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June 17, 2015

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Partner Central Event Calendar

Save the Date for the IoT Systems Partner Launch!

Save the date! Please look for an invite for the IoT Systems Partner Launch on June 23, 2015. Get a sneak preview of how this comprehensive set of technologies and products can enable massive gains in efficiency and business growth. And be sure to leverage the IoE Playbook - capture your share of this multi-billion market! Go now

SMARTnet is Merging with Smart Net Total Care

SMARTnet will merge with Smart Net Total Care on July 27, 2015. The converged service will be branded Smart Net Total Care, and will deliver the same award-winning technical service capabilities of SMARTnet, plus the smart service capabilities of Smart Net Total Care (SNTC). For partners, this means increased service opportunities, improved monetization of installed base, and resource efficiency. Find out more

  In this issue  
  New BOM Optimizer  
  VBrick Rev v7.5  
  CCW & CSCC Shutdown  
  Programs & Promotions  
  Enterprise Networks Security  
  Mobility Express Promo  
  WebEx Accleration  
  Collaboration Solutions  
  Digitize the Network  
  Price Change  
  Sales Guide  
  "No -Retest"  
  Training & Events  
  Project Workplace  
  Enterprise Security Launch  
  New Marketing Campaigns  
New! Build and Price with Configuration Advisor and Bill of Materials (BOM) Optimizer
Learn the benefits of the Configuration Advisor and BOM Optimizer. Both leverage product-management intelligence to maximize partner profitability and reduce pre-sales time by applying the applicable bundles and providing options for Good, Better and Best configuration. BOM Optimizer will go live in July 2015. Get started now
Capture, Transform, Share Video Solutions + VBrick Rev
Video customers can now deploy VBrick Rev v7.5 in the cloud, on their premises, or in a hybrid model to provide scalability, multitenancy, and social features across all devices. Go now
Cisco Commerce and Cisco Service Contract Center Shutdown
Please be advised that Cisco Commerce (CCW) and Cisco Service Contract Center (CSCC) will experience downtime in late July as part of Cisco’s update of its annual fiscal year-end systems. Cisco has made significant changes to the year-end activities to minimize the disruption, however there is still some minimal downtime and limited availability. We strongly encourage all Cisco sales, customers and partners to complete month-end and fiscal year-end business by 23:59 (PDT) 25 July 2015. You can view this notice to learn more about these impacts.
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Double Your Defenses with Enterprise Networks Security
The network is crucial to defending your customers’ business. Cisco routers, switches, and wireless solutions can complement and empower their security systems. Safeguard your customers and their data. Turn their networks into smart security sensors. Stop hackers now
New Bundles Added to Mobility Express Bundle Promo
We have just added two new Mobility Express Bundles based on 802.11ac access points with external antennas. Win more deals with this enterprise-class wireless solution – this promotion is priced for small to medium sized deployments up to 75 access points. Learn more
Increase Incremental Revenue and Provide Your WebEx Customers Greater Value
Cisco Adoption Acceleration for WebEx® provides day 2 support that helps increase your revenue and your customers extract the most value from their Cisco WebEx solution. For more information, contact your Cisco account manager or email. AAWBX-HELP@cisco.com. Learn more
Collaboration Solutions Partner Update - Webcast Replay
Hear the current updates to Cisco Collaboration Systems Release (CSR) 11.0 and the latest announcements shared at Partner Summit. Listen to replay
Digitize the Network - Enterprise Networks Vision Video
Bring the relevance of the network and core technologies for digitizing your customer’s business. Remove IT complexity to allow IT to focus now on ways to innovate your customer’s business. Deliver simple, open, agile and protected networks. Watch the video
Cisco Services Price Changes June 1, 2015 Special Announcement
Cisco is implementing a service price change on the Nexus 7706 Campus Core Promotional Bundle. Customers and partners are encouraged to refer to the ordering tools, which will be updated to account for the new pricing. Customers and partners can also contact their Cisco Services account manager for questions related to this change. Services price changes
Cisco Mobility Sales Guide for Partners
Use this easy to use sales guide to help you position and sell Cisco mobility solutions to your customers. Use sales materials targeted to phases of your sales cycle. Use these tools to prospect, qualify, propose, get agreement and close your deals. Download guide now
New Partner Specialization “No-Retest” Strategy
Effective immediately, you are no longer required to retake an exam to maintain your partner specialization if that exam has not changed significantly. Previously, an individual holding a role in a specialization would need to retake the exams every two years to keep that role current. Read the Q&A for more information
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See What is New with Project Workplace!
Envision how space and technology can enhance the workplace experience. Use Project Workplace to explore the different video collaboration scenarios, products and capabilities to re-imagine video enabled spaces. Visit Project Workplace
Cisco Networking Academy Dream Team at Cisco Live
Who monitored and maintained the massive networks at Cisco Live US 2015? The Cisco Networking Academy Dream Team! Learn how students worked side-by-side with industry professionals and built the technical and personal skills they’ll need to contribute to your team today. Hire NetAcad
Enterprise Security Launch Webcast Replay
Get the latest updates on enterprise security. Watch the replay to get news on embedded security, network as a sensor and enforcer, 802.11ac Wave 2, new wireless access points and controllers, new campus switches, new Cisco ACI solution updates, and more. Visit the launch page | More information
Leverage the NEW Red Hat Campaigns on Partner Marketing Central
There are three new Red Hat Campaigns on Partner Marketing Central. We have provided an array of demand generation resources to help your organization take advantage of this great opportunity with your customers. Utilizes these tools to customize your on-line and in-person events. Big Data Solution | Data Center Modernizations | OpenStack on UCS (UCSO) Campaign
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