Tag Archives: security

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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The Security of Networked infrastructure and Intelligent Communities

This is the first of a short series of blogs on topics that continue to be raised in my travels and interactions with customers and stakeholders of intelligent communities. Very often, our discussions focus on cost and funding models, stakeholder engagement, … 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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Q&A with Divyesh Lavingia – Bridge Studios

I recently spoke with Divyesh Lavingia, IT Director with Bridge Studios, a full-service motion picture and television production facility in  Burnaby, British Columbia.  We discussed how utilizing Cisco Solutions is helping Bridge Studios meet day-to-day production needs and ensure quality. … 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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Win – Win Situation For Smart Buildings

Question: What could be better than building a Smart Building where the lighting, HVAC, security and access controls communicate together on a common network and lower operating costs by reducing energy consumption and maintenance?  Answer: Building this Smart Building for … 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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