Three big profit drives for channel with Cisco intent networks

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. – Almost hidden in yesterday’s big Cisco announcement of new intent-based networks – code named Wolverine – was the networking giant’s subscription-based go-to market strategy. In a nutshell, Cisco has

Published on: June 21st, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Cisco creates self-learning network

SAN FRANCISCO — Cisco Systems latest network will be able to recognize intent. For example, it will be able to automate incoming actions such as adding more capacity and track and eliminate security threats

Published on: June 20th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

The ups and downs of the Ethernet switch market

New research from IDC shows the worldwide Ethernet switch market (Layer 2/3) recorded $5.66 billion in revenue in the first quarter of 2017, an increase of 3.3 per cent year over year. Meanwhile,

Published on: June 19th, 2017 CDN Staff

Pure Storage takes unconventional channel path

SAN FRANCISCO – The newly appointed Americas channel chief Andy Martin’s entire channel philosophy for Pure Storage can be summed up in five words: “Get out of the way.” A veteran of IBM

Published on: June 17th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Internet of Things will fuel digital transformation

To survive in the modern business climate created by increasingly sophisticated technology, companies need to embark on a digital transformation journey. But technology isn’t just disrupting the business environment; it can also be

Published on: June 14th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Pure Storage expands Canadian leadership

SAN FRANCISCO - A little over a year ago the only Canadian-based employee of Pure Storage was Chris Gowans. That has changed dramatically with the all-flash array vendor hiring not just a Country

Published on: June 14th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Cisco Canada digital transformation head steps down

After 12 years at Cisco Canada, Dr. Rick Huijbregts is leaving the company. For the past year, Huijbregts has acted as the Canadian arm's digital transformation head where he was in charge of

Published on: June 13th, 2017 CDN Staff

One last question for Bernadette Wightman

I hope you are enjoying the two-part Exit Interview with outgoing Cisco Canada President Bernadette Wightman. Looking at the Google Analytics on this two-part Q&A and the breaking news story on Rola Dagher’s

Published on: June 9th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Ex-Cisco Canada President Bernadette Wightman: Exit Interview Part 2

In part one of CDN’s Exit Interview with outgoing President of Cisco Canada Bernadette Wightman, the leader talked about Rola Dagher, the new chief executive who will be replacing her and what advice she

Published on: June 8th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Synnex/Westcon-Comstor deal to go beyond Cisco

Bob Stegner, the senior vice president of marketing for Synnex in North America, said from a Canadian standpoint the new investment Synnex has made in acquiring Westcon-Comstor will provide solution providers north of

Published on: June 7th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Ex-Cisco Canada President Bernadette Wightman: Exit Interview Part 1

Early on in Bernadette Wightman’s tenure as the President of Cisco Canada she had a coffee date with non-other than Rola Dagher, who was at the time networking sales director for Dell Canada. Little did

Published on: June 7th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Synnex to acquire Westcon-Comstor Americas

It was anticipated that Synnex was the front runner for the Westcon-Comstor business since the start of the year. And, as of this morning Synnex has Westcon-Comstor’s Americas business, which includes Canada, the

Published on: June 6th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Cisco and IBM join forces to take on cybercrime

Two high-tech giants are joining forces to an effort to fight cybercrime. Cisco Systems and IBM will be essentially sharing and collaborating on threat intelligence incidents and research. The two will also work

Published on: May 31st, 2017 CDN Staff

Interesting Tweets from the new president of Cisco Canada

Last week, CDN reported Dell EMC Canada senior executive Rola Dagher was appointed the new president of Cisco Canada. Dagher is active on Twitter during her time as the Vice President & GM,

Published on: May 31st, 2017 Wolston Lobo