Thousands of partners flocked to the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas last week for Cisco Partner Summit 2017 to hear firsthand about Cisco’s vision and strategy for the future. If you weren’t able to attend, here are 4 key takeaways you missed:

4 key takeaways from Cisco Partner Summit 2017

Cisco Partner Summit included several big announcements ranging from acquisitions and new partnerships to business tips, trends and more.
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The Cisco Value Incentive Program (VIP) has been in existence for nearly 15 years, making it Cisco’s longest-running channel incentive program. Billions of dollars in rebates have been claimed by partners during that time, and it’s a program every Cisco partner should be capitalizing on.

Boost your profit margins with Cisco VIP

Find out the important details of Cisco VIP, including which Cisco solutions and services are eligible, how to enroll, upcoming deadlines and more.
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One of the prevailing themes that came out of this year’s Cisco Partner Summit was Cisco’s growing focus on software-based subscription services and recurring revenue. Kelly Kramer, EVP and CFO, Cisco, articulated this message in her keynote presentation, pointing out key acquisitions over the past year, such as network security company OpenDNS and IoT platform provider Jasper Technologies — both SaaS businesses.

Transition Now to a Recurring Revenue Business

See how Cisco's growing focus on software-based subscription services and recurring revenue has helped accelerate their transformation in strategic SaaS markets
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By Jay McCall

How Cisco and Ingram Micro’s “Fly Higher” Initiative is Helping Channel Partners Address the Security Continuum

Protecting your customers requires the use of sophisticated hardware and software tools combined with professional services that address the three stages of a hacking attempt — before, during, and after.
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While we don’t want to sound like an infomercial touting “a get rich quick” program, the fact is that those who work smarter often outperform those who merely try to work harder. With the start of the Cisco fiscal year, we wanted to share four best practices for Cisco solution providers to ensure you’re reaching (or exceeding) your sales projections and getting the highest levels of rebates, credits and other incentives that are available to your company.

Tips for Increasing Your Cisco Sales Right Away

With the start of the Cisco fiscal year, we wanted to share four best practices for Cisco solution providers to ensure you’re reaching (or exceeding) your sales projections and getting the highest levels of rebates, credits and other incentives that are available to your company.
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