Category Archives: Security

Why your network needs a SPA day

For my inaugural blog post, I think it’s only right to tell you a bit about me and my position at Cisco.  As vice president of services, I lead a team across Canada that works with customers to build and … Continue reading

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Trust Issues: Cisco Annual Security Report 2014

It’s that time of year again, it’s January and that means it’s time for resolutions, new beginnings and looking forward to the year ahead. The Cisco’s 2014 Annual Security Report does just that, forecasting the top security risks and trends … Continue reading

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Cisco and Sourcefire: Where there’s smoke there’s fire

By Ahmed Etman, VP, Borderless Networks, Cisco Canada As you may have heard, on October 7 2013, Cisco made a significant announcement in terms of its security offering with the acquisition of Sourcefire. Sourcefire brings industry leading security products and … 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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Three Technology Security Concerns every Small Business Must Prepare For

Securing your company’s technology infrastructure no longer means just locking the office doors.  The dramatic reshaping of the IT landscape makes it possible for employees to work any time from any place, and the proliferation of mobile devices has transformed … Continue reading

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Is your small business ready for a mobile workforce?

An employee travelling to different cities for business is in no way a new phenomenon, but having that worker completely connected to the office and available instantly to customers is fairly revolutionary. For your small business to stay competitive, you … Continue reading

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#CiscoSmartTO continues…at Meeting of the Minds 2013

This week we welcomed 100s of industry leaders to Toronto as they engaged in a lively discussion on matters of urban innovation at the 2013 Meeting of the Minds, which took place at Evergreen Brick Works. As part of the … Continue reading

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Demystifying the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Trend

As part of our ongoing Future of Work campaign with the Globe and Mail, we are asking Canadians for their opinions on BYOD, technology and remote working. And the results from our latest poll made us stop and take pause. … Continue reading

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Customer Experience – The new competitive frontier for retail banks in an Omni-channel world

A consistent, superior customer experience is a key element for every bank as they define and implement Omni-channel delivery strategies. In fact, financial services firms are working to shape the strategies and initiatives that will transition how they reach, interact … Continue reading

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Search engines and online shopping: the new security threats?

You have your IT security policy in place; you’ve blocked access to or otherwise protected yourself from the usual suspects like gambling, pharmaceutical and adult websites, so your network is safe, right? Findings from the 2013 Cisco Annual Security Report … Continue reading

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