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June, 2009


June 30, 2009  5:14 PM

Cisco’s new elite architect certification

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

Cisco Systems announced this week its new Cisco Certified Architect (CCA) program. This new elite certification is meant to sit above Cisco's CCIE and CCDE certifications and comes with a price tag of...

June 22, 2009  4:08 PM

Nortel partners might be a hot commodity

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

Nortel partners who haven't already started hedging their bets might want to do so now.  While announcing that it had sold its wireless carrier infrastructure...

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June 19, 2009  10:16 PM

When the vendor Kool-Aid wears off…

AmyKucharik Amy Kucharik Profile: AmyKucharik

This week in a column on No Jitter, Yankee Group analyst Zeus Kerravala discussed that by building its managed services offerings, Cisco may be taking business away from its channel partners. Kerravala...


June 19, 2009  10:16 PM

Cisco and Silver Spring Networks: A burgeoning rivalry to watch

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

In the world of smart grid technology, we're starting to see the formation of a David and Goliath confrontation. Silver Spring Networks, a start-up whose core strength is building

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June 10, 2009  9:19 PM

Is Cisco on Fox’s 24 really about Cisco everywhere?

AmyKucharik Amy Kucharik Profile: AmyKucharik

Driving home from the Cisco Partner Summit last Tuesday, Elaine Hom and I happened to catch a WebEx promotion on the radio. The...


June 10, 2009  8:53 PM

Unified communications: Microsoft/HP vs. Cisco

ElaineHom Elaine Hom Profile: ElaineHom

At a press conference last Wednesday at the Cisco Partner Summit in Boston, John Chambers made a pretty interesting comment when asked about Microsoft's recent UC partnership with HP: "We compete with Microsoft in UC, and are partnering with them closely in other areas. What was interesting to...


June 5, 2009  4:05 PM

Chambers demos TelePresence during keynote

AmyKucharik Amy Kucharik Profile: AmyKucharik

At Cisco Partner Summit 2009 on Thursday, John Chambers presented a demonstration of the company's TelePresence solution. In the demo, a TelePresence setup is displayed on the screen, while Chambers speaks with the Cisco business video demo center in San Jose. This portion of the demo showed...


June 4, 2009  10:01 PM

Cisco channel gameplan for expanding its data center footprint

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

At this week's Cisco Partner Summit in Boston, Cisco revealed its game plan for expanding its channel partners' role in selling Cisco data center products. At the center of the plan is the

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June 4, 2009  8:31 PM

Video: Cisco’s new data center virtualization certifications

AmyKucharik Amy Kucharik Profile: AmyKucharik

At Cisco Partner Summit 2009's Wednesday news conference, Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn, General Manager for Learning@cisco, announced Cisco's new data center virtualization certifications: The Data Center Unified Computing Design specialization for data center architects, and the Data Center Unified...


June 3, 2009  8:10 PM

Video: Padmasree Warrior talks data center partner opportunities

AmyKucharik Amy Kucharik Profile: AmyKucharik

Cisco CTO Padmasree Warrior addressed members of the press today at Cisco Partner Summit 2009, where she introduced some of Cisco's data center opportunities for partners. According to Warrior, Cisco has been hearing very positive feedback from its customers concerning the data center market. In...


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