Category Archives: Partners

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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Simply the Best: Presenting our Canadian Partner Summit 2014 Award Winners

Partner Summit is a special event for me, and our Canadian leadership team. It’s where we get to interact and engage with literally thousands of our partners from across the globe. It’s where we get to discuss the channel and … Continue reading

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Made in Canada: How we are making the Cisco Business Edition 6000 easier for partners

By all accounts, the Cisco Business Edition 6000 is an incredible product.  Able to handle 1,000 users, 100 contact centre agents and up to 50 remote branch offices, the Cisco Business Edition 6000 simplifies our unified communications and collaboration portfolio … Continue reading

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Why it’s Time to Liberate Your IT Operations

By Steven Karachinsky, CEO, Stack8 In today’s business environment, one thing is certain: all companies need to get the most out of their investments. And that includes investments made in technology.  What happens when the time and resources required to … Continue reading

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My first 100 Days as Channel Chief

After 14 years at Cisco, I am very pleased after my first 100 days as Canadian Channel Chief to share my initial thoughts and strategies. The partner landscape and care-abouts have evolved considerably, and in my time at Cisco I’ve … Continue reading

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You spin me right ‘round: Cisco and the Tour of Alberta

As the first ever televised professional cycling stage race in Western Canada, a six-stage sanctioned UCI 2.1 Pro Stage Race featuring global professional teams racing through the amazing landscape of Alberta, draws near I was excited to sit down with Canadian … Continue reading

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How Allstream is building on the power of Cisco with Hosted Collaboration Solutions

Last month Allstream launched its Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS), a unified communication-as-a-service (UCaaS) offering based on Cisco’s UCS product suite. In this clip, Allstream’s vice president of unified communications Tom Jolly explains why HCS could solve critical business challenges in … 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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Making it easier for partners to do business with Cisco in the mid-market

By Donna Cooney, Director, Partner Development, Collaboration, Cisco Canada Recently we introduced several collaboration products, programs and incentives aimed at helping our channel partners and their midmarket customers. Why? Well, if you haven’t been following our midmarket blog series then you … Continue reading

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