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Cisco's Managed and Cloud Services Strategy: The Role of Intercloud and Partner Enablement

Cisco's Managed and Cloud Services Strategy: The Role of Intercloud and Partner Enablement

This IDC Vendor Profile reviews the managed and cloud services strategy of Cisco. It is based on an interview with Cisco's Chief of Partner Strategy for Cloud and Managed Services Surinder Brar in March 2015, discussions at the past two Cisco Partner Summits, and IDC's market expertise. It also looks at Cisco's concept of Intercloud and the impact of the company's managed and cloud services strategy, as well as its plans to provide guidance for partners and customers. Furthermore, it presents the challenges and opportunities vendors might face on their journey toward becoming 3rd Platform solutions providers.

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IDC Opinion
In This Vendor Profile
Situation Overview
Company Overview
Company Strategy
Managed and Cloud Services Strategy
The Role of Service Providers
The Launch of the Intercloud Marketplace
Partner Strategy
Partner Program
Partner Roles in Intercloud
Partner Program Levels
Partner Program Rewards
Global Financial Rewards
Industry Branding
Go-to-Market Support
Latest Program Enhancements
Future Outlook
Challenges
Opportunities
Essential Guidance
Advice for Cisco
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