Rola Dagher’s Power of 3 concept for the channel

DALLAS – Rola Dagher just completed her first Cisco Partner Summit as the President of Cisco Canada. And, after 22 meetings plus a big Canada Partner Celebration party at a Texas hotspot, Dagher

Published on: November 13th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Cisco introduces new channel program incentive called MIP

DALLAS – At the 2017 Cisco Partner Summit, Cisco Systems launched the Migration Incentive Program (MIP) as part of a new round of channel initiatives along with a streamlined deal registration plan. MIP

Published on: November 8th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Cisco channel chief introduces Easy Pay

DALLAS – Cisco Systems took a page out of the Shopping Channel's play book and introduced Easy Pay. Easy Pay works as a hardware payment plan carried over a 36-month term or three

Published on: November 6th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Cisco introduces AI-powered virtual assistant named Spark

DALLAS – Cisco’s meeting and collaboration solution Spark will be getting a new Artificial Intelligence-based voice assistant that will also be called Spark. Cisco made it clear that Spark Assistant is not a

Published on: November 2nd, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Cisco consolidates channel specialization programs

DALLAS - When a channel partner wanted to on-board a new Cisco solution it would have to choose from 10 different Express specializations. This was creating a barrier to entry for the partner

Published on: November 2nd, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Cisco’s profitability plan for Intent-based networking

DALLAS – Two months ago Cisco introduce its Network Intuitive strategy and product line. But that announcement did not come with a strategy for channel partners until now. At the 2017 Cisco Partner

Published on: November 1st, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

The strategic significance of Synnex/Westcon-Comstor deal for Canada

The acquisition of Westcon-Comstor by Synnex will have a large impact in many global markets, but it may have its most significance in Canada. In an interview with the President of Synnex Canada

Published on: November 1st, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Hashtag Trending – Amazon wants your house keys, Google and Cisco team up to control the cloud

Amazon wants the keys to your house, Apple’s never-ending issues with the iPhone 10, and Google and Cisco team up to beat Amazon in the cloud.   Trending on Twitter today is Amazon

Published on: October 26th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

New McAfee tool uses analytics to help threat hunters

LAS VEGAS – With security teams overwhelmed by alerts and the time it takes to sort through data feeds to make sense of them and find root causes, vendors are increasingly offering products

Published on: October 19th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Cisco CEO talks about the three “S’s”

TORONTO - Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins was in Canada last week doing a keynote address at the Cisco Connect show and revealed three big issues for the channel: Scale, Simplicity and Security. The

Published on: October 15th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

New Cisco Canada boss is slow-playing her strategy

TORONTO - 130 days have passed since Rola Dagher was named the new president of Cisco Canada replacing Bernadette Wightman. And, in that time Dagher has chosen to listen rather than act. Dagher

Published on: October 13th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Worried about ransomware? Buy some insurance

It looks like the insurance industry is getting into the cyber security sector, but instead of protecting an organization or individual from getting hacked; they will be providing specialized insurance policies to help

Published on: October 12th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Hashtag Trending – CCleaner and Vevo hacked, marketers hate Apple’s new ad blocking feature

A system maintenance app has been used to distribute malware. MTV’s digital offspring has had more than three terabytes of data stolen. And advertisers say Apple’s new iOS 11 ad blocking feature will

Published on: September 19th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – CCleaner and Vevo hacked, marketers hate Apple’s new ad blocking feature

A system maintenance app has been used to distribute malware. MTV’s digital offspring has had more than three terabytes of data stolen. And advertisers say Apple’s new iOS 11 ad blocking feature will

Published on: September 19th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood