How the City of Mississauga is Transforming with the Internet of Everything

Located west of Toronto, the City of Mississauga is Canada’s sixth largest municipality and one of the best places in Canada for businesses.  If you’re a resident of Ontario, that may not surprise you.  But this might: Mississauga deployed one of Canada’s first municipal IP networks….close to 20 years ago.

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Visiting Toronto’s Pearson Airport? Be sure to check out our new Cisco TORONTO 2015 Countdown Clock!

We have exciting news to share – an indoor version of the Cisco TORONTO 2015 Countdown Clock is now welcoming visitors at Toronto Pearson! Like the original clock installed at Nathan Philips Square last July, the new Countdown Clock is engaging visitors and TO2015 fans as we are getting closer to the Games.

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Winnipeg Warriors Hockey Club Wins Cisco Canada’s Hockey’s Hidden Hero Contest!

In the fall of 2014, Cisco Canada launched our Hockey’s Hidden Heroes contest. We wanted to not only celebrate the spirit of hockey, but to encourage people to nominate their heroes who spend countless hours at the rink for a chance to win $20,000* for their hockey club.

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Understanding Adoption Barriers to Collaboration, Part 2

This is the second post about adoption barriers, with both being part of my broader series titled Collaboration Insights. Overall, this is the fourth post in a five part series, where I’ve been examining issues and opportunities to help enterprises move forward with collaboration technologies.

No matter which way you turn, there are challenges, but vendors are doing a pretty good job of developing solutions that speak what businesses need from their teams, as well as how people are communicating with today’s technologies. There’s a lot of complexity for sure, but the biggest barriers are internal, both in terms of your culture and how you think about collaboration. The latter point is where this post picks up the thread.

Next steps – thinking boldly and differently

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Recap: What we announced at Cisco Partner Summit Montreal


Be bold. That was the message that kicked off Cisco Partner Summit in Montreal this week. Delivered by CEO John Chambers to a packed crowd of more than 2,200 Cisco partners (including 100 from Canada), one thing was clear: Cisco has bold ambitions to capture the $19 trillion market opportunity known as the Internet of Everything.

And we want our partners to join us.

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And the 2015 Montréal Partner Summit Award Goes To …

I’m always proud to share the success of our Canadian partners.  And last night, their success was celebrated on home soil at Cisco Partner Summit in Montréal.

Partner Summit has always been special for me, and this year’s event is no exception. We welcomed more than 160 Canadian attendees to Montréal for our annual conference, where we discuss our partner strategy and the year ahead for our channel organization.

But by far, my favourite part of Partner Summit is the announcement of our Canadian award winners. This annual tradition has become one of the highlights of Partner Summit, and reaffirms my belief that Canada has one of the strongest partner ecosystems in the world.

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Countdown to the TORONTO 2015 Parapan Am Games: 100 Days Out

We’re on countdown! In just 100 days Toronto will host the fifth ParaPan Am Games! From August 7-15, T02015 will host over 1600 para-athletes, representing 28 countries competing in 15 sports categories; making this the largest ParaPan Am Games ever held.

At Cisco we celebrate innovation, perseverance and commitment. We can’t think of a better reflection of these values than the Parapan Am Games and the athletes who bring their best to the competition. Cisco, as a Premier Partner and Official Information and Communications Technology Provider for the TO2015 Games, celebrates these inspirational men and women who set a standard for excellence.

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How We are Moving Towards an Amazing Classroom Experience

Improving learning outcomes and the experience in the classroom is top of mind for educators. As professionals, we’re also constantly on the lookout for new approaches that will save of time, effort, money, headaches … This is what innovation is about!


To learn more about these innovations I invite you to Connect 2015, taking place May 5-8 in Niagara Falls. Check the delightful Connected Learning Experience at the Cisco booth, and don’t miss what Cisco partners like Compugen (Diamond sponsor of Connect 2015) and EXO U (more on them later) have in store.

Register today for Connect 2015, Canada’s Learning and Technology Conference.

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Rare and Cherished

By Mike Druiven, Craig Kielburger Secondary School

I’ve been a high school technological studies teacher in Ontario for 27 years. Very early in my career I learned that what students enjoy and remember is the extraordinary. Students tackle thousands of math problems during their education but the measuring, cutting and calculating needed to build something physical are the problems they enjoy and remember. Students learn about economics and history but raising money for a team or a cause are events that stand out. Students learn Newton’s Laws in Physics class but applying those lessons to build a working trebuchet is an exercise they’ll remember forever.


First Robotics team 4992


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Protecting the Attack Continuum

For AMP blog post  -Apri l2015This month, Cisco announced a new host of advanced capabilities and services for security professionals, continuing Cisco’s commitment to arming businesses against all stages of the attack continuum.

We’ve discussed in the past how security threats have evolved over the last the few years and how the frequency and scope of attacks have forced professionals to change their attitudes concerning protection. It’s no longer a matter of if you’ll be attacked, or even when. Security breaches are happening every day; you already have been compromised. Continue reading

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