Cisco appoints channel manager

Cisco has nudged former marketing and strategic relationships manager, Kip Cole into the role of channel manager for Australia and NZ, after the position was vacated by Liz Lawson last month.

Cole says he is doing more listening than talking at this stage as he meets with partners to discuss how to take Cisco's channel structure and development forward.

"I've worked with channel partners in past lives and think its one of the best areas there are," says Cole. "I'm actually very lucky because I've inherited a well managed, well respected program from Liz."

Cole moved to Cisco two years ago from database vendor, Sybase.