Partners, unlock the value of the Internet of Everything

Now that we’ve explained how we can connect Canadians to the Internet of Everything, it’s time for partners to start taking action.

The Internet of Everything represents a potential $14.4 trillion economy over the next decade; $400 billion in Canada alone. In his latest blog post, Cisco CEO John Chambers laid out a call to action, predicting those businesses that act quickly will have the most to gain from this massive opportunity:

“I believe that businesses and industries that quickly harness the benefits of the Internet of Everything will be rewarded with a larger share of that increased profitability. This will happen at the expense of those that wait or don’t adapt effectively. That’s why the value is “at stake” – it’s truly up for grabs.”

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Clearly, Cisco partners have a lot to gain by exploring the prospects of the Internet of Everything. Every day our partners are making new connections between people, processes, data and things and as they continue that push what is possible and become more comfortable with new platforms and devices to incorporate into their solutions, they will make amazing things happen.

There are an almost infinite number of objects that could be connected to the Internet of Everything and some of our partners involved in Cisco initiatives such as Smart + Connected Communities are already tapping into that potential.

For instance, George Brown College has combined Cisco Connected Real Estate and Cisco Connected Workspaces solutions such as real-time building automation supported by motion sensors, real-time audio and video capabilities, building-wide Wi-Fi, Cisco IP telephony and digital signage. By driving pervasive connectivity, buildings such as these are forming the groundwork for the Internet of Everything. These innovations, made possible by our partners, are tapping into the value of the Internet of Everything economy. Partners can learn more about the opportunities in the Internet of Everything and access exclusive resources on our website.

Even the media is making a big deal about the channel potential of the Internet of Everything. At our recent Cisco Technology Editors Conference the press were talking positively about the significance of the opportunity for Cisco’s channel partners.

Another way Cisco partners can get in on the ground floor of the Internet of Everything is to join us at Cisco Connect Toronto. At Cisco Connect partners will get a first-hand look at the technologies that will define the connectivity of the Internet of Everything. With sessions on data centre security, BYOD and the enterprise, IPv6 hands-on labs, and Wi-Fi to mobile deployments, partners can learn more about how to leverage the Internet of Everything economy. Plus partners will get a chance to hear from speakers like Cisco Canada president Nitin Kawale, Cisco senior vice president Carlos Dominguez, and Cisco senior vice president of Communication and Collaboration IT, Sheila Jordan.

Are you a partner that is already enabling the Internet of Everything, or have a question about connecting the unconnected? Leave a comment below.

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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