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Do you have what it takes to be a Meraki Guardians of the Cloud winner?

April 04, 2017

Do you have what it takes to be a Meraki Guardians of the Cloud winner?

According to IDC Research’s Worldwide Quarterly Smart Connected Device Tracker, businesses are on pace to have 650 million mobile devices supported by their networks this year. This growth is a challenge for many wireless networks, resulting in bottlenecks from increased demand for bandwidth, lost connections and downtime. Businesses are looking for better solutions that can meet the demands of growing numbers of mobile devices running business applications necessary for efficient and competitive operations.

The answer to your customers’ wireless mobility challenges is Cisco Meraki. Meraki is a complete, cloud-based, networking solution that includes switching, security, WAN optimization, mobile device management and analytics.

To help incentivize your company to capitalize on this burgeoning opportunity, Cisco unveiled a special promotion earlier this year called Guardians of the Cloud. Here’s how it works:

  1. Sell Meraki; win $500. Close $5,000 in Meraki wireless products in a net-new Meraki wireless account (i.e., a customer who hasn’t purchased Meraki wireless products prior to Feb. 8, 2017). To qualify, Ingram Micro Cisco partners don’t have to sell only to new customers; however, each qualifying customer must be purchasing wireless from you for the first time and the deal must be closed before the promotion period ends May 26, 2017. There’s no limit to the number of accounts that be claimed during the promotion period.
  2. Let us help you sell. We’re hosting several vertical-specific webinars to help your salespeople hone their sales pitches. Don’t miss our next webinar on Monday, May 1 at 2 p.m. Eastern, “Meraki Partners for Manufacturing.” We’ll be providing you with some background on the industry and tips on pitching to your manufacturing customers and prospects.
  3. We’ll educate your customers, too. Our next customer webinar, “Meraki Wireless for Higher Education,” is happening Thursday, April 20 at 2 p.m. Eastern. During the presentation, your higher education customers and prospects will learn how Meraki wireless products can work for their networks. Qualified attendees will earn their own Meraki access point. Visit com/freeap for full terms and conditions and to verify your eligibility.
  4. Here’s the big payoff. The top five partner reps with the highest, net-new wireless revenue will win a full stack of Meraki gear, plus a two-day trip to Meraki headquarters in San Francisco for you and a customer.

To ensure your eligibility for the promotion prizes, be sure to complete this claim form. Meraki will verify the deal and award all qualifying payouts. Need your Meraki rep’s contact info? Use the “Find my rep” tool on merakipartners.com and type the customer zip code into the search bar.

And, don’t forget, Ingram Micro makes it even easier for Cisco partners to sell and support Cisco wireless solutions with its dedicated Cisco business unit. Our team of more than 125 sales, market development and technical support associates is actively involved in $2.5 billion Cisco revenue sold annually through our distribution. Ingram Micro pays for Cisco partners’ freight fees and offers flexible financing opportunities, all-expense-paid educational and product boot camps, dedicated pre-sales and field technical support, additional configure-to-order capabilities, and more.

Learn more about Ingram Micro’s support for Cisco partners at the Cisco Experience Center and Solution Center