Category Archives: Canada Perspectives

How Durham College, Cisco and the Whitby Abilities Centre are Training Tomorrow’s IT Professionals

By Laura Franks, Computer Science Professor, Durham College The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games are huge, including some 30 venues scattered throughout basically the whole Golden Horseshoe area of Lake Ontario, and will take place over 24 … Continue reading

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Cisco Canada’s Networking Academy Volunteers Shine at the I CAN Develop Kick-Off!

What do you call an event venue teeming with enthusiastic students, despite a snowy Saturday morning? A grand success! On February 7 Cisco Canada, together with Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee, kicked off the I CAN Develop … Continue reading

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Mobile VNI Forecast Report: Wi-Fi and Video will be Big Players in the Next Five Years

On February 3 we released the Cisco Visual Networking Index Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast for 2014 to 2019. According to the annual forecast report, some key contributors to significant mobile traffic growth include: More mobile users. More mobile connections. … Continue reading

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Who is your Hidden Hockey Hero?

As Canadians, hockey is in our blood. It’s a passion that brings us together like nothing else, and at Cisco we’re proud to offer the technologies that help Canadians balance their commitments from home, the office and at the rink. … Continue reading

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How the Quebec Technology Association is Transforming with Technology

Organizing educational and networking events for members of a group can be difficult when participants are not centrally located. Why? Members unable to attend in person can only call in by phone and listen to presentations, which, as we all … Continue reading

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Encouraging Girls in Engineering: Investing in our Future

WE MADE IT! When academia and industry partner together you get “Feats of Engineering,” a program to encourage enrolment and career opportunities for young women in engineering. On June 11th we had the privilege to host Youth Think Tank members … Continue reading

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ICF 2014: And the Winner Is…(Hint: Another Cisco Partner)

Tonight was a big night for the seven most Intelligent Communities in the world, as the Intelligent Communities Forum was celebrating their achievements with esteemed guests, numerous previous honorees and winners such as Waterloo, Eindhoven, and many more. The list … Continue reading

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FCM Annual Conference Offers a Great Opportunity for Thinking Smart

From May 29th to June 3rd I will be attending the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM) Annual Conference and Trade Show in Niagara Falls, Ontario. This event will see over 3,000 municipal leaders, including mayors and councillors, get together to … Continue reading

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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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Putting business into focus: Why selling technology solutions is so 2013

Since my last blog post, I’ve spoken with numerous partners and customers across Canada at events here and abroad. Interestingly, in addition to the conversations we’ve had around our announcements (such as Intercloud), there has been another topic brought to … Continue reading

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