Category Archives: Partners

How to thrive in the fast-paced service provider world: A Q&A with Fibrenoire’s CTO

Since its founding in 2007, Fibrenoire, based in Montreal, Quebec, has grown from a startup to one of Canada’s largest metro-fiber-to-the-business service providers. As further testament to their success Fibernoire was the first Canadian service provider to earn MEF Carrier Ethernet … 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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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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