Category Archives: Collaboration

Announcing our Canadian partnership with Schneider Electric

The first day of spring seems like the perfect time to formally announce a Canadian partnership which will create new opportunities for sustainable development and innovation. Today, together with Schneider Electric, we announced a Canadian partnership that will create new … Continue reading

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Stories from Enterprise Connect: From Orlando with Love

You’ve probably heard us talk about the office of tomorrow, but what is becoming clear to me is that the office of tomorrow isn’t really an office at all. Today every hotel room, home office, coffee shop and park bench … 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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Interaction Technology: Neutralizing the barriers of time, location and staffing levels

As part of my continuing series on the 24-hour bank this post builds on the question of how banks could begin to develop the capabilities, enabled by technology, to address the operational and logistical challenges inherent in operating in a … Continue reading

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Continued Customer Success: SOCAN and Takla Landing, British Columbia

Back in November, I shared some interesting case studies on customers who have benefitted from using Cisco technology. This year we have even more projects in the works, and plenty more stories to share, so I wanted to highlight two … Continue reading

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Collaboration hosted by Cisco: A Q&A with Frédéric Doyle

Recently, my Cisco colleague Frédéric Doyle sat down with expertIP to discuss Cisco’s Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS) and Allstream’s UCaaS offering. See below for the full transcript of Frédéric’s conversation. The Allstream hosted collaboration solution (HCS) offers Unified Communications as … Continue reading

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Crossing the bridge – Five cloud services that you should pay attention to

For the longest time, I did not think of Gmail as a cloud service. I saw it as a convenient web-based application, delivered at an affordable price – free! Cloud, of the Telco variety, was what I was used to. … 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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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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