More than 3,200 people walked the halls of the Aria Convention Centre in Las Vegas this week to attend the Cisco Partner Summit and hear what Cisco has planned for the next several years.
While its hardware and switching portfolios remain popular product lines, Cisco is aggressively pushing further into software, going as far as integrating its software developer program into its partner program. The company also redoubled its efforts around making itself more attractive to small businesses and unleashed a bevy of announcements around its collaboration portfolio.
Twelve partners walked away with some hardware this week during Cisco’s Canada Partner Award celebrations.
|Architectural Excellence: Data Center||Long View Systems|
|Architectural Excellence: Security||Compugen|
|Architectural Excellence: Enterprise Networks||CDW|
|Architectural Excellence: Collaboration||Telus Communications|
|Architectural Excellence: Customer Experience||Softchoice|
|Partner of the Year: SMB||Shaw|
|Sales Acceleration Partner of the Year||Insight|
|Innovation Partner of the Year||IBM|
|Emerging Partner of the Year EAST||IMP|
|Emerging Partner of the Year Central||Synnapex|
|Partner of the Year: Services||ONX|
|Emerging Partner of the Year West||Charter|
At the Americas award, Bell won Architecture Excellence Partner of the Year (Enterprise Networks), Service Provider Partner of the Year, and Canada Partner of the Year.
Tom Calafato of Compugen also received a Partner Engineer of the Year award.