Author Archives: Ted Schirk

About Ted Schirk

Ted Schirk leads Cisco's Unified Collaboration Practice in Ontario. He has a proven 28 year track record of effectively guiding Canadian businesses to innovate, reduce costs, increase productivity and gain competitive advantage by leveraging the latest in communications innovations. Prior to joining Cisco in 2007, Ted led Avaya’s solutions team and managed their independent channels. Most recently Ted has successfully migrated some of Canada’s largest business from traditional PBX communications to Unified Communications and Collaboration.

Collaboration is not an option, it’s a must!

Working together has never been so easy! In today’s working environment collaboration is a must. As an example, mobility extension software extends calling features of the office communications system to mobile devices, ensuring you never miss a beat. The real … Continue reading

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Q&A: Assessing IT infrastructure and final thoughts, Part 4

They say all good things come to an end, and that includes my four-part blog series with Emily Nielsen, president of Nielsen IT Consulting, where we have been discussing Unified Communication (UC) projects and deployments. Our discussion thus far has … Continue reading

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Q&A: Navigating through the maze of corporate requirements and UC applications, Part 3

My guest Emily Nielsen, president of Nielsen IT Consulting, and I are back for part-three of our ongoing discussion about Unified Communication (UC) projects and deployments. So far we’ve touched on strategy and planning as well as the discovery process … Continue reading

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Q&A: Successfully planning your unified communications deployment, part 2

In part one of our conversation with Emily Nielsen, president of Nielsen IT Consulting we discussed the importance of strategy and planning when beginning a unified communications (UC) project. For part two, I thought we would pick Emily’s brain about … Continue reading

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Q&A: Why your business needs a strategic unified communications plan, part 1

Across Canada businesses take all shapes and sizes, each with their own challenges, successes, goals and bottom lines. What not all businesses realize is that technology – specifically unified communications (UC) technology – can help businesses realize these goals and … Continue reading

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A journey into the future: from PBX to Collaboration

This blog will provide you with the background to a panel discussion that I will be a part of at the Know Your Alternatives 2013 event on February 7th, 2013 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. For more information regarding … Continue reading

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