Productivity Through Mobility: Levelling the playing field for midsized businesses in Canada

People speak a lot about Canada being a unique nation.  Our size is immense and yet we have a unified national identity that spans from coast to coast to coast.  We are country of entrepreneurs competing in a global arena.  According to Statistic Canada, we have over 1.1 million businesses of which 98% employ fewer than 100 employees.   Traditionally our businesses set up shop in the areas they served with bricks and mortar locations.  Like sized businesses competed against one another.  Gone are those days.  Technology is now levelling the playing field for small and midsized businesses enabling them to compete with larger companies across the globe.  Our footprints are virtual and as long as you have smart solutions to empower your workforce to work better, it doesn’t matter what size enterprise you are. 

Cisco has been working with midsized businesses to provide what we call Unified Access for their organizations.  What does this mean in plain English?  Unified Access allows your teams to perform the same business functions and have access to the same tools and information securely on any device and in any location.  This amounts to great benefits to multiple teams within your organization:

For your staff:

  • Access to all the right tools they normally have access to no matter where they are (at home, at the airport, appointment waiting room).
  • Device compatibility (everyone wants to use their preferred smart phone, tablet or PC)
  • Network speed (greater efficiency and productivity)

For your IT experts (so they can sleep at night):

  • One Policy: Centralized solution for consistent, network-wide security policy distribution and enforcement
  • One Management: Single solution for comprehensive lifecycle management and visibility
  • One Network: Wired and wireless networks converged into a single unified infrastructure

For owner/operators:

  • A framework that will allow you to scale and compete in a global arena
  • Employees that are empowered to produce results and work the way they want
  • IT experts that can focus on business innovation v. running the network

We’d love a chance to get your feedback on how your business competes and how we can help you scale and be more competitive.

Give us a call at 1-866-425-5350

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About Garth Scully

Garth Scully is Vice President, Midmarket and Small Business for Cisco Canada and leads the strategy development and sales execution for key customer segment. Garth oversees a team of territory business managers who work closely with inside sales, marketing, and partners. Garth joined Cisco Canada in February 2000 with a wealth of IT and management experience. For 8 years, he led Cisco’s Federal Sales team in Ottawa, building a dynamic and successful team and significantly growing Cisco’s sales presence in federal public sector. In 2008 Garth relocated to Toronto to lead the New Enterprise Transformational Sales team before transitioning into a leadership role for Central Canada’s Multinational Partner team in 2011. Prior to joining Cisco, Garth worked for GE Capital IT Solutions (GECITS) where he served in a variety of executive roles, including Vice President, Ottawa/Atlantic Region. Garth attended the University of Western Ontario and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics. Garth now lives in Toronto with his wife of 29 years Lori and their daughters Lauren and Megan. Garth Scully est vice-président du segment des petites et moyennes entreprises pour Cisco Canada et dirige le développement stratégique et l'exécution des ventes pour les segments des clients clés. Il supervise une équipe de directeurs commerciaux régionaux qui travaille de près avec les ventes internes, la commercialisation et les partenaires. Scully s'est joint à l'équipe Cisco Canada en 2000 avec une solide expérience dans le monde des technologies de l'information et de la gestion. Il a dirigé pendant huit ans l'équipe des ventes de Cisco pour le segment du gouvernement fédéral à Ottawa. Durant cette période, il a mis sur pied une équipe prospère et dynamique et a participé à l'augmentation de manière significative des ventes de solutions Cisco dans le secteur public fédéral. En 2008, il a été nommé à la tête de l'équipe des ventes de transformation pour de nouvelles entreprises avant de faire la transition au poste de direction pour l'équipe de partenaires à l'échelle multinationale en 2011. Avant de se joindre à Cisco, Scully travaillait pour GE Capital IT Solutions (GECITS), où il a occupé une grande variété de postes, incluant celui de vice-président pour la région d'Ottawa et de l'Atlantique. Scully détient un baccalauréat en économie de l'Université Western en Ontario.
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