Category Archives: Canada Perspectives

Five years and counting: Cisco Unified Computing System

This week marks the 5th anniversary for Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS).  What an exciting milestone for us. When I joined Cisco back in 2010, I was hired as the 1st UCS dedicated Account Manager in Canada.  At the time, we … Continue reading

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New Cisco IoE Innovation Center a Catalyst of Opportunity

Today it was my pleasure to participate in one of the most exciting announcements so far this year: Toronto has been selected as the location for one of four global Cisco Internet of Everything (IoE) Innovation Centers, and will serve … Continue reading

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IoE and Canada – Driving in the Right Direction

Through a random selection process, I was recently invited by Transport Canada to participate in the Canadian Vehicle Use Study. The objective was to better understand how Canadians use their vehicles. This study uses a Canadian manufactured, autonomous logger (a … Continue reading

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Why should you care about high tech careers: A day with Girls Incorporated

The motto of Girls Incorporated of Durham is “Inspiring all girls to be smart, strong and bold…” The theme of their Re-thinc Girls conference this year was technology, so when the organizers reached out to Cisco to participate, a small group of hardy volunteers gave up … 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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How to find the right financing plan for your small business

It’s October again and that means a few things: the weather is starting to cool down; it’s almost time to carve pumpkins and it’s SMB Week/Month (depending on who you ask)! We’re kicking off SMB Week/Month with part one of … 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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Banking Business and Operating Models – then and now

A recent poll by American Banker Magazine on impressions on the future of banking generated some interesting perspectives on what this future would be like and what it would entail. While there were several insights, one comment especially captured the … Continue reading

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Introducing the Cisco Network Convergence System

This month we’ve shown once again why Cisco is the industry leading supplier of service provider infrastructure technology. Earlier this month we introduced the nPower family of network processors, which enable advanced capabilities like multi-terabit scale, programmability, high availability and … Continue reading

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A journey from WorldSkills to Cisco

By Jean-Phillipe Desbiens, Cisco Canada Did you know that every two years, the equivalent of the Olympics for trade industries are held somewhere in the world? That event, called WorldSkills, happened last July in Leipzig, Germany. WorldSkills is an International … Continue reading

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