customers and partners is what drives us – it’s core to who we are as a company. As longstanding Cisco employees, our roles have spanned services, sales, and support, and this cross-functional view has given us an unwavering customer-centric mindset. We also believe strongly in transparency, which plays a […]
Talent Bridge Through the Eyes of the Educator
Last week, I discussed the NetAcademy and Talent Bridge program from the student’s perspective. But really, that is only half of the story. I believe it’s essential to understand the NetAcademy program from an educator’s perspective, too. Why, you ask? Because who knows students better than their own teachers. NetAcad instructors at ECC Pete Avino […]
A Recipe for IT Career Success – Ingram Micro, ECC and Cisco Talent Bridge
At Cisco Partner Summit in November, a hot topic when talking with many of you was talent. How do you make sure you have the right people with the right skills for the digital economy? As I mentioned in my blog last week, Cisco Networking Academy is all about developing the best IT students […]