Making Her Debut
Speaking of Cisco, it was for many years where Luanne Tierney worked as marketing chief for Cisco's channels-focused executive team. But Tierney was among several high-profile executive departures at Cisco this year, and also part of a hiring spree by Juniper that's brought notable execs from Microsoft, Oracle, HP and several other tech titans to its stable, too.
Tierney, who is now Juniper's vice president, global partner marketing, said that Juniper partners will see a major marketing push this year, to build on the momentum Juniper's already created. Among the tools, Tierney told CRN, will be tailored marketing plans for Juniper partners, as well as teaching them how to leverage social networking and other cutting edge marketing techniques more effectively.