By Steve Reasner
Three years ago, Cisco launched the first Partner Innovation Challenge to expand the use of their DevNet program with the goal of discovering new solutions based on Cisco technologies. The challenge has grown and evolved and this year they had over 200 submissions, which is a five-fold increase in submissions. For 2020, fourteen North America finalists were selected with LIFT taking the top honor for the region and placing third amongst the global field behind Logicalis LATAM and first place winner, Outcomex ANZ.
LIFT’s vReady solution went beyond the traditional application approach and instead focused on our customer success and workflow design expertise, which is based on LIFT’s proprietary Value Realization Services. vReady is designed to automate the adoption of Cisco Webex with a customized interface that seamlessly integrates into a customer’s business workflow. This allows it to be used in vertical or horizontal scenarios like higher education, courts and HR.
Over the next 6 months, LIFT will develop new capabilities, improve existing features, and integrate additional capabilities to continue to advance the vReady solution.
The Cisco Partner Innovation Challenge is validation of how LIFT integrates Cisco’s portfolio of software solutions with our adoption service capabilities to accomplish great things for our customers and partners. With an incredibly competitive partner landscape, this award is a testament to LIFT’s innovation, expertise, and customer-centric people.