10 recommendations for cloud partners

Orlando, Fla. – One of the top market analysts in the world Tiffani Bova, VP of Gartner Research, has comprised a list of essentials for channel partners who are in tough with the

Published on: July 19th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

Former Cisco Exec to helm BlackBerry Global Sales

Carl Wiese of Cisco Systems will be replacing John Sims as the global head of sales at BlackBerry, the Canadian smartphone maker announced Monday. Prior to joining BlackBerry, Wiese spent almost thirteen years as

Published on: July 13th, 2015 CDN Staff

Cisco names a new leader for its partner organization

The Bruce Klein era at Cisco’s Worldwide Partner Organization has officially ended. After three years at the helm, Klein has decided to leave the networking giant to pursue leadership opportunity at another company.

Published on: July 12th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

Cisco acquires cloud, data analytics vendor

As the channel continues to evolve into a recurring revenue business from a fixed transaction model, Cisco Systems announced it has acquired Carlsbad, Calif.-based vendor of cloud and data analytics software called MaintenanceNet.

Published on: July 8th, 2015 CDN Staff

My first live experience with BlackBerry CEO John Chen

Last week I got a chance to attend a press conference featuring BlackBerry CEO John Chen. Chen was on hand at the launch of Mackenzie Health’s second phase of its Innovation Unit that

Published on: July 3rd, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

Cisco goes internal for new Canadian channel chief

Mark Collins is the new channel chief of Cisco Canada. As the Canadian subsidiary takes the wraps off a brand new headquarters, the networking giant began a search for the departing Dave DeAbreu,

Published on: June 30th, 2015 CDN Staff

Internet of Everything on display at Pan Am Games 2015

It was almost one year ago today that Jeff Seifert stood next to a giant, colourful, and connected clock in Toronto’s Nathan Philips Square. The chief technology officer of Cisco Canada posed for

Published on: June 24th, 2015 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry/Cisco partnership to push healthcare towards digital age

Richmond Hill, Ont. - Packed hospital waiting rooms are common at Ontario healthcare facilities. People waiting in these areas are typically unaware that nurses and doctors along with other hospital staff are bogged

Published on: June 24th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

BlackBerry and Cisco ink long term deal

After reporting a Q1 loss, Waterloo, Ont.-based smartphone vendor BlackBerry Ltd. struck a long term deal with networking powerhouse Cisco Systems Inc. Cisco and BlackBerry have signed a patent cross-licensing agreement that covers

Published on: June 23rd, 2015 CDN Staff

D&H Canada introduces Cisco PRO program

D&H Canada announced it has implemented a new channel enablement program to reward and support the solution providers who are able to increase Cisco solution sales. Called Cisco PRO (Partner Revenue Opportunities), the two-tiered program is for

Published on: June 22nd, 2015 CDN Staff

CDN Digital Edition looks at John Chambers’ departure as CEO of Cisco

In this issue of the CDN Digital Edition we are featuring John Chambers, who is stepping down as Cisco's CEO. Networking giant Cisco announced the appointment of Chuck Robbins as the company’s next CEO, replacing John

Published on: June 15th, 2015 CDN Staff

Cisco pushes “Security Everywhere” strategy with new portfolio

Cisco wants its security solutions on every part of the enterprise infrastructure. At its 2015 Live conference, the network giant has announced new offerings for what seems like every portion of a company's architecture,

Published on: June 11th, 2015 CDN Staff

New Cisco CEO announces leadership team

Chuck Robbins is moving quickly. The newly named successor to John Chambers at Cisco is still about 50 days away from taking over the corner office at the networking giant and he has

Published on: June 4th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

Juniper’s Canadian CEO puts focus on automation, security and cloud

TORONTO – Rami Rahim, the newly appointed CEO of Juniper Networks, came home this week. The Toronto native has spent 18 years in Silicon Valley with networking vendor Juniper Networks and has been

Published on: June 2nd, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto