PartnerOn Journal

How Cisco Helps People Survive & Thrive in a Remote-Work World

In our last edition of PartnerOn Journal, we were only just starting to consider how the unexpected shift to remote work would evolve into new normals that when embraced, would lead to new opportunities and even wins.

Two weeks later, we’re seeing new paradigms and viewpoints rise from a shared commitment to help people and business not only survive, but also thrive in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. The mission of Cisco to frame business around solutions that ‘help’ and ‘connect’ employees, communities and individuals is an excellent example. 

In a recent conversation, John Moses, Cisco VP of Americas Partner Organization, shared some of the specific ways Cisco is helping customers connect people to the support and resources they need to get and stay well. These include free Webex licenses to healthcare providers transitioning to telemedicine, as well as responding to the exploding demand for security solutions to protect remote workers.

Watch this video for highlights of our talk.

I’m not alone in thinking that many of the remote-work trends emerging from our Coronavirus coping efforts will stick. So why not embrace them? You might find some inspiration from my talk with John — particularly the part where he describes how Webex use is going through the roof. I’ll raise a glass to that!

Jeff Mesnik