Category Archives: Data Centre, Virtualization and Cloud

Welcome our new Canadian Intercloud Partners

A lot has happened since I last discussed our Intercloud strategy in April of this year. In fact, since introducing Intercloud in March, Cisco and our partners have been building the world’s largest Intercloud to address customer requirements for a … Continue reading

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How Cisco Powers the Mid-Market

By Karim Remu,  Director of Systems Engineering, Mid-Market, Cisco Canada The Mid-Market is North America’s economic engine. In fact, Deloitte’s 2013 report on the mid-market revealed that the United States and Canada are the two most important markets for these … Continue reading

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Why More Canadian Businesses Can Now Leverage the Cisco Unified Computing System

Back in March, I wrote about the 5th anniversary of the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) and the milestones we achieved with our partners and customers across Canada during that time. Today, I’m excited to share the most significant announcement … 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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IT Infrastructure and Cloud Services Conference

Networking and meeting with potential customers and partners is only one of the benefits you will receive by attending the twelfth annual iTech Conference, happening on May 15th, 2014. The focus of the conference is on IT Infrastructure and Cloud … Continue reading

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Through the Cloud and Back: A night with Chris Hadfield

Last month, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield joined Cisco and Allstream for an event celebrating innovation and collaboration. Why Chris Hadfield, you ask?  For us, it was simple – who better than the world’s most famous astronaut, a man who literally … Continue reading

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How Cisco Meraki WiFi helped Lone Star Texas Grill improve customer service

Lone Star Texas Grill has been bringing authentic Tex-Mex food to Ontarians since 1986. The popular restaurant chain now operates 19 locations across the province. Recently Lone Star’s Bob Macey, senior project manager, sat down with me to discuss the … 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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Putting the “Software” in Software Defined Networking

One of the biggest concerns I see with the SDN “buzz” that is happening in the industry at the moment, is the broadening perspective on what “Software Defined” means, and the confusion this is causing for my customers. As I … 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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