A Year In The Cisco Channel: 10 Key Events

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Cisco's annual Partner Summit, which kicks off in New Orleans next week, remains a crucial channel event, as it's the largest single-event gathering of Cisco partners in North America and is usually where Chairman and CEO John Chambers and his top lieutenants and channel chiefs chart a course with partners for the succeeding 12 months.

Cisco is expected to go all-out with channel programs related to cloud computing and verticalization at this year's Summit, and also continue to flex its data center, collaboration, video and cloud muscles in the coming months. With that in mind, here's a look back at key events in the Cisco channel since 2010's Cisco Partner Summit in San Francisco -- each important to understanding Cisco's present channel picture.

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