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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.

Introducing the University of New Brunswick Cisco Chair in Big Data

A few years ago we announced a $2 million endowment to establish a Cisco® Chair in Advanced Learning Technologies at the University of New Brunswick (UNB). One of the first of our many announcements with Canadian universities over the last three … Continue reading

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Changing the CIO Mindset

Recently, IT World Canada published a special edition of CanadianCIO Magazine featuring an eye-opening CIO Census Report conducted by the publication in partnership with the CIO Association of Canada. Among the most interesting findings: – On average, IT invests approximately … Continue reading

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Cisco Partner Summit 2013: And the winner is…

Partner Summit is a special time of year for us at Cisco. It gives us a chance to show the world why Cisco’s channel partners are the very best. We also get a chance to see the great solutions partners … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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The summer of BYOD spells great news for partners

The streets are getting a little less congested, the buses have a little more breathing room and the offices feel just a little emptier. Summer is officially here, which means employees are looking to spend more time in the sun, … Continue reading

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Land of Opportunity: Collaboration technologies in the Canadian business market

In Canada’s evolving business landscape, any opportunity for a company to become more efficient or reduce expenses must be considered. Cisco Canada President Nitin Kawale has described this period of Canada’s business history as being a time of opportunity or … Continue reading

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Q&A: Colosseum Online makes the move to Cisco UCS

Last month I shared my excitement over the momentum for Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS) platform, with over 350 Canadian customers served since 2009. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Jean Crescenzi, President and Chief Technology Officer … Continue reading

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What you need to know about Cisco’s Unified Computing System

We’re thrilled that over 10,000 Cisco customers worldwide have now deployed a data centre solution based on Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS). With customers across all vertical markets and industries, we are thrilled that momentum is clearly building for UCS … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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