Nirav Sheth

October 9, 2017


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...

September 11, 2017


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 […]

August 16, 2017


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...

May 3, 2017


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 […]

April 21, 2017


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...

March 21, 2017


Why Do Architectures Matter?

During the many events I attend each year, we hear one consistent piece of feedback from Cisco partners: to get a better understanding of the solutions that will make them...

February 8, 2017


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 […]

December 21, 2016


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 […]

December 13, 2016


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 […]