Join Us for a Small Business TweetChat on the Value of Technology Partners

According to a recent survey by IT World Canada, Canadian small businesses listed their biggest IT problem as ‘staying current and competitive with technology.’ The same surveyed revealed that, although interested in new products, more than 70 per cent of small businesses expect to spend the same or less on technology in 2012 than they did this year.

Join us for a small business TweetChat on October 20 where we will discuss the value that a technology partner can bring to your small business – whether you are looking to upgrade your network, deploy a unified communications system or determine which IT solution will maximize your technology investment.

NEW! Read the full transcript of our October 20th #ciscosbchat on Storify

Just follow #ciscosbchat on October 20 to watch, or use the same hashtag and join the discussion!

When? Thursday, October 20 from 3-4pm ET/12-1pm PT.

How? On the day of the event, login to and follow the #ciscosbchat hashtag. To join the chat, visit Alternatively, you can use your favorite third-party Twitter client (such as HootSuite or TweetDeck) or TwitterSearch to follow the chat hashtag #ciscosbchat.  During the event, you can follow the discussion, contribute questions, and submit your own comments by using the same hashtag.

Who? The session will be hosted by @CiscoCanadaSB managed by the Cisco Canada Social Media Team. Two of Cisco’s Canadian partners will join us in the chat:
• TRC Networks, @TRCNetworks (in English)
• Medwave Optique, @MedwaveOptique (in French)

Read the full transcript of our October 20th #ciscosbchat on Storify

Questions / Comments? Please tweet us @CiscoCanadaSB.

What is a TweetChat? TweetChats are online conversations held at a pre-arranged date/time between a group of Twitter users. Chats are uniquely identified by pre-defined Twitter hashtag (such as #ciscosbchat) to identify the discussion thread. By including this hashtag in each tweet, the conversation can be monitored separate from the larger Twitter conversations.

Once again, we look forward to chatting with you on October 20th at 3-4 pm ET (12-1 pm PT).  Just follow hashtag #ciscosbchat and join the discussion!

About Mike Ansley

As Vice President, Sales for Business Markets at Cisco Canada, Mike Ansley has responsibility for leading Cisco’s national sales strategy. In addition, he has regional responsibility for managing sales and operational excellence across the Canada East, West, and Central regions, including the provincial and municipal public sector. Ansley rejoined Cisco Canada in 2010 after holding various international senior management positions. Among others, he was Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Support at Redline Communications and Vice President and General Manager at 3Com Corp. for its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) sector. During his earlier tenure at Cisco from 1996 to 2004, Ansley was Regional Sales Manager and Director of Advanced Technology for the EMEA region. Ansley holds a bachelor of business administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, and a master of business administration degree from the University of Toronto. En tant que vice-président des ventes pour les marchés commerciaux chez Cisco Canada, Mike Ansley dirige la stratégie des ventes nationales de Cisco. Par ailleurs, à l’échelle locale, il est responsable de la gestion des ventes et de l’excellence opérationnelle dans les régions Est, Ouest et Centre du Canada, y compris le secteur public provincial et municipal. Ansley s'est joint à Cisco Canada en 2010 après avoir occupé plusieurs postes de cadre supérieur à l'échelle internationale. Parmi celles-ci, il a été président des ventes et du soutien aux niveaux mondial pour Redline Communications et vice-président et directeur général chez 3Com Corp. pour la région de l'Europe, du MoyenOrient et de l'Afrique (EMA). Au tout début de sa carrière chez Cisco de 1996 à 2004, Ansley était directeur régional des ventes et directeur des technologies avancées pour la région EMA. Ansley détient un baccalauréat en administration des affaires de l'Université Wilfrid Laurier à Waterloo en Ontario et une maîtrise en administration des affaires de l'Université de Toronto.
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