How can we help Cisco's partner talent portal avoid failure?

Although I have not been posting Cisco resumes on BradReese.Com for a while now, I was quite surprised to view Cisco's partnertalentportal.com unique visitor website traffic statistics that were compiled by web analytics company Compete.com Why? Because it appears the new Cisco Partner Talent Portal will need our help in order to avoid failure. Cisco Partner Talent Portal Website Traffic: Trying to understand the Cisco Partner Talent Portal's difficulty, I asked a well-known CCIE for his perspective:

"With Cisco's focus on the VAR channel they have lost site of their true wealth, those individuals whom have achieved Cisco certifications. The contact and value reflect the lack of interest. I have never seen Cisco do anything for the CCIE resources that they have. When you consider what a CCIE knows and can do for Cisco or against Cisco I am very suprised that Cisco does not market directly to the CCIE channel to help with the deployment of new products. The new site just shows a lack of understanding of their support group of users. "As a CCIE I wonder if Cisco understands what we need to do the job? I do know they never ask. My local dry cleaner is more interested in my business than Cisco, and I am a CCIE to boot. The issue is simple, Cisco has just thrown more on the Internet Wall. The problem is that Cisco does not know how to measure the effectiviness of the site. "I still prefer working with SUN, HP, IBM, Apple and Microsoft over Cisco. Why, more and better support."

Celia Harper-Guerra - Senior Director of Cisco Worldwide Channels Partner Talent Acquisition, describes Cisco's Partner Talent Initiative in the following presentation. Cisco Partner Talent Presentation:


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