Cisco, Tech Data Target Solution Provider Talent Crisis

By Jessica Davis  |  Posted 2007-11-06 Print this article Print

To help its partners with their ongoing talent shortage, Cisco is teaming with Tech Data to offer tools that help improve productivity.

Cisco has forged a new cooperative agreement with distributor Tech Data to help its partners with their single biggest headache—the talent shortage.

Through a three-pronged program called Capacity Builder, Cisco will use existing capabilities of Tech Data, of Clearwater, Fla., to help partners make the most of the talent they already have by improving productivity.
"This program was co-developed with Cisco to address the single most critical issue facing Cisco partners," said Chuck Bartlett, Tech Data's vice president for Networking Product Marketing. "We believe this talent deficit, if not corrected could impact their ability to maximize opportunities."
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Jessica Davis covers the channel for eWeek and Channel Insider. Her technology journalism career began well before anyone heard of the World Wide Web and has included stints at Infoworld, Electronic News/EDN, and the Philadelphia Business Journal. Her work has also appeared on CNN and She has covered hardware, software and networking, as well as the business side of technology. She has won several journalism awards, including a national ASBPE award for best staff-written column, and was named Marketing Computers hardest working tech journalist on their inaugural list of top tech journalists. Jessica can be reached at

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