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Linksys Partner Rewards Channel Program

 

Cisco Launches Linksys Partner Rewards Channel Program

New home networking channel program offers education, marketing tools and financial rewards to Linksys channel partners

Sydney, Australia, 7 November 2012– Cisco today announced the launch of the Linksys Partner Rewards channel program in Australia and New Zealand. The program has been designed to not only educate partners and keep them informed on the latest networking trends, but also reward them for successfully selling Linksys products. The program is now open for registration to e-tailers, resellers and other Linksys channel partners.

The Linksys Partner Rewards program is divided into three levels, offering benefits tailored to each level. Each partner participating in the program starts with a one-star rating and can increase its rating to three-star by achieving e-learning goals and revenue targets. At launch, the program will include the following benefits per level:

  1 Star

  2 Stars

  3 Stars

  Linksys Partner certification

  Linksys Partner certification

  Linksys Partner certification

  Access to Partner promotions

  Access to Partner promotions

  Access to Partner promotions

  E-learning access and
  certificates

  E-learning access and
  certificates

  E-learning access and
  certificates

  Marketing library access

  Marketing library access

  Marketing library access

  Linksys tech support access

  Linksys tech support access

  Linksys tech support access

 

  Revenue target rewards

  Increased revenue target rewards

 

At each quarter, Cisco will provide new e-learning modules in the Linksys Partner Rewards web portal about specific products or technologies in three knowledge levels. Partners in the two and three-star levels have to complete at least one module per quarter in order to maintain their level and reach their revenue target. In the near future, instructor-led learning sessions will be made available to partners through the Cisco WebEx® online training platform. Cisco also plans to let partners customise and order point-of-sale materials through an online application.

Availability
The Linksys Partner Rewards program is open for registrations in Australia and New Zealand. For more information and registration, please visit: www.linksyspartnerrewards.com

About Cisco
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Cisco's vision for the consumer is to transform the home network into a solutions and services platform that delivers great customer experiences. Further information about Cisco and its full line of consumer products including Linksys can be found at www.linksys.com.

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