Cisco aims for 100 per cent security

LAS VEGAS - On Day 2 of Cisco Live, the vendor focused on the issue of security, digital transformation and the network with a rather bold claim that it is actively working to

Published on: July 14th, 2016 Ryan Patrick

Cisco primes the network for digital transformation

LAS VEGAS -- Some time ago, Cisco products were closed systems, said customer Kaushik Saha, a digital architect at India-based IT services firm Wipro. That's not the case anymore -- and it’s a

Published on: July 13th, 2016 Ryan Patrick

Cisco Capital says it’s less about profit, more about market share

If there's one thing that would help the channel transition into a managed services business model, it may very well be financing. Delaying revenue while sourcing hardware is no easy task and Cisco

Published on: July 8th, 2016 Dave Yin

Cisco adds workplace solutions to the IBM partnership alliance

IBM and Cisco are adding Spark and WebEx to its 2015 historic partnership alliance. The two colossal corporations plan to concentrate on developing the knowledge-worker market with a suite of cloud-based tools and

Published on: June 30th, 2016 CDN Staff

Nutanix’s real competitor is not Cisco but AWS

LAS VEGAS - Pundits, press and analysts may be saying Cisco is now Nutanix’s biggest challenger since the release of HyperFlex. But if you ask one of Nutanix’s senior leaders the target is not

Published on: June 23rd, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

New Canadian startup offers Training-as-a-Service, Cisco CAIP enablement

It seems these days that everyone, including malware creators, are trying to come up with their own as-a-Service product (ever tried distinguishing between VDI, desktop and workspace-as-a-service?) but it's rare that a genuine

Published on: June 14th, 2016 Dave Yin

Cisco expands role of security unit lead and shuffles three other executives

Cisco Systems CEO Chuck Robbins has announced leadership changes at the company, which will expand the role of its security unit lead and shuffle three other executives. In an internal memo, Robbins said that

Published on: June 2nd, 2016 CDN Staff

Cisco Canada alters its channel philosophy

TORONTO – Cisco has maintained a channel philosophy based on partner profitability since 2001, when the company completely overhauled its go-to-market strategy in favour of the channel. But that’s about to change somewhat.

Published on: May 30th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

Look who’s getting into the big data business

Plantronics is an audio communications headset vendor that focuses on commercial markets such as call centres and consumer electronics. The company based in Santa Cruz, Calif., has recently pivoted its business to include

Published on: May 10th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

TechSelect Canada members hit Winnipeg

More than 40 TechSelect members and 20 vendor partners joined Tech Data Canada at its annual Spring TechSelect Partner Conference in Winnipeg this week. The conference, now a staple of the channel calendar,

Published on: May 6th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

Westcon CEO says company is a security distributor

The IT marketplace has known Westcon/Comstor as a distributor that specializes in networking. Well according to its CEO Dolph Westerbos that’s no longer true. Westerbros, who is responsible for strategic direction and overall management

Published on: May 2nd, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

Tech Data Canada gives helping hand to Daily Bread Food Bank

President's Club members from Tech Data Canada participated in a team building activity supporting the Daily Bread Food Bank in Toronto. Thirty of Tech Data Canada’s President’s Club members spent the day along

Published on: April 25th, 2016 CDN Staff

Avaya Canada makes a big switch at channel chief

Avaya Canada, who has been struggling with leadership issues recently, just got a big shot in the arm with the announcement of Ange Valentini as its new channel chief. Valentini is a 20

Published on: April 19th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

Is presence dead?

After a brief hiatus, we are back providing you with our thoughts, observations, concerns and considerations for this crazy, quickly changing, world of communications technologies that we all choose to participate in. On

Published on: April 7th, 2016 Roberta Fox